Broughton house is a Grade II* listed Georgian mansion set in 62 acres of parkland. Commissioned in April 2014, AV Architects have gained the necessary permissions for the contemporary extension and works to the existing basement that commenced on site November 2015.
Broughton House was built circa 1830 and is constructed of mellow yellow brick with a slate roof with classical Georgian symmetry. The house was built for John Wreford, a successful City silk merchant. His father bought the Otford Estates from the Polhill family in the late 1700s. Due to the family’s connection with Broughton Manor in Otford, the house was originally called Dunton Hill House. Years later when the Broughton Manor Estate was broken up, the property was able to be renamed Broughton House. The Wreford family apparently owned the property for some 150 years, making their mark in the area by building the church, school and many of the cottages in nearby Dunton Green.
Broughton House is approached over a circa 700 yard long carriage driveway. The final approach is flanked by mature and impressive beech trees leading to a gravel turning and parking area. The house sits on an elevated position looking over its gardens, grounds and parkland with far reaching views. Broughton House is Grade II* listed as being of Significant Historical and Architectural Interest. It is located within an Area Designated as Green Belt and as in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty as well as being designated as a Special Landscape Area.
Animation of the proposed extension and phase 1 of the landscape works
The proposed works consist of the creation of a contemporary glazed structure that contains a new kitchen and family space. The new extension looks out over new formal landscaping including a wonderful swimming pool and external cooking and entertaining area.
Glass installation video.
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