Corner Cottage

Guy Hollaway Architects, Dover, 2009


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Reconfiguration and refurbishment of 100-year-old house on the Kent coast

The client, a ‘leading British figure in fine jewellery’ had set a brief to refurbish and reorganise their existing home and replace the former undefined entrance.

The completed extension uses sculptural forms wrapping from the dwelling's rear to the its side, providing a new one-and-a-half height entrance and first floor bedroom with panoramic views to the English Channel.

The home centres on a double-height gallery/living room, leading to separate dining and kitchen/garden rooms; creating a free flowing plan. The bespoke kitchen includes fossils embedded into work surfaces.


  • Begun: Feb 2009
  • Completed: Dec 2009
  • Floor area: 176m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £240,000
  • Address: Corner Cottage, Granville Road, St Margaret's Bay, Dover, CT15 6DT, United Kingdom

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