Waterside

Occupying arguably the best position on Bewl Water with commanding south facing views across the water, in the heart of the High Weald AONB this striking new house will replace a former farmhouse which was built before this valley became a reservoir.

The design narrative developed from two distinctly different spatial experiences;
• Strong horizontal lines from the water’s edge.
• Sinuous curving lake edge when looking down to the water.

A lighthouse like beacon at the junction of two long views SE & SW across the water which act as an orientational landmark.

With nods to modernism blended with traditional Kentish materials the house is strongly linear when viewed from the water’s edge but elegantly curving when seen from the surrounding higher ground.
The dramatic beacon space creates a magnificent centrepiece double height performance space.

The unique setting demanded something striking and bold. The surprise of arriving along a quiet narrow country lane to suddenly see the beacon and the lake will be nothing short of breathtaking.

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Application Type

The planning application for this replacement dwelling will be submitted to the local authority shortly.

Project Details

Location  
Bewl Water

Designated Area  
AONB

Project Type  
Replacement Dwelling

Internal Floorspace  
600m²

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The detailed south elevation of Waterside. Designed by Hawkes Architecture this grand design follows passive house principles.
The internal first floor landing at Waterside. Designed by Hawkes Architecture this grand design follows passive house principles.
The ground floor plan drawings of Waterside. Designed by Hawkes Architecture this grand design follows passive house principles.
The external driveway to Waterside. Designed by Hawkes Architecture this grand design follows passive house principles.
The external aerial view of Waterside. Designed by Hawkes Architecture this grand design follows passive house principles.
The external south elevation drawings of Waterside. Designed by Hawkes Architecture this grand design follows passive house principles.
The first floor plan drawings of Waterside. Designed by Hawkes Architecture this grand design follows passive house principles.
The aerial view of Waterside. Designed by Hawkes Architecture this grand design follows passive house principles.
The ground floor hallway at Waterside. Designed by Hawkes Architecture this grand design follows passive house principles.
The external north elevation drawings of Waterside. Designed by Hawkes Architecture this grand design follows passive house principles.
The external south-east elevation drawings of Waterside. Designed by Hawkes Architecture this grand design follows passive house principles.
The south elevation of Waterside. Designed by Hawkes Architecture this grand design follows passive house principles.
The top floor plan drawings of Waterside. Designed by Hawkes Architecture this grand design follows passive house principles.
The external west elevation drawings of Waterside. Designed by Hawkes Architecture this grand design follows passive house principles.