Published: 05:00, 29 March 2022
Love it or hate it - Kings Hill is probably the most Marmite development in the county.
To some it may only seem like yesterday, but it's actually 33 years ago that they first started building houses at Kings Hill - or Toy Town as many of its detractors love to label it.
The original idea back in the 1980s was for a multi-purpose community made up of both residential and office/business space on land formerly owned by RAF West Malling.
As times change there seems to have been less business space added than originally planned, but the number of houses has kept on growing.
For many outside the area, Kings Hill has become synonymous with gas guzzling 4x4s and having two Costa Coffees that are just yards apart.
For those living on the development though it offers somewhere you can work, rest and play without ever having to leave 'the bubble' if you wish.
As with most places, house prices have risen by extraordinary amounts, but in Kings Hill they have always been particularly robust, despite the best efforts of Covid and the economy.
Now on the market is this five-bedroom house in Pearl Way.
With a guide price of £1m to £1.25m it is the most expensive home currently on the market at Kings Hill.
The executive detached family home is tucked away from the road behind trees in the heart of the development.
There's luxury fitted bathroom suites, a modern kitchen and a landscaped back garden - perfect for outdoor entertaining this summer.
The current owners have expired planning permission to integrate one of the two garages and building up to the first floor into the house.
Further, expired permission exists for a loft conversion for two bedrooms and shared bathroom, and expansion of the living space inglenook fireplace out to the land boundary.
The house is on the market with Ben Siggins