Architect: Boho London
Forming part of an attractive Victorian terrace, this five-bedroom contemporary house with private garden was completed in 2016 to a design by Boho London architects. The façade cuts an innovative form on the residential street, whilst emulating the brick pattern and roof line of its Victorian neighbours.
The front door is positioned beneath the overhang of an Oriel window that creates a porch. Entrance is to a wide hall with oak floorboards. Ahead is the open living room, which spans the width of the house and gives access to the garden through glazed doors. The kitchen, with space for a dining table, is positioned towards the front of the house with doors that open to the front garden.
An open-tread oak staircase leads to the first floor, where there are three bedrooms and a family bathroom. The oversized Oriel window looks onto the quiet street and has space for a desk or chair. The top floor, built in the eaves, has a master bedroom with open en-suite bathroom, and a smaller fifth bedroom. Natural light from two large windows in the roof makes the landing space very bright, creating an excellent nook for a built-in desk.
A striking feature of the design is a wonderfully conceived central slatted riser that penetrates all three floors. The slats can be used to support specially created adjustable shelves at each level.
The building has an innovative and award-winning Mantle panel construction, a super-insulated, eco-friendly system. All windows are triple glazed and the house is equipped with an air-source heat pump.
The house is on one of the best roads in the Bellenden Road area of Peckham Rye, an exciting and rapidly evolving part of south-east London – Peckham was recently voted ‘Best Place to Live in London’ by the Sunday Times. Bellenden Road has become a centre for some excellent independent restaurants and bars, including Artusi and The Begging Bowl. The nearby Bussey Building hosts an active and varied programme of yoga/dance classes and workshops.
Peckham Rye station is a five-minute walk away (approximately) with direct Southern services to London Bridge (14 minutes), London Overground services to Canada Water Underground station for connections to the Jubilee Line (13 minutes) and to Shoreditch High Street (23 minutes). There are also direct services to London Victoria (13 minutes) and Clapham Junction (18 minutes).
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