Architect: Nagan Johnson
With its undulating cedar façade, this distinctive three-bedroom corner house with garden is positioned on a quiet residential street next to Peckham Rye Park in sought-after East Dulwich. Originally designed by Nagan Johnson, the build was completed by Red Squirrel architects in 2012.
Accommodation is on two floors, with a large open-plan living / dining area, kitchen and separate WC on the ground floor, and three bedrooms, one with en-suite shower room, and a family bathroom on the upper level.
The L-shaped form of the house shows an introspective design, with many of the windows facing the garden, whilst narrower openings in the cedar façade let light in from the street. Two large sets of bi-fold doors open onto the decked garden from the ground floor space, creating an effective flow between inside and outside areas.
The house, clad with western Red Cedar, is constructed with a steel frame and uses recycled insulation (made from compressed sawdust) to create a highly insulated envelope. The flat roofs are planted with a mix of Sedum and wild flowers.
The interiors are simply and stylishly finished with solid oak floors and neutral tones throughout. The galley-style kitchen has a white Corian worktop and sleek charcoal units. The Velfac aluminium windows cut neat charcoal-coloured lines in the rich red cedar cladding.
Ryedale is situated a short walk from Lordship Lane in one direction and Peckham Rye park in the other, making it an enviable location. North Cross Road, with its celebrated street market, is nearby, as is the independent Picture House cinema. Lordship Lane has a growing reputation as the home of many fine pubs, restaurants, cafes and delicatessens.
Nearby Peckham and Nunhead are exciting and rapidly evolving areas of south-east London. Bellenden Road has become a centre for some excellent independent restaurants, bars, and shops, including Artusi, The Begging Bowl and Flock & Herd butchers. The Bussey Building, off Rye Lane, hosts an active and varied programme of yoga/dance classes and workshops, along with a residency from the Royal Court theatre.
East Dulwich, Peckham Rye and Honor Oak Park are the nearest stations, providing easy access to the London Overground (for Jubilee Line connections to Canary Wharf and the City) and rail services to London Bridge, Victoria, Blackfriars, City Thameslink and St Pancras.
Please note that all areas, measurements and distances given in these particulars are approximate and rounded. The text, photographs and floor plans are for general guidance only. The Modern House has not tested any services, appliances or specific fittings — prospective purchasers are advised to inspect the property themselves. All fixtures, fittings and furniture not specifically itemised within these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor.
Nagan Johnson are an award-winning architects’ practice based in London. Our projects aim to create contemporary, fluid spaces, which object to conventional boundaries between the interior and exterior. This allows our projects to span disciplines giving us the freedom to design restaurants, hotels, residences, interiors, landscapes and conceptual gardens, and the ability to be able to offer our clients a broad design expertise. Our work is site specific and we keep an open approach to each scheme. We work closely with our clients, enabling us to provide designs which suit individual needs. We aim to provide a high quality and elegant design solution, in which fine detail is key. Our residential work has varied from housing associations schemes, to new build homes, and small extensions, to a more recent succession of high-end refurbishments.