Architect: Sarson and Greenway

Dacre Place
London SE13

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Providing beautiful lateral living space arranged around a courtyard garden, this four-bedroom single-storey house was designed by architects Sarson and Greenway in the 1970s. Situated on a quiet no-through-road, the house occupies a large plot that is fronted by a substantial private driveway.

Measuring around 2,000 sqft internally, the house is an attractive E-shape and is relatively obscured behind a mature hedge, sitting snug against the garden wall of the large period houses of Lee Terrace.

Across the hard-standing, where there is space for a number of cars, entrance is to a wide lobby. To the left is the open-plan living space containing a reception and dining area loosely defined by built-in sideboards, and is wonderfully lit by floor-to-ceiling windows and a series of high-level clerestory skylights. The ceilings are clad in warm-toned timber.

The separate kitchen sits central to the floorplan and faces the garden. The bedrooms are arranged at each end of the house, with the master bedroom, dressing area and en-suite bathroom along one flank, and the guest bedrooms along the other, devised to create privacy in otherwise open-plan living.

An additional living room, with wood-burning stove, was added by the current owners and provides an alternative access to the garden through double doors. Across the courtyard, connected to the west wing of the house, is a studio and separate utility room, both accessed from the garden.

Dacre Place is a quiet cul-de-sac that is very well located near the village centre of Blackheath, where there are some excellent independent shops, restaurants and cafes. The heath itself is a remarkable green space, and one of Greater London’s largest areas of common land. A stroll across the heath is Greenwich Park, home to the Greenwich Observatory.

Blackheath Station, in the heart of the village, runs services to London Bridge in 15 minutes, and to Lewisham for connections to the DLR in three minutes. Lewisham itself is a short walk away. The A2 provides quick road access to Kent and the Kent coast.

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.


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