Architect: 31/44 Architects
This distinctive end-of-terrace contemporary four-bedroom corner house with courtyard garden and roof terrace is positioned at the end of a tree-lined street less than a three-minute walk from Nunhead station. Designed by 31/44 Architects, the building has a striking façade that emulates the proportions of the neighbouring Victorian terraces in this conservation area.
Accommodation is over three floors with a large living space on the ground floor including open-plan kitchen/diner flowing into a reception room, both with access to the garden at the rear. A light-filled hallway connects a family bathroom and the first bedroom/study positioned at the front of the house. There are two further bedrooms and a bathroom on the first floor, and a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom on the top floor where there is direct access to a south-west-facing roof terrace.
The house is located within the Telegraph Hill Conservation Area on the fringes of both Nunhead and Peckham. Named as “The best place to live in London” by the Sunday Times in March 2017, Peckham is known for its vibrancy and art scene. The Nunhead Lane area has a village-like feel, with a green, a garden centre, greengrocer, a fishmonger, cafés and a new community centre by AOC architects as well as several popular pubs.
The area’s most significant public open space is Telegraph Hill Park, a ten-acre late Victorian public park formally opened in 1895 and re-opened after extensive restoration works in 2005, now containing ponds, playgrounds and tennis courts. From Upper Park, the highest point of Telegraph Hill, about 50 metres above sea level, there are views of central London’s skyline to the north west.
Nunhead Station is on the train line into Victoria, and Queens Road Peckham Station runs direct services to London Bridge and London Overground services into Canada Water and Shoreditch High Street.
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31/44 Architects was established in 2010 by William Burges, James Jeffries and Stephen Davies. The practice name references their studio locations in both the Netherlands (Amsterdam) and the UK (London).
The practice works on projects ranging in scale from strategic masterplanning through to smaller scale residential work. Buildings are characterised by a thoughtful response to context – they are not conceived in isolation, but instead grow out of the particular conditions of each setting, resulting in buildings with an inherent connection to their site whilst ensuring that they are a close reflection of their clients’ requirements.
The practice featured in The Architecture Foundation’s New Architects 3, a survey of Britain’s best emerging practices from the last ten years (published in 2016) and was included in Wallpaper*s 2016 Global Architects Directory.
Will co-teaches a design studio at Kingston University School of Architecture.