Tanner's Hill
London SE8


Designer: Sacha Barna

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This outstanding apartment, with private roof terrace, beautifully combines Japanese and Nordic influences with remarkable spatial design and high levels of natural light. It was completed in 2013 and can be found quietly positioned on Tanner’s Hill in Deptford.

From the first-floor entrance, a staircase ascends alongside an exposed-brick wall, and emerges within a bright open-plan kitchen and dining room. Flooring is Dinesen Douglas Fir throughout with the exception of the kitchen, where a Mortex limestone finish over composite concrete provides firm durability and underfloor heating. Cabinets in the kitchen and dining area are bespoke, with blackened-steel door pulls by Tom Kundig, and the worktops are Douglas Fir. Light pours in through a large, south-east facing pivot window that opens to a wonderful private, decked terrace.

The living room is situated on a slightly raised level, its ceiling vaulted to reveal original timber joists. An open fireplace with a working chimney of exposed brick extends into the ceiling void and two high west-facing windows combine with rooflights to flood the space with natural light. Storage cupboards float discreetly either side of the chimney stack, and a timber ladder provides access to a versatile mezzanine area. The shower room, with fittings by Cocoon, has a calm monolithic aesthetic, finished in Mortex and with a concrete basin by Kast.

An open-tread staircase ascends to a further mezzanine level where the main sleeping area is positioned under the roof’s wide, vaulted pitch. Built-in storage lines the far wall and two large roof lights illuminate the space.

The apartment is very well connected with a variety of transport links. Deptford Bridge runs DLR services to Canary Wharf, Bank and Stratford Internaional. The London Overground is available at New Cross and Brockley stations, and Brockley, St Johns and Deptford all run national rail services into London Bridge in under ten minutes and London Cannon Street in under 15 minutes. Historic Greenwich is also within walking distance, with its extensive restaurants, the excellent Picturehouse cinema, along with museums and monuments and the glorious Royal Greenwich Park.

Deptford is a thriving area of London with a growing cultural profile and is now recognised as one of the most fashionable parts of South London. It has a range of outstanding local galleries, pubs and restaurants, L’Oculto and Artusi sister-restaurant Marcella are noteworthy, and is conveniently positioned for surrounding areas New Cross, Greenwich, Brockley and Peckham. There are farmers’ markets every Saturday at Brockley Market, and at Deptford Market Yard, a recently launched collection of independent shops and restaurants set within and around Deptford’s refurbished railway arches.

Goldsmiths University is a five-minute walk, and will soon open doors to its new gallery, designed by Turner-prize winning architects Assemble.

Lewisham is nearby and is currently undergoing a large redevelopment of its town centre. The ‘Lewisham Gateway’ development will bring new shops, restaurants and cafes as well as homes and new public spaces which will all benefit the local area, some of which are now open for use. A recent addition to the scene is local restaurant ‘Sparrow’ which opened to excellent reviews in 2017.

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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