Architect: Hampson Williams
This beautiful 4-bedroom house is perhaps one of the most celebrated homes to have been built in London in the past decade. Designed by the architects Hampson Williams, in collaboration with the renowned craftsman Bill Bradley, it has received numerous awards and gained extensive praise in print and on television. It is located on a quiet residential road in the popular area of East Dulwich.
The house has been exquisitely constructed primarily from timber and glass, leading it to being described on Grand Designs by Kevin McCloud as a “wooden jewellery box”. The quality of materials and outstanding craftsmanship can be seen not only in the build, but also in the built-in furniture which has been lovingly made by Bradley. The house was originally built for Bradley’s own occupation, something that is clear from the levels of attention shown to the detailing throughout. Notable features include the superb suspended staircase and the floor-to-ceiling glazing in the living area. The house has underfloor heating throughout.
The house forms part of a pair, both of which benefit from numerous sustainable features including sedum roofs, solar panels, rainwater recycling and recycled glass work surfaces. Accommodation includes four bedrooms (one with en suite shower room), a family bathroom, a large living room and an open plan kitchen / dining room. There is also a downstairs WC and utility room. The house is surrounded by decked gardens that have been cleverly landscaped to create a distinctive and attractive environment using exotic plantings including bamboo, banana and palm trees.
The property was built on the site of former workshops behind Landells Road, a quiet residential road in East Dulwich. The house is close to Lordship Lane, a road that has a broad range of independent shops, bars and restaurants including the celebrated Franklins (a restaurant and farm shop). Dulwich Park is nearby, as is the Dulwich Picture Gallery, Horniman Museum and other attractions. Numerous buses go directly into central London. East Dulwich, North Dulwich and Honor Oak Park are the closest train stations.
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.