Bellenden Road, Peckham Rye
Architect-developed Victorian end of terrace three double bedroom house of over 1450 square feet, within Holly Grove Conservation Area. Walk just four minutes to Peckham Rye Station.
The stylish property - delivered by local architectural practice Ar'chic - is a celebration of inspiring design and architectural ideas, techniques and surprises; these are at every glance. Lots of brilliant C21st features are concealed too (an 8-zone underfloor heating system, for example).
The house has windows to three of its four sides so it's a wonderfully-bright home, and the low-maintenance garden faces west so is a sunny one. At the foot of the garden is a secure carport with automated door from Holly Grove.
The (original) front door is at the side of the house, a bamboo ‘wall’ sits out front. Open into the large dining room with glitzy mosaic-tiled feature wall, and reclaimed parquet wood block floor.
Take a couple of steps down into the ‘sunken’ living room: an impressive space with plantation shutters and triple-glazed sash windows (the house is triple-glazed throughout, and thoroughly insulated too).
You are partially open-plan to the dining room - maximising light throughout the floor. You also have a 5.1 home cinema with amplified system to the dining room and kitchen.
A downstairs w.c. features, before you reach the striking kitchen stretching 23 feet, with bi-fold glazed doors opening to the decked area of the garden. The contemporary fitted white kitchen has a large island at the centre and integrated appliances which include an induction hob (a gas feed is also available) and a smart Corian worktop.
The washing machine and other good bits (storage shelves, racks, and water softener) are cleverly concealed in the understairs cupboards.
Adjacent to the kitchen is an office room of 21 feet, with resin floor. It would suit almost any other use should you not require study space. Slide glass doors between this room and the kitchen. Sliding doors also open onto the garden. Under this room, the cellar has been converted to create a wine store/games/TV room. There’s heavy-duty glazing from the office floor.
Upstairs, the vaulted-ceilinged master bedroom is 16 feet by 10 feet. A wall of built-in wardrobes keep matters slick, as do the custom-made wooden shutters (these make for an easy oversleep!).
Next door, a second double bedroom has an open fireplace plus alcove cupboards and shelves.
The modern family bathroom has both bath and shower, mosaic tiling and a large skylight window.
Find beautiful exposed bricks and a sash window to garden (and beyond) views in the third bedroom at the rear of the floor.
Location? It’s a total winner! You're just a short walk from the station and also the cute shopping stretch of Bellenden Road. Review bookshop and Flock & Herd butchery are a couple of our favourites here.
Gastronomic desires are met with ease in this locale - Ganapati, Artusi and The Begging Bowl restaurants are all local and delightful. We also like Levan and Il Giardino on Blenheim Grove.
For coffee, pop down to The General Store or Petitou. The Victoria Inn, The Montpelier and The Prince Albert are all very respectable local drinking establishments.
Rye Lane is close too - for high street essentials, banks and fruit and veg stalls, plus Peckham Levels, The Bussey Building, and trendy rooftop bars and pop-ups.
Excitingly, there's even more in store for Peckham! Including the regeneration of and around Peckham Rye Station and The Peckham Coal Line linear park.
Local primary schools include The Belham (run by Dulwich Hamlet Educational Trust) and Bellenden Primary (Ofsted-rated ‘Good’). The Villa Nursery and Pre-Prep. School for little ones aged 2-7 is also a short walk away.
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900