Borland Road, Nunhead
Award-winning Architect-designed terraced Freehold house of 1052 square feet. One of just two boutique three bedroom homes, the highly-sustainable property’s planned and finished to an exacting and exceptionally-high standard - using only the best materials.
With incredible attention to every detail, it delivers three floors and three double bedrooms, bright through-spaces, and a generous east-facing two-tiered garden of 44 feet. Parking on the street is unrestricted.
This is a really quiet residential back street (think driving lessons), just a few minutes by foot from Peckham Rye Park & Common’s 113 acres.
You're also within easy walking distance of three stations: Nunhead, Peckham Rye and Brockley (the latter two are on the London Overground network - all are Fare Zone 2).
The immaculate future-proof home is more than the sum of its parts: no wasted space, light nor opportunity here! You’ve got countless thoughtful, practical and aesthetically-pleasing details - which a period home would struggle to provide. On point joinery, oversized doors throughout, and bespoke step-seating and an enormous roof light to the ground floor (there's another large roof light over the stairwell) are some of our favourite features.
The eco-credentials are very strong with this one - these keep the building comfortable all the year round (while minimising running costs): you’ve got super insulation, triple-glazed windows and doors, and an innovative heat pump system; the MVHR (Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery) filters and provides chilled air to keep things cool in summer, and warm air - combined with underfloor heating under the Italian terazzo flooring - keeps things toasty on even the coldest of days.
A wildflower roof (yep!) combined with on-site rainwater storage also helps to minimise the impact of the building on its surroundings.
In your front door and to your immediate left is a windowed hall area, with well-considered storage and seating, and office/correspondence space too.
Next along the hall there is a guest w.c. and you’ve useful cupboard space beyond that. Take a few stairs down and you’ll find the kitchen space, which leads seamlessly to the glorious dining and reception spaces.
The slick L-shaped fitted kitchen’s a custom-made number (but of course), with slick Corian counters and high-end integrated appliances - including an induction hob. Off this space you’ve got a large independent utility/larder.
Beyond the kitchen, find your dining and lounge spaces, with sky-high ceilings and that large roof light we mentioned. You've got wall-encompassing glazing at the foot of the room; slide open the door here onto the garden (which is pro-landscaped and low-maintenance).
Up to the first floor and you’ve got the master bedroom to the front of the house. This is over 14 feet by over 9 feet, with a triple closet built into the near wall.
To the rear of the floor you’ve got the smartest of bathrooms, with a contemporary suite, over bath shower, and right-on-trend monochrome styling (as in the downstairs w.c.).
The second floor reveals a neat windowed study/music space, and the third double bedroom (of over 9 feet each way) with large skylight window and accessible storage.
Nunhead Station is a 15 minute walk. Brockley and Peckham Rye are a little further but no bother. Many locals like to halve the walking-time to Peckham Rye Station with the assistance of a short 343 or P12 bus ride from the end of the road.
It’s also a popular neighbourhood for cyclists as you’ve a fine and flat route into the City.
One of the best pubs in south London is your local - The Ivy House (the first cooperatively owned pub in London). The Rye and The Waverley Arms are also popular local pubs with beer gardens - popular in the warmer months. The Clockhouse and The Herne Tavern are also a cross-park stroll away, and Cafe on the Rye is cute, as is Cafe G.
Nunhead Lane is your local high street with solid, long-standing independent staples including Soper’s wet fish shop and Ayre’s bakery. More recent arrivals include Babette, El Vermut, Four Hundred Rabbits (posh pizza), and Goodcup for coffee. Peckham Bazaar (by Dr Harold Moody Park) is our favourite restaurant in probably the whole of London (a 15-20 minute walk)! Book ahead.
Brockley's getting all gentrified and the cafes by the station have a lovely European vibe. We also like The Orchard restaurant for steak and cocktails, neighbourhood restaurant Parlez, Brockley Brewery for Beers, and Brickfields for cocktails.
East Dulwich’s Lordship Lane, and Peckham’s Bellenden Road and Rye Lane are also close (20-25 mins walk) for more options, including Peckham Levels, The Bussey Building & Copeland Park complex, East Dulwich Picturehouse, and restaurants, bars, banks, independent shopping and cafes galore. On Bellenden Road, we love Review bookstore, Artusi, Flock and Herd, and Ganapati (the finest and most authentic Keralan cuisine).
- Tenure: Freehold
For further information or to arrange a viewing please call 020 3318 8900