This cleverly conceived three-bedroom house is configured across three floors, taking advantage of its wonderful position at the top of a quiet residential street, Crofton Road, elevated above the nearby neighbourhoods of Camberwell and Peckham. The entirety of the top floor living space opens up to create a fantastic roof terrace with panoramic views of the city beyond.
The house was built to a design by Sub Rosa Architecture with detailed design by ATELIERwest a multi-disciplinary architectural practice specialising in interior design. Attention to detail has been the organising principle across the house’s 1,400 sq ft; oak floorboards, shadow gaps and large, sliding and dual-aspect windows serve to create an interior that feels at once bright, intimate and expansive.
The house is accessed on a partially sunken ground level, set into the brow of the hill on which Crofton Road lies. The main space on this level is an open-plan kitchen and dining room, with large windows facing north, drawing light across these communal areas. The kitchen and adjoining breakfast bar have quartz worktops and benefit from a linear skylight above, which draws natural light into the rear section of this floor. All appliances are aeg and there is also a combined gas and induction hob.
The first floor has two double bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room and a large single bedroom. A family bathroom shares this floor and has underfloor heating, stone resin basins and heated towel rails.
The second floor is occupied by a reception room currently configured as a living and dining room. The entirety of the north-facing aspect on this floor consists of sliding glazed doors which open out onto a terrace with panoramic views across the city. A frosted glass balustrade allows light to cascade across this terrace and into the internal spaces.
Crofton Road is a quiet residential street which gently inclines above the neighbourhoods of Peckham and Camberwell. The South London Gallery, recently extended and re-designed by 6a Architects, sits at the foot, beside the campus of ual: Camberwell.
Independent restaurants, bars and cafes are all nearby and include perennial local favourites, Silk Road, Forza Win, Levans, Pedler and Kudu. Larger establishments such as Frank’s rooftop bar, Peckham Levels and the Bussey Building attract crowds from across the city.The green spaces of Telegraph Hill & Peckham Rye Park are a short walk away.
Peckham Rye is the nearest station, just a ten-minute walk away, running London Overground services to Shoreditch High Street and Dalston Junction in one direction and Clapham Junction in the other. Connections to the Jubilee Line can be reached at Canada Water (10 minutes) and the Northern Line at Clapham High Street (11 minutes). There are also services to London Bridge (7 minutes) and Blackfriars (11 minutes). Nearby Denmark Hill station has non-stop services to Victoria (9 minutes) and Elephant & Castle (7 minutes).