Positioned at the end of a Victorian terrace, this beautiful three-bedroom house has been re-imagined with great ingenuity by architect Will Caradoc-Hodgkins. The house is well-located on Brabourn Grove, a quiet residential street between the bustling Queens Road Peckham and the village-like Nunhead Lane.
The house is set back from the street behind a small front garden. Entrance is to a welcoming wide hall which threads through to the back of the house, culminating in a beautifully proportioned kitchen and dining room that opens onto a sunny garden. Beneath a striking mono-pitched glazed roof orientated to the west, the room is bright and optimistic. The bespoke kitchen units are painted in a deep green, combining well with the reclaimed blue limestone floor, a wooden worktop around the range cooker, and a marble-topped island.
The double reception room provides two very comfortable spaces for a seating area, with a bay window, and a library / study, laid with a rich-toned parquet floor. Much of the original detailing has been replaced or revived, most notably the cornicing and two marble fireplaces, one of which is equipped with a contemporary wood-burner.
Upstairs there are three good-sized double bedrooms, the largest of which spans the width at the front of the house. Each bedroom benefits from large sash windows, which were replaced during the extensive redesign of the house. The family bathroom has a large marble walk-in shower and elegant freestanding bath upon pretty dusky-pink ceramic tiles that are arranged in a herringbone fashion.
The house benefits from a large loft space that currently has ladder access. The owners have had quotes for the work to convert the loft into a master bedroom.
Brabourn Road is excellently located between the thriving areas of Queens Road Peckham and Nunhead. Recent developments along Queens Road continue to contribute to the area, notably the Blackbird Bakery under the railway arches, Mama Dough’s pizza restaurant, and a number of new independent bars. Nunhead Lane has a village-like feel, with a greengrocer, a fishmonger, deli, café and a new community centre by aoc architects. Popular local pubs include the Old Nuns Head, The Telegraph and Beer Shop, and a string of new restaurants continues the area’s exciting evolution, including Babette and Four Hundred Rabbits.
The nearby Bellenden Road has also become a centre for some excellent independent restaurants, bars, and shops, including Artusi, The Begging Bowl and Flock & Herd butchers. The Bussey Building, off Rye Lane, hosts an active and varied programme of yoga/dance classes and workshops, along with a residency from the Royal Court theatre. The green spaces of Telegraph Hill & Peckham Rye Park are a short walk away.
Queens Road Peckham is the nearest station, just a two-minute walk away, running London Overground services to Shoreditch High Street and Dalston Junction in one direction and Clapham Junction in the other, or Nunhead, which runs services to Victoria and Peckham Rye. Connections to the Jubilee Line can be reached at Canada Water (10 minutes) and the Northern Line at Clapham High Street (11 minutes). Southern trains run services to London Bridge with a journey time of around 7 minutes. Nunhead station is seven minutes’ walk away with connections to Victoria (in 15 minutes) and King’s Cross St Pancras (in 25 minutes).