Cool Camberwell House - Crofton Road, London, SE5
Guide Price £1,095,000
A really cool Camberwell house, with three bedrooms over three floors and astounding London skyline views from a great roof terrace.
Located on the quiet section of Crofton Road between Peckham Rye and Denmark Hill Stations, this impressive house – of very high specification throughout – measures in at a generous 1350 square feet, therefore larger than the local Victorian stock. The property was conceived by Shane Jell of Sub Rosa Architecture, whilst the detailed design was carried out by Knightsbridge-based ATELIERwest, an architectural practice specialising in high-end design.
The house has a cool, modern monochrome vibe, with crisp white walls and matte black detailing. The floors are solid oak and tiled throughout, with the benefit of (electric) underfloor heating in the bathrooms.
Entered via a smart lobby with generous built-in coat storage, there is a downstairs cloakroom, and then the large kitchen/dining room, which is over 21 feet by over 15 and has a huge, wall-taking window (of toughened and laminated glass) onto the front garden area and quiet residential street. The kitchen has quartz counters – the height of luxury, as well as being super practical. All the new kitchen appliances are AEG (the hob is combined gas and induction) and the sink is stainless steel by Blanco.
The first floor is the sleeping floor and provide two double bedrooms and a large single bedroom. The main bathroom has a Kaldewei bathtub, plus basin made from natural stone resin, and toilet designed by Philippe Stark for Duravit (as in the downstairs w.c. and en suite too). The first double bedroom is a good sized 15 feet by over 9 with tall window onto the street. Adjacent is the master bedroom (over 15 feet by over 13) that’s double-aspect and has an en suite with luxury shower room that includes a natural stone resin shower tray. Both bathrooms have heated, plumbed-in towel rails. Bedroom three is over 9 feet by over 8.
The entire second floor is the fantastic contemporary living room that is double-aspect onto a large, private roof terrace. It is the perfect loft style alternative for those who want cool Camberwell living, without the usual cramped Victorian options that are everywhere. Built-in speakers feature here, by Bowers & Wilkins (these also feature on the ground floor and the speaker cables are conveniently positioned to allow connections to a Sonos system or similar). Folding doors open out onto an amazing London skyline view. A rarity to get such high and uninterrupted views in this location. The smart terrace decking is a blend of easy-maintenance wood and plastic and there’s a handy cold water tap up here for watering plants.
Local green spaces include Warwick, Lucas and Lettsom Gardens plus Peckham Rye Park and Common and Ruskin Park. There are plenty of useful bus routes from Peckham Road, at the very foot of the road, including the 436 (Paddington, Vauxhall and Victoria), the 12 (Oxford Circus) and the 171 (Holborn).
Local eating and drinking establishments of note include Theo’s Pizza, The Camberwell Arms, The Hermits Cave, The Crooked Well and legendary Silk Road (SE5) and The Montpelier, Ganapati, Miss Tapas, The Begging Bowl and Mr Bao (SE15). In the warm months – if you can break away from your own roof terrace and view – Rye Lane’s rooftop bars are the hippest destination for cocktails and people-watching. Rye Lane is also where you’ll find Peckham Plex Cinema (dedicated to films for a fiver) and Peckham Levels. Cafe culture is alive and well-practiced in these parts – we like Anderson’s and Small White Elephant, and Daily Goods and The Pigeon Hole Cafe. .
- Tenure: Freehold