Yes, this is a Bauhaus-inspired modernist property in London SE22, so it is obviously going to feature on the site.
But it isn’t a house from the Bauhaus era. Well, it is. Oh, let me try to explain as it’s actually a case of both.
Found on a ‘quiet residential street above East Dulwich’, the house actually dates back to 2006, the work of architect Jeffrey James who used the framework of an existing 1920s house to create this wonderful modernist design.
So it is both old and new, as well as a design heavily inspired by early modernism, especially Le Corbusier and the Bauhaus movement. But this certainly isn’t a reworking of any particular design.
The house might take inspiration from past works, but once inside you will realise that this is very much about contemporary living and a clever use of space and natural light.
Of course, there is a minimalism that the Bauhaus architects would appreciate, as well as blocks of colour to break up the mainly white and open plan living areas. But this is very much a modern home rather than a retro recreation.
It’s also a very functional living space too. All too often interesting design can work against its main purpose as a comfortable family home. Not so here. This is a house with flexible and plentiful living space. A good amount of built-in storage too, much of it cunningly disguised.
The dominant space is the split-level kitchen/dining/living room, which opens out onto a terrace at the rear. That area is boosted by a large strip skylight above, which ‘bathes’ all three storeys of the house in natural light.
Beyond that, the house has a first floor with three bedrooms and a bathroom. Head up to the second floor the the master suite, complete with en-suite bathroom and a dressing room that could be used for other purposes if you need it.
There are further terraces at roof level, on the first floor and at the rear of the property, all of which offer views beyond the garden and over neighbouring rooftops at the rear, as well as Dulwich Village.
The outside space is worth talking about too. The garden stretches down to a small studio building, while the front of the property offers a further seating area, off-street parking and ‘verdant flowerbeds’.
Finally, worth noting that the newly installed solar panels on the roof almost entirely off-set the house’s gas and electricity consumption. That will certainly help with the mortgage payments.
Talking of a mortgage, you will need one to cover something in the region of the £1,100,000 asking price.
Images and details courtesy of The Modern House. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.