Toilets, Parking, Partial disabled access, Full disabled access, Refreshments
Contemporary reinterpretation of a humble 1960s bungalow family home.
(max visitors 100)
The project is a new-build family home set in a Conservation Area within The Dulwich Estate of South East London. The design is a contemporary but subtle reinterpretation of the classic 1960s bungalow that existed previously on this site that had to be demolished due to subsidence caused by adjacent cypress trees.
The new design rests on piled foundations to protect the trees and takes the exact dimensions, roof pitch and window geometries of the former gable ended bungalow. The over-riding aesthetic of any bungalow building is the prominence of the roof and this design extends, tapers and re-orientates the roof and the main living area to link the gardens, bringing morning and afternoon sunlight directly through the main hall living space.
This hall is medieval in scale and is complete with minstrel’s gallery and stage to encourage the full theatre of domestic life to occur. A piano-bar kitchen overlooks and monitors the east-facing arrival courtyard and provides privacy to the open flexible dining and living areas. These open down towards a wide west facing terrace and garden.
The more private bedroom and bathroom functions are located to the south. Full wheelchair access is provided throughout the building and garden.