Solomons Passage, SE15

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  • 4 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Reception

£835,000

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Nunhead Station - 0.54m

Peckham Rye Station - 0.67m

Peckham Rye Station - 0.67m

  • Architect Designed Interior
  • Two Patio Gardens
  • Slick Decor
  • Moments From Peckham Rye
  • Three Bathrooms

Architect Redesigned Four Bedroom Victorian Cottage With Amazing Finish

Pineapple Cottage is a bit of a surprise. Hidden behind a private courtyard and shaded by palm trees sits this detached four bed house with three bathrooms. Moments from Peckham Rye Park and close to everything: Nunhead high street, Peckham Rye and East Dulwich are all a short walk away, and it’s in the catchment of a bunch of good primary schools and outstanding secondary schools. Every inch of the house is full of little architect touches that make the most of the space and its location. The house itself is angled to make the most of the views of the rye from the large windows of the master bedroom. The washer and dryer are tucked into built-in storage in the kitchen to free up more space in the kitchen.

Your courtyard garden at the front gets sun at all times of the day and is surrounded by easy to maintain palms and trees. A limestone path from the courtyard carries into the hallway (linking the outside in), to the second courtyard garden at the back of the house. The open-plan living space has foldout doors which open on to the courtyard garden. And, in between there and the kitchen, a dining space has six double height windows (which bring daylight into the room throughout the day) and a wooden slatted feature wall. There are two decent sized bedrooms downstairs, both of which open onto the courtyard gardens and are next to the family bathroom with a walk-in shower. The hall (which is one of our favourite parts of the house) has a handmade wooden bench for putting on shoes, and beneath the stairs there is storage space where the owners have added built-in cupboard space to keep shoes out of the way and a rail to hang up coats. Read More

There are two double-height double bedrooms both of which are en-suite and have Juliette balconies. The master bedroom also has built-in wardrobes and its en-suite bathroom has a light well to bring sunlight into the room. It’s hard to tell now, but the house was originally built in the nineteenth century. It’s had several different lives: it once was a sweet shop and neighbour to Victorian greenhouses. Sitting at the end of Solomon’s Passage, the street was named after Israel Solomon - a previous park keeper and resident of 'Pineapple Lodge'. It was converted in 2011 by SE5 architects whose houses regularly feature in Open House weekend. The house has an alarm system with vibration sensors and infra-red detectors which can be connected up to the owners’ mobile phones. There are also lock-up garages behind the house which can be rented from Southwark Council for extra storage when they become free.

Pineapple Cottage is a 10-minute walk to Nunhead and Peckham Rye, where there are direct connections to London Bridge, Victoria, London Blackfriars and St Pancras International. And on the Overground line to Shoreditch, Clapham Junction and Canada Water (for the Jubilee Line). A new playground (‘the best in Southwark’ according to the council), is opening this summer on the Rye. Which is next to a lovely (and large) park with a lake and formal gardens. The house is also really close to Evelina Road, Nunhead’s main high street, which has Four Hundred Rabbits pizza, The Beer Shop, Babette’s (lovely local pub), the Habit (local restaurant), Material (designery stationery shop), Bambini (deli), Alkemi (local fashion designer) sitting alongside a classic fishmongers, baker, florist and butchers - and the new community centre which was nominated for a RIBA award and shortlisted for Design of the Year. A new coffee place and a vermouth bar are opening in 2018.

At the end of Peckham Rye there are a bunch of bars and restaurants including Pedlar, Banh Banh (Vietnamese), Voodoo Rays (pizza) and Mr Bao (Korean). Further down Peckham Rye there’s the newly opened Peckham Levels in the old car park beneath Frank’s rooftop Campari bar and the new Peckham Observatory which opened in May 2018. And there’s a great organic butchers and General Store deli on Bellenden Road. Across the common there’s East Dulwich, with Brickhouse Sourdough Bakery, Hop Burns and Black (beer), Mons Cheesemongers, Franklin’s food shop and the Picturehouse cinema. Read Less

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