You would never guess by looking at the sleek modern interior, but this used to be a rather plain industrial building before undergoing a brilliant transformation at the hands of talented architect Tom Jestico.
The exterior is still somewhat industrial. The white interior exhibits just a touch of this heaviness with black window frames and bold furniture.
The cool thing is that balanced forms prevent heaviness from overwhelming the light. The substantial dining table, for example, is sandwiched between delicate glass pendants and the slim structural legs of the Eames chairs.
A staircase with glass balustrade creates a decisive boundary between the intimate living room and bright dining/kitchen area. Matching modular wall units are a clever way to ensure the two spaces remain cohesive across the physical divide. The two cabinet systems almost mirror each other despite serving very different purposes.
We like to call this residence the Gardens House due to its prime location right on the East Dulwich garden square and just a stone’s throw away from beautiful Peckham Rye Park.
Which do you think is better – the location or the Gardens House itself?