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On the market: 1960s Austin Vernon & Partners-designed house on Peckarmans Wood, London SE26

1960s Austin Vernon & Partners-designed house on Peckarmans Wood, London SE26
1960s Austin Vernon & Partners-designed house on Peckarmans Wood, London SE26

More modernism in the Dulwich area of the market. In fact, a rare opportunity to secure a 1960s Austin Vernon & Partners-designed house on Peckarmans Wood, London SE26.

1960s Austin Vernon & Partners-designed house on Peckarmans Wood, London SE26
1960s Austin Vernon & Partners-designed house on Peckarmans Wood, London SE26

Specifically, this was the work of Malcolm Pringle of that firm, with the design said to be ‘the finest of all the 1960s Dulwich houses’. Indeed, the agent adds that these ‘ranch’ style houses rarely come up for sale. So if you’ve been waiting patiently, read on.

1960s Austin Vernon & Partners-designed house on Peckarmans Wood, London SE26
1960s Austin Vernon & Partners-designed house on Peckarmans Wood, London SE26

The house here dates back to 1963, offering a great location with a peaceful setting and some lovely landscaping just over the wall, as well as the architecture itself.

1960s Austin Vernon & Partners-designed house on Peckarmans Wood, London SE26
1960s Austin Vernon & Partners-designed house on Peckarmans Wood, London SE26

In this case, a house described as being in ‘excellent condition’ as well as ‘carefully maintained’ and ‘sympathetically updated’ over the years by its present occupants,

1960s Austin Vernon & Partners-designed house on Peckarmans Wood, London SE26
1960s Austin Vernon & Partners-designed house on Peckarmans Wood, London SE26

That is borne out in the images too. A lovely mix of the old and the new. The original 1960s design still very much in place, not least with the glazing, the stairway and the overall layout. But updated for the modern era too, especially when it comes to the kitchen area. and the general decor. It works for us.

1960s Austin Vernon & Partners-designed house on Peckarmans Wood, London SE26
1960s Austin Vernon & Partners-designed house on Peckarmans Wood, London SE26

As for the layout, the entrance hall, kitchen-dining room, bathroom and bedroom are on the upper ground / entrance floor, with the living room and a further bedroom / study on the first floor.

1960s Austin Vernon & Partners-designed house on Peckarmans Wood, London SE26
1960s Austin Vernon & Partners-designed house on Peckarmans Wood, London SE26

The living room is a key selling point here, light and bright with a pitched roof and floor-to-ceiling glazing overlooking the greenery beyond. There are clerestory windows on the opposite wall too,so dual-aspect as well.

1960s Austin Vernon & Partners-designed house on Peckarmans Wood, London SE26
1960s Austin Vernon & Partners-designed house on Peckarmans Wood, London SE26

There is a private rear garden too, which leads to ‘extensive’ communal grounds, with a small front garden too, along with an enclosed patio. Note that the house also has a ‘large storage space’ which some neighbouring houses have ‘excavated’ to add to the accommodation. Presumably planning permission needed if that’s your plan.

1960s Austin Vernon & Partners-designed house on Peckarmans Wood, London SE26
1960s Austin Vernon & Partners-designed house on Peckarmans Wood, London SE26

If you like the look of the place, £1,025,000 is the asking price.

Images and details courtesy of The Modern House. For more details and to make an enquiry, please visit the website.

1960s Austin Vernon & Partners-designed house on Peckarmans Wood, London SE26
1960s Austin Vernon & Partners-designed house on Peckarmans Wood, London SE26
1960s Austin Vernon & Partners-designed house on Peckarmans Wood, London SE26
1960s Austin Vernon & Partners-designed house on Peckarmans Wood, London SE26
1960s Austin Vernon & Partners-designed house on Peckarmans Wood, London SE26
1960s Austin Vernon & Partners-designed house on Peckarmans Wood, London SE26

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