Located on a secluded gated plot off Bristow Mews near Brixton is this wonderful pair of houses designed by MW Architects. Part of a small development comprising three homes in total, these two newly built houses are characterised by their tactile material palettes and earthy tones. Set far back from the road and beautifully designed, both have an air of exceptional calm. Each has a garden with landscaping by GRDN and there is off-street parking. The development is a short bus ride from the bars and restaurants of Streatham, Brixton and Tulse Hill.
Conceived by Kinland, includes one renovated Victorian coach house and two newly constructed homes. Discreetly positioned on a secluded plot set back from Palace Road, the houses curve around a central courtyard and parking area. Built with sustainability in mind, the two newly built homes have sedum roofs, which add natural insulation, and all three have air-source heat pumps and triple-glazed windows.
Both houses have wonderfully designed bathrooms, with walk-in showers with frameless glass screens, black sanitaryware and concrete sinks by Smith and Goat. In these spaces, walls are lined with a selection of green, blue and white tiles.
Constructed with sustainability in mind to reduce heat gain during the summer, the roofs on the houses are partially laid with sedum. Both are heated by air-sourced heat pumps and have underfloor heating throughout, with wide cavity walls heavily insulated and triple-glazed windows. A sustained urban drainage system retains all the surface water and channels it underground to aid absorption, reducing pressure on the water table.