Designed and lived in by the architect, this eco-home of outstanding quality is fully detached and tucked away off Crescent Wood Road allowing it total privacy. Built in 2013 the house has a U-shaped plan that wraps around a central courtyard with glass walls, allowing morning and afternoon sunlight to filter through into the interior spaces. A high 40-meter long black Siberian larch timber wall screens the house from its neighbours and gives a fortress-like feel. Full-height glazed sliding doors on both floors help create a strong relationship between inside and outside. The structure has been designed to improve thermal and acoustic performance and reduce the carbon footprint. Consideration has been given for walls, the sedum roof and floors to achieve an insulation standard significantly beyond the current Building Regulations requirements in order to decrease the total heating load. The windows are high-performance, carbon-filled and double-glazed in timber framing, configured to optimize sunlight and daylight levels and there is underfloor heating on all floors. Similar to the traditional courtyard typology, the inner cores are private, secure and well-ventilated with the outdoor environment intended as an extension of the family space.
Situation Crescent Wood Road is a wide road running alongside Dulwich Woods. The excellent facilities of Dulwich Village with its excellent independent schools and Crystal Palace are close at hand and the nearest station is Sydenham Hill with services to Blackfriars and Victoria. Sydenham station is 1.2 miles away with he London Overground and trains to London Bridge. The independent schools of Dulwich are within easy reach.
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