An exceptional gated mews development of five freehold houses in leafy Hither Green, South East London – created, in part, from a former carpentry workshop.
This is so much more than just another new housing scheme. Every aspect of the design and architecture has been a collaboration between designer Matthias Felsch and sculptor Jeff Lowe. It represents their belief that new homes absolutely can combine style, functionality, and individuality. Jeff was keen to ensure that the houses all had dedicated creative spaces, while Matthias saw to it that, whilst there is an extraordinary amount of floor space on offer, each one is a practical home as well.
As you enter the mews, the first home you see is number 1: an 88 square metre corner house quite unlike any of the others in the scheme.
It’s a light-filled mezzanine home with bedroom, bathroom and work area (that with some minor interior tweaks could be converted to a second bedroom), across the first floor, crowned by vaulted ceilings and large skylights. There is also a bonus space above the bedrooms and bathroom, accessed via a ladder, which can be used as storage or a bed deck for guests.
On the ground floor, pretty much every single square foot is usable. The bespoke kitchen to the left as you enter is beautifully finished with subtle green tones and complemented with a mix of integrated and freestanding appliances.
The ground floor is finished with polished concrete style grey tiling which extends to the under-stair guest WC, whilst upstairs is warm wooden flooring.
The focus of the design is very much the consolidation of home and work. The integral tech is thoroughly up to date, with Cat 6 cabling and local fibre broadband available should you want it, while clever internal lighting options give total control over your environment.
This quiet corner of South East London is something of a hidden gem. It is a desirable residential location but with Hither Green Station more or less on the door step, it is a gateway to London and beyond. Trains to London Bridge, Charing Cross or Cannon Street are frequent and take around ten minutes. There is also the option for a change at New Cross for the Overground to Shoreditch and North London or head to Lewisham and grab the DLR for Canary Wharf, Stratford, or The City.
Lewisham’s constantly evolving town centre is close by. You can take a train or bus there, but it is an easy walk. There is lots on offer here in terms of shopping and eateries but, closer to home and on either side of the tracks, there is an equally impressive selection of coffee houses and places to eat and drink. Found Hope Store on Hither Green Lane offers some fine artisan fare, coffee, and wine. You could also take cocktails at, Bobs just a few doors down. On the other side of the railway you can enjoy the food, drink, and atmosphere at the Station Hotel – something of a local landmark these days. It sits in what feels like an urban village, very quiet and also close to the green spaces at Manor Park, Manor House Gardens & Mountsfield Gardens
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