Archive for month: October, 2012

Property for Sale: Modern House, Camberwell, SE5

18 Oct
October 18, 2012

This modern house in Camberwell is for sale in Camberwell, SE5. Set along a sought-after residential road backing onto Burgess Park, this exceptional new build three bedroomed detached house is presented in breathtaking condition throughout offering wonderful open-plan living, gorgeous fixtures and fittings, South West orientation providing ample natural light and private garden.

Arranged over two floors the house comprises excellently equipped and generously proportioned 25′ reception room/kitchen opening out to garden, grand master bedroom with walk-in-wardrobe/dressing room and outstanding en suite bathroom, two further good-sized bedrooms, family shower room and guest cloakroom.

The property further benefits from an approved NHBC certificate and security alarm (including wiring for security cameras).

The property is well located for a range of local amenities on offer within Camberwell and nearby Elephant and Castle.

Local transport links include Kennington and Elephant and Castle Underground Stations (Northern Line) while a number of good local bus routes provide links to the City.

More details can be found here.

 

Property Inspiration: Caterpillar House, Feldman Architecture

17 Oct
October 17, 2012

The design for the Caterpillar House, sited on the softly rolling hills of the Santa Lucia Preserve, sought to accentuate a connection to the land.  Having lived in a Cliff May home, the client came to the project with a love of modern ranch houses and looking for an environmentally-conscious response to a beautiful site.  The Caterpillar House implements sustainable elements while exploring a contemporary version of the ranch ideals: massing that is low and horizontal, an open plan with a strong connection between indoor and outdoor spaces, and main living areas which center informally on the kitchen.

Connecting literally and figuratively to the site, excavated earth was repurposed for the construction of the walls.  These rammed earth walls gently curve in response to the site’s contours and also act as a thermal mass, regulating temperatures from day to night.  Capturing rainwater for irrigation, three tanks proudly sit close to the home – a clear sign of the available water resources for landscape.  Large south-facing glass doors open the main living area to a large covered contemporary porch and to an outdoor patio with sunshades that expand and contract to allow for a flexible entertaining area that responds to the client’s needs.  The glazing, natural ventilation and operable shading also act as a passive heating and cooling system, cooling the house in the summer and warming the house in winter.  Integrated photovoltaic panels enable the house to produce all of its energy requirements without compromising the graceful curve of the low roof against the hill.

The Caterpillar House is the first LEED Platinum Custom Home of the California Central Coast.

Further details about the house and Feldman Architecture can be found here.

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