Looking for a London home that breaks the mould? Well, forget your average property listings, look beyond the array of Victorian terraces and the high-rise apartment blocks being built around the city and you’ll discover a wealth of hidden gems, from converted warehouses to Grade-listed classics. To give you a real taste of what’s on offer, we’re continuing our weekly series of the best London properties on sale right now with this incredible modern Tree House in Redberry Grove, SE26.
The Tree House II: Redberry Grove, London SE26
A place of tranquility in the city
Price: £1,695,000 via Modern House
The black glass facade of The Tree House allows this modern, geometrical property to fit in seamlessly to its surroundings, blending in with the natural environment. You’ll find this futuristic tree house down a quiet woodland lane situated inside a Conservation Area that has been protected since 2000 as a 'permanent breathing space' and a 'place of tranquility'. The high ceilings and full-height windows found on the bottom floor flood the space with natural light and afford views of the tranquil scenery.
Entry to the wonderfully relaxed property is via steel and iroko steps that lead up to a huge iroko-framed glazed door towards the entrance hall and onto the living room. Soaring ceilings and full-height windows on three sides allow views of the surrounding trees and flood the space with light. Double sliding-pocket doors create an impressive entertaining space by connecting the living room with the separate kitchen, which is superbly designed and finished to a high specification using Gaggenau appliances.
The first floor is home to all 4 of the bedrooms, as well as a family bathroom. All floors are thermal engineered oak with under-floor heating and all windows are iroko-framed inside and out and triple glazed. The house has a 4-star rating under the Code for Sustainable Homes thanks to its efficiency. This house doesn’t only look great inside and out, it’s a masterfully efficient and sustainable design too.
Where is it?
You get the best of both worlds, here. Despite being nicely secluded and part of its own Conservation Area, the transport links to the Tree House are excellent. Forest Hill station is approximately an eight-minute walk, running regular services to London Bridge, Canada Water, Shoreditch and Highbury & Islington.