Peckham House, Southwark

The Peckham House in Southwark is the renovation of an apartment within an Edwardian dwelling where Camberwell meets Peckham in South London. The kitchen area was integrated with the sitting room to create a large open-plan living and dining area. The sleeping and bathroom spaces were extensively refurbished.

Set against the rear wall is a row of built in storage units. Concrete like, fibre-cement wall panels are bound by flowing birch work surfaces. Above the recessed ceramic sink, a deep shelf of birch timber conceals task lighting.

The simple palette of birch joinery, concrete like, fibre-cement wall panels and matt white finished built-in full storage, is appointed throughout the apartment, unifying the spaces. In order to keep costs to a minimum, much of the joinery and finishes were undertaken by the owner.

Dimmable lighting concealed within a partition frames the kitchen area which is defined by a freestanding birch clad island worktop. The worktop that folds 90 degrees from horizontal to vertical to articulating the end of the counter. Above the sink is a birch clad storage shelf, with a pink concealed light that picks up the accents of colour variation within the fibre cement splashback. In oredr to keep costs down, readily available components were utilised or appropriated to suit. David was involved closely wih the selection of fixtures and fittings for the project, from door handles to chairs and bathroom fixtures.