Private House, Morden Road, Blackheath
Blackheath is now considered to be a new Prime London residential market and the private Cator Estate is amongst the most exclusive locations in Blackheath. Timothy Associates were commissioned to design a modern detached private house on a site formerly occupied by a dwelling which was built in the 1950's.
The buildings in Morden Road are mostly detached houses with pitched roofs set back within walled gardens, extending almost to the full width of their respective plots. The style of surrounding buildings is extremely varied, including pastiche 'Neo Georgian', 1950's detached houses and a modern house, together with some grand original Victorian villas and coach houses.
This design is for a 6 bedroom detached family home predicated on the requirements of a contemporary lifestyle, therefore the layout is rational, with rooms located to ensure the maximum practicability and flexibility. Principal reception rooms and the kitchen are located on the ground floor, with recreational/ leisure facilities, including a swimming pool, games room, gym, sauna and staff accommodation at basement level. Bedrooms are located on the first floor and all rooms are designed to maximise daylight and sunlight penetration.
At the back of the property, full height glass windows and doors connect the interior to the large external terrace and garden which has a sunny south-west orientation.
The design strategy takes advantage of the site by creating new additional spaces and a swimming pool within a lower garden level.