Up for sale at almost £1m Archway Studios on Dartford Street, Walworth, SE17 uses the space provided by a railway arch and the land alongside it to create a unique contemporary home.
The infill development extends to 1,600 sq ft. Currently combining a family home and a photography studio, the living areas sit at various levels beneath the three-storey atrium, with adjacent private rooms including two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a study. The design contrasts industrial steel exteriors alongside expansive, contoured interiors to produce what the agents describe as ‘a new paradigm for inhabitable infrastructure.’
The house was designed by Undercurrent Architects and won the London Architecture Awards House of the Year in 2013. Sold on a leasehold basis with 850 years remaining it has now gone under offer off an asking price of £999,999.
While not particularly large and not in a particularly sought after area the sale illustrates what interest there is in ‘something different’ in the London market. Just as importantly it illustrates how redundant space can be used to add to housing supply.