Property of the Day: Great Brownings, Dulwich

Hidden in an enclave of Dulwich Estate, this four-bedroom house is one of the iconic mid-century modern homes built by Austin Vernon and Partners in the 1960s. 

Known as Great Brownings, the collection of homes were designed by architect Malcolm Pringle, who drew inspiration from the historic Great North Wood which occupied this spot in south east London until the late 18th century.

With this in mind, Pringle designed the homes across tiered levels to allow views of the city to the north and woodland to the south to make the most of this remarkable part of south east London.

The houses of the area are also known for their Scandinavian aesthetic with clean lines, large windows and hardwood floorboards.

This property retains a number of the original features, including six Crittall windows left by former owners, as well as an original balcony with industrial metal-lined glass in the hall. But these original design touches have been combined with amenities for modern living, such as the redesigned kitchen with a walnut worktop, a stainless-steel sink and wood veneer cabinet fronts.

The property also has four bedrooms on its upper floor, with the master having its own en-suite, as well as a number of integrated space savers throughout including a cloakroom and hidden storage around the house.

The houses of the area are known for their Scandinavian aesthetic with clean lines, large windows and hardwood floorboards

The feeling of space in the home is also emphasised by the double height hallway when you walk in, which features an open-tread staircase to go upstairs to the bedrooms. At the back of the property, the house leads out into a west-facing patio and garden, which is perfect for summer lounging.

Location-wise, this house is situated between Dulwich and Sydenham Woods, meaning that it’s close to the boutiques of Lordship Lane, the Horniman Museum and the green space of Dulwich Park, as well as just being a short walk from Sydenham Hill station, which runs services to London Victoria in 13 minutes.

On the market with The Modern House for £865,000