I’m lucky enough to live in a flat on the Dulwich Estate. Few housing estates are as well planned, designed, or indeed situated. Mostly built between the 50s and 70s to the designs of Architect, Russell Vernon, it has the good fortune to occupy the wooded hills around Dulwich, Sydenham and Upper Norwood. It includes a range of housing types, from tower blocks, to terraced homes and chalet style dwellings. With their midcentury detailing, they are now highly sought after. One of my favourite bits of the estate, lying right on the edge of the woods, is Peckarmans Wood, a collection of terraced split-level homes. At No.49, lives artist, Sarah Hamilton, who designs cards and prints. I first met her a couple of years ago, when I photographed her work. I then insisted on returning so I could photograph the house, which is packed with period detail, and almost literally, is right up my street. And this weekend only, you too can have a peek inside to see Sarah’s work as part of Dulwich Festival Artists’ Open House. Joining her, will be Mini Moderns, whose homewares range is perfectly suited to Sarah’s house, and Photographer, Paul Craig, will be exhibiting some stunning landscapes.
Some of the images were recently featured in 25Beautiful Homes magazine.
With thanks to Do South & Matt Mitchell of Crystal Palace
Additional reading on Dulwich Estate in Midcentury Magazine