Renovating with wood

Dining room with lots of wooden features

Photography: Brent Darby

If you’re considering renovating your home using natural elements, this wood-heavy masterpiece in Tulse Hill should provide just the right amount of inspiration. And for those looking to buy – it’s also up for sale!

‘The walls took a week, a truckload of wood from a medieval forest and a lot of glue!’ says Sue Konu of the unusual cladding in the dining room of her Edwardian semi. ‘I liked the idea of stacks of wood – they look good against the black concrete panels around the original fireplace.’

Wood features heavily in this imposing family home: it stands out in the street courtesy of its stripped-wood bay windows and all the floors and doors have also been taken back to their original state. The property has five bedrooms, all big enough to house a double bed, a sofa and writing desk, ‘The bedroom in the roof space is like its own apartment and has its own sink – you’re never on top of each other.’

Architect Sue says the size of her home means that how the family uses different rooms can change over time. She has also secured planning permission to extend the reception room at the rear out into the garden, so the house can continue to grow in accordance with the requirements of its next inhabitants.

Kingsmead Road, SW2, £782,500
This is a beautifully presented five bedroom, two bathroom semi detached house, which is close to Hillside Gardens and handy for Tulse Hill rail station.
Contact Paloma Scott
KFH Dulwich Village
Tel 020 8299 4499

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