Swan Mead, Tower Bridge Road, London SE1
From the street, a long, narrow corridor offers an intimate delay to the dramatic entrance hall where Pawson’s angular masses surround a roof-lit void. The ground floor is arranged as a bedroom, intended to contain a centrally positioned bed lit by a single roof light, a shower room, and a large studio space which could be used as a further bedroom. From the latter, a store room and utility are off-set.
An oak staircase hovers under the shadow gaps of white walls and ascends to the first-level landing. Oak flooring continues throughout the upper levels, first into a double bedroom with clerestorey windows and an en-suite bathroom, with free-standing bath. An open-plan living room, dining room and kitchen extends across the entire front of the building, lit by a series of windows and with a set of loading doors preserved at its centre. Kitchen worktops are Carrara marble and paired with a bespoke dining table designed by the architect.
Pawson’s elegant minimalist aesthetic proceeds to the second floor through an expansive, open room with access to the timber-decked terrace.
The house is located just a few minutes’ walk to Bermondsey Street, home to a large number of independent restaurants and bars, and the White Cube gallery. It is also popular with independent design practices, many of which choose to base their offices in this vibrant area. Borough market is nearby, and the South Bank, Tate Modern and the river are within easy walking distance.
Borough Underground station (Northern Line) is around eight minutes’ walk and both London Bridge (Jubilee, Northern and National Rail) and Elephant and Castle (Bakerloo) stations and are within easy reach.
Swan Mead, Tower Bridge Road, London SE1
NEAREST STATIONSDistances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
- Borough Station0.6 miles
- London Bridge Station0.7 miles
- Elephant & Castle Station0.7 miles
About the agent
The Modern House is an estate agency that helps people live in more thoughtful and beautiful ways. We believe in design as a powerful force for good. Inspired by the principles of modernism, we represent design-led homes across the UK which celebrate light, space and a truth to materials. Esquire credits The Modern House with "rewriting the rulebook on estate agency" and GQ voted us "one of the best things in the world".
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