PROJECT: Dartmouth Annexe
LOCATION: London SE10
PRODUCTS USED: Natural Oak Oversized Herringbone
DESIGNER/ARCHITECT: Suzanne Brewer Architects
As Britain’s oldest conservation area, Blackheath in the Royal Borough of Greenwich is a historical site of significant architectural importance, with buildings dating back to 1790. Situated alongside the open space of the heath and RIBA Awards-nominated Mews House, Dartmouth Annexe is a new-build speculative propertydesigned by Suzanne Brewer Architects.
Clad in timber panelling and painted to reflect the saddle oil coating of the site’s original stables, Dartmouth Annexe encompasses Brewer’s signature ‘Scandi-Modern’ aesthetic, mixing neutral colours, exposed brickwork and natural materials. The ground floor arrangement, which comprises of an open-plan kitchen, dining and living space, and adjacent bedrooms, required flooring that unified each area and created a natural flow from room to room. Havwoods’ Natural Oak Herringbone fitted the brief with its golden-toned hue and hardwearing, engineered construction. The expanse of glazing throughout the build welcomes an abundance of natural light, highlighting the tonal variations in wood flooring to create a bright and contemporary space.