The Rye Apartments in Nunhead: smart and sustainable scheme of 10 new-build homes for sale in sought after London ‘village’

After years of sleepy isolation, Nunhead, the sedate side of Peckham, has suddenly acquired “village” status.

It now has organic cafés, delis, gastropubs, a bike shop, book store, florist and kids’ fashion boutique alongside the long-established butcher, baker and fishmonger.

The area’s historic Green has been refurbished, too, while a new eco-friendly community centre is being built with a terrace overlooking this pleasant space.

All of which is proving to be a magnet for the growing number of young families now renting or buying here, some moving from higher-priced Dulwich, others boarding the East London line from Hackney. 

The Ivy House, London’s award-winning first community-owned pub, can also be found in Nunhead — proof of a rooted community. 

While the Green is the hub of the area, Nunhead’s charm stems from its network of small-scale Victorian terraces and leafy retreats, including refurbished Nunhead Cemetery, built in 1840, one of London’s greatest and now also a nature reserve. 

The Rye Apartments, facing on to Peckham Rye Park, are a step up in architectural quality for new-build homes in the area.

Each of these 10 highly insulated, low-carbon homes has an exposed spruce timber structure, vaulted ceilings and whitewashed wooden floors.

Roofs are covered in Danish shingle cladding, while interiors have underfloor heating and high-speed fibre broadband.

Prices range from £525,000 for one-bedroom garden flats to £950,000 for three-bedroom split-level penthouses. 

Call estate agent Caddingtons on 020 7164 6545 for more information.

From £525,000: for a one-bedroom flat in ‘villagey’ Nunhead (Peter Landers Photography)

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