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messageDunstans Road - new houses - unoccupied
Posted by muffins78 January 11, 02:47PM

Does anyone know anything about the new houses built on Dunstans Road, near forest hill road? They are built ages but it remains like a building site. Are they ever to go on the market?

messageRe: Dunstans Road - new houses - unoccupied
Posted by SpringTime January 11, 05:00PM

The guy that threw these up needs a good doctor, I think. Look like late 80s/early 90s builds of the worst kind. I'm unsure on the planning situation and guess anyone nearby would have said no way to the current "product." Perhaps he ran out of cash halfway through the build and that would have been when the market began cooling back in 2016. If I had the money I'd probably knock them down and start again! Shame really.

messageRe: Dunstans Road - new houses - unoccupied
Posted by tiddles January 12, 08:51AM

Yes I agree about their design - I cannot see how they meet planning regs re outdoor space. I rather liked the old stable block that was there before.

messageRe: Dunstans Road - new houses - unoccupied
Posted by jimbo1964 January 12, 04:41PM

They're horrible. Such a wasted opportunity to build something interesting in a great location.

messageRe: Dunstans Road - new houses - unoccupied
Posted by KidKruger January 12, 05:18PM

“Interesting” doesn’t make profit !
I got the impression driving past the last couple of years that it was a builder’s side-project, which he was progressing with his team inbetween client work.
As per above I couldn’t see why there will be a delay otherwise.

messageRe: Dunstans Road - new houses - unoccupied
Posted by kford January 13, 11:14AM

Terrible. And it looks like they didn't consider access on the left hand side, hence the odd, bluff wall on the roof.

messageRe: Dunstans Road - new houses - unoccupied
Posted by B&G January 13, 01:14PM

I walk past those most days and I'm unable to fathom who in their right mind chooses doors like those. Hideous doesn't come close. And clearly they'll all need steps up to the front door, too, which they needn't have required.

Cheap and ugly.

messageRe: Dunstans Road - new houses - unoccupied
Posted by karpar January 25, 08:50PM

Yes, I have to look at these every day and they are so depressing. I've heard that the houses are still incomplete because the developer died.

messageRe: Dunstans Road - new houses - unoccupied
Posted by KidKruger January 25, 09:18PM

...of boredom ?

messageRe: Dunstans Road - new houses - unoccupied
Posted by tallulah71 January 30, 02:09PM

KK! big grin

messageRe: Dunstans Road - new houses - unoccupied
Posted by tarafitness February 21, 03:28PM

I saw a man clearing stuff in the front garden the other day. No activity since.

Such a strange waste of land on a great road. The houses look tiny - I think either 2 houses, or flats would be better suited to the space - fair enough if they're affordable, but they're no good to anyone in their current state!

messageRe: Dunstans Road - new houses - unoccupied
Posted by jimbo1964 February 24, 12:50PM

Best thing would be demolish and start again. I don't know how these terrible buildings got past planning. I think they may have been hoping the people behind would want to sell some of their garden (which they didn't).

messageRe: Dunstans Road - new houses - unoccupied
Posted by alice February 24, 01:06PM

Put them on the market at the right price and they would sell.

messageRe: Dunstans Road - new houses - unoccupied
Posted by teetomthomas March 02, 07:28PM

Those doors....



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was march 02, 07:29pm by teetomthomas.

messageRe: Dunstans Road - new houses - unoccupied
Posted by teetomthomas March 02, 07:30PM

kford Wrote:
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> Terrible. And it looks like they didn't consider
> access on the left hand side, hence the odd, bluff
> wall on the roof.

Believe it or not, that wall on the left is a design feature.
It is meant to be in keeping with the party wall fire breaks that extend above the roof of the terraced houses to the left and according to a local architect I spoke to is likely one of the reasons that planning permission was granted.

messageRe: Dunstans Road - new houses - unoccupied
Posted by kford March 02, 08:43PM

teetomthomas Wrote:
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> kford Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Terrible. And it looks like they didn't
> consider
> > access on the left hand side, hence the odd,
> bluff
> > wall on the roof.
>
> Believe it or not, that wall on the left is a
> design feature.
> It is meant to be in keeping with the party wall
> fire breaks that extend above the roof of the
> terraced houses to the left and according to a
> local architect I spoke to is likely one of the
> reasons that planning permission was granted.

The mind boggles

messageRe: Dunstans Road - new houses - unoccupied
Posted by micromacromonkey March 03, 12:30PM

I'm looking forward to the day the new owners discover this thread about their houses.

I cannot stand pastiche architecture, particularly 'Victorian style' (although as it happens there is quite a nicely done terrace at the bottom of Bromar road). These Dunstan's houses have taken all the worst elements of fake Victorian (the doors!), fake 1930s (the awful bays) and added out-of-place modern features (upstairs windows) then wrapped it all in a 1990s brick. I'm guessing they completely fail to meet RIBA guidelines for minimum indoor and outdoor space and really should be razed to the ground, with all involved (from developer and architect, to builder, to Southwark planners) receiving a firm kick in the nuts.


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