Mountview Lodge was completed in 2017 by Woods Hardwick. The brief was to transform a 1990s postmodernist office into 23 fresh modern residential apartments in Swiss Cottage, London.
The transformation was dramatic but practical – relocating the existing stairs unlocked the space to create four luxury apartments across seven floors, while retaining a commercial outlet on the lower ground floor.
The generous former office proportions provided the apartments with lofty ceilings which were complemented by enlarged full height windows, ensuring maximum natural light and stunning views across north London. The transformation of the exterior was completed with a warm white render and new bronze anodised windows.
We took the project forward from the planning stage, acting as the lead consultant for both the interior and exterior design and then for the delivery and implementation of the design on site. The commercial success of the project was demonstrated with all the units either sold or fully let almost immediately after completion.
Mountview Lodge, Swiss Cottage