The overall plan is an unusual cruciform shape sitting in a large garden; flats have very long frontages and there are no internal rooms. Much emphasis was placed on the ‘healthiness’ of the building in its original brochure. Flats range from one to three bedrooms, although the original brochure claims that there were no one bedroom flats (this was clearly seen as a plus). Originally, maid service could be ordered from the porters. The contractor was Richard Costain Ltd. The original Crittalls are still there and I was excited to see the bespoke curved ones on the end bays. The projecting balconies are unusual with one square and one curved end, and a sloping soffit. Today, the residents are battling over how to refurbish their common parts. The lobby has some lovely original varnished timberwork and the concierge’s desk as well as original signage, a chandelier and even a print of the building. Thankfully, some residents care about the building enough to try and research its past and restore the lobby et al to their 30s glory.