I loved this surprising building. The facade to Upper Richmond Road is quite low key, with a one storey entrance lobby hiding a beautifully proportioned courtyard garden behind. There are very few common doors, explained by the stark access balconies which dominate the non-street ‘hidden’ elevations. The courtyard elevations are livened up with white rendered balconies and other features which stand proud of the main banded brick backdrop. The gardener has done a great job of providing privacy to the ground floor flats and enclosing the garden from the pathway. Globe bollard light fittings and bespoke signage as well as original looking lifts are nice to see still in evidence. The penthouse flats are signed separately and have their own architectural treatment with loggia-style roof gardens. Someone in the building cares about it and has put up some wonderful contemporary photos of the building when it first opened in 1935. These reveal that the one storey entrance lobby previously had some kind of roof garden loggia itself, now defunct. The light fittings flanking that door were better in the 1930s too!