Christian Eldershaw is advertising The Lodge – a four bedroom, split level apartment in Camberwell south east London.
Described by Anthony Gross, the creator, “The Lodge is an analogue architecture of mesh gates, fire escapes, black steel work, train tracks and car body workshops. In the context the building is land art.”
A 1958 Caretaker’s lodge has been clad in mesh balconies. On top is a new floor, an observation deck and living quarters. It floats above the post war trading estate. Climbing the metal-meshed steps in this industrious corner, you emerge from the truck buzz, clanking gates, train structures and building walls up into an pen, secret sky space: a wide horizontal view over a long train curve, a succession of factory roofs and of the sun.