Residential architects at London based 4D Studio created this Chiswick housing scheme that was the award winner of the Telegraph’s Best Development What House? Award. It comprises a mix of 9 two and four bedroom townhouses, two detached luxury five and six bedroom houses and 6 superb apartments created by converting ‘the Boathouse’ and the ‘Patio House’ alongside it. When we were commissioned, this Conservation Area site near Chiswick was a convent run by the Sisters of Verona. The mission consisted of two residences, a Grade II listed 18th Century building and a larger, unlisted Victorian building with a distinctive belvedere style tower. Also on the site was a dormitory building dating from the early 20th Century and the 1920s single storey ‘Boathouse’. The development has been driven by the need to finance high quality facilities for Sisters retiring to Chiswick from pastoral work overseas, by constructing a well-designed residential scheme. The scheme has retained the 18th and 19th century buildings, converted them to residential use; demolished the dormitory and other outbuildings; and added new build dwellings as well as a new convent and chapel.