I was just picking through the statements too, and found this re the proportions.
The proposal would reinstate the scale and
proportion of the original villa whilst bringing back
to vital use the site through a considered mix of
Was going to say, I didn’t recall the building every being brick coloured, so the estimated time of painting it makes sense, as I moved in in '81 but was only 8, so would not have remembered.
The detail in the brickwork suggests no corners were cut, so interesting to see why they decided to go with the white. Maybe just to stand out. Glad those who it doesn’t appeal to, don’t have to see it every day lol