Villa Washington features a variety of multipurpose commercial spaces, hidden away behind a deceptively modest facade. It was built by Leonard Smith, the engineer who designed the floating Queen Emma Bridge, in 1882. With its decorative woodwork and original tiled corridor, it has been able to maintain a sense of the past, but with all the comforts of today.
After entering through the large front yard, the porch opens into a spacious reception area. On the ground floor, you will find a total of seven office/meeting room spaces. Behind the building is a small terrace, a separate annex with bathroom facilities, and a small pantry kitchen.
The top floor of the main building features four large office spaces around a central meeting room with high ceilings and hardwood floors. This can be used as a separate unit, or in connection to the bottom floor. This space also has access to its own bathroom and pantry kitchen facilities. The bathroom also has two showers, so if so desired one can use this floor for overnight guests.
Behind the main building, you’ll find a large freestanding meeting room with its own facilities. One could use this space independently from the other two spaces.
Villa Washington could be the ideal home to one or several small to medium-sized companies, or for anyone interested in setting up a co-working community. The building also offers possibilities to refurbish it to fit a hospitality function.
You will find Villa Washington to be very centrally located in Otrobanda at LB Smith Square.