The joy of well-living

A nourishing home that grounds you. Time shared with awesome people. The gentle flow of new ideas and fresh-thinking that elevates everything. A life tuned into the magic of the city; that’s a life well-lived.

Well-Living

A home should be more than a roof over your head

It’s clear to us that the city has moved faster than our housing models and we think it’s about time they caught up. Balancing the growing need for both privacy and community; for meaningful exchanges and generous individual space, Mason & Fifth are defining ‘well-living’ for a generation seeking a new option for ‘home’ in the city.

Mason & Fifth - a space that nurtures, a community that energises and a transformational home that connects you to you. Welcome home!

  • Bermondsey, LDN

    The Italian Building

The Italian Building

41 Dockhead, Bermondsey, London SE1 2BS

A beautifully designed, grounding home. Consciously created to strengthen communities and boost well-being from the inside out.

28 studio apartments available for move-in January 2020.

An Edwardian Classical building sustainably repurposed for 21st century co-living
Welcome to a place to call home and a community to call yours
Welcome to a place to call home and a community to call yours
Welcome to a place to call home and a community to call yours
Welcome to a place to call home and a community to call yours
Welcome to a place to call home and a community to call yours
Welcome to a place to call home and a community to call yours
Welcome to a place to call home and a community to call yours
Welcome to a place to call home and a community to call yours
Welcome to a place to call home and a community to call yours
Welcome to a place to call home and a community to call yours
Welcome to a place to call home and a community to call yours
Welcome to a place to call home and a community to call yours
Welcome to a place to call home and a community to call yours
Welcome to a place to call home and a community to call yours
Welcome to a place to call home and a community to call yours

The five pillars of well-living

  • 1. HEALTHY SPACES
  • 2. DAILY NOURISHMENT
  • 3. MODERN FITNESS
  • 4. MENTAL CLARITY
  • 5. CONSCIOUS HEDONISM
  • The Italian Building is a centrally located urban sanctuary close to the River Thames. Healthy, sustainable, fixtures and fittings throughout and earthy, natural decor designed to calm.
  • A fully-furnished private studio designed by Studio Clement with kitchenette, ensuite bathroom with waterfall shower, high-speed wifi, premium appliances (TV, fridge, kettle) and house subscriptions to Netflix and Mubi.
  • Dreamy Hypnos mattress, luxury bedding and sleep-optimising lighting.
  • Epic communal living area with space to work, home cinema system, huge house kitchen, communal larder, laundry, library, gym and yoga/meditation studio.
  • 100% waste-free and chemical-free home with organic toiletries by La Bruket and oxygenating plants by RoCo.
  • Sunny outdoor space with a kitchen garden that we invite you to nurture.
  • Eat well every day with a healthy breakfast of overnight oats, fruit, toast and spreads included in your subscription.
  • Request a nutritious packed-lunch and sign up for daily home-cooked evening meals using food from our garden for an extra (but reasonable) fee.
  • Monthly supper club with a guest chef where good friends are welcome.
  • Optional 1:1 consultation with house nutritionist for an extra fee.
  • Build physical resilience together with our community running club and handily located on-site gym complete with Peloton HIIT bikes.
  • Dip in and out of the holistic daily fitness programme developed by Jessica Skye which includes five varieties of yoga, pilates, tai chi and qi gong.
  • Explore London on bikes available to borrow and join adventures in and out of the city with your lovely housemates.
  • Find inner peace in our meditation studio and go with the flow through our mental resilience programme designed by Innate Health.
  • Reduce the mental load with one bill for everything including laundry and housekeeping service.
  • Zone out with a monthly gong bath and permanent tech-free spot in the house.
  • Get it off your chest with weekly ‘Rant and Reflect’ talking circle.
  • Be part of a creative community and share social spaces with great humans with plenty of time to connect at house events around food, music, literature, art and film.
  • Learn something new every week through guest speakers and expert-led workshops.
  • Let your hair down at the quarterly full-house parties where mates are welcome.
  • Enjoy a large communal space that includes a state of the art sound system and home-cinema system for sports, films and presentations.
  • Tuck into an open larder for everyday treats.

Not just the basics you need from a home - but also everything you want to live a well-rounded, purposeful and engaged life: keeping your mind and body fit and fed, and your spirit level.

Soul

We’re building a home that’s good for the senses and good for the soul, from the natural materials we’ve used to create a sense of stillness in the city to a mental resilience programme developed bespoke to help our residents tap into their own innate health. There are spots in the house to consciously unplug from technology and recurring moments like our weekly Rant and Reflect sessions where we can share, connect and release whatever’s on our minds.

Fitness

We’ve created a holistic daily fitness programme with Jessica Skye that balances slowing down, regrounding and tuning in (yin) with firing up and sparking energy (yang). With complete circularity, every activity feeds to other to strengthen your mind-body connection, in and out of the studio. Yoga, pilates, tai chi, Qi Gong, HIIT and running as standard, with the occasional guest class thrown into the mix to keep things fresh.

Nourishment

We want you to start the day right, so a breakfast of overnight oats, fruit, cereals and toast is given as standard to all housemates. In addition at night there will be a healthy and home-cooked dinner to opt into (at cost price) with additional salads, herbs and medicinal food from our own back garden. Once a month, bring a guest to our full house supper club, hosted by independent chefs who inspire us.

Culture

We connect our community to fresh-thinking through in a cultural programme designed to inspire curiosity and exploration - both of ourselves and our world. When good people and good ideas come together, that’s when magic can happen. A mix of radical thinking, progressive therapies, immersive themed experiences and the occasional party to make a home that’s alive inside.

Community

This isn’t just a building full of studios; it’s a community of interested, engaged people who have come together by choice. No agenda, no manifesto, just a shared commitment to live together and be nice to each other; a desire to leave the world a bit better than when we found it and the freedom to get involved or step away as the mood takes.

Ease

In our home, there’s space to work and scope to play, all in one monthly bill. Housekeeping to keep things fresh in your personal space once a week, and optional extras like laundry services if you’ve got too much going on outside of home to focus on tedious life-min.

Home is our starting point, not the end product.

We create the space and launch the community, but we're not making the rules, we're excited to discover where it will go.