Golden Jubilee on Egerton Crescent
- By Bertie Russell
- 01 August 2018
Egerton Crescent, one of London’s most prestigious addresses, is celebrating a golden Jubilee as No.50 comes to the market for the first time in 50 years. Designed in 1845 by George Basevi, the architect behind London’s Belgrave Square, Egerton Crescent is a stunning row of stucco-fronted houses set back from private manicured gardens. No.50 was once home to Danish Royalty and celebrates the grandeur and elegance of the period in which it was built, boasting a wealth of traditional features, six double bedrooms, a south-facing rear garden and separate terrace. This unique home is now on the market with Russell Simpson for £11.25m.
No.50 Egerton Crescent, which sits on the easterly side of the crescent, has housed an eclectic group of characters since its inception over 170 years ago, including a draper, merchant, wine agent and solicitor, but perhaps most notably, members of the Danish Royal family. Princess Anne of Denmark, first cousin to Queen Elizabeth II, rented No.50 property during the 1958 London social season, where her 16-year-old daughter Lady Elizabeth Anson was introduced to high society through a series of debutante balls and charity galas.
Lady Elizabeth went on to become one of London’s most notorious party planners and has been at the epi-centre of society for over 50 years. An indispensable figure, she has organised parties for the Clinton’s, Mick Jagger, and of course the Queen.
Spread over five floors totalling 3,434 sq.ft., No.50 Egerton Crescent enjoys ample entertaining space, well suited to Lady Elizabeth’s debut into society, with separate dining and drawing rooms on the ground and first floors respectively. The drawing room, which consumes the entire first floor, spans nearly 30ft in length and features floor-to-ceiling windows opening out onto Juliet balconies at the front, and to a private covered terrace at the rear. This generous reception space also includes elegant parquet flooring, intricate cornicing and exceptional ceiling heights, allowing for wonderful natural light.
The second floor is dedicated entirely to the master bedroom suite, which benefits from an en-suite bathroom and beautiful leafy green views over the crescent’s private garden, whilst three further bedrooms occupy the third floor.
The kitchen/breakfast room is located on the ground floor, whilst the lower ground houses two further bedrooms, a bathroom and excellent storage space, including three vaults. To the rear lies an impressive south-facing garden stretching nearly 60ft, unparalleled in size for this location, whilst residents will also gain access and part-ownership to the crescent’s beautifully maintained private gardens at the front.
Originally built within the Smith’s Charity Estate, rents and profits from properties in Egerton Crescent were deposited for charitable uses and were often gifted to towns in Surrey for the relief of the poor. In the years following, the street was home to a succession of notable characters, including, politicians, poets, theatrical directors and the late popular broadcaster, David Frost. Originally called Brompton Crescent, Egerton Crescent was renamed in 1896 in honour of Francis Egerton, the 3rd Duke of Bridgewater.
Situated on the Chelsea-Knightsbridge border, No.50 Egerton Crescent is surrounded by some of London’s finest cultural attractions, including the V&A Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Royal Albert Hall. The property is also wonderfully located a short walk from Hyde Park, Harrod’s and Walton Street for an abundance of restaurants, bars and boutiques.
50 Egerton Crescent is on the market at £11,250,000.
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