Inside 75 Cadogan Place: The Grade II Listed Home With A Botanic Garden On Its Doorstep

By CTH Editors

3 weeks ago

This elegant and historic spot offers oodles of charm


Dreaming of a home with an esteemed London postcode? You can’t get better than 75 Cadogan Place, a Grade II listed building overlooking a historic communal garden.

Botanic Vistas: Inside 75 Cadogan Place

Living room with fireplace, sofas and wooden coffee table.

Alex Winship

On the borders of Knightsbridge and Belgravia, this impressive Grade II-listed freehold building on the famed Cadogan Place has come to the market for the first time in over 60 years. Charlie Willis of CW London and CEO of The London Broker is the exclusive selling agent and says, ‘With the imminent Chelsea Flower Show in May, this historic and charming freehold period property is within easy walking distance of the Royal Hospital. It would be the perfect staging post for the green-fingered buyer wishing for wonderful year-round views over a sought-after historical communal garden once known as the London Botanic Garden, and along the dramatic white stucco-fronted terraces of Cadogan Place.’

Conservatory dining room with a white tablecloth on the table.

Alex Winship

The property’s freehold is offered for sale and with vacant possession for £5.95 million, and provides totally flexible accommodation across three apartments. These have effectively served as a family home by offering a multigenerational living solution. The current owner occupied the ground and lower ground floor maisonette back in the 1960s and has subsequently acquired the remaining two flats from the Cadogan Estate. Quietly positioned in one of the best locations in London, directly opposite over seven acres of residents’ gardens and with a tennis court, the flats also benefit from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea resident parking (by application). Cadogan Place is a short walk from the world-renowned shops and restaurants of Sloane Street, the King’s Road and Knightsbridge, with both Harrods and Harvey Nichols within easy reach.

Study with fireplace, chandelier and blue armchair, and a wooden desk in front of the window.

Alex Winship

The building is laid out over five floors and boasts many period features with a combined internal space covering 2,896 square feet, which includes three reception rooms, four double bedrooms (two en suite) and a kitchen leading to the conservatory and a rear patio garden. Its Georgian façade and elegant windows overlook the classic white-fronted terrace of Cadogan Place, the manicured residents’ garden and around to Sloane Street, where Beaverbrook Townhouse sits on the junction to Cadogan Square.

The garden is divided into two parts with the southern part, once known as the London Botanic Garden, having been laid out at the end of the 18th century by William Salisbury, containing a library, hothouse, greenhouse and conservatory. As a result, the South Garden still contains 300-year-old Mulberry trees. In the centre is the Hans Sloane Garden, created for the 2005 Chelsea Flower Show.

Bedroom with wooden armoire and grey bedspread.

Alex Winship

The North Garden was created by the equally renowned Humphry Repton in 1806. Both areas are railed with enclosing lawns, and clumps of shrubbery and mature trees. This area of Chelsea remains one of London’s most interesting historical quarters. Until 1777 the site of Cadogan Place was almost completely occupied by fields. Henry Holland built what he called ‘Hans Town’ on Lord Cadogan’s land, consisting of Sloane Square, Sloane Street, Cadogan Place and Hans Place. The simple terraced houses of stock brick became immediately fashionable among the upper middle and professional classes. Charles Dickens described the area in Nicholas Nickleby as the ‘slight bond’ between ‘the
aristocratic pavements of Belgrave Square and the barbarism of Chelsea’.

Kitchen with white cabinets and pale blue accents.

Alex Winship

Previous inhabitants of Cadogan Place include an eclectic gathering from Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, anti-slavery campaigner William Wilberforce, writer and lover of Oscar Wilde Lord Alfred Douglas to the highly popular Irish comedy actress Dorothea Jordan who for 21 years was mistress to the Duke of Clarence, who later became King William IV and who had 10 children with the Duke.

Charlie Willis concludes, ‘According to homipi.co.uk, there are a total of 286 properties on Cadogan Place including 24 houses and 262 flats, with an average price of houses on this street at a reputed £11,101,529. This makes the freehold of 75 Cadogan Place a rare opportunity for a long-term investor or indeed a family looking to the future for a fabulously flexible home full of character.’

For more information, visit charliewillis.london