Cadogan Place, Upper Claremont, Cape Town

We have now completed construction on Drayton and Wilton Houses with completion of Onslow and Cheyne Houses expected towards the end of August. This secure estate of just four striking, ultra-modern homes that range from 588m² to 640m² on plots that range from 650m² to 781m² is situated in Hillwood Road, Upper Claremont.

Drayton House and Onslow House have been sold leaving Wilton House and Cheyne House available.

Visit the dedicated website www.cadoganplace.co.za for more information.

The Houses

  Wilton House - House area: 617m²  Plot area: 769m²

Wilton Crescent was drawn up with the original 1821 Wyatt plan for Belgravia and named after the 2nd Earl of Wilton, second son of Robert Grosvenor, 1st Marquess of Westminster. In the 19th and 20th century it was home to many prominent British politicians, ambassadors and civil servants. Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (1900-1979) lived at 2 Wilton Crescent for many years. Like much of Belgravia, Wilton Crescent is characterised by grand terraces with lavish white houses which are built in a crescent shape, many of them with stuccoed balconies. Wilton Crescent lies to the northwest of Belgrave Square and is accessed via Wilton Place which connects to Knightsbridge. Further to the east lies Buckingham Palace.
 

  Drayton House - House area: 588m²  Plot area: 723m²

Drayton Gardens lies between the Old Brompton Road and the Fulham Road in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea with a number of significant cultural and historical landmarks, along with several diplomatic premises, found close by. In the 16th century, and prior to development, the area formed part of a three acre field on the Day Estate called Rosehall or Rose Hawe which later became a market garden. For more than two hundred years the Day family had owned land on both sides of Old Brompton Road. In 1835 the family purchased the enfranchisement of the copyhold tenure from Lord Kensington, the Lord of Earls Court Manor. Then, in the 1840s, there was a revival in London building activity and James Day leased the land to speculators and 57 houses were built within 7 years with the Metropolitan Board of Works in 1884 renaming the area Drayton Gardens. As an aside the largest single household in 1861 was not at one of the newly built residential houses but the Drayton public house, where lived the publican, his wife, their seven children and five servants, making a total of fourteen occupants!
 

  Onslow House - House area: 597m²  Plot area: 781m²

Onslow Square, a garden square in South Kensington lies between the Old Brompton Road to the northwest and the Fulham Road. The houses were built by Charles James Freake, on land belonging to the Smith's Charity Estate. His building agreement with the trustees of the charity stipulated that they should be stuccoed, and constructed to designs and specifications provided by the trustees' architect and surveyor, George Basevi. The first houses in the square, were begun in September 1845, and were occupied by 1847. The whole square was completed by 1865.
 

  Cheyne House - House area: 640m²  Plot area: 649m²

Cheyne Walk is an historic riverside street in Chelsea in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. Most of the houses were built in the early 18th century. It takes its name from William Lord Cheyne whose family owned an estate on the site and were lords of the manor of Chelsea from 1660 to 1712. Cheyne Walk offered residents a break from the smog-filled air and compact streets of central London. Like the promenades of the city's pleasure gardens, people used Cheyne Walk as a means of taking exercise, socializing and showing off their fine clothes. However even before the Cheynes, the site of Cheyne Walk had its place in history. The home of the great Tudor chancellor under Henry VIII, Thomas More, lived in Chelsea with his extensive family. It was from the river side opposite Cheyne Walk that More was taken by boat to the Tower of London and his execution on Tower Hill.
 
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