For Sale: The Former Chelsea Home of the Queen’s Party Planner
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
Once home to Danish Royalty, No.50 Egerton Crescent has six double bedrooms, a south-facing rear garden and separate terrace, plus a wealth of traditional features.
Spread over five floors, totalling 3,434 sq ft, the property has ample entertaining space, with separate dining and drawing rooms. The drawing room consumes the entire first floor, spanning nearly 30 ft in length with floor-to-ceiling windows, parquet flooring, intricate cornicing, exceptional ceiling heights, Juliet balconies at the front and a private covered terrace at the rear.
The second floor is dedicated entirely to the master bedroom suite, which has an en suite bathroom and beautiful leafy green views over the crescent’s private garden. Three further bedrooms occupy the third floor.
The kitchen/breakfast room is located on the ground floor, while the lower ground houses two further bedrooms, a bathroom and excellent storage space, including three vaults.
The rear garden stretches nearly 60 ft, unparalleled in size for this location, while residents also have access to and part-ownership of the crescent’s private gardens at the front.
Princess Anne of Denmark, first cousin to Queen Elizabeth II, rented No.50 during the 1958 London social season, where her daughter Lady Elizabeth Anson was introduced to high society
Designed in 1845 by George Basevi, the architect behind London’s Belgrave Square, Egerton Crescent is a row of stucco-fronted houses set back from private manicured gardens. No.50 Egerton Crescent has housed an eclectic group of characters since its inception over 170 years ago, including a draper, merchant, wine agent and solicitor.
Princess Anne of Denmark, first cousin to Queen Elizabeth II, rented No.50 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 centre of society for over 50 years, organising parties for the Clinton’s, Mick Jagger and the Queen.