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April 4, 2014
AREA PROFILE: ENNISMORE GARDENS
Ennismore Gardens is one of the most prestigious garden squares within London’s prime postcodes. Located in Knightsbridge, Ennismore Gardens is situated to the south of Hyde Park and to the east of Royal Albert Hall. Ennismore Gardens was named after William Hare, Viscount Ennismore and Earl of Listowel.
Many of the privately owned homes around Ennismore Gardens are part of the Kingston House Estate. The Kingston House was a Palladian mansion, built in the mid-eighteenth century for Elizabeth Chudleigh, Duchess of Kingston. Development began in the 1840s with the construction of houses on Princes Gate and the east side of Ennismore Gardens. In the 1860s, the 3rd Earl released more land and in the 1870s the rest of Ennismore Gardens was laid out which included a private garden square in the middle. The originally built five-storey houses surrounding the square consisted of porticos with Corinthian columns, and continuous railing creating a first floor balcony.
Who has lived at Ennismore Gardens?
The first residents of Ennismore Gardens included aristocrats and statesmen. During the 20th century, artists and actors joined the aristocrats and statesmen as the primary residents of Ennismore Gardens. Modern times have seen little change in the residents of the gardens. Since Ennismore Gardens garners such a high price tag, individuals with high-net worth or status occupy the residences surrounding the square.
After the 1930s, apartment blocks and modern townhouses replaced many of the original buildings. Today many of the houses have been divided into multiple flats. There has also been an influx of government offices including the Libyan consulate at 61-62 Ennismore Gardens. Ennismore Garden Mews is a popular filming location. 31 Ennismore Mews was used as the home of ‘Brenda Blaney’ in the 1972 film Frenzy, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. Additionally, 23 Ennismore Garden Mews was used for the 1987 VW Golf TV advert that was directed by David Beiley and featured Paula Hamilton.
A Super Prime Central London Address
Ennismore Garden’s desirable location has garnered properties within the gardens high price tags. Houses with the highest specifications consistently obtain £4,000 per square foot. For years to come, Ennismore Gardens sought after location will continue to see consistently high prices.
Sale Price: £12,000,000
Square Feet: 2,730
Price Per Square Foot: £4,396
Sale Price: £10,943,500
Square Feet: 2,730
Price Per Square Foot: £4,009
Ennismore Gardens is located within a 10-minute walk from Knightsbridge and South Kensington tube stations. It is also a 22-minute walk from Victoria Railway Station. With the District, Circle, and Piccadilly line within arms reach, Ennismore Gardens is in a perfect location to get to all parts of London in a timely manor. Ennismore Gardens is also located in close proximity to many attractions, entertainment venues, nightlife, restaurants and shops.
Attractions within a 15-minute walk from Ennismore Gardens include: Albert Memorial, Brompton Oratory, Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fountain, Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Park, Museum of Instruments, Natural History Museum, Royal College of Art, Royal Geographical Society, Serpentine Boating Lake, Serpentine Gallery, Serpentine Sackler Gallery, Science Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum.
Entertainment venues within a 15-minute walk from Ennismore Gardens include: Cadogan Hall, Cine Lumiere, Royal Albert Hall, Royal College of Music and Royal Court Theatre.
Nightlife within a 15-minute walk from Ennismore Gardens includes: Barts, Blue Bar and Mandarin Bar at Mandarin Oriental.
Restaurants within a 15-minute walk from Ennismore Gardens include: Outlaw’s at The Capital, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, Amaya, Petrus, Ametsa with Arzak Instruction, Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley, Tom Aikens, Launceston Place, Rasoi and Apsleys.
Shops within a 15-minute walk from Ennismore Gardens include: Burberry, Bottega Veneta, Celine, Christina Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci, Harrods, Hermes, Harvey Nichols, Louis Vuitton, Mulberry, Roberto Cavalli, Rolex and Valentino.