15th/16th Century “The Wardrobe” in London, England

Listing Description

"A Grade I listed building scheduled as being of special architectural and historic interest. The row of houses known as The Wardrobe incorporates the remains of Richmond Palace, built by Henry VII on the site of the Medieval Sheen Palace. Richmond Palace, built between 1498 and 1501, was a favourite residence of Elizabeth I and was used by the Stuart Princes of Wales until the middle of the 17th century. The Wardrobe buildings were built by Henry VII and housed the apparel and other personal possessions of the royal family. This rich history has attracted several residents, including Viscount Cave, Lord Chancellor in Conservative governments between 1922 and 1928. The garden side of the house was refronted in the reign of Queen Anne, very probably by skilled craftsman of the Board of Works (then headed by Sir Christopher Wren, who had surveyed the palace in the 1680s). It remained one house until 1957, then it was sympathetically converted by the Crown to provide three homes, of which No. 3 is the end house. Architecturally, the property is of distinction indicated by its Grade I listing, and its many features include the handsome rear elevation with a large central pediment, and extensive period panelling and doors. At the rear of the house the large private garden is boundaried by one of the original palace walls, believed to have once had access through it to the Palace Chapel. Other features of the gardens include a summer house, pond and ancient Judas tree. The front of the house offers private forecourt parking as well as a walled front garden."

OHDO Notes

Location: The Wardrobe, Old Palace Yard, Richmond TW9. At the time of this post, guide price £3,900,000 ($4,702,561 USD). For more information on this property contact Hamptons International .

Additional info: Rightmove.co.uk
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