The history of Lexham Gardens by Cheval Maison
The iconic property spans across 32-38 Lexham Gardens dating to the mid-Victorian era, 1875-84, a time of prosperity following the industrial revolution. Many buildings dating to this architectural period are known for their classical style, but this period also saw the revival of medieval Gothic architectural elements and those found across Europe.
Completed by two different builders over the 9-year period, William Ashfold and William Douglas, Lexham Gardens by Cheval Maison has retained its iconic Classical-Italiante style whilst displaying slight variation, making it a valuable part of the Lexham Gardens Conservation area, developed by the third Lord Kensington.
The fashionable area quickly became known as a prime location for the wealthy elite after Kensington Palace (previously known as Nottingham House) was purchased and renovated by William III and retains its reputation today as a desired upmarket location for residents and visitors alike, with many high-end shops, restaurants and notably London’s iconic galleries and museums within walking distance to the Maison.
In 2021 Lexham Gardens by Cheval Maison joined Cheval Collection as the first Maison property in the Cheval Collection portfolio, a luxury serviced apartment operator with properties in central London and Edinburgh.
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