Built circa 1718, as lodgings for the Maids of Honour attending the Princess of Wales, wife to George II, this Georgian terrace is considered to be one of the finest examples in the country.
Modernised extensively in 2007, the house functions as a modern family home with plentiful living space and a delightfully private south-west facing garden.
In 1744 the house was owned by Swiss Count Johann Jacob Heidegger, a leading Impresario of Masquerades in the 18th Century. Together with Handel, Heidegger was permitted to produce Operas at the Kings Theatre in 1729. In 1745, Heideggers friend and scene artist Antonio Joli, a pupil of Giovanni Paolo Panini decorated the entrance hall. The panels are topographical landscapes taken from Zeiler's Topographia Helvetiae, Merian's Topographia Italiae and also Fischer Von Erlach's Historische Architekur. Above the door leading to the staircase a painted music book open at the beginning of an aria from an opera performed at the Haymarket in Febuary 1745.
The house is located on Richmond Green and only few hundred metres away from Richmond's elegant town centre as well as the most beautiful part of the River Thames made famous by JMW Turner's paintings. Many boutiques and cafes populate the nearby street and lanes, along with a collection of mainstream retailers. Kew Gardens and Richmond Park, with its 2500 acres of stunning deer inhabited parkland, are also both around a mile away. Richmond station provides a fast and direct service into London Waterloo, plus District Line Underground and London Overground services. The A316 is close by and becomes the M3 after five miles, allowing a fast transfer to the M25 or continuation to the west. The opposite direction takes you directly into central London, with Hyde Park Corner being just over eight miles away.