3 Carlton Gardens

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3 Carlton Gardens is a house in Carlton Gardens, cul-de-sac at the west end of Carlton House Terrace in London's St James's district SW1. The house was designed by Decimus Burton as part of a pair. It has been listed Grade II* on the National Heritage List for England since January 1970.[1]

The house is three storeys tall plus an attic storey; and four windows wide. A balustraded balcony is on the first floor.[1] The house has a swimming pool and spa, and private formal gardens.[2]

In 1843, it was residence to the politician Frederick Hodgson, MP for Barnstable.[3] In 1856 it was the home of the Conservative MP for Buteshire, James Stuart-Wortley.[4] The house was the residence of the Conservative politician and army officer George Weld-Forester, 3rd Baron Forester in the 1870s; Weld-Forester died at the property in 1886.[5][6]

The house was used by the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6) to interview recruits after the Second World War.[2]

In 2012, the house was bought by the property developer Mike Spink for £65.5 million, who subsequently renovated the property.[2] The property was listed at £125 million for several years until its 2019 sale to the American hedge fund manager Kenneth C. Griffin, the founder and CEO of Citadel LLC, for £95 million.[2]

The 2019 sale of 3 Carlton Gardens was the most expensive sale of a UK property since 2011.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Historic England, "3, Carlton Gardens (1066349)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 25 January 2018
  2. ^ a b c d e Rupert Neath (21 January 2019). "US hedge fund tycoon buys £95m house near Buckingham Palace". The Guardian. Retrieved 25 January 2019.
  3. ^ The Post Office London Directory. Kelly's Directories Limited. 1843. p. 968.
  4. ^ The Catholic Directory, Ecclasiastical Register, and Almanac. 1856. p. 270.
  5. ^ The Royal Kalendar, and Court and City Register for England, Scotland, Ireland, and the Colonies. 1874. p. 89.
  6. ^ The Complete Peerage, Volume V. St Catherine's Press. 1926. p. 553.

Coordinates: 51°30′20″N 0°08′01″W / 51.50544°N 0.133525°W / 51.50544; -0.133525