Built in the 1880's the house has been home to two American artists. Most notably, Anna Lea Merritt, who was the first woman artist to have a painting in a British national collection. "Love Locked Out" now hangs in Tate Britain. Romaine Brooks also lived at the house. She worked mostly in Paris and Capri and specialized in portraiture.
The house is semi-detached and the only double fronted studio house on Tite Street, SW3. The house is arranged over three floors and being 44' wide, offers rare lateral living on the raised ground floor, which opens into a wonderful paved south and west facing garden.
The central hall opens to a panelled dining room and a ground floor bedroom with en suite shower room/ guest cloakroom.
A wide staircase rises to the first floor which is dominated by a spectacular studio drawing room that is 35' long with 18-25' ceilings and gallery. The front windows are unusually tall and provide stunning light and a wonderful view over gardens to the Royal Hospital beyond.
The master bedroom has a view over the garden and a large en suite bathroom.
The lower ground floor comprises a sitting room/snug and three further bedrooms and bathrooms, plus a utility and two storage rooms.
Quietly located close to the amenities of Sloane Square and the Kings Road, Tite Street runs south towards the river from Tedworth Square and is a highly sought after address situated in the heart of historic Chelsea.
The gardens of the Royal Hospital at Burton Court and Ranelagh Gardens are a short walk. The Physic Gardens are around the corner and access to both is possible by separate negotiation.
The garden faces south west and is accessed from the living/dining room. It is paved and flanked with mature shrubs and several silver birch.
To the north side, there is a narrow garage, ideal for a smart car and also bikes, dustbins and general storage.