This semi-detached villa, built in 1845 on the Ladbroke estate, features a Lombardic tower, an early example of this genre which did not generally become fashionable until the 1850s.  A silk mercer and French ribbon importer was an early resident, followed by a solicitor in the High Court of Chancery.  His wife was the widow of Captain James Seton, the last English person to die in a duel on British soil - in 1845.

In the 20th century, rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix died of a drug overdose at an apartment across the road in the early hours of 18th September 1970.