Some fifty years after it was built in 1850, this house was tenanted by the artist Charles Conder and his new wife Stella.  Their wide circle of friends was entertained frequently at the house, including the Australian artist Arthur Streeton, Albert Rothenstein, Augustus John, William Orpen and the society hostess Lady Ottoline Morell.  A subsequent resident in 1911 - another artist - invited her husband's mistress to call: the reception she got was to be tarred and feathered from head to foot.

The costume and scene designer Audrey Cruddas moved here during the Second World War.