75 Cadogan Square
75 Cadogan Square, London, SW1
Built between 1877 and 1888 on the grounds of the Prince's Club, and designed in the style of Queen Anne Revival with a Flemish influence. From roughly 1894 to 1923, it was the townhouse of the dashing Irish Marquess of Dufferin, Terence Blackwood, and his American wife, Florence Davis, who was described as "socially prominent in the American Colony in London". Tatler reported that it was Lady Dufferin who designed, "the great white staircase and magnificent blue hall... in exquisite taste". Today, No. 75 is best associated with the novelist, Arnold Bennett (1865-1931), who lived here between 1923 and 1930, during which time he wrote his last book, "Imperial Palace".