Chiswick House

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Chiswick House

 
Chiswick House is a major example of a neo-Palladian villa, built for the Earl of Burlington in 1725–9. Both the house and its estate were enlarged by Burlington’s heirs, the dukes of Devonshire.

Of modest propor­tions by aristo­cratic standards, Chiswick House’s splendid decor and ornate ceilings have been faith­fully restored by English Heritage and the property is nowadays run by the Chiswick House and Gardens Trust.

A £12 million restor­ation of the gardens was unveiled in 2010, when a stylish new café opened in the grounds.
 
Chiswick House frontage