Chesham Place is a picturesque terrace of houses built during the early to mid-19th century, located in a prestigious neighbourhood. The buildings are a fine example of the architectural elegance of the era, characterized by stucco exteriors, slate mansard roofs, and well-preserved classical features. This case study examines the reinstatement cost assessment for Chesham Place, a historic terrace of houses, emphasizing the importance of assessing the unique architectural elements for insurance purposes.
Property Overview: Chesham Place is a row of terrace houses with distinctive architectural features, such as rusticated quoins on the end houses, channelled stonework on the ground floor, and unfluted Doric projecting porches leading to various panelled doors. The property comprises four stories, including a mansard attic and a basement. The facades range from three to four windows wide, with a continuous balustraded balcony on the first floor, square-headed architraved windows, and pediments on the first floor. The windows are adorned with sashes and glazing bars, with French casements on the first floor. The property also boasts a modillion cornice above the third floor, parapet, and cast iron spearhead area railings, enhancing its historical charm.
The rear facades of the terrace houses are notable for their grey painted render, sliding sash windows with glazing bars, and externally mounted louvred shutters. The higher levels feature stock brickwork, simpler stucco parapets, and wrought iron or steel reproduction balustrades on select balconies.
Conclusion: Chesham Place, with its historical significance and unique architectural features, requires a meticulous reinstatement cost assessment to ensure that its beauty and charm are preserved for future generations. By carefully evaluating each component, considering historical preservation, and consulting with experts, the property’s insurance coverage can be accurately determined, providing essential protection for this iconic terrace of houses.Contact Us