Stay awhile? Dusty Springfield’s former art deco home hits the market
The seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom mansion in west London costs a staggering £16.5m.
The art deco property that legendary pop singer Dusty Springfield once called home has landed on the market for a cool £16.5m.
What’s the home like?
Springfield’s former home is an architectural one-off – and not short on luxury.
The art deco property was once two separate homes, but has been combined to create a mansion with no less than the seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms.
There’s also a spa, 35-ft swimming pool, gym, roof terrace with plum views of west London and – a particular perk in this neck of the woods – off-street parking.
The property is bright and airy, thanks to skylights, floor-to-ceiling windows and state-of-the-art Lutron lighting. And underfloor heating will keep the place warm in the winter months.
When did Springfield live here?
The star is thought to have lived at the property between 1968 and 1972, at the height of her fame. A blue plaque honouring Springfield has been mounted on the property.
Where is it?
It's located between Holland Park and Notting Hill tube stations in smart west London. So it’s just a hop, skip and a jump away from iconic spots including Portobello Road and a whole host of trendy bars and restaurants.
How much is it on for?
The mansion – on the market with John Taylor – is not for the faint-hearted (or light pocketed). It comes with a £16.5m price tag, which puts the average home even in this top-end neighbourhood firmly in the shade.
Current average property values in the area stand at £2.8m, having climbed an eye-watering £718,193, or 34.9% in the last five years alone.
The most expensive streets in the neighbourhood are:
- Kensington Palace Gardens, where homes typically cost a staggering £39.3m
- Cottesmore Gardens, where average values have hit £11.1m
- Thornwood Gardens, where properties reach £8.8m
What is interesting about the area?
Notting Hill is a bohemian corner of London. And the Notting Hill Carnival and the romcom Notting Hill have helped to cement its reputation as a must-see neighbourhood.
It’s bursting with bright-coloured period mansions, boutique shops and cafes, as well as quirky music venues. The market at Portobello Road is something of a mecca for tourists, vintage shoppers and fashionistas.
Like the look of the area? Here are some other homes for sale in west London...
1. This newly-refurbished property on South End Row is ideally suited for family life. The ultimate perk is the underground private garage and off-street parking. The five-bedroom house is on sale for £4.2m via Raglan International and Anscombe & Ringland.
2. This Victorian property is on Farm Place, a charming tree-lined street of pastel-painted homes just a short walk from Notting Hill Gate. The three-bedroom terraced house has a £2.8m price tag with Marsh & Parsons.