The top floor flat in a trendy West End property where legendary author PG Wodehouse wrote some of his finest works is on the market for a cool £6m.
By Jeeves, here’s a property to get your creative juices flowing - the former home of English literature legend PG Wodehouse is for sale.
An English Heritage blue plaque unveiled by the Queen Mother in 1988 proclaims that Wodehouse lived in the property on Dunraven Street. But the building’s former residents also include the late fashion designer Alexander McQueen and Alexander Mountbatten, grandson of Queen Victoria.
Wodehouse died aged 93 in 1975 having written more than 90 books, 40 pays and 200 short stories.
What’s the property like?
Located on the top two floors of the Grade II-listed building, the suitably grand penthouse covers the width and breadth of property.
There are bespoke furnishings throughout, with an elegant reception room featuring the latest audio-visual systems and soothing open fire place.
The family kitchen, which boasts an island unit, breakfast bar and separate dining table, has French windows that open on to the balcony.
It is currently arranged as a two-bedroom apartment, and the master bedroom offers built-in wardrobes, a modern en suite bathroom and views over Dunraven Street. The dressing room of the second bedroom can be easily converted to make an additional bedroom.
There’s also a 731 sq ft roof terrace, which offers great entertaining space, a barbecue, bar and panoramic views of London's West End.
Where is it?
For shopaholics, it’s also close to luxury department stores such as Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Harrods.
How much is it on for?
The apartment has a £6m price tag with The Cloister. Property values on Dunraven Street have climbed by £498,951, or 23.5%, over the past five years.
For the most expensive roads in the Hyde Park area, look at:
- Montpelier Square, where homes fetch £8.6m
- Pelham Crescent, where property values are typically £8.2m
- Thurloe Square, where homes average £7.1m
Like the look of it? Here are some other properties in the area:
1. Two-bedroom flat for sale in Queens Gardens for £675,000
A potential investment property, it is in need of complete modernisation, but gives you 759 sq ft, a private patio and communal garden.
2. Three-bedroom flat for sale in Rutland Gate for £3.3m
It might not have celebrity former owners, but this three-bedroom home comes in at almost half the price of Wodehouse’s old haunt. Set in a desirable square just south of Hyde Park, its floor-to-ceiling windows give a light and airy feel.
3. Nine-bedroom flat for sale in Hyde Park Gardens for £10.5m
This spectacular 6,185 sq ft Hyde Park Gardens apartment is on the market for the first time in over half-a-century. It's two apartments combined into one and is worth a look for the views over Hyde Park alone.