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The seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom mansion in west London costs a staggering £14m.

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  • The art deco property that legendary pop singer Dusty Springfield once called home is back on the market for a cool £14m, having previously been listed for £16.5m in 2016.

    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 properties, 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.

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    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 the pricey enclave of Kensington, 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.

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    How much is it on for?

    The mansion – on the market with Humberts – is not for the faint-hearted (or light pocketed). It comes with a £14m 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 £2.18m, having climbed an eye-watering £558,322, or 34.4% in the last five years alone.

    The most expensive streets in the neighbourhood are:

    • Kensington Palace Gardens, where homes typically cost a staggering £39.1m 
    • Ilchester Place, where properties reach £16.5m
    • Cottesmore Gardens, where average values have hit £13m

    Dusty Springfield's former homeDusty Springfield's former homeDusty Springfield's former home 

    What is interesting about the area?

    Notting Hill is a bohemian corner of West 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 a hotspot for tourists, vintage shoppers and fashionistas.

    Like the look of the area? Here are some other homes for sale in the area...

    Red-brick flats in Kensington

    1. This stylish two-bedroom flat in an attractive red-brick mansion block is just moments away from Kensington High Street and the tube station. It's on the market for £1.45m with Mountgrange Heritage.

    Mews house in South Kensington

    2. A stone's throw from Hyde Park and some of the best museums and galleries in the world you'll find this £3.75m mews house. Get in touch with Dexters if you fancy making this four-bedroom home yours.

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