Bob Marley Used to Live Next Door to This Newly Listed £10.75M London House
The period 19th-century property includes a rare heated outdoor swimming pool
A unique family home in London’s post Chelsea neighborhood, complete with an outdoor pool—heated, thankfully, for the infamous British weather—has hit the market for £10.75 million (US$12.4 million).
The property was constructed in 1870 by the man who built the entire street, and he kept this particular home for himself, according to information from listing agency Tedworth Property, which bought the home to the market earlier this month. Since then, the house has only had three owners.
The home’s period charm is apparent throughout its 4,300 square feet of interiors, as are quirky, contemporary touches, with the two brought together in a 12-month renovation. There’s features including a double-height living space around a courtyard, a floating staircase, 17th-century terracotta tiles, wooden beams from a French chateau, wood paneling and old railway sleepers, according to the London-based agency.
“This is the most enchanting family house with one of the best gardens in the area,” Christian Warman, partner at Tedworth Property, said in a statement, referring to the coveted outdoor space that’s been landscaped by an award-winning garden designer, has a wall dating to the 16th century, a summer house with a kitchen, a bathroom and a sauna, as well as the swimming pool.
The six-bedroom property also boasts a notable former neighbor. The late Bob Marley lived next door in 1977, according to the Blue Plaque affixed to the neighbouring home.
It’s has been “a wonderful home where the current owners have brought up their three children with the benefits of being able to walk to some of the best London schools, yet have what many people hanker after in a country lifestyle, including a sizable private garden and a beautiful swimming pool,” Mr. Warman said. “Now the children are at university and leaving home, it is time for a younger family to enjoy the best of Chelsea and country living in one house.”
Mansion Global couldn’t determine the owners of the home, but according to Tedworth Property, it belongs to an entrepreneur and his family who bought it 15 years ago.