A unique opportunity to own a piece of literary history has arisen on the property market in London. A Grade II listed home where JM Barrie wrote Peter Pan has been listed for sale for £7 million and it’s in the heart of Kensington and its prime location and historical value are already attracting a lot of attention.
Upscale agency Strutt & Parker is handling the sale of Leinster Corner, located at 100 Bayswater Road – a well-connected yet tranquil location in one of London’s most sought-after neighbourhoods. The seven-bedroom, three-bathroom home comes with its own blue plaque, which a tribute to the famous author and its unique façade adds a certain charm to the property. The effect has been achieved thanks to tiny pieces of broken mirror embedded into the brickwork.
Generous spacing is available throughout with two contemporary kitchens, a utility room, a scullery, private wine cellar, large terrace, garden and ample underground parking. It boasts every necessary accommodation for a luxurious family-friendly feel.
It has been renovated and fitted with state-of-the-art appliances to meet modern standards of comfort and utility. Originally built in 1820 as half of one of four pairs of semi-detached, double fronted villas, it is part of the only surviving pair.
Kensington gardens is a mere few blocks away with a Peter Pan statue reminiscent of the rich history that Leinster Corner holds. The property comes to about 5,000 square feet in total with a marvellous garden and terrace that provide much-needed space and privacy.
All renovations have been carried out in keeping with the property’s original design and ambiance with most of the internal fabric remaining unchanged. This gives the house a unique quality of being a captivating blend of modern comfort and rich personality. Door furnishings, banister, wall paneling and fireplaces remain the same and carry a wonderful historical feel.