The former home of Peter Pan novelist J.M Barrie in the heart of Kensington has just gone on the market for £8.5 million.
Set within the heart of South Kensington, this magnificent 6 bedroom freehold house is draped in history. Novelist J.M. Barrie lived in the house in 1890 and used the top floor balcony as inspiration for writing Peter Pan. Arranged over 4 floors, the property owes most of its grandeur to its exceptional width and depth. Benefiting from both a front and rear garden the house retains the majority of its period features, including ornate cornicing and original solid wood flooring throughout.
Measuring 3,425 ft 2 (318 m 2), the property comprises of a large double reception room on the ground floor with ceilings in excess of 3 metres and large gran stone mullion windows looking onto the communal garden of Hereford Square and a private garden at the rear. On the first floor there are two large double bedrooms, a smaller double bedroom and a large family bathroom. The second floor has two further double bedrooms and a family bathroom. Located on the lower ground floor is the family dining room, fully fitted kitchen, utility room and a double bedroom with an en-suite bathroom. There is direct access to the front and rear garden from a side door.
Other standout features include the large reception rooms, grand bedrooms, fully-fitted kitchen, sprawling views and a practical utility room.
While the house might not be particularly modern, fans of the boy who never grew up will love it's quintessential charm
The property is currently listed for sale on ZOOPLA for £8,500,000