Freddie Mercury’s “country house in Central London” is for sale

Costing 30 million, this is the Kensington home where the Queen frontman lived for a long time: he had it renovated according to his eclectic style.

The Garden Lodge, the Kensington home where Freddie Mercury lived for eleven years, has been put up for sale for £30 million ($38 million). For the Queen frontman, it was his “country house in central London”. According to reports from Knight Frank, handling the sale, the property was purchased by Mercury on the spot when he first saw it in 1980. Then, over the next ten years, he renovated it following the advice of interior architect and designer Robin Moore Ede, so that it reflected his eclectic sensibility.

In this spirit, the dining room was painted in bright yellow, Mercury’s favorite color. Once home to the piano that Mercury used to compose some of the century’s most iconic songs, such as "Bohemian Rhapsody”, the living room offers a view of the garden, which features large magnolia trees and oriental-inspired water features. The property’s principal suite is mirrored from floor to ceiling, with a dressing room and multiple cupboard doors. Additionally, there’s a Japanese room, a double-height living room, a bar/library, and a music room. When he died in 1991, Mercury left the property and all his possessions to his friend Mary Austin, who is now 72 and has decided to sell the house.

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