From Cheltenham Regency style apartments to Little Venice gems, all these properties have one thing in common – the much-coveted blue plaques, linking the people of the past to the buildings of the present. These are the best blue plaque properties on the market right now…
The Best Blue Plaque Homes on the Market Right Now
1. Leonard House, Richmond
A Grade II listed property once lived in by Leonard and Virginia Woolf takes its place in the heart of Richmond. Perfect for family living, the property is designed over three floors and features impressive interiors such as a British made kitchen and built-in Miele appliances. Its elegant landscaped courtyard gardens were designed to provide the maximum privacy yet lowest maintenance by Chelsea award-winner Heather Appleton. Once inhabited by “one of the greats”, Virginia Woolf was known as one of the most important literary figures in the Modernist Period and her husband Leonard was once also an author, as well as a British political theorist and a civil servant. Available through and for £3.25m.
2. Aubrey Walk, Kensington
An art deco lover’s dream, this Mayfair gem is the perfect place for those who enjoy alfresco dining and entertaining. With an abundance of space over five floors, a roof terrace and a 35′ swimming pool and spa, guests will be sure to be impressed. The 7 bedroom house features a blue plaque for Dusty Springfield, one of England’s greatest female soul singers. Available throughand for £14m.
3. Wellington Place, Cheltenham
Placed on the first floor of this Recency style building is a beautiful 3 bedroom apartment. Situated in a fabulous location in the heart of Cheltenham just off Priory Street, the apartment is hidden behind wrought iron gates and features lift to apartment access. The blue plaque is for Josephine Butler, the social reformer who lived in ‘the priory’ on the site. When can we move in?
4. Aberdeen Place, St John’s Wood
This fantastic duplex garden apartment is the former home of Wing Commander Guy Gibson VC who famously led the “Dam Busters” raid in 1943. The apartment features 10 foot high ceilings and ornate cornicing in an ideal location just a short walk away from Little Venice.
5. Robert Close, Little Venice
Inside Robert Close sits comedy actor John Inman’s previous residence (best known for 70s/80s sitcom ‘Are You Being Served’). Situated moments away from the picturesque Regents Canal, the townhouse is the perfect location for a Saturday morning walk to Little Venice to get your coffee fix. The well-proportioned home sits behind gates and features an integral garage and a balcony to enjoy London’s impressive sunsets.
6. Well Walk, Hampstead
This magnificent home takes its place on one of Hampstead’s most beautiful streets, Well Walk. The property remains untouched, yet full of character since artist John Constable called it his home in 1827 for ten years. High ceilings and original period features are just one thing we love about it, as well as the fact that it’s only 500 metres from the beautiful green spaces and high street of Hampstead Heath.
7. Ebble Thatch, Salisbury
If walls could speak, this house would have a lot to say. Full of significant history, this enchanting property was once home to Sir William Golding, Nobel Laureate and author of Lord of the Flies. The period home features a perfect modernization project opportunity and also has an additional smaller cottage on its grounds for when guests come to stay.
8. Polstead Road, Oxford
Located in a sought-after location within the North Oxford Victorian Conservation area is this imposing Victorian property. The semi-detached house was originally built in the 1890’s to a design of HW Moore and now features a detached annexe as well as a stunning mature-walled rear garden. The noted British archaeologist and military officer TE Lawrence (aka, Lawrence of Arabia) once enjoyed this property as his family home – and now, so could you!
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