Mews properties in affluent areas of London are often highly sought-after and this appealing blue plaque version is unlikely to be any different, having been once home to a World War II RAF hero.
The attractive home in South Kensington is currently for sale with a price tag of £2.95million via Lurot Brand estate agents.
The three-bedroom property has an English Heritage blue plaque on the front of its exterior, confirming that it once housed Sir Douglas Bader.
This mews property in South Kensington is currently for sale with a price tag of £2.95million via Lurot Brand estate agents and was once home to fighter pilot Sir Douglas Bader
The modern interior includes a display cabinet in the kitchen island that currently houses some rather impressive silverwear
Sir Douglas is one of the Royal Air Force’s most famous pilots, who lost both legs in a plane crash but went on to serve as a pilot in World War II.
His life story was depicted in the 1956 film Reach for the Sky, which was based on the 1954 biography of the same name by Paul Brickhill.
The house is in Petersham Mews, which is within easy reach of High Street Kensington, Notting Hill and Chelsea.
The ground floor of the attractive London property is an open-plan living area with plenty of relaxing entertaining space
Pictured: Sir Douglas is one of the Royal Air Force’s most famous pilots, who lost both legs in a plane crash but went on to serve as a pilot in World War II
The South Kensington mews house has an open-plan living area on the ground floor that includes a kitchen with an island.
The island includes a display cabinet that contains a large trophy and photograph. It overlooks a dining table with fabric chairs showing photos of racing cars.
While this is not where Sterling Moss lives, the mews property is certainly close to the former home of the motor-racing legend, who died in 2020.
The property has an English Heritage blue plaque on the front of its exterior, confirming that it once housed Sir Douglas
The dining table is surrounded by fabric chairs, which show some photos of different racing car scenes
The unusual staircase has plenty of storage – some of which showcases dozens of diecast models of road cars
There is a lightwell in part of the kitchen that also acts as a terrace leading from the middle floor of the property to an outdoors space
The kitchen also has part of its ceiling made out of glass, which allows light to flood into the space and acts as a glass terrace leading outside of the middle floor.
The house is spread across three floors, with the main bedroom occupying its own floor at the top of the building, with an en-suite bathroom.
As well as the lightwell, there are some spot lights that can help create a bright atmosphere in the kitchen area with its two-tone cabinets
The house is in Petersham Mews, which is within easy reach of High Street Kensington, as well as Notting Hill and Chelsea
The house is spread across three floors, with the main bedroom occupying its own floor at the top of the building, with an en-suite bathroom
The modern interior of the property has plenty of pops of colour, including orange around the sink areas in this bathroom
The property has three bedrooms, including this one on the middle floor that has storage surrounding the double bed
It has good transport links via Gloucester Road London Underground Station, and is close to open green spaces such as Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.
The average price of a terrace property sold in Kensington during the past 12 months is £3,771,081, climbing to £8,361,538 for a semi-detached.
It compares to £291,038 and £316,683 for such respective properties in Britain as a whole, according to Zoopla.
Daniel Copley, of Zoopla, said: ‘This beautiful contemporary home is located in one of Kensington’s most sought after mews. Not only is the property a short walk from High Street Kensington and Notting Hill – but it also has a fascinating history, having once been the home of World War II hero Sir Douglas Bader.’
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