This £7.6m home in London’s Chelsea counts a former Vogue editor, a sculptor and a powerboat racer among its previous owners.
Barely changed for 50 years, the Grade II-listed property includes a studio flat on its ground floor that opens out onto a 32-foot garden. A light-filled north-facing living room on the floor above was once an art studio and features a huge cathedral-style window that overlooks the garden.
From 1964 through to 1986 the house was home to Beatrix Miller, whose editorship at British Vogue saw the magazine transformed from society title into fashion bible. Miller helped catalyse the careers of names including David Bailey and Grace Coddington, and regularly held parties in the ground floor studio she inhabited.
Other former owners include powerboat race Marion Carstairs – who kept penguins in the garden – and artist Baron Arild Rosenkrantz, whose coat of arms is still in stained glass over the house’s entrance.
The four-bedroom London property also has a first floor roof terrace, three bathrooms, and a mezzanine level at the top of the building.
On the market with Russell Simpson, the house sits between the King’s Road and Fulham Road.