The beloved Scottish author lived in this six-bedroom house in South Kensington in the late 19th Century.
A grand Victorian house in South Kensington, London, that was home to Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie in the late 19th Century has come up for sale at £8.5m.
The beautiful top floor balcony served as inspiration for the story about the boy who wouldn’t grow up.
What’s the home like?
The six-bedroom, four-bathroom property still boasts many of its original features, including grand stone mullion windows, ornate cornicing and original solid wood floors.
At the centre of the house is an impressive open plan living and dining space that boasts three-metre high ceilings and elaborate fireplaces.
The lower ground floor is home to the kitchen, a second dining room, utility room and a double bedroom with an en suite bathroom.
The remaining bedrooms and bathrooms can be found on the first and second floor. Two of these bedrooms boast a balcony, with the one on the top floor of the house providing Barrie with the inspiration for iconic scenes where Peter Pan would fly in to visit the Darling children.
As an added bonus the house also benefits from its own private front and back garden, so it would make a lovely home for a modern family to enjoy their own fairy tales in.
Where is it?
The house sits on well-heeled Gloucester Road in West London's South Kensington, where Barrie spent much of his time walking around the local garden squares. He met the Llewelyn Davies family in nearby Kensington Palace Gardens, the children of which informed much of Peter Pan’s character.
Gloucester Road tube station is within a few minutes walk of the house while South Kensington tube station can be reached in just under 10 minutes. The A4 is also close to hand, providing easy access to the M4 and out towards the M25.
How much is it on for?
You’ll need more than fairy dust to make owning this house a reality, as it’s up for sale at £8.5m.
Relatively cheaper options are available in South Kensington however, where the average current value of a home is £2,233,272, according to our data.
What is interesting about the area?
There’s plenty of culture on the doorstep of South Kensington, with the area being home to some of the most popular attractions in the country, including the Natural History Museum, Science Museum, V&A Museum, and Royal Albert Hall.
Meanwhile Kensington Palace has been occupied by the Royal family since 1689 and is currently home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.