But you’ll need more than tuppence to buy the Mary Poppins star’s old home in pricey Belgravia in west London

This stunning Grade II-listed townhouse in London was home to The Sound of Music actress, Dame Julie Andrews, and her late husband, director Blake Edwards, during the 1970s. 

It was a few years after Andrews sang and danced her way over the Austrian Alps as Maria in the Academy Award-winning musical, but was during a decade when Blake wrote and directed numerous Pink Panther films, with actor Peter Sellers being just one of the A-list celebrities to visit the house.

It’s not known when Andrews said So Long, Farewell to the home, but in recent years the property was owned by a wealthy Argentinian family and then developers Saigol DDC, who - as you can see from the pictures - have given it a noteworthy makeover. 

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How much?

You might need a spoonful of sugar to swallow the £24m asking price of the six-bedroom house, especially as it was last sold in June 2016 for 'only' £7.7m.

What’s the home like?

It’s not quite the Banks family’s detached Georgian villa of Mary Poppins fame, but it was built in 1835-36 and does boast period features such as sash windows, ceiling cornicing and a grand portico entrance.

Modern amenities of this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious home include a seven-person lift, parking for three cars, a wine cellar, gym, spa facilities and a mews house to the rear with its own media room and study.

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Craftsmen who worked at Windsor Castle and The Palace of Westminster are responsible for the lavish marble bathrooms, with underfloor heating and air-conditioning throughout keeping the temperature comfortable all year round.

No matter how much money you have to spend, you're unlikely to find acres of land in central London, but the house does have three terraces and access to the square’s private garden.

Where is it?

The Stucco-fronted home sits on Chester Square in Belgravia, one of London’s most sought-after addresses. The average value for a property in the square stands at a whopping £10.6m. It’s moments away from the buzzing transport hub of Victoria and Buckingham Palace is just around the corner.

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What else is interesting about the area?

The square has no shortage of star pedigree, having also been home to Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich, Rolling Stones legend Mick Jagger and television chef Nigella Lawson.

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