A modern Art Deco style house in London’s W8 which features a blue plaque for singer, Dusty Springfield, is now for sale through Savills Kensington for £14m.
Situated on Aubrey Walk, a highly regarded residential street, the ten year old 7,200 sq ft property is the result of a coming together of two terraced homes to create one unique broad fronted house.
Arranged over five storeys, bedroom accommodation at Aubrey Walk comprises several suites while the top floor is given over to a master with a sitting room, dressing room, bedroom, bathroom and direct access to a delightful roof terrace offering far reaching south facing views. Meanwhile the ground floor is the largest of the five floors and incorporates a large entrance hall, dining room, principal reception room and light-filled kitchen/breakfast/family room which leads out onto the garden. Situated on the lower ground is a fitness and leisure complex with 35 ft swimming pool, sauna, gym and party room. The property is well positioned for local transport links; Holland Park tube station (Central line) and Notting Hill Gate (Central, District and Circle lines) are both a short walk from the property. The boutiques, restaurants and bars of Notting Hill Gate and Kensington High Street are within close reach while Westfield Shopping Centre is approximately one mile away.
Originally granted a blue plaque in 2001 to commemorate Dusty Springfield’s tenure at the property from 1968-1972, in 2011 a new plaque was installed and unveiled by Bee Gees star Robin Gibb, who described the star as ‘probably the greatest female popular singer in the modern pop rock era.’ Springfield, who passed away in 1999, was both a singer and record producer with a career that spanned some forty years. She made her foray into the music scene in the 1950s and was one of the icons associated with the Swinging Sixties. At her peak, Springfield was one of the most successful British female performers with six top 20 singles on the United States Billboard Hot 100 and sixteen on the United Kingdom Singles Chart from 1963 to 1989. She is a member of both the US Rock and Roll and UK Music Halls of Fame. She received an OBE in January 1999.
Springfield lived at the property when her most famous hit, ‘Son of a Preacher Man’ was released.