The former home of Madness lead singer Graham ‘Suggs’ McPherson has gone on the market for £1,950,000.
Suggs originally bought the Camden property in 1981, the year before Madness released ‘Our House’. While he sold the house in 1985, it still holds plenty of memories for the superstar ska singer.
“Finally we arrived at my newly purchased house in Camden Mews,” he told MailOnline. “It had been part of the stables for the bigger houses at the back. It was pretty, but tiny.
“One half of the downstairs was a garage, which we were eventually going to convert. The furniture at this point consisted of one jukebox with one record, 'Cry Me a River' by Julie London. Which did make our housewarming somewhat limited, as did the fact that my mate who'd been in charge of the bar got fed up halfway through the proceedings and locked all the booze in the bathroom, taking the key with him.
“The years flew and we had two lovely daughters, Scarlett and Viva. The Karmann Ghia became too small and sadly had to go, as did the mews house.”
As fun as it might be to be able to say “my house was Suggs’ house before ‘Our House’”, there is much more to offer about this property than just its recent history. Originally three separate mews houses, the building now offers 2,800 sq ft of space across two floors, with wooden floorboards, a fully fitted kitchen, three bathrooms and three double bedrooms.
The location is absolutely fantastic: Just down the road from Kentish Town station, the property offers excellent access to both Central London and the Eurostar at King’s Cross Station (in case the future owner fancies a day train to Europe rather than a night boat to Cairo). At the same time, it is also within walking distance of the beautiful Hampstead Heath.
“Located on a cobbled street in the heart of Camden, this is an exceptionally large mews house which offers wonderful lateral space, making it perfect for entertaining,” said Peter Rosen of Savills. “We expect to see interest from buyers who are drawn to the area for its strong local and international transport connections as well as downsizers seeking a London base.”
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