What’s the story? Music mogul’s former home for sale
Mon 10 Aug 2020
Paul Bennett, Director
A small slice of 1990s Britpop is for sale via Behr & Butchoff, with a beautifully-styled period property along Clifton Hill in St. John’s Wood now for sale on the open market. This Grade II listed residence was once owned by Alan McGee – the co-founder of Creation Records, long-term friend of band Primal Scream and the music mogul who signed Oasis to his independent record label.
Although McGee was not this property’s last owner, this home retains star qualities. Set over 5 floors – including a lower ground and basement level – every room is immaculate. Of particular note is a studio house in the garden. When asked about any memorabilia he may have kept from his heyday, McGee told Sky News that he hadn't really held on to any keepsakes, having sold a lot "to pay for a house at the bottom of the garden".
Although unconfirmed, it’s highly likely McGee was referring to the magnificent studio at the end of this property. It sure is impressive - a light-filled space featuring an expanse of glazing, now linked to the main property and used as a games room. It would, however, make an ideal home working hub, a base for a small business, the perfect yoga studio or an au pair annex.
The main property is spread out across 3,693 square feet and it’s not hard to imagine McGee’s famous friends and music luminaries gracing the light-filled rooms. The spaces lend themselves to entertaining and busy family life, with a large family/TV room, an open plan kitchen/dining room and an additional double-aspect reception room.
Buyers who are looking to create more than one ‘work from home’ station or those with student offspring will benefit from the separate office on the first floor of the main building, and there’s a gym area for those keen on keeping fit. The internal space is complemented by a neat walled garden and residents’ parking.
In terms of location, music lovers will further revel in this property’s spot in NW8 – close to the Abbey Road Studios and the legendary back and white zebra crossing made famous by The Beatles. Lord’s Cricket Ground, St. John’s Wood High Street and a number of Tube stations are also within a short walk.
“Even when you put this property’s musical connections to one side, it is a remarkable residence that ticks all the boxes of today’s London buyer. There is ample low-maintenance outside space and a number of ‘work from home’ opportunities that allow more than one family member to run a business without having to travel to an office,” says Behr & Butchoff’s Neville Serlui.
“The accommodation is offered for sale in immaculate condition – turn-key ready for any buyer, with a tasteful décor and luxury fittings. Details, such as the open-back staircases and glass balustrades, combine harmoniously with the sash windows and feature fireplaces for the very best blend of contemporary and period character. This is a substantial home that any family will cherish for years to come,” concludes Neville.
Priced at £5,150,000, this property offers an abundance of flexible living in a sough-after London location. Please contact the Behr & Butchoff office to book your private viewing.