Do not be enchanted by the Victorian brick villa and the large park left natural, as if it were a wood in a city like London. Hampstead is so much more. Known as one of the richest areas of the city, it almost feels like a village from another time, with beautiful boutiques, cafes and the antique shop on the small pedestrian Flask Walk.
It is among these routes that you can meet, often accompanied by a four-legged friend, characters such as Judi Dench, Emilia Clarke, Sting, Liam Gallagher and Helena Bonham Carter.
And right here, close to the large park, he lived for 40 years Boy George, the frontman of Culture Club, a famous British synth pop band of the 80s, who has just put up for sale on Aston Chase, his rich Victorian mansion. He was recently involved in a battle with the Camden Council to get permission to restore the huge six-bedroom mansion, which eventually underwent a three-year long renovation, according to property records.
An extraordinary gothic villa of about 500 square meters, known as «The Logs » built around 1868. The property has been carefully refurbished and extended by F3 Architecture & Interiors in collaboration with award-winning designer Kelly Hoppen CBE and features a spectacular central staircase in a triple height room. The stunning master suite, which overlooks Hampstead Heath, has a bathroom with a giant skylight in the ceiling. The villa also has private gardens at the front and rear.
With six bedrooms, five bathrooms, six lounges, a cinema room, a meditation room, a landscaped garden and a stunning glass window in the triple height atrium. And then many stained glass windows, including mosaic ones.
Of course everything is unique, even the décor, which is filled with quirkiness and quirky details, including a black toilet, a giant photo of model April Ashley, and a silver sculpture of a naked male torso.
The price? £ 17 million.