These don’t come and go very often! Culture Club star Boy George puts his Grade II-listed Hampstead Heath mega-mansion which boasts a party room and Buddhist meditation tower on sale for jaw-dropping £17m
Boy George‘s Grade II-listed Hampstead Heath mega-mansion, which boasts a skylight ceiling in the bathroom and a Buddhist meditation tower, has gone on sale for a staggering £17million.
The jaw-dropping five-bedroom home recently featured on an episode of the new Channel 4 series Selling Super Houses, which sees eight aspiring estate agents compete for the ‘job of a lifetime’ as they try to sell amazing properties.
Originally known as The Logs, it was built for £9,000 – which is equivalent to £1.3million today – for engineer and developer Edward Gotto in 1868.
It features triple-height ceilings, a beautiful grand staircase and stained glass windows.
It also has marble work surfaces in the kitchen with floor-to-ceiling glass windows and a private bathroom with exposed brickwork and a giant skylight as the ceiling.
The hitmaker’s mansion boasts a landscaped garden at both the front and the back, too, and off-street parking for multiple cars.
The house has been extensively refurbished since Boy George’s arrival with religious artefacts, gothic decor and colourful paintings – including one of David Bowie’s face.
There is also a DJ deck installed in one of the several entertainment rooms.
Boy George’s home forms the central part of a Grade II listed building that was built around 1868 and sits in a quarter of an acre overlooking desirable Hampstead Heath.
The singer, who bought the home in the Eighties after the success of his 1982 hit Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?, described it as being in a ‘unique location’.
He isn’t the only celebrity resident to own this property, however, as British actor and comedian Marty Feldman came before him.
Fellow high profile celebrity Sam Smith also moved in next door to Boy George in 2015.
The average price of a property sold in Hampstead from 2021-2022 was £1,806,748. It compares to £327,693 for the country as a whole, according to property website Zoopla.