The ‘beautifully derelict’ Maida Vale mews house that’s on the market for £2.5 million
PUBLISHED: 12:42 07 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:59 07 June 2017
The one bedroom property is on the street where the Sex Pistol’s Sid Vicious once lived with his girlfriend Nacy Spungen, but it looks like it hasn’t been touched since the 1970s
This £2.5 million mews house in Maida Vale brings a new meaning to ‘fixer upper’.
Described by the estate agents as “beautifully derelict” the one bedroom property features a leaky roof and un-plastered walls.
Mews specialists Lurot Brand’s general manager James Robinson told the Telegraph it is “quite possibly the most derelict inhabited house in prime Central London.”
It is also one of the most expensive one bedroom properties currently on the market.
The house includes a reception room / kitchen, bathroom, loft and a double garage that covers the ground floor.
In true estate agent hyperbole, the literature describes “how the history of this house is laid out bare in every nook and cranny and can be read like the pages of a book.”
Other things laid bare include the damp stained walls and the holes in the roof, suggesting that the history of the house has been quite light on home repairs.
The price tag is proof that in London it really is all about location.
Pindock Mews has had many famous past residents, including punk icon and Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen.
Boy George, Janet Street Porter and Tony James of Sigue Sigue Sputnik also used to call the street home.
The mews connects Castellian Road and Warkwick Avenue, where a five bedroom home is currently on the market for £13.5 million.
A “development opportunity”, the buyer could turn extend the 1,484 sq ft property by a couple of floors, adding another 1,000 sq ft of space.
Offered freehold, the buyer wouldn’t have to sweat it over an expensive leasehold extension.
At £2.5 million the property would only incur £213,750 of stamp duty.
Houses on the street are rarely available, with only one sale in the past five years.