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Former home of Pink Floyd goes on sale in Highgate

PUBLISHED: 14:31 03 September 2015 | UPDATED: 14:54 03 September 2015

This home was formerly occupied by Pink Floyd and is now on the market for £3 million

This home was formerly occupied by Pink Floyd and is now on the market for £3 million

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Another brick on the market for the old home of Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Rick Wright

The living room in the former Pink Floyd homeThe living room in the former Pink Floyd home

Wish you were here? This isn’t just another brick in the wall. The Victorian home where members of quintessential British prog rock band Pink Floyd used to live has gone on the market for £3 million in Highgate.

Band members Syd Barrett, Roger Waters, Nick Mason and Rick Wright lived in the property during the 1960s, when the band was first formed.

Garden in Pink Floyd's former Highgate homeGarden in Pink Floyd's former Highgate home

In their first incarnation Pink Floyd was even named Leonard’s Lodgers, in acknowledgement of Mike Leonard - their landlord and college tutor.

Leonard owned the property until his death in 2012, when it was sold at auction for £1.2million.

Steps leading up to the garden in Pink Floyd's former homeSteps leading up to the garden in Pink Floyd's former home

The property had been nearly untouched for 50 years when Leonard died, and was subsequently renovated by a property investor and is now on the market through estate agents Kinleigh Folkard and Hayward.

It was bassist Waters who originally moved into a flat on the ground floor in 1963 with Mason, the group’s drummer.

The property is in Stanhope GardensThe property is in Stanhope Gardens

Barrett, the band’s frontman, moved in the following year in 1964, as did keyboardist Rick Wright.

Pink Floyd officially formed in 1965 and went on to have huge success from the time of their 1973 release, The Dark Side of the Moon.

Recent renovations have left the property looking glamorousRecent renovations have left the property looking glamorous

A seven bedroom, four bedroom, mammoth of a house, with its own private roof terrace, it’s a far cry from the student digs the band members will have known it as.

It features a spacious living area, open plan kitchen diner and a large garden.

A beautiful renovation has been done on the propertyA beautiful renovation has been done on the property

Matthew Smith, sales manager at Kinleigh Folkard and Hayward, said to the Mail:

“Anyone looking for a substantial, extensively renovated family home close to the transport links and local amenities of Highgate will find this property appealing.

Pink Floyd in the 1960sPink Floyd in the 1960s

“But throw in the property’s history, and you have a one of a kind home that has a significant place in British rock and roll history.

“Whether you are a Pink Floyd fan or not, a home like this will be more than just another brick in the wall.”


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