A drab Maida Vale house in need of a lick of paint has been put up for sale by an elderly man who has lived their for decades and is ready ‘to live the good life’.
Despite a leaky roof, drip-catching buckets in the living roof and a dated and mouldy interior this one-bedroom house in Pindock Mews is up for sale for £2.5million.
Paint may be peeling and chipping away from the exterior but it fronts a home that is still lived in and has been loved for decades.
Houses to the left and right of the property feature brightly painted blue and red doors with clear windows and freshly painted ledges. Beautiful flowers peer out from well-placed window boxes. Meanwhile the property, which is still lived in, features peeling grey paint and old fashioned lead lined windows in desperate need of replacement
The property boasts a double garage, a reception room/kitchen, bathroom, loft and entrance hall.
Surrounded by freshly painted buildings featuring colourful window boxes this property is expected to cost around £371,000 to renovate to bring it in line with the standard of its neighbours.
And the area, which is cheaper than nearby Notting Hill, is popular with the rich and famous including musicians Boy George and Marilyn, Janet Street-Porter and Tony Jams of Sigue Sigue Sputnik.
The cobbled street was even home to the Sex Pistol’s infamous ex-bass player and vocalist Sid Vicious and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. The current owner has lived in the house in Pindock Mews near Westminster for decades but is looking to sell up and ‘live the good life’
Although the kitchen is in need of a serious upgrade the current owner keeps his home clean and tidy. The mustard yellow kitchen needs a new layer of paint and the cupboards could be replaced
The cobbled street was even home to the Sex Pistol’s infamous ex-bass player and vocalist Sid Vicious and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen.
The current owner has lived in the house in Pindock Mews near Westminster for decades but is looking to sell up and ‘live the good life’.
Marlon Lloyd Malcom, head of sales at Lurot Brand, said: ‘He still lives there and he’s an absolute gentleman.
Room for two cars: The double garage offers more space to create another living room, or keep it how it is and store cars
Despite a leaky ceiling and 1960s decor this house is on sale for £2.5million. Prospective owners should have a spare £371,000 to spend on renovations
The Sex Pistol’s infamous ex-bass player and vocalist Sid Vicious and his girlfriend Nancy Spungen lived on the street in Maida Vale
‘Despite the leaky roof and the buckets of rain water in the living room, he keeps the house orderly and incredibly tidy.
‘There’s not been much remedial work done to it and the new owners will have a proper renovation job on their hands.’
Lurot Brand, the estate agents handling the sale of the house estimate it would cost a buyer £300 per sq ft for below ground renovations and £250 per sq ft for above ground renovations.