Comedian Tracey Ullman Long Called This Newly Listed London Townhouse Home
During the 1990s and early 2000s, British-American actress and comedy legend Tracey Ullman set up shop on Derby Street in London’s charming Mayfair neighborhood. The star of stage and screen, whose influence cannot be overstated as it was on her eponymous show that The Simpsons first premiered as a short in 1987, stands a seminal icon for her contributions to the entertainment industry. But, while she was pushing the world forward, it seems Ullman indeed had a taste for the historic as well. That Derby Street townhouse, a Grade II-listed Georgian now on the market for £6.75 million, is at once classic and cutting-edge.
Originally built in 1750, along a terrace of sibling townhouses, the home from the street appears traditional and unassuming. A brick facade and sash windows climb four stories above the ground and two below street level, for a total of six floors. There are four bedrooms within the 2,502-square-foot spread, with a 170-square-foot roof terrace serving as the crown jewel. According to listing agency Wetherall, the home originally served as the residence of the Grosvener family’s private tutors—at this time, modern-day Mayfair was essentially an extensive estate for the Grosvener dynasty.
In 2013, the current owners picked up the property and finished it to the modern aesthetics seen today. Even with such a sleek look of stark white and clean lines, 18th-century hallmarks such as the tw0 reception rooms remain. Wetherell holds this eye-catching and storied London listing.