Diana Dors’ Legendary Former Townhouse in London Lists for £4.5M
Britain’s version of Marilyn Monroe was Diana Dors, and her former London townhouse along Burnsall Street just hit the market. The actress and model, famous and beloved for her blonde bombshell allure, was just as well-known amongst friends and neighbors and the general public for the spectacular parties that she was prone to throw at her Chelsea address. A quaint townhouse with a powder blue façade, you would never guess any scandal surrounded the home. But, it was famous for it. The charming and legendary spread now asks £4.5 million.
It was the Archbishop of Canterbury, one Geoffrey Fisher, that called Dors a “wayward hussy,” and her home a “den of scandal” according to legend recounted in a press release from listing agency DEXTERS. But the Burnsall Street townhouse, once the site of extensive newspaper photographer stakeouts and champagne parties that spanned days, now stands a storied, but utterly peaceful property. Elegant yet modern interiors include four bedrooms, three bathrooms, and two reception rooms, all within an idyllic 2,152-square-foot floor plan.
In Dors’ time living here from 1953 to 1968, those reception rooms played host to the likes of Zsa Zsa Gabor and, perhaps most famously, Bob Hope when the comedian crossed the pond to film a television special. A blue plaque out front memorializes Dors’s connection to the London property, so a new owner can be reminded of the home’s history while approaching the front door each day.
DEXTERS holds the listing close to Chelsea Green.