The London Mansion Fred Astaire Called Home Lists for $12.3M
On the charming street Chesterfield Hill in London’s Mayfair neighborhood, a townhouse with Old Hollywood legacy is up for sale. Or, one could say, it has some Fred Astaire flair. The actor leased this stately mansion with his dance partner and sister Adele during the 1920s and 1930s. Now, someone can drop approximately $12.3 million, or £9.5 million, to revel in its history and updated interiors.
Revamped and modernized about 100 years after the pair lived here, the inside of this townhouse would no doubt shock them. It still has a grand entrance hall, harkening to the days when the manse hosted opulent soirées and honored guests. The Astaire siblings opened their home to famous friends often, entertaining figures such as Noel Coward, Prince Aly Khan, Lord Charles Cavendish and Winston Churchill. It was only when Adele proposed to Lord Charles Cavendish and they married that Astaire ended the lease and shipped back to the United States, bringing his Rolls Royce in tow.
Though the fancy car and aristocrats are nowhere to be seen, this home is a vision of luxury. With a cinema room, game room, staff quarters, and multiple terraces and patios, it has everything modern and lavish living requires.
The design is just as impeccable with clean lines and elegant moldings intermingling throughout. It has five bedrooms and four bathrooms across five stories, so plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the posh London style.
If you have millions of pounds burning a hole in your pocket, dance on into this splendid Mayfair home. Wetherell has the storied, yet completely reimagined listing.