Complete with xylophones and psychedelic globes, the untouched London home of Pink Floyd sells for £1.2m
The London home where legendary rock outfit Pink Floyd lived during their early years has sold at auction for £1.2 million.
Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright and Syd Barrett all lived at Stanhope Gardens in Highgate in the early 1960s.
The group rented the three-storey semi from lighting engineer Mike Leonard, who lived in the home next door.
They were known as ‘Leonard’s Lodger’s’ when they formed before later becoming Pink Floyd.
And despite the band not living there for more than 45-years, the period property is like a time capsule and was full of remnants from the Swinging Sixties.
In one room there is a xylophone which is believed to have been there since the group’s time as tenants.
Drummer Nick Mason recently said he thought parts of his old Aston Martin were still in the garden, which has long since become overgrown.
The 14-room semi was auctioned off on Thursday by Savills with Singaporean developer Shivan Iswaran paying £1.2 million for it – despite having not seen the home.
And she’ll be putting plenty ‘more bricks in the wall’, with the property requiring a full renovation.
Ms Iswaran also paid £1.2 million for the home next door, which Mr Leonard lived in up until his death earlier this year.
Christopher Coleman-Smith, from Savills, described the home as a “piece of rock and roll history”.
He added: “The sale was manic and the history of the home helped with the interest. Once it is done up it could be a lovely property.”