Complete with xylophones and psychedelic globes, the untouched London home of Pink Floyd sells for £1.2m

September 21, 2012 | by | 0 Comments

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.

The home in  Stanhope Gardens, Highgate where the rock band lived in the early 1960s. It has remained the same ever since

The home in Stanhope Gardens, Highgate where the rock band lived in the early 1960s. It has remained the same ever since

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.

A cymbal hangs from the ceiling and xylophones litter the shelves in one room still untouched long after the band moved on

A cymbal hangs from the ceiling and xylophones litter the shelves in one room still untouched long after the band moved on

Who lives in a house like this? Psychedelic decorations hang in one room, giving a clue as to the type of people who would have once lived there

Who lives in a house like this? Psychedelic decorations hang in one room, giving a clue as to the type of people who would have once lived there

Bongs still sit on the shelves of the home, which has now sold at auction for £1.2m

Bongs still sit on the shelves of the home, which has now sold at auction for £1.2m

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.”

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