A luxury home adjacent to the iconic Tube stop that inspired one of singer Duffy’s biggest hits is set to go under the hammer for £3.25million. The Grade II-listed maisonette on Warwick Avenue, London, boasts six bedrooms and a roof terrace. Its location provided singer Duffy with the title to the break-up ballad which reached No.3 in the charts in May 2008.
In it she sings: “When I get to Warwick Avenue/I’ll tell you baby that we’re through/’Cause I’m leaving you for the last time baby.”
The 2,500 sq ft property is being offered for auction by Landwood Property Auctions on June 3. With a guide price of £3,250,000 it is spread over the top three floors of a substantial stucco-fronted detached home dating from the 1860s, situated in London’s Little Venice, a few short steps from the entrance to Warwick Avenue underground station. Featuring communal gardens, it yields an annual rental income equivalent to £180,000. Duffy was inspired to write the hit song when, as a 19-year-old who had recently arrived in London from Wales, she got off the Tube at that stop by accident.
It featured on her breakthrough 2008 album, Rockferry, which topped the charts around the globe. Landwood Property Auctions director Kate Lay said: “We’re absolutely delighted to offer this beautiful home for auction, which is situated in a truly iconic London neighbourhood. “It offers great investment potential with a rental return of £15,000 a month. And while its location may have inspired one of the most memorable break-up ballads of recent years, we’re expecting a lot of people to take it to their heart.”
While much of the property industry is at a standstill as a result of the restrictions imposed to combat Coronavirus, Landwood Property Auctions has remained safely and fully functioning throughout. This is due to the unique way it operates – as a solely online business.
First Floor: Double Reception/Living Room, Kitchen & WC
Second Floor: Master Bedroom with en-suite bathroom/WC, two further bedrooms including a Jack and Jill bathroom/WC
Third Floor: Bedroom with en-suite shower/WC, two further bedrooms and a family bathroom/WC and utility room.
Exterior: Roof terrace and private communal gardens.
About Landwood Property Auctions: Landwood Property Auctions operate in the vanguard of innovation in the industry. Launched in 2018, it is one of the first property businesses to operate solely online.
For full details visit: www.landwoodgroup.eigonlineauctions.com/lot/details/20463