14 Fielding Court, Covent Garden, £3.85m
What do the co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen, soul star Lou Reed and controversial artist Jeff Koons all have in common? They’ve all been hosted at this Covent Garden flat, formerly owned by Dave Stewart, one half of the Eurythmics.
Situated in heart of the buzzing Seven Dials district, his pad was at the epicentre of London’s creative scene in the late 90s and early 2000s, during which friend and Young British Artist Damien Hirst described it in typically colourful fashion as “brilliant. He did a party for me there. I love it, insane. It’s like Willy Wonka’s factory in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.”
Apart from the Britpop crowd, a litany of legends of stage and screen also partied in the flat, such as David Bowie, Robin Williams, George Harrison and Eric Idle.
And now it’s on the market. Fourteen Fielding Court has had a refurbishment since and is notably more subdued in tone, but there are still plenty of features to get excited about. The duplex penthouse has four bedrooms and three private terraces.
Entry to the apartment is via a private, key-operated lift that arrives at a bespoke, industrial-style front door. A galley kitchen and separate dining room are ideal for parties, yet the real entertaining space is on the fifth floor, which used to be a recording studio. From there, there’s access to two terraces, with views over Upper St Martins Lane and Monmouth Street.
Take a trip up a staircase and there’s a glass “crow’s nest” at the top of the distinctive building that’s fully glazed and perfect for star-gazing over the West End. The master bedroom, which comes with an ensuite bathroom and sauna, also has views from its south-facing terrace and the walls are partially upholstered in leather.
Equidistant from Leicester Square and Covent Garden tube stations, this starry flat is on sale with a 98 year lease.
Call Tavistock Bow on 020 7477 2177