We like to think of ourselves as pretty Rock ‘n Roll here at TB_HQ, and perhaps justifiably so as we’ve recently been instructed to market a Covent Garden penthouse apartment for sale that is the former home of none other than ex-Eurythmic and all round rock legend Dave Stewart.
Its no secret that Mr. Stewart was a long term resident of the iconic penthouse at Fielding Court overlooking Seven Dials. Although he’s no longer a local, he left an indelible mark on the neighbourhood. Stories of his West End exploits with many of the movers and shakers of the London creative scene of the 1990’s and early 2000’s (many of which took place in this very apartment) have become legend. His other enduring local legacy, the landmark Hospital Club, was co-founded with Paul Allen (of Microsoft fame) in 2004.
This is the first time in over 10 years the penthouse has been on the market and presents a unique opportunity for someone to acquire not-only a truly one-off ‘proper’ penthouse, but a home steeped in modern cultural history.
Many references are made to the ‘Covent Garden apartment’ in Stewart’s recently published memoir ‘Sweet Dreams are Made of This’ (a thoroughly enjoyable read that we wholly recommend!).
Famous faces quoted as visiting the apartment include (amongst others) George Harrison, David Bowie, Joe Strummer, Lou Reed, Damon Albarn, Sinead O’Connor, Gwen Stefani, Sam Mendes, Robin Williams, Tracy Emin, Jeff Koons, thsi list goes on…
Damien Hirst is quoted saying of the Covent Garden property “…his (Stewart’s) flat is brilliant. He did a party for me there, I love it. Insane, like Willy Wonka’s factory”.
Originally built in the 1990’s, Fielding Court is an instantly recognisable Covent Garden landmark due to its prominent position overlooking the Seven Dials.
The distinctive glazed atrium forms part of the penthouse and contains the rooftop glazed snug known affectionately as ‘the crows nest’. The snug is just perfect for taking in the wonderful views over Seven Dials or for a bit of contemplative night time star gazing.
Access via a key-operated lift to the fourth floor, the apartment features a master bedroom suite with walls partially upholstered in leather, a separate dressing room and en-suite with it’s own sauna, plus access to a private terrace.
There are three further bedrooms, a separate study and guest bathroom as well as an open plan kitchen/dining area perfect for entertaining.
The former recording studio has been transformed in to a bright reception room on the fifth floor with access to another terrace, and the iconic atrium houses a modern timber & steel staircase the provides access to the ‘crows nest’ rooftop snug.
Tavistock Bow are Covent Garden’s leading independent property experts, specialising in residential sales, lettings and property management throughout London’s West End including Soho, Fitzrovia and Bloomsbury.