We like to think of ourselves as pretty Rock ‘n Roll here at TB_HQ, and now perhaps justifiably so as we recently completed the sale of a Covent Garden penthouse apartment that was the former home of 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 and although he departed some time ago, he left an indelible mark on the neighbourhood. Stories of his West End exploits in the 1990’s and early 2000’s with movers and shakers of the London creative scene (many of which took place in this very apartment) became local legend. However, his enduring local legacy was the landmark Hospital Club which he co-founded with Paul Allen (of Microsoft fame) in 2004.
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 whole-heartedly recommend!) and significant personalities quoted as visiting include George Harrison, David Bowie, Joe Strummer, Lou Reed, Damon Albarn, Sinead O’Connor, Gwen Stefani, Sam Mendes, Robin Williams, Tracy Emin, Jeff Koons, the list goes on… Damien Hirst was quoted saying “…his (Stewart’s) flat is brilliant. He did a party for me there, I love it. Insane, like Willy Wonka’s factory”.
Fielding Court is an instantly recognisable Covent Garden landmark due to its prominent position overlooking the Seven Dials with it’s distinctive glazed atrium. This was the first time in over 10 years the property had been on the market and presented a unique opportunity to acquire a home steeped in modern cultural history and a truly one-off ‘proper’ penthouse.
The former recording studio had been transformed in to a bright reception room on the fifth floor with access to one of the three roof terraces and the master bedroom with featured walls upholstered in leather as well as a sauna. The iconic atrium housed a modern timber & steel staircase leading up to a glazed rooftop snug known affectionately as ‘The Crows Nest’, perfect for looking down on the hustle & bustle of the West End below or for a bit of night time star gazing.
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.
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