Sweet Dreams (are made of this)
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.
It’s 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 1990s and early 2000s 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 the late Paul Allen (of Microsoft fame) in 2004, although it has now sadly closed its doors.
Many references are made to the ‘Covent Garden apartment’ in Stewart’s 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 its 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 into 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 nighttime star gazing.
Tavistock Bow are Covent Garden’s leading boutique residential estate & letting agents. Based on Long Acre in the heart of London’s vibrant West End, we specialise in the marketing, selling, letting and managing of studios, flats, apartments, lofts and houses across central London from Covent Garden to Soho, Fitzrovia to Bloomsbury and across to The South Bank.
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