Boy George has listed the Grade II listed Gothic and Italian-inspired Hampstead mansion for £17million.
The Culture Club singer, 61, has lived alone in the house for almost 40 years – he bought it in the mid-1980s after the band’s hit single Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?
The six-bedroom mansion, which Boy George, [George O’Dowd] covered with religious objects and expensive works of art, was built in 1868.
Moving on: Boy George has listed his six-bedroom Grade II listed Gothic Hampstead mansion for £17million following a three-year refurbishment that saw him embroiled in a battle with council over the building permit
It underwent an ambitious three-year refurbishment which first saw the singer embroiled in a battle with Camden Council over planning permission to extend the property and let in more light before a compromise was reached. be found.
Boy George, who is believed to be worth £41.8million, rented a flat in Soho during the works.
Results! The Culture Club singer, 61, has lived alone in the house for almost 40 years – he bought it in the mid-1980s
The property, listed by Aston Chase, covers 5,453 square feet, with five of the six bedrooms – fitted with their own dressing rooms and bathrooms. One bedroom has a giant skylight in place of a traditional ceiling.
There is also a meditation room and a cinema room.
The house has been decorated in a flamboyant style, there is a cast of David Bowie’s face, a Mr Brainwash piece on Kate Moss and records mounted in frames.
A piece that is next to his bed, depicts a well-endowed naked man.
In 2021, Sebastian Shakespeare of the Daily Mail reported that Boy George had overseen a stunning £100,000 overhaul of his home’s gardens.
He needed consent to redevelop the gardens due to the listed status of the house, which is in a conservation area.
Its planning officer said at the time: “The proposals have been drawn up to provide a scheme consistent with the historic fabric and character of the property and with the wider conservation area.”
Colorful: The property covers 5,453 square feet and is covered in artwork and religious artifacts
Where the magic happens: five of the six bedrooms – equipped with their own dressing rooms and bathrooms – and one bedroom has a giant skylight in place of a traditional ceiling
He included a “stepped water feature with reflection pool.”
The star, who grew up in Eltham, south London, previously merged two neighboring properties to form her current home.
George has already struggled with addiction to heroin and other substances for over two decades and after battling his demons he told the Guardian: “London is my home, I feel sane when I am here.”
He told Yahoo in 2015, “I got sober in 2008. March 2, 2008. I know the exact date.” I always think of that day as ‘the day I became sane’.’
Wow! The star, who grew up in Eltham, south London, previously merged two neighboring properties to form her current home – it has had three years of renovations which have seen this glass extension added which has provided more light in the property
“I had planned to be sane at 40, but it took me seven more years of research to reach a point where I was like, ‘OK, it’s not working’.
“I have to say things are getting better and better the longer I’m sober.”
George’s early plans for the house were rejected by council around seven years ago before a compromise was reached.
According to ES: Documents filed in 2013 by Soho-based Syte Architects wrote: “The house does not benefit from a lot of natural light in its interior.
“Its facade is oriented to the northeast. The rear faces south-west, but a combination of factors means that the interior often suffers from poor levels and quality of natural lighting.
‘The proposed extension has been designed to create living spaces with a greater sense of connection to the garden and better levels of natural light. These spaces will have a different feel and character to the interior spaces of the existing house.’
A place of calm: The bathrooms are decorated in a minimal chic style