Freddie Mercury's iconic London home is on sale for the first time since 1980

Publish Date
Thursday, 21 March 2024, 10:53AM

Garden Lodge, Freddie Mercury’s London home where he lived the last decade of his life is now up for sale for offers over 63 million NZD (30 million pounds.)

Freddie bought the house in 1980 - the year that Queen's album The Game, with hits Another One Bites The Dust and Crazy Little Thing Called Love, topped the charts. He reportedly paid cash for the property according to Mercury: An Intimate Biography of Freddie Mercury.

“I saw the house, fell in love with it, and within a half an hour it was mine.”

He left the Neo-Georgian-style property and all his belongings to his former fiancée Mary Austin who has been living in and caring for the estate ever since.

“This house has been the most glorious memory box, because it has such love and warmth in every room,” Mary said in a press release.

“Ever since Freddie and I stepped through the fabled green door, it has been a place of peace, a true artist’s house, and now is the time to entrust that sense of peace to the next person,” she added.

Freddie had extensive renovations done to the house and loaded it with precious artwork, including Picasso, Dalí and Matisse pieces. 

“I like to be surrounded by splendid things," he said. "I want to lead the Victorian life, surrounded by exquisite clutter.”

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