By Ruth Doherty
The London home where novelist J.M. Barrie dreamed up the world-famous Peter Pan books is on sale for a cool £8.5 million.
The six-bedroom home is nestled in the heart of South Kensington and is steeped in history; Barrie lived in the house in 1890 and used the top floor balcony as inspiration for writing Peter Pan.
Arranged over four floors, the property oozes grandeur, thanks to its exceptional width and depth. It also retains the majority of its period features, including ornate cornicing and original solid wood flooring throughout, adding to the splendour of the home.
These details can be seen in the opulent living room, which boasts a Baroque decor, full of exuberant colours and extravagant accessories, like the statement mirror and bold stripe and floral-print sofa.
The strong colourway continues into the dining room, which boasts a beautiful aspect overlooking the rear garden.
It's located on the lower ground floor, along with the kitchen, utility room and a double bedroom with ensuite.
The dramatic decor continues in the master bedroom, one of two on the first floor, with an ornate gold fireplace, printed wallpaper and sweeping silk curtains.
The lavish interiors can also be found in the study, with a statement feather floor lamp, while even the children's rooms exude vibrancy, with pink-enhanced everything, from the walls and rug to the duvet.
Laura Howard, Consumer Expert at Zoopla, said: 'If you are looking for a house built on 'faith, and trust, and pixie dust' this could be the one for you.
'Homes with unique history are always bound to generate interest, however this beautiful period home in South Kensington will strike a unique chord with those who are either still young at heart or never grew old.
'Being able to read bedtime stories to your children in the same nursery that inspired J.M. Barrie to write his iconic Peter Pan book, will be sure to spark their imagination like no other.'
A truly magical property with a decadent style to match. Want to know more? You can see all the details at zoopla.co.uk.
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