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Queen’s legendary frontman, Freddie Mercury, renowned for his dynamic stage presence and unparalleled vocal range, once called a stunning Neo-Georgian mansion in Kensington his sanctuary. Known as Garden Lodge, this historic residence served as Mercury’s “country house in London,” providing respite from his whirlwind life on tour. Now, meticulously preserved for thirty years by Mercury’s former partner, Mary Austin, this time capsule of music history is up for sale for the first time since Mercury’s acquisition in 1980, with offers exceeding £30m ($38m) being considered.

The mansion’s centerpiece is a two-story drawing room where Mercury composed his iconic hit, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” on a grand piano. French doors lead from the Japanese sitting room to lush gardens, while every room exudes Mercury’s vibrant personality, featuring design choices made personally by the artist. From citrus-toned yellow walls in the intimate dining room to floor-to-ceiling mirrors in the extravagant dressing room, each space bears Mercury’s creative touch.

According to Austin, “This house has been the most glorious memory box, filled with love and warmth in every corner. It has been a place of peace, a true artist’s sanctuary.” With stone walls surrounding the property, owning this cultural landmark is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

Garden Lodge is located in Kensington, an upscale London neighborhood famed for its elegant Victorian homes and proximity to cultural attractions such as the Natural History Museum, Kensington Palace, and Kensington Gardens. High-end boutiques on Kensington High Street and star-studded concerts at Royal Albert Hall are just a stroll away. Notable residents in the area include Eric Clapton, Stella McCartney, Rowan Atkinson, and Dido.

Knight Frank is handling the listing, and photos of Garden Lodge are available courtesy of the agency.

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