Dusty lived here

Keep­ing pen­guins is in vogue in Chelsea

London Evening Standard (West End Final B) - ES Homes and Property - - News -

POP STAR Diana Vick­ers, right, will por­tray the late, great Dusty Spring­field in the new mu­si­cal Son of a Preacher Man, directed by Strictly Come Danc­ing judge Craig Revel Hor­wood.

Vick­ers will tour the UK with the pro­duc­tion later this year. As part of her re­search for the role, she should surely book a view­ing at the lat­eral Art Deco house in Aubrey Walk, Kens­ing­ton, above, where Six­ties icon Spring­field lived with her lover, Norma Tanega. On the mar­ket with Hum­berts, the price has just dropped £1 mil­lion to £15.5 mil­lion.

The seven-bed­room blue plaque prop­erty has had a very modern makeover, boast­ing a 35ft swim­ming pool. Vick­ers, who lives in an east Lon­don flat, would surely find the place fas­ci­nat­ing. A SLICE of Bri­tish Vogue’s her­itage is for sale as the fash­ion pow­er­house en­ters a new era, with Alexan­dra Shul­man hand­ing over the ed­i­tor­ship to Ed­ward En­nin­ful.

Beatrix Miller, far left, edited the mag­a­zine for 21 years un­til 1985, help­ing to launch the ca­reers of David Bai­ley, Ter­ence Dono­van, Grace Cod­ding­ton, Bianca Jag­ger and Joanna Lum­ley. The “Chelsea Set” gath­ered reg­u­larly at Miller’s Mul­berry Walk house in SW3, left, now for sale for £8.95 mil­lion with Rus­sell Simp­son and Knight Frank. Be­fore Miller, who died in 2014, the home be­longed to the wildly ec­cen­tric Mar­ion “Joe” Carstairs, right, a speed­boat racer and proud les­bian who kept pen­guins in the 32ft gar­den. An heiress, her many lovers in­cluded film star Greta Garbo and Os­car Wilde’s niece, Dolly.

The house, which has not been on the open mar­ket for more than 50 years, is Grade II-listed, man­ner­ist in style and has its orig­i­nal stu­dio flat on the ground floor, a painter’s room, four more bed­rooms, three bath­rooms and a ter­race.

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