A penthouse in London’s historic Marylebone neighborhood hit the market last week for £3.75 million (US$4.9 million). The property’s former owners include two famed Londoners, Dr. Edward Bach, the founder of a renowned alternative medicine method incorporating flower remedies, and Sir Henry Trentham Butlin, the first dean of the faculty of medicine at the University of London, known as “the father of head and neck surgery.”
Sir Henry Trentham Butlin lived and practiced in the penthouse until his death in 1912, according to a release. Dr. Edward Bach later practiced there, too, and died in 1936.
The property is located on Harley Street—named after the 18th century Lord Mayor of London Sir Thomas Harley—a road known for high-end and specialized medical practices. Harley Street hosts over 3,000 doctors and medical practitioners.
The two-floor penthouse, which officially hit the market last Monday, comprises 1,989 square feet of livable space.
“It is extremely rare for a penthouse of this caliber to become available in Marylebone,” said Martin Bikhit, managing director at Kay & Co, the brokerage managing the sale, in a release. The brokers expect that the property will appeal to high net-worth individuals seeking a living space with history and period features.
“It’s got a huge open-plan reception dining room and kitchen, which is quite unique for London,” said Paul Sulkin, a sales director at Kay & Co. With two bedrooms, a guest room and a large master room, the penthouse “will really attract a family,” Mr. Sulkin said.
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Built in the late 1800s, the building on Harley St., has a Grade II designation, meaning that it is of significant historical significance to the United Kingdom. It’s owned by Howard De Walden Estate, a company with billions of dollars worth of property in Marylebone.
Property records could not be obtained to identify the current owners, but Mr. Sulkin noted that the owners wanted to provide their young children with a change of scenery.