A penthouse apartment in the London building formerly home to Jim Henson’s puppet workshop, the Creature Shop, is on the market for £5.5 million (US$7.24 million).
The building, in Camden, north London, is now dubbed The Henson after the famed American puppeteer and creator of the Muppets, who died in 1990. Its duplex penthouse hit the market “a few weeks ago,” according to a press representative for estate agencies Aston Chase and Beauchamp Estates.
“The famous creations, which were produced at the Creature Shop, will forever remain iconic for millions of people,” said Mark Pollack, founding director at Aston Chase, in a news release.
“The penthouse at The Henson radiates the creativity and craftsmanship of the workshop, which has now been transformed into a contemporary living space with exceptional finishes and specification,” he added.
Henson reportedly moved to London in the 1970s.
The former warehouse was home to the Creature Shop in the 1990s after it moved from its original location in nearby Hampstead, and was headed by Henson’s son Brian. During their time at the building, projects included 1992’s “The Muppet Christmas Carol” and the 1995 film “Babe,” which earned the Creature Shop an Academy Award.
In 2010, the building was converted into residences.
Spanning 3,595 square feet, the penthouse has four bedrooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, high ceilings, two designated parking spaces, views of the London skyline and four terraces offering over 2,000 square feet of outdoor space.
The home has tried the market before according to listing records and reports, in 2016 and 2017.
“It is fitting that such a stunning home should also have been home to so many iconic and memorable creatures and creations,” said Rosy Khalastchy, consultant at Beauchamp Estates in the news release. “The Penthouse at The Henson is an ideal tribute to the creativity that gave us Yoda, Kermit and of course Miss Piggy.”
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