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Home of author Joseph Conrad is for sale for £1.6m

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 22/01/2022 Myra Butterworth For MailOnline

A terrace townhouse in the heart of London that once belonged to the novelist Joseph Conrad is for sale for £1,625,000.

The pretty property in Pimlico has a blue plaque on the front confirming the writer once lived there.

It is described by the estate agents MyLondonHome as 'a piece of English Heritage' and is part of an attractive row of terrace homes yards from Pimlico's shops and cafes.

The four-bed terrace property in London's Pimlico was once the home of Joseph Conrad and is currently for sale for £1,625,000

The four-bed terrace property in London's Pimlico was once the home of Joseph Conrad and is currently for sale for £1,625,000
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Inside the house, there is French Cheville parquet flooring, as well as a lounge with wallpaper from the Cole & Son Ardmore collection.

The same room has an original feature fireplace and leads to a separate study area via double doors.

The house extends across four floors, with the kitchen in the basement and a main en-suite bedroom on the top level.

The living room includes French Cheville parquet flooring and wallpaper from the Cole & Son Ardmore collection © Provided by Daily Mail The living room includes French Cheville parquet flooring and wallpaper from the Cole & Son Ardmore collection

The Polish-British novelist was born in 1857 and is best known for his works such as the Heart of Darkness.

Almost all of Conrad's writings were first published in newspapers and magazines, including the Daily Mail.

His work didn't become widely popular until 1913 with the publication of Chance, although that is often considered to be one of his weaker novels.

Plenty of storage: The dining room has part of the wall filed with books and water bottles

Plenty of storage: The dining room has part of the wall filed with books and water bottles
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The house has good access to public transport, being only a short walk from Victoria station with its Overground and Underground lines.

The average price of a home sold in Pimlico during the past 12 months is £1,158,712, according to property website Zoopla.

It is three and a half times as much as the average value of a home in Britain, which stands at £329,291.

Daniel Copley, of Zoopla, said: 'This charming terraced house would make the perfect home for a buyer searching for a period property with plenty of character. Not only does the property have an original feature fireplace and beautiful parquet flooring, but it's also the former residence of the acclaimed novelist Joseph Conrad, who wrote several books in the property.'

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