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Boy George lists six-bedroom Grade II-listed gothic north London mansion for £17m

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Boy George has listed the Grade II-listed gothic and Italian-inspired Hampstead mansion for £17m. 

The Culture Club singer, 61, has lived alone at the house for nearly 40 years – he  bought it within the mid-Nineteen Eighties following the discharge of the band’s hit single Do You Really Wish to Hurt Me?

The six-bedroom mansion, which Boy George, [George O’Dowd] has covered in religious artefacts and expensive artworks, was inbuilt 1868 and features interiors by renowned British interior designer Kelly Hoppen.

Moving on: Boy George has listed his six-bedroom Grade II-listed gothic Hampstead mansion for £17m following a three-year renovation which saw him embroiled in a battle with the council over planning permission

It underwent an ambitious three-year renovation which first saw the singer embroiled in a battle with Camden Council over planning permission to increase the property and let in additional light before a compromise was reached.

Boy George, said to be price £41.8million, rented a flat in Soho while the works took place.

Result! The Culture Club singer, 61, has lived alone at the home for almost 40 years - he bought it the mid-1980s

Result! The Culture Club singer, 61, has lived alone at the house for nearly 40 years – he bought it the mid-Nineteen Eighties

The property, listed by Aston Chase, covers 5,453 square feet, with five of the six bedrooms – come complete with their very own dressing rooms and bathrooms. One room incorporates a giant skylight rather than a standard ceiling. 

There’s also a meditation room and cinema room. 

The house has been decorated in a flamboyant style, there is a solid of David Bowie’s face, a Mr Brainwash piece on Kate Moss and records mounted in frames.

A bit which sits next to his bed, depicts a well-endowed naked man.  

In 2021, the Each day Mail’s Sebastian Shakespeare reported that Boy George oversaw a surprising £100,000 revamp of the gardens at his home.  

He needed consent to re-landscape the gardens due to the home’s listed status, which lies in a conservation area. 

His planning agent said on the time: ‘The proposals have been developed to offer a scheme sympathetic to the historic fabric and character of the property and to the broader conservation area.’ 

Colourful! The property covers 5,453 square feet and is covered in artworks and religious artefacts

Vibrant: The property covers 5,453 square feet and is roofed in artworks and non secular artefacts

I'll Tumble 4 Ya: George is a household name after finding fame with pop group Culture Club during the 1980s (pictured onstage at Wembley Arena in 1984)

I’ll Tumble 4 Ya: George is a household name after finding fame with pop group Culture Club throughout the Nineteen Eighties (pictured onstage at Wembley Arena in 1984)

As Boy George sells his lavish Hampstead home, are Culture Club still singing within the Church of the Poison Mind… or are they Victims of their very own success? 

 BOY GEORGE

After originally leaving the band in 1986, principal songwriter George enjoyed a successful solo profession following the discharge of debut single All the pieces I Own the next yr. To this point he has released 12 solo albums while also working as a longtime DJ. 

Famed for his androgynous sense of fashion and heavy use of make-up, George didn’t publicly discuss his sexuality until the 1995 release of his autobiography, Take It Like A Man, through which he confirmed he was gay.  

JON MOSS

The band’s drummer and George’s secret lover during their early years,  Moss formed Heartbeat UK following the dissolution of Culture Club. He would also dabble within the late ’80s acid house scene before releasing music within the Nineteen Nineties with bands Promised Land and Yeah. 

He’s father of three with ex-wife Barbara Savage, who also owns a property near George in north London. 

 

MIKEY CRAIG

Following the band’s separation, bass player Craig attempted to strike out as a solo artist with the 1988 release of debut single In 1988, he released a solo single I’m A Believer. Nevertheless the track did not make an impact on the UK top 40 and could be his only release away from Culture Club. 

Throughout the ’90s he Craig launched his own dance label, SLAMM records, serving as executive producer on hits by Mr. & Mrs. Smith and Mankey. 

He has also performed with Kid Creole and the Coconuts. 

ROY HAY

After leaving Culture Club Hay formed This Way As much as moderate success, releasing singles Tell Me Why, If I Cannot Have You and Louise in 1987. Debut album Feeling Good About It was released the identical yr. 

In 1989 he moved to Los Angeles and commenced writing and developing music for up-and-coming artists before branching into composition work. 

To this point he has worked with the legendary Hans Zimmerman and is accountable for scoring music for TV shows Cracker and The Dead Zone. 

 

Iconic: (Clockwise from top left) Culture Club stars Boy George, Roy Hay, Mikey Craig, Jon Moss at the height of their fame in 1983

Iconic: (Clockwise from top left) Culture Club stars Boy George, Roy Hay, Mikey Craig, Jon Moss at the peak of their fame in 1983

Five of the six bedrooms – coming complete with their own dressing rooms and bathrooms. One room features a giant skylight in place

Where the magic happens: Five of the six bedrooms – come complete with their very own dressing rooms and bathrooms – and one room incorporates a giant skylight rather than a standard ceiling

He included a ‘stepped water feature with reflection pool’.  

The star, who grew up in Eltham, South London, previously merged two neighbouring properties to form his current home.

George previously battled addiction to heroin and other substances for greater than twenty years and after battling his demons, he told The Guardian: ‘London is my home, I feel most sane after I’m here.’

He told Yahoo in 2015: ‘I got sober in 2008. March the 2nd, 2008. I do know the date exactly. I at all times consider that day as ‘the day that I became sane”.’

Wow! The star, who grew up in Eltham, South London, previously merged two neighbouring properties to form his current home - he had three years of renovations which saw this glass extension added which provided more light in the property

Wow! The star, who grew up in Eltham, South London, previously merged two neighbouring properties to form his current home – he had three years of renovations which saw this glass extension added which provided more light within the property 

Extravagant: George frequently shares photos of himself in the spacious property across social media, primarily Instagram

Extravagant: George ceaselessly shares photos of himself within the spacious property across social media, primarily Instagram  

A place of calm: The bathrooms are decorated in a chic minimal style

A spot of calm: The bathrooms are decorated in a classy minimal style

‘I planned to be sane at 40, however it took seven more years of research for me to achieve some extent where I used to be like, “OK, this isn’t working”.’ 

‘I actually have to say that things have gotten increasingly higher and higher and higher the longer I’ve been sober.’

George’s first plans for the house were rejected by the council around seven years ago before a compromise was made. 

In response to ES: Documents filed in 2013 by Soho-based Syte Architects penned: ‘The home doesn’t profit from a terrific deal of natural light into its interior.

‘Its frontage is orientated to the north-east. The rear has a southwesterly orientation but a mixture of things mean that the inside often suffers from poor levels and quality of natural lighting.’ 

‘The proposed extension has been designed to create living spaces with a greater sense of connection to the garden and higher levels of natural light. These spaces can have a distinct atmosphere and character to the inner spaces in the present house.’

Home sweet home: George poses in one of the rooms at his sprawling Hampstead home during a photoshoot in 2002

Home sweet home: George poses in considered one of the rooms at his sprawling Hampstead home during a photoshoot in 2002 

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