If you looked inside Boy George’s head, we imagine it’d be full of gitter, supermodels and elaborate hats. It turns out, his home is similar. The ‘Karma Chameleon’ singer is selling his mansion in Hampstead for £17 million, and the decor is as outlandish as he is.
Boy George has lived in the ornate Victorian villa, which overlooks the heath, for over 40 years. He was recently embroiled in a battle with Camden Council to get planning permission to restore the enormous six-bedroom abode, which eventually underwent a ‘painstaking’ three-year renovation, according to the property listing.
The house, described in the ad as ‘a distinctive mansion renowned for its eccentric mix of Gothic and Italianate architecture, was built in 1868. It was originally known as ‘The Logs’ and sits on a quarter of an acre of land.
As you’d imagine, it’s packed full of eccentricities and quirky details, including a black toilet, a giant photo of the model April Ashley and a silver sculpture of a naked male torso. It also features a cinema room, a meditation room, a landscaped garden and a celestial stained-glass window in the triple-height entrance hall.
Hampstead Heath is known for being the home to the rich and famous and according to the property listing the house was previously owned by boss-eyed comedian Marty Feldman. So if you fancy taking on this epic mansion you’ll feel like a celeb yourself, providing you’ve got a spare £17 mil knocking around. Make BG an offer.