Fancy a little literary magic? Need a spurt of inspiration as you’re working on the next big crime series? Check out this apartment in Agatha Christie’s former mansion block in Chelsea
Pastor Real Estate is selling an apartment in the mansion block where greats like Agatha Christie and Dame Sybil Thorndike once lived. The one-bedroom 589 sq foot apartment is nestled on the bottom floor of the Swan Court Mansion. The apartment is located on Chelsea Manor Street, which is a stone’s throw away from King’s Road.
Agatha Christie wrote several pieces including: Murder on the Nile (1948), The Third Floor Flat (1950) and The Mousetrap (1948) while living at Swan Court. Agatha’s love for Chelsea is seen memorialised in many of her stories: inspired by her surroundings, there are references to local haunts that she would have visited. It is thought that Third Girl (1966) – a book featuring Poirot, was set in Swan Court.
The art-deco exterior of Swan Court has a red brick and stone façade and an internal courtyard. Recently refurbished, the apartment is light and airy, with a neutral palate and large windows. The kitchen and living space are finished in a light oak timber, while the bedroom has cream carpet, and the bathroom is tiled in slate.
The entire apartment has ceiling spotlights and period features, including a fireplace, and original windows. The kitchen has high-gloss cupboards and under-cabinet lighting with Miele appliances. The bedroom has a large double width window to let in streams of sunlight. The apartment is located in the Chelsea area with excellent links from Sloane Square, or South Kensington stations.
This apartment is the perfect locale for any aspiring writer; living in Agatha Christie’s shadow could spur the inspiration inside that you have been lacking, which means it would be worth the £999,500 price tag.