An estate agent is trying to cast a spell on prospective buyers as a two-bedroom property that used to be home to the infamous Magic Circle is up for sale.
The split-level apartment in Chenies Mews is situated in the fashionable area of Fitzrovia, on a residential mews, just a deck of cards throw away from a number of London landmarks.
On the market for £2million with Savills, the home is valued at around double the typical price tag for the area, according to property website, Zoopla.
However, it is likely to pique interest as it was once part of the Magic Club’s theatre room, which was regularly frequented by many famous faces including Prince Charles.
Spellbinding? The split-level apartment, priced at £2m, is situated in the popular area of Fitzrovia and was once home to the Magic Circle
The Magic Circle is a British organisation that claims it is ‘dedicated to promoting and advancing the art of magic’.
Famous members include Prince Charles, Dynamo, John Archer, Walter Rolfo and Stephen Fry.
It was formed in 1905 by twenty three amateur and professional magicians who gathered together at London’s Pinoli’s Restaurant with the intention of forming a club.
Prince Charles is a member of the Magic Circle and was known to visit the property
David Devant, often thought of as the greatest magician of his era, became the first President of The Magic Circle and the Society grew rapidly.
The total membership currently sits at around 1,500 with a quarter of these living overseas in 38 countries.
The first official meeting was held at the Green Man pub in Soho with later meetings held in a room above the stage of St. George’s Hall in Langham Place before it moved to Chenies Mews.
The Fitzrovia property was originally built as a stable for horses of Camden carriages.
However, 84 Chenies Mews replaced the Magic Circle’s ‘Hearts of Oak’ premises in 1968 on the Euston Road, when that had to be demolished due to road widening in 1966.
The property played host to the organisation for thirty years until, in 1998, the Magic Circle moved into its current location when it opened a purpose built headquarters in Euston.
The 1,335 square foot home is now up for sale to potential home owners looking for a spellbinding central London property.
Central: The Chenies Mews property is situated in Fitzrovia in a residential area, near many classic London landmarks
Inside, the split level apartment is home to an open plan kitchen and dining area with bright blue kitchen units installed
Anyone looking to purchase will get a share of the freehold.
The apartment comes equipped with an open plan kitchen and dining area with high ceilings on the ground floor.
Those looking to move in may wish to redecorate, however, as currently the less than bewitching kitchen has a number of bright blue kitchen units installed throughout with a stainless steel oven, hob, counter and drawers.
The spacious room can hold several sofas, a large dining room table and leads on to a guest cloak room.
Both bedrooms are also situated on the ground floor with a private patio leading out from the first bedroom as well as having an en-suite attached.
There is a bathroom situated next to the second bedroom for the other occupiers.
Spacious: The first floor mezzanine is home to a large reception room that has plenty of room for owners to entertain guests
On the first floor, there are two bedroom – one with an en-suite – as well as a guest cloak room and access to an outside patio
There is a second tiled bathroom situated next to the second bedroom on the ground floor of the property
On the first floor mezzanine is a large reception room with space for three sofas and a coffee table that looks down on to the open place dining area.
The area is well lit with a number of skylight windows lining the ceiling.
The home also has many nearby amenities including a wealth of restaurants on Charlotte Street, shopping in Oxford Street and the West End and the greenery of Regent’s Park.
The transport links are excellent with Goodge Street being the nearest tube stop just 0.2 miles away while Warren Street is only 0.3 miles away.
Euston is also only 0.6 miles away and Kings Cross St Pancras is approximately 1.1 miles away. Access to the West and Heathrow is available via the A40.
The home has many nearby amenities including the restaurants on Charlotte Street and the shops on Oxford Street
There are many transport links to the property with it sitting just a few minutes walk away from Goodge Street tube station
The outside patio can be accessed through the first bedroom which also has an en-suite bathroom attached to it
Any families thinking of moving in will also be able to take benefit of the numerous nearby schools and universities including All Souls CofE Primary School and the University College London Medical School.
A number of museums including the British Museum, the Cartoon Museum and the Grant Museum of Zoology are also within walking distance.
Nick Poppe, a property agent at Savills, said: ‘A quiet mews perfectly sandwiched between Regents Park and theatre land, what a fabulous location.’
When the property was used by the Magic Circle, members used to gather and use the home as a theatre to watch shows
Original feature: The doors to the Magic Circle when Chenies Mews was the home of the organisation dedicated to magicians