Freddy Mercury was a British singer and songwriter, as well as the lead singer of the legendary band Queen. Born on September 5, 1946 in Zanzibar, he attended boarding schools in India, before relocating with his family to Middlesex, England. The family made the move in 1964 during the Zanzibar Revolution. In 1970, Freddy formed the band Queen with guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. During his time with the band he wrote so many great hits, such as "Killer Queen'', "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Somebody to Love", and "We Are the Champions". Mercury had an incredible voice and stage presence, famously displayed during the 1985 Live Aid concert. In 1969 Freddy met Mary Austin, and the two began a relationship for the remainder of his life. They were in a romantic relationship for much of the 70s, and remained best friends thereafter. By the end of the 70s Freddy had been in a relationship with David Minns who was an executive at Elektra Records. After the romantic relationship with Mary ended, she went on to marry Piers Cameron, and have two children. Freddy was named godfather, and in his will he left his house to Mary stating, "You would have been my wife, and it would have been yours anyway." Check out Freddy Mercury's house below.
Freddy Mercury lived in the home known as Garden Lodge at Logan Place from 1980 until his death in 1991. Located in Kensington, London, the famous home housed numerous famous residents. From Sotheby's chairman Peter Wilson, and married artists Cecil Rea and Constance Halford. Cecil and Constance lived in the home from the time it was built, until Cecil's death in 1935, and Constance's death in 1938. Peter Wilson lived in the home during the 1970s, before his death in 1984. Coming full circle, in September 2023, Mercury's possessions in the home were sold at auction through Sotheby's. Freddy's longtime love and best friend Mary Austin still lives in the home today.
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Garden Lodge is a detached house that was built in 1908 and designed by architect Ernest William Marshall. Fashioned in the Neo-Georgian style, it is a two story home with eight bedrooms. The home also boasts a triable studio wing complete with a large bay window. The home is safe and private, with an eight foot high brick wall surrounding the perimeter. Built into the brick wall is a green door that leads inside. Since Mercury's tragic and untimely death, fans from all over the world have left presents, and written messages on the brick walls.
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It's hard to get a glimpse inside Freddy's home nowadays. Mary Austin lives a happily private life today, but there are some inside peeks out there. In this video below you are able to see inside details such as Freddy's grand piano and music room, the sitting room atop the staircase, and the foyer.
Below are some of the items that were inside Freddy Mercury's Garden Lodge home, which were recently sold at Sotheby's auction.
As a huge fan of Queen, and Freddy Mercury, it was so fun to be able to see and read about Freddy’s longtime home. If you enjoyed taking a look at this house, take a look at The William Westerfeld House here.
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