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Homes of music legends Freddie Mercury and Rod Stewart hit the market

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Iconic residences once belonging to two of music’s biggest legends, Freddie Mercury and Rod Stewart, are now up for sale, presenting unique opportunities for fans and property enthusiasts alike. Freddie Mercury’s London mansion is on the market for the first time since he purchased it in 1980, while Rod Stewart has recently lowered the asking price of his expansive Los Angeles property from $80 million to $74 million.

Freddie Mercury’s former home, Garden Lodge, is a Neo-Georgian mansion nestled in the upscale neighborhood of Kensington, London. This residence served as a private retreat for Mercury, away from the rigors of his touring schedule. The home is notable for the two-story drawing room where Mercury composed “Bohemian Rhapsody” on his grand piano. Carefully preserved by Mercury’s former partner and longtime friend Mary Austin for thirty years, the mansion is a well-preserved time capsule of the artist’s life, with every room reflecting Mercury’s vibrant personality.

The property is renowned for its architectural beauty, including French doors that open to exquisite gardens and design elements handpicked by Mercury himself. Kensington, an area celebrated for its stately Victorian homes, offers a variety of entertainment options such as the Natural History Museum and Kensington Palace, making it a prime location. The property is being listed with offers over £30 million ($38 million), marking the first time it has been up for sale since Mercury’s acquisition.

On the other side of the Atlantic, Sir Rod Stewart’s grand Los Angeles mansion exudes opulence and flamboyance, reflecting the rock star’s extravagant lifestyle. The property boasts 13 bedrooms and spans 28,500 square feet on over three acres in the prestigious North Beverly Park area. Described as a bit flamboyant, the residence features a striking yellow exterior, a grand foyer, two traditionally decorated sitting rooms, and ample space for hosting lavish gatherings. Additional luxuries include a gourmet kitchen, wine room, and a bar adorned with Renaissance nudes. The home also offers outdoor amenities such as manicured grounds and a soccer field, nodding to Stewart’s passion for the sport. Following a price reduction, the property is now available for $74 million.

North Beverly Park, where Stewart’s mansion is located, is known as LA’s most exclusive neighborhood, home to numerous celebrities and boasting round-the-clock security. Stewart’s residence is listed by Tomer Fridman from Compass.

These listings come at a time when the legacy of both Mercury and Stewart continues to resonate through their enduring music, offering fans a chance to own a piece of rock history. 

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