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Today's home is a different sort of celebrity real estate, the literary kind. Homes and Properties UK reports that 3 The Grove, a Grade II-listed London mansion is for sale. Writer Samuel Taylor Coleridge lived at the home for 11 years until his death in 1834. Coleridge, the writer of "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" and "Kubla Khan" was one of the key figures of the Romantic Movement. He was also an opium addict and he moved into the home with his doctor and friend Dr. James Gillman in 1823 (the good doctor apparently built him a special space to detox in). The home bears a plaque attesting to Coleridge's residency. It was built on Highgate Hill one of the highest points in London. It was later added to in the 1930s and has four floors and over 6,700 square feet of space. A second plaque on the nine-bedroom brick home commemorates the writer JB Priestley (1894-1984), who moved into the place in 1931 after the success of his first novel, The Good Companions. The home has been restored and modernized and the principal rear rooms overlook a west facing landscaped garden with views over Hampstead Heath and beyond. It is listed for sale at £8.75 million through Savills.
Gallery: The Grove