Architect-turned-rocker’s unique self-designed London townhouse (that used to count Daniel Day-Lewis as a neighbour) goes up for sale for £1.8m

  • Brook Green property was designed by architect turn rock star Henry Harrison, a member of The Mystery Jets
  • The sprawling townhouse was built in the early 1990s on land in Ceylon Road which belonged to Mr Harrison
  • The Mystery Jets rocker lived in the adjoining house, which was once owned by actor Sir Daniel Day-Lewis
  • The house boasts three-bedroom with a huge living space and a garden level which opens from front to back 

Architect-turned-rock star Henry Harrison’s London townhouse has gone on sale for £1.8m

An architect-turned-rock star’s London townhouse has gone on sale for £1.8m.

The Brook Green property was designed by architect turned rock star Henry Harrison, now better known as a member of The Mystery Jets, and who was voted the 18th coolest rock star by NME magazine in 2018.

He lived in the adjoining house, which was also once owned by actor Sir Daniel Day-Lewis, during the time he was making the Oscar-winning film, The Last of the Mohicans.

Now the townhouse is home to a top literary agent. 

The unusual property was built in the early 1990s on land in Ceylon Road which belonged to Mr Harrison when he was working as an architect.

He constructed the building from bricks from a collection of large houses on Brook Green that had been demolished.

The end result is a three-bedroom home with a huge living and entertaining space and a garden level which opens from front to back.

The kitchen on this floor opens into a full width dining area with a double height, glass atrium reception area leading into the garden, which is west-facing and paved. 

The London townhouse, which has gone on the market for £1.8million, includes an open lounge space, patio and garden

Mystery Jets star Mr Harrison  constructed the building from bricks from a collection of large houses on Brook Green that had been demolished

The Brook Green property boasts a glass atrium reception area leading into the garden, which is west-facing and paved

The ground floor has a study and reception room, with two bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor and an en-suite, main bedroom and balcony on the top floor


Mystery Jets rocker Henry Harrison constructed the Brook Green property from bricks from a collection of large houses on Brook Green that had been demolished

There is also a guest cloakroom and a utility room on this level.

The ground floor has a study and reception room, with two bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor and an en-suite, main bedroom and balcony on the top floor.

Agent for Finlay Brewer, Paul Cosgrove, who is selling the property said: ‘It’s such an unusual house yet it sits beautifully in its surroundings.

‘The architect’s design allows the property to be flooded with light and is totally uplifting.

‘The current owner is planning a move to the coast but they have really enjoyed living here.

‘It would be perfect for a person or a couple who liked to entertain or who are creative. It lends itself to that kind of life and it would also be easy for two people to work from home together there as there is so much space and a separate study.

‘It’s a really clever house because it has all that space and drama in its design, as well as intimacy.’

The sprawling £1.8 million townhouse in Brook Green also includes an upstairs living room with a view over the property’s garden

The unique property was built in the early 1990s on land in Ceylon Road which belonged to Mr Harrison when he was working as an architect

The Brook Green property was designed by architect turned rock star Henry Harrison, now better known as a member of The Mystery Jets, and who was voted the 18th coolest rock star by NME magazine in 2018

The ground floor has a study and reception room, with two bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor and an en-suite, main bedroom and balcony on the top floor

The Brook Green property is a three-bedroom home with a huge living and entertaining space and a garden level which opens from front to back

Mr Harrison – an architect turn rockstar – constructed the building from bricks from a collection of large houses on Brook Green that had been demolished

The sprawling £1.8m townhouse, which was built by architect turned Mystery Jets rockstar, also includes two large bathrooms

The ground floor has a study and reception room, with two bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor and an en-suite, main bedroom and balcony on the top floor

The Brook Green property was designed by architect turned rock star Henry Harrison, now better known as a member of The Mystery Jets, and who was voted the 18th coolest rock star by NME magazine in 2018

The kitchen on this floor opens into a full width dining area with a double height, glass atrium reception area leading into the garden, which is west-facing and paved

Mr Harrison constructed the building from bricks from a collection of large houses on Brook Green that had been demolished

Henry Harrison lived in the adjoining house, which was also once owned by actor Sir Daniel Day-Lewis, during the time he was making the Oscar-winning film, The Last of the Mohicans

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