Ellie Goulding Selling Former London Hay Loft

Real Estate

Over the summer, British indie pop star Ellie Goulding invited Vogue magazine over for a peek and a poke around the lovely London cottage where she and husband Caspar Jopling holed up during the COVID quarantines. Turns out, that cottage, a former hay loft in a historic mews in London’s Paddington area, is now for sale with a £3.25 million price tag that the currency conversion contraption tallies up to about US$4.35 million. Listings held by Simon Rosenblatt of Aston Chase show the two- and potentially three-bedroom and two-bath home measures in at a modest but well-short-of-tiny 2,033 square feet over three floors.

The ground floor entry leads to a sizable main bedroom where an antique chandelier dripping with elongated crystals adds a sparkling touch of elegance and glamour to the otherwise industrial-rustic wood-floored room that showcases exposed brick walls and wood beams across the ceiling. The main bathroom is split, with bathing areas tucked behind the dressing area off the bedroom and a powder room located in an antechamber where it’s available to guests as a powder room.

Numerous skylights in the vaulted ceilings fill the top-floor living space with tons of natural light. At one end of the airy L-shaped space, the kitchen sports bespoke cabinetry crafted from reclaimed wood and a large island that incorporates a butcher block-topped snack bar. The dining space easily seats eight or ten around a wooden farmhouse table, curtains add intimacy to a cozily cave-like lounge, and a small bridge-like deck is charmingly made private from the prying eyes of neighbors thanks to an arched armature laced with vines.

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Down on the lower ground floor, or what we Americans less ceremoniously call the basement, a spacious landing is custom-kitted as a dressing room with plenty of shelves for Goulding’s impressive shoe collection. Also down there, a guest bedroom with ensuite bath as well as a potential third bedroom tricked out as a small gym where the fit-as-a-fiddle 33-year-old singer-songwriter worked out with her personal trainer during Vogue’s visit.

Goulding, who also quarantined with Jopling in a small cottage in Oxford, about an hours drive northwest out of London, owns another, somewhat larger and far more contemporary home in London, this one along a cobblestoned mews in the Marylebone nabe that is also for sale but with a much higher price of $7.7 million (£5.95 million).

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