Although it doesn’t have the same grandeur as Number 10 or Checkers, the South London home of Boris and Carrie Johnson has served the couple well over the past week. The former British Prime Minister put the property up for sale in August for £1.6million, up £400,000 than the couple originally bought it in 2019. Now, according to the Mail online Richard Eden, Camberwell townhouse is listed, just a month after it went on the market.
The couple bought the semi-detached Victorian house four years ago for £1.2million. The house offers two reception rooms, four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,100 square feet, with a secluded 100 foot garden to the rear. Character features include two marble fireplaces, wooden floors and sash windows. According to evening standardin May last year a car crashed into the front garden of the property damaging a number of hedges.
According to Time, Last year Johnson re-mortgaged the Camberwell home after having to pay for the controversial £112,000 renovation of the Number 11 Downing Street flat. At the time the newspaper reported that having received a bill for the refurbishment of the flat, the Prime Minister took out a rental mortgage on the south London home, renting it out for around £3,300-4,000 a month.
Although Carrie decided to renovate flat number 11 during her husband’s tenure as prime minister, the couple reportedly resisted the urge to redecorate their private home. Only small changes were made to the property before it came on the market including new kitchen cabinets and trees to the front of the property.
It remains to be decided whether the politician’s house will be adorned with a commemorative blue plaque, as it seems likely that the Johnsons, who bought it with a rental mortgage, never spent a night there. The couple previously shared Carrie’s apartment about a mile from their property before moving into Number 10 in 2019.