Outgoing UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife, Carrie, listed their south London residence on 5 August for £1.6m.
The couple purchased the semi-detached Victorian home in 2019 for £1.2m, according to Land Registry records. It offers four bedrooms and three bathrooms over about 2,100 square feet, with a garden in the back.
“Offering an abundance of character in the sought-after Myatts Field [Park] area of Camberwell, the property is finished to an excellent standard throughout, [with] tasteful decor, and retains many characteristics including shutters, wooden floors and low level cast iron radiators,” according to the listing with estate agency Davis & Gibbs. “The rooms are generously proportioned with natural light throughout. The house is delivered over three full original floors.”
The main floor features a double-size reception room with two feature marble fireplaces, wood floors, built-in book cases, a bay window and doors opening to the rear garden, according to the listing. An eat-in kitchen on the same level also offers access to the garden.
Upstairs, the primary bedroom suite overlooks the park, and has fireplaces in both the bathroom and the sleeping area, the listing said. Another two bedrooms and a bathroom are located on the third level.
Boris Johnson and Carrie reportedly rented out the Camberwell home for at least £10,000 a month, but haven’t lived there themselves, according to The Daily Mail, which first reported the home is for sale.
Last year, the couple also rented their upscale farmhouse outside of Oxford for £4,250 a month, Mansion Global reported.
Boris Johnson, 58, began his stint as prime minister in 2019, but announced his pending resignation in early July after being embroiled in several scandals, including ‘Partygate’, a revelation that he attended parties during a Covid-19 lockdown and later lied about it. He will remain as prime minister until a new party leader is named, which is expected to happen in early September.
The politician did not immediately respond to a request for comment sent to his government email address.
Agents from Davis & Gibbs did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
This article was first published by Mansion Global, a fellow Dow Jones Group title