Tim's Burton's £20M Primrose Hill home goes up for sale

Maison de Verre-inspired home in Primrose Hill where Tim Burton lived and David Bowie and Tina Turner worked goes on sale for £20m complete with a gym, sauna, cocktail bar and swimming pool

  • Eglon House in Primrose Hill has gone on sale for £20M, complete with five bedrooms and 13,000sqft 
  • Inspired by French  Maison de Verre, the home which Tim Burton lived in for years, has s gym and sauna
  • Has its own pool which doubles as a cinema room and is located in a discreet gated mews in north London
  • Was once Mayfair studios and saw likes of Tina Turner, David Bowie, the Clash and Oasis record songs there  

The former home of director Tim Burton has gone on sale for £20million – complete with it’s own pool, sauna, steam room, gym and cinema room.   

Eglon House in Primrose Hill, north London, is an architect-designed 13,000sqft five bedroom home with a dramatic interior, including full height cold pressed bronze windows and glass brick facades inspired by Pierre Chareau’s famous Maison de Verre in Paris.

One of the most extraordinary new houses built in the area in living memory, Eglon House is tucked away in a discreet gated mews, known as Eglon Mews, in the heart of the celebrity-loved north London village.

Best known for his Gothic fantasy films such as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and Batman, the US-born filmmaker, 62, rented Eglon House from 2016, using the property as his London base, with part of the home used as his creative studio where he completed the 2019 Film Dumbo for Disney. 

The former home of director Tim Burton has gone on sale for £20million – complete with it’s own pool, sauna, steam room, gym and cinema room. Pictured is one of the bathrooms

Eglon House in Primrose Hill, north London, is an architect designed 13,000sqft five bedroom home with dramatic interior, including a full height cold pressed bronze windows and feature glass brick facades inspired by Pierre Chareau’s famous Maison de Verre in Paris. Pictured is the black facades leading into the pool

One of the most extraordinary new houses to built in Primrose Hill in living memory, Eglon House is tucked away in a discreet gated mews, known as Eglon Mews, located in the heart of the celebrity-loved north London village. Pictured is the living area

Designed in collaboration with architectural practice Chassay Last Architects and design house Russell Sage Studio, the home consists of two interlinked buildings which sit opposite one another across a private central garden courtyard, with the pair joined at lower ground floor level.

On the lower level, the salon leads into the leisure suite which includes the swimming pool that doubles as a cinema room, with a mechanical floor and waterproof screen, alongside a leisure room and gym with a purpose designed cocktail bar.

Best known for his Gothic fantasy films such as Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and Batman, the US-born filmmaker rented Eglon House from 2016, using the property as his London base, with part of the home used as his creative studio where he completed the 2019 Film Dumbo for Disney

Designed in collaboration with architectural practice Chassay Last Architects and design house Russell Sage Studio, the home has two interlinked buildings which sit opposite one another across a private central garden courtyard, with the pair joined at lower ground floor level.

In the east wing, Eglon House has a dramatic double-height grand salon across the lower ground and ground floor, while on an upper galleried level is a kitchen, breakfast room and dining room.

On the lower level,  the salon leads into the leisure suite which includes the swimming pool that doubles as a cinema room, with a mechanical floor and waterproof screen, alongside a leisure room and gym with a purpose designed cocktail bar. 

The larger, eastern, side of the building has an industrial character, with exposed concrete ceilings and surface‐ mounted services. At its centre is a magnificent double‐height grand salon, with a galleried level containing a professional kitchen and dining room. 

Designed in collaboration with architectural practice Chassay Last Architects and design house Russell Sage Studio, the home has two interlinked buildings which sit opposite one another across a private central garden courtyard, with the pair joined at lower ground floor level.

The larger, eastern, side of the building has an industrial character, with exposed concrete ceilings and surface‐ mounted services. At its centre is a magnificent double‐height grand salon, with a galleried level containing a professional kitchen and dining room.

The first floor offers more than 2,000 sqft of space, which currently includes a breath taking master bedroom suite, while the second floor contains an extensively glazed ‘orangery’ that would work particularly well as an office.

Meanwhile, the western side of the house has a more intimate, domestic scale and an Art Deco atmosphere. 

The ground floor opens out onto the courtyard, with a double‐height living room and a kitchen. 

In the east wing, Eglon House has a dramatic double-height grand salon across the lower ground and ground floor, while on an upper galleried level is a kitchen, breakfast room and dining room.

The first and second floors contain three bedrooms, three bathrooms and a study, as well as lift that services all floors.

Aston Chase who are selling the property, say it could be used a as a dwelling, as a commercial building, or as a combination of the two. 

They added it would work equally well for a family requiring guest and staff accommodation as it would for an art foundation requiring premises with significant spatial drama.

As well as previously housing Hollywood’s elite, the home also has a Rock n Roll history, in the 1970s serving as  Mayfair Recording Studios where hits by everyone from Tina Turner and Pink Floyd to The Smiths and The Clash were made.

As well as previously housing Hollywood’s elite, the home also has a Rock n Roll history, in the 1970s serving as Mayfair Recording Studios where hits by everyone from Tina Turner and Pink Floyd to The Smiths and The Clash were made.

Aston Chase who are selling the property, say it could be used a as a dwelling, as a commercial building, or as a combination of the two.

The original Maison de Verre, which was built from 1928 to 1932, has been described as an elaborate piece of furniture, reflecting Pierre Chareau’s expertise as a product designer, and this craftsman’s sensibility has carried through to Eglon House, a home six years in the making

The site has always had a commercial use.  A mid‐19th‐century census map shows a series of stables and barns where shell casings were manufactured during the First World War. 

Express Dairies then used it to service their floats at a time when cattle were still grazed on nearby Primrose Hill.

Although Eglon House settles into the outline of the original structure it is an entirely new building. 

Inspired as an homage to Pierre Chareau’s Maison de Verre the home has a modern, Parisian twist.

British materials were used for the refurbishment, including a staircase made from pitch‐pine and grout mixed with Portland stone

The design emphasises an honesty of materials variable transparency of forms and juxtaposition of ‘industrial’ fixtures with a more traditional style of home décor

The original Maison de Verre, which was built from 1928 to 1932, has been described as an elaborate piece of furniture, reflecting Pierre Chareau’s expertise as a product designer, and this craftsman’s sensibility has carried through to Eglon House, a home six years in the making.

Pierre Chareau’s ‘House of Glass’ completed in 1932 was a milestone in early modern architectural design. 

It was a pioneer of the modern‐day live, work phenomenon with a commercial space on the ground floor and living accommodation above. 

It was commissioned by a Doctor Dalsace who hosted Surrealist soirees in his salle de sejour which were attended by Jean Cocteau Joan Miro and Yves Tanguy. The close proximity of other buildings dictated a transparent façade. 

Pictured is one of the home’s bathrooms completed with elegantly elegantly patinated Italian marble and stunning gold trimmings

Eglon House takes its cues from Chareau’s original in a number of other ways as well. 

The design emphasises an honesty of materials variable transparency of forms and juxtaposition of ‘industrial’ fixtures with a more traditional style of home décor. 

British materials were used for the refurbishment, including a staircase made from pitch‐pine and grout mixed with Portland stone. 

Elsewhere Lebanese cedar is combined with elegantly patinated Italian marble. 

After six years of design and construction Eglon House was completed in 2016, one of the bedrooms is pictured 

There is also a museum‐grade bronze track lighting, the walls have been reinforced to take heavy artworks, and even the fire extinguishers have been custom‐made.

While discreet, the location that is also convenient with shops around the corner, and the open spaces of Primrose Hill and Regent’s Park are a short walk away.

Chalk Farm Underground station is just a short walk across the bridge across the bridge, while many of London’s best schools are within close proximity

After six years of design and construction Eglon House was completed in 2016. 

Howard Kayman, Associate Director at Aston Chase told FEMAIL: ‘There is a prescience in the design of Eglon House in how it meets the demands of the world we now find ourselves in. 

‘It combines large lateral studio spaces with intimate residential parts and successfully blurs the boundary between the two. 

‘Director Tim Burton lived and worked in the space for several years, basing his creative studio there for the production of his Dumbo remake. 

‘A space like this is a rarity in Prime Central London.’

The home is suited to being a living or working space with it being used for both in the past, including by Tim Burton

Mark Pollack, Co-Founding Director at Aston Chase added: ‘Elgon House is a unique home without a parallel in London. 

‘Secreted away at the foot of a peaceful mews, located in the very heart of Primrose Hill, the property is ideal for the growing number of super-prime buyers who favour maintaining a low profile in preference to the visibility afforded by some of London’s more obvious destinations for substantial homes. 

‘The property comprises of 13,000 sq. ft. of accommodation split over two interlinked wings and in doing so provides remarkable versatility enabling either living and work spaces so that the property can be utilised as either a large private house, a home and office or living quarters in conjunction with a creative studio. 

‘Eglon House is one of a kind and represents a perfect opportunity for a discerning purchaser who values their privacy and the ability to have flexible living/work accommodation.’

Russell Sage, Founder & Executive Creative Director at Russell Sage Studio added: ‘Working on Eglon House with a such a collaborative team of designers and highly skilled makers was a really positive experience. 

‘Having the chance to use fabrics designed by Henry Moore and re-execute some of Pierre Chareau’s furniture was an excellent, rare opportunity. 

‘I love the house because it finds the ideal balance and fluidity for living and working environments that weave in and out of one another effortlessly; so much more important in the world we now find ourselves.’ 

Eglon House is on sale for £20,000,000 with Aston Chase and is also available to let via Aston Chase for £15,000 per week.  

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