‘Mary Poppins’ author P.L. Travers’ home
- By Bertie Russell
- 19 November 2019
P.L. Travers, the author of the “Mary Poppins” series, lived in a four-story Chelsea home for over 30 years.
The property was even featured in the movie “Saving Mr. Banks,” which depicted Travers (played by Emma Thompson) grappling with whether to let Walt Disney (played by Tom Hanks) adapt her books into the now-iconic 1964 film.
Now, according to Mansion Global, that London home is for sale. It hit the market in October for £4.85 million, or roughly $6.27 million.
Real-estate agency Russell Simpson holds the listing.
Keep reading for a look inside the home.
P.L. Travers wrote her first children’s book in 1934. That book would later be adapted into the beloved Oscar-winning movie “Mary Poppins,” starring Julie Andrews in the title role.
It also led to the creation of a Broadway musical and a 2018 sequel film starring Emily Blunt in the leading role. Travers herself was portrayed by Emma Thompson in the 2013 movie “Saving Mr. Banks.”
In 1962, Travers purchased a 2,195-square-foot house in the Chelsea neighborhood of London. She lived there until her death in 1996.
The four-story home hit the market in October for £4.85 million, or about $6.27 million, Mansion Global reported.
It was recently refurbished, with main areas like the kitchen completely redone by the home’s most recent owners, who bought the property in 2014.
There are four bedrooms, including a master suite. Two of the bedrooms have private terraces.
In addition to two living and lounging areas, there is also a dining room, study, and a private patio.
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