Foreign secretary Boris Johnson’s childhood home in Primrose Hill has gone on the market for £11.25 million.
Nicknamed the “Rocking Horse House” because of the wooden rocking horse that stood for years in the front bay window, it is located at 60 Regent’s Park Road and covers 5,226 square feet across five floors.
Dating back to the 1820s, the pastel pink house has a pillared entrance portico and large ground floor bay windows. There are four bedrooms and four bathrooms, sizeable reception rooms, a family kitchen/breakfast room, a cinema room, study and wine cellar.
Home to Stanley Johnson, his wife and his six children for a decade, the Victorian townhouse has welcomed a number of dignitaries and members of Parliament, and was the base of various television interviews as Boris won the mayoral race in 2008 while living at the home.
The house has been modernised by its current owners, who bought the property in 2010.
Richard Bernstone, director at Aston Chase, which is managing the sale, said: “This is unquestionably a special and iconic Primrose Hill property, once the home of Lukas Heller, screenwriter of Whatever happened to Baby Jane in the 1960s, and most famously the family home of Stanley and Jenny Johnson.”
Stanley Johnson, 77, is also father to Jo Johnson, the MP for Orpington, Leo Johnson, a partner at PwC, and Rachel Johnson, a journalist, TV presenter and recent Celebrity Big Brother housemate.