It’s not only Villanelle’s wardrobe that we lust after in Killing Eve. Jodie Comer’s glamourous assassin hides out in some seriously stunning homes while on the run, and one such property has recently gone on sale in London.
The six-bedroom house, in the northwest suburb of Stanmore, features in the final series of the Bafta-winning BBC show, having also been seen on Fortitude and We Hunt Together.
Clearly prized for its good looks and edgy vibe, it was also pursued by Stanley Kubrick as a set for 1971’s dystopian thriller, A Clockwork Orange.
Priced at £2,750,000 and available through Hamptons, the quirky house is a striking mix of Modernist, Nordic and Japanese architecture.
Partially raised on stilts, it features open-air living spaces spread across a single level, with an underground double garage below.
Unusually for London, floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors open onto the banks of a shared lake and gardens.
There is a large terrace for entertaining al fresco and a big kitchen with a breakfast bar and all the necessary modcons.
In terms of bedrooms, there is a master with en-suite and dressing room, a second suite and three further ‘pods’ overlooking the grounds.
The property was built in 1963 by architect Edward Samuel, who had been commissioned by Ernest Shenton, the man responsible for bringing one-hour photo processing to Britain’s high streets in the Eighties.
Samuel’s style was ahead of its time, with a focus on pulling in as much natural light as possible to create a feeling of space.
The seller said: “He wanted it to be full of light, the ultimate party house. Out in the garden, you’ve got the lake and the water feature, which is particularly special. Living here, especially during lockdown, has been paradise.”
The detached, Grade II listed house is found on Alymer Close, part of the private Alymer Drive Estate between Stanmore Hill and Bentley Priory.
It is within a short drive of Stanmore Tube station, which is on the Jubilee line.