Freddie Mercury’s private life at unsuspecting Edwardian home in Kensington, London

With a net worth of $50million (£41.7million) at the time of his death in 1991 (after adjusting for inflation), it’s not surprising Freddie Mercury lived in a beautiful home. The former Queen lead singer reportedly owned property worth the equivalent of $40million (£33.4million), according to CelebrityNetWorth.com. One of Freddie’s properties was the famous Garden Lodge, located in Kensington, London.

The area, which is located in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea in West Central London, is known for its affluence.

The area is also home to a plethora of celebrities.

The likes of Sir Richard Branson, Robbie Williams and Elton John all reportedly own homes in the borough.

Not to mention Kensington Palace, which is the home to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children, is just down the road.

Garden Lodge is located on a quiet residential street just off Earl’s Court Road in South Kensington.

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He left the estate to Mary Austin and her sons.

Shortly after Freddie’s death, the walls surrounding the property were plastered with graffiti and messages from his fans.

Three decades later, Mary still resides at the home with her family.

The home, which was once described as “London’s biggest rock’n’roll shrine” can still be visited by fans.

The property is reportedly now worth an estimated £20million.

Freddie wasn’t the only notable person to reside in the property.

The detached property was built for the painter Cecil Rae and his wife, the sculptor Constance Halford.

The British intelligence operative Tomás Harris and his wife Hilda moved to the house during the Second World War.

Peter Wilson, the chairman of Sotheby’s auction house, has also lived in the property.

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