London Building Where Rabindranath Tagore Translated Famous Poems GITANJALI Up For Sale - Surfaces Reporter

London Building Where Rabindranath Tagore

The London home where Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore lived during his visit in around 1912 is reportedly on the market. Located on the Hampstead neighbourhood of north London, the Heath Villas is the residence where Tagore translated his famous collection of poems, Gitanjali. Know more about the house on SURFACES REPORTER (SR).

Historical importance of the property

Owing to its historical significance which is recognized with the Blue Plaque, unique location and beautiful view, the three-bedroom terrace house is on the market for a whopping £2,699,500. The Blue Plaque is a scheme that is run by the English Heritage charity to honour notable people and organizations that have been associated with certain buildings and real estate properties across London. The plaque highlights the poet’s year of stay. It reads, Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) Indian poet stayed here in 1912.

One of north-west London’s leading real estate agency Goldschmidt & Howland, which has been operating in the area since 1888, are handling the sale of the Heath property. The house is touted to be a stylish Grade II listed Victorian Villa constructed circa 1863. Goldschmidt & Howland have informed that the house has been refurbished with stunning interiors. Its staircase leads to a beautiful roof terrace, overlooking at the breathtaking views of Heath neighbourhood and London skyline beyond.

Structural design

A bespoke designed kitchen is situated on the ground floor with marble countertops. Kitchen island and Aga further opens up to the dining area with wooden flooring spread across. A study area leads on to the private end of the patio garden. The family bathroom consists of free-standing bath and separate shower along with a large utility cupboard which houses the washing machine and dryer.

The first floor of the property opens up to a charming double reception room which is filled with natural light, wooden flooring, two fire places and views of the Vale of Health. The second half of it comprises of second bedroom. The second floor houses another bedroom and suite shower room. The third bedroom has a staircase that takes you out to a spacious roof terrace. The roof space is accessible from the terrace and has two windows. To create an internal access to the attic, a pre-application advise has been implemented. It is further extended into the back patio to create a dining room. 

In 1912, he left India and settled in London for a brief span. It was on this very property where Tagore translated the Bengali version of Gitanjali – a collection of 103 translated poems which went on win Tagore the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913.



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