A slice of Vogue history:former editor's Grade II-listed Chelsea home listed for sale, with studio flat, painter's room and terrace

Once owned by former British Vogue editor Beatrix Miller, Mulberry Walk house saw regular gatherings of the “Chelsea Set”.

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A slice of British Vogue’s heritage is for sale as the fashion powerhouse enters a new era, with Alexandra Shulman handing over the editorship to Edward Enninful.

Beatrix Miller edited the magazine for 21 years until 1985, helping to launch the careers of David Bailey, Terence Donovan, Grace Coddington, Bianca Jagger and Joanna Lumley.

The “Chelsea Set” gathered regularly at Miller’s Mulberry Walk house in SW3, now for sale for £8.95 million with Russell Simpson and Knight Frank.

Before Miller, who died in 2014, the home belonged to the wildly eccentric Marion “Joe” Carstairs, a speedboat racer and proud lesbian who kept penguins in the 32ft garden. An heiress, her many lovers included film star Greta Garbo and Oscar Wilde’s niece, Dolly.

Beatrix Miller

The Chelsea house, which has not been on the open market for more than 50 years, is Grade II-listed, mannerist in style and has its original studio flat on the ground floor, a painter’s room, four more bedrooms, three bathrooms and a terrace.


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