Built in 1720, the five-storey townhouse is on the market for £5.95 million.
“Although it is south facing and bright because it is all painted white, it still feels incredibly Dickensian with all the twisted floorboards, wonky floors and doors and an old country kitchen with a huge Aga,” says Massow.
“There are flagstones in the basement, all of its 13 fireplaces work and it is incredibly quiet.”
£5.95 million: five-storey, four-bedroom townhouse in Soho
Financier Nat Rothschild is believed to have purchased a similar building a few doors away. If he is keen to invest in another of the area’s historic gems, this would be a safe bet.
Soho has never been so trendy and lively with new bars and restaurants — so the location is an enormous draw.