The former West London home of Princess Leia exudes timeless sophistication
Late Actress Carrie Fisher's Abode is Now Home to a Loving English Family
By Nikey Cheng
It’s surely a home fit for a princess – featuring five floors across 2,200sqft of indoor living space in a beautiful Victorian building, with a 270sqft garden to boot. This grand abode in South Kensington was once owned by Carrie Fisher, the famed American actress who played Princess Leia in the Star Wars films. A year after her unexpected death in 2016, the property was sold to a young English couple with two young children.
“The husband and wife are both sophisticated professionals; the former is a lawyer and the latter practices in the finance field,” says Milan-based architect Isacco Brioschi, who was tasked with the renovation project. “They were very specific about what they wanted – a spacious, functional and inviting space infused with an Italian flair that works for adults and kids. Yet we were given plenty of freedom to create and interpret the brief in an unexpected manner.” The project proved to be a rewarding design challenge, as the founder of Isacco Brioschi Architects explains. “Since it’s a listed historic building, we were not allowed to conceive any large-scale reconstruction. The only change we managed to make was delineating a room next to the master bedroom for a bathroom and a walk-in closet.”
Scroll through the gallery below (Photography: Simone Furiosi) to see more of the elegant abode: