The historic childhood home of celebrated British author and playwright Daphne du Maurier—she wrote Rebecca, among others—has just listed for an eye-watering $51.66M. Dating back to 1730, the three-story brick house in the tranquil Hampstead area of London comes with six bedrooms, a grand entrance hall with a spectacular mid-18th-century staircase, a sunlit indoor swimming pool, and an expansive garden—all set on elevated grounds with views of the city's skyline. Of course, the biggest draw (for English majors, anyway) is its London literary and theatrical heritage; Du Maurier's family included writers and painters, as well as her very famous actor-manager father Sir Gerald du Maurier, who (no big deal) played Captain Hook in the original production of Peter Pan.
· Daphne du Maurier's childhood home in Hampstead for sale [The Telegraph]
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