If you've ever dreamed of escaping to a world free from responsibilities, you might have J.M. Barrie — and this very house — to thank for that fantasy. The celebrated author once owned this seven-bedroom London mansion, and wrote the much-beloved story Peter Pan inside its walls. It's currently , which means Neverland fans everywhere can literally take a behind-the-scenes look at where the story began.
Glancing around the home, you glean its influence on Barrie's storybook world. Peter Pan devotees can easily picture Wendy in the stunning blue bedroom, complete with intricate molding, regal wallpaper, and a big picture window that's perfect for lost boys who care to fly inside. Plus, the exterior of the home appears to shimmer like as if it were coated in fairy dust. (The effect is created by mirror shards embedded into the brick façade.)
Unfortunately, you will have to grow up to buy this unique piece of literary history — unless your the sort of kid who's got $10.9 million stashed under your bed.
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