Singer lived in Eltham property between 1985 and 2003
The house where Kate Bush lived for nearly 20 years is for sale.
Bush lived in the Eltham, South East London property between 1985-2003 with the current owners placing it on the market for £3m, reports The Telegraph.
The current owner, Jackie O’Reilly, has paid homage to Bush with a wrought-iron gate at the entrance to the house which has the words ‘Wuthering Heights’ on it in reference to Bush’s 1978 single. “The house was already called that in the title deeds, so we decided to put that in as a homage to Kate,” said O’Reilly.
“I grew up in Eltham, and we always knew it as Kate Bush’s house, and caught odd glimpses of her,” O’Reilly said. “But she clearly valued her privacy. The house is surrounded by large trees, to keep out prying eyes.”
“Kate has long since moved out of the area, but we catch sight of her from time to time,” she added. “Her brother still lives next door, and there is a gate between the two gardens.”
Earlier this week Kate Bush described her recent run of live dates in London as both “surreal” and “truly special” in a message posted on her official website.
The singer played a total of 22 shows between August 26 and October 1 at London’s Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, combining elaborate theatrical pieces and stage sets with tracks from throughout her career, including a live rendering of ‘The Hounds Of Love’ song suite ‘The Ninth Wave’. They were her first live dates for 35 years.
Writing in the note Bush described the tour and all the work that went into making it happen as being “one of the most extraordinary experiences of my life”. She goes on to thank everyone who came to the shows and explain that she wanted to perform live again to feel close to her audience.
Bush concluded her run of sold-out ‘Before The Dawn’ shows at Hammersmith Apollo on October 1, telling the crowd that it would be “a while” before she plays live again.