House of legendary Star Wars actor sells for cool £1.4m

THE SEASIDE dwelling of legendary Star Wars actor Peter Cushing has bought for a cool £1.4m.

Cushing, who famously portrayed Empire baddy Grand Moff Tarkin in 1977’s Star Struggle Episode IV: A New Hope, died in 1994 aged 81, forsaking his two-bedroom dwelling in Whitstable, Kent.

Cushing grew to become adored by Star Wars followers regardless of his on-screen brevity for his menacing portrayal of Tarkin, who oversaw the destruction of Princess Leia’s dwelling planet by the Dying Star.

The seaside dwelling of legendary Star Wars actor Peter Cushing. Credit: Harvey Richards & West.

The property on Whitstable’s seaside entrance was Cushing’s dwelling of 35 years, and boasts gorgeous seaside views from the cottage, which spans three flooring with a large balcony overlooking the ocean under.

On the balcony a blue, round plaque reads ‘Peter Cushing O.B.E, 1913-1994, actor, lived right here 1959-1994.’

The property, which was listed on the market on proper transfer by property brokers Harvey Richards & West, additionally features a entrance patio and a small rear backyard.

Harvey Richards & West describe the house as: “One in every of Whitstable’s most recognisable properties located in a picturesque seaside entrance place.

“Three Seaway Cottages, situated in Wave Crest, was the previous dwelling of the famend actor Peter Cushing OBE.

“This well-known property is nestled within the coronary heart of Whitstable’s fashionable conservation space and tucked away on the finish of Wave Crest.

“With fantastic far reaching sea views, this image postcard interval dwelling is obtainable on the market, chain free, and is one to not be missed.

“The property itself is about again from the seaside behind the seawall with a small entrance backyard.

“A small white backyard gate leads you into the entrance backyard, which has a phenomenal herringbone patio space, excellent to sit down and revel in Whitstable’s well-known sunsets.

“The property is organized over three flooring and has two extraordinarily massive double bedrooms.

“The second bed room is situated on the primary flooring, this room has improbable sea views and French doorways main out onto the balcony.

“The master suite is discovered on the second flooring, this nice sized bed room has its personal bathe room and essentially the most wonderful views from a big viewing window.

The property was shared to social media by James McNiven on Monday, after he stumbled upon it while searching on-line, recognising the house from a earlier go to to the city.

He wrote: “Having had a stunning go to right here an extended, very long time in the past, there are few alternatives in life to purchase the home of Grand Moff Tarkin – (ignoring the value!) I missed it…”

Home of legendary Star Wars actor Peter Cushing
Peter Cushing Plaque. Credit: Harvey Richards & West by trusted Information company Deadline Information.

Talking immediately James mentioned: “My response once I first noticed the house, and the blue plaque, was the considered simply how completely different it appeared as a selection vs what his most well-known characters may select – a phenomenal and enjoyable quiet seaside view.

“May you think about trying into the massive home windows from the footpath on the entrance and seeing Grand Moff Tarkin staring again at you, however from a fairly seaside cottage and never the Dying Star?

“I first discovered the home once I visited in, I believe, 2021 – simply stumbled throughout it whereas strolling alongside the beachfront path.

“For some cause I used to be simply displaying Whitstable home costs and the way a lot they’ve risen to a pal once I noticed it.

“I loved many of the films and now the numerous TV sequence.

“Don’t a lot of younger youngsters develop up dreaming of being within the Insurgent Alliance, however as they become old realise they’d fairly just like the beachfront property of an Imperial officer?”

Peter Cushing gained acclaim not just for his portrayal of Grand Moff Tarkin, however for his numerous roles in horror films by Hammer Productions throughout the Fifties, 60s and 70s.

The star was additionally a detailed pal of fellow actor Christopher Lee, who would later additionally go on to star in Star Wars Episode II and Episode III as villain Rely Dooku.

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