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Mary Poppins author P.L Travers’ London home for sale

Mary Poppins author P.L Travers’ London home for sale

“Mary Poppins” author P.L. Travers lived in a charming four-bedroom house in London from 1962 until her passing in 1996.

It’s since undergone renovations and is on the market for around USD $6.2 million (NZD $9.6 million).

According to a press release issued to TODAY Home, Travers purchased the home following the release of Mary Poppins from A to Z and continued to write additional books while living in the home.

The home was also featured in the 2013 movie Saving Mr. Banks which starred Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson. The film focused on Walt Disney’s quest to obtain the rights to “Mary Poppins”.

The home features a cinema room, wine cellar and garden as well as being spread out on four storeys.

There are four bathrooms, three reception rooms and a roof terrace.

There is a large sunny reception area when you first enter the home as well as a living area and an elegant kitchen and dining space.

“It’s a real pleasure to market a home previously owned by one of the most influential authors of the 20th century,” Hugo Cordle, sales negotiator at specialist Chelsea estate agents Russell Simpson, said in a statement issued to TODAY Home.

“It’s hard to not imagine Mary Poppins and her famous umbrella swooping in to arrive on the roof terrace.”

Scroll through the gallery to see the home where Mary Poppins author P.L Travers’ once lived.