Prime Property of the Week: Danger Man’s HQ

Penthouse, Marathon House, Marylebone


Fans of cult 60s television show ‘Danger Man’ may recognise this sharply-dressed space as the headquarters of super-spy John Drake, aka the sadly departed Patrick McGoohan of ‘Prisoner’ fame.

Praised for its realistic portrayal of Cold War tensions, the show’s protagonist preferred to use his charm and intelligence rather than force, although he was of course very handy in a fist-fight.

Patrick McGoohan
Super Cool: Patrick McGoohan

You can see why they chose this penthouse as Danger Man’s London lair.

Designed by GMW architects in 1957 and based on the Leaver Building in New York, the structure was a pretty ground-breaking affair back then. Unconventional, uncompromising and utterly cool, just like Drake.

Nearly sixty years on, the views from the 13th and 14th floors across Marylebone’s period townhouses are still jaw-dropping, although the owners have carried out a suitably stylish makeover fit for a 21st century maverick.

Spread over 4000 square feet, there’s three or four bedrooms, four bathrooms and some of the best lateral entertaining space you’ll find in central London.

The perfect place to come in from the cold.

All Enquiries: Kay & Co
T: 020 7262 2030
Full brochure here
Patrick McGoohan image by Stuart Burns (CC-BY-2.0)
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