Kate Moss may not be among the most well-read faces on the London scene, but she's just bought a house that most literati would kill for. The supermodel plopped down a cool $12.6 million for a 6,728-square-foot home in Highgate Hill (one of the highest points in London) that was built by none other than seminal English poet William Blake. It was later home to Samuel Taylor Coleridge, another central figure in the Romantic movement, who hosted a slew of other literary titans of the day there, including William Wordsworth, Edward Irving, Charles and Mary Lamb, William Hazlitt, and more.
But, you don't have to be bookish to appreciate the property that Moss now calls her own. The generous accommodations include seven bedrooms and four bathrooms, plus two staff bedrooms and a bathroom, along with a reception hall, drawing room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, children's eat-in kitchen, study, wine cellar, and more. Better yet, the house has an expansive, 125-foot, west-facing, landscaped garden with uninterrupted views of large London park Hampstead Heath. Can't you just picture Moss and her model contemporaries lounging on that lovely lawn? I wonder if she'll invite celeb friends Sienna Miller and Jude Law over . . . they recently bought a new home just blocks away!