‘Yuppie mansion’ once owned by Simple Minds frontman goes on the market

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THE former home of Simple Minds’ front man Jim Kerr has gone up for sale.

The double upper flat at Bridge House, in South Queensferry, is the flat that he lived with Pretenders singer Chrissie Hynde in the late 80s and is also the floor above Stephen Hendry’s old flat.

In the 1980s Bridge House, which consisted of around eight flats in total, became known as the “yuppie mansion”.

Kerr bought two of the flats and converted them into the one large flat which is now being sold.

He is also thought to have lived in the flat with Patsy Kensit following his divorce from Hynde in 1990.

It is on the market at offers around £430,000 and is expected to attract interest not only from rock fans – but also any house hunters looking to purchase one of the most iconic views in Scotland.

The five-bedroom flat, set within a Victorian mansion, comes complete with a view of the iconic Forth bridges.

Scott Brown, estate agency partner at Warners says:  “We anticipate that many people will show an interest in this property purely because of the association with Jim Kerr and Simple Minds.

“But we’re also hoping that people recognise how exceptional this particular property is as a potential home. It’s a very impressive two-floor apartment in a highly desirable area that would be perfect as either a family home or for couples seeking a lot of space.

“The views are unbelievable and a home of this calibre is a rare find on the property market.  Because of the unique nature of this apartment, it’s likely that it will attract a lot of attention and I would encourage anyone who is interested to act fast.”

Built in the 19th century to accommodate the men and women involved in the construction of the Forth Rail Bridge, the property sprawls the first and second floors and has been upgraded to suit modern tastes, but retains many original period features.

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