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Pink Floyd house sold at auction for £1.2m

The former north London home of the original band members of rock band Pink Floyd has been bought by a Singaporean developer.

Sham Masterman, who admitted not being a big fan of the rock band, bought the Highgate house and the one next door for £1.2m each.

Roger Waters, Nick Mason, Richard Wright and Syd Barrett lived in the house in the 1960s.

Miss Masterman said she would decide what to do with it once she saw it.

'Rock history'

The previous owner, lighting technician Mike Leonard, was landlord and friend to the band and even inspired their earliest name, Leonard's Lodgers.

He died earlier this year.

The BBC filmed inside the house in 1967 and archive footage of this shown by BBC London on Tuesday has provided the only glimpse Miss Masterman has had, she admitted.

The house contains musical instruments which could have been played by the band.

Miss Masterman, of Kensington, west London, who has a portfolio of properties, admitted that she did not "really need to work" but was looking for a new project.

Image caption Sham Masterman said she liked Pink Floyd though was not a big fan

She added that she had a friend who was a Pink Floyd fan and may be interested in the odd item of memorabilia.

"I'll maybe put some of the stuff on eBay," she said.

Christopher Coleman Smith, of Savills Auctions, said a "piece of rock and roll history" had been bought.

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