Daisy Edgar-Jones, 24, puts down roots as she splashes out £750,000 on her first home — a three-bed flat in an up-and-coming area of London
- The actress has been filming her Hollywood debut Where The Crawdads Sing
- Her first home is an Edwardian terrace close to her family home in Muswell Hill
- Properties on her road sell for £750,000 but she has given hers a makeover
- The three-bedroom flat has stunning natural floorboards, a skylight and terrace
Her latest role sees her leading an isolated life in a run-down shack in the American Deep South.
But real life is a lot more rosy for Daisy Edgar-Jones, who has recently bought her first home – a three-bed flat in an up-and-coming area of London.
The Where The Crawdads Sing star’s maisonette in an Edwardian terrace is close to her family home in Muswell Hill. Similar properties on the road have sold for around £750,000.
Hollywood debut: Daisy Edgar-Jones promotes Where The Crawdads Sing
Kerb appeal: The flat in north London
Modern touch: Living room with brick feature wall
Miss Edgar-Jones, 24 – who told Elle magazine ‘I’m shocked by how much I still love London’ – is already carrying out home improvements including new windows and a skylight.
The actress, who rose to fame in Normal People, has been spending time in the US for her Hollywood debut in which she plays abandoned child Kya.
A neighbour said: ‘She hasn’t moved in yet. Normal People was very successful so I’m sure people will recognise her.’
Her flat is split across two floors in a detached Edwardian house and features a living area, kitchen, bathroom and bedroom on the first floor and two bedrooms in the roof, with a terrace.
The cosy bedroom also has stunning natural floorboards
Period style: Exposed floorboards in kitchen-diner
In May, the actress submitted a planning application to replace windows with new timber and double glazing as well as to install a rooflight.
All the original window details will be reproduced.
Miss Edgar-Jones, who found fame playing Marianne in Normal People, is the only child of Wendy, an editor, and Philip, the head of Sky Arts.
She was born and raised in Muswell Hill and educated at a private school and a state sixth-form college while also training with the National Youth Theatre.
Blue tiles and complimented by a blue accent wall and exposed floorboards in the kitchen-diner
The central flat even has an outdoor area, complete with blue furniture and a skylight
Miss Edgar-Jones starred opposite Paul Mescal, who played Connell Waldron, in the BBC adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Normal People.
It tells of the secret affair between two Irish teenagers from different backgrounds and follows their on-and-off relationship as they move to Dublin and into adulthood.
Her current big screen role is as the lead in the adaptation of Where the Crawdads Sing, the 2108 hit novel by Delia Owens, from Reese Witherspoon’s production company.
It tells the story of Kya, a little girl abandoned by her family, who grew up alone in the marshes of the deep South. After the death of a man she was once involved with, Kya becomes the key suspect in a murder inquiry.
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