Luxe London rental building to become Banksy shrine

The Banksy work in question (credit: the euskadi 11 via Flickr)

A new luxury London rental building called “Sartoria House” is planning to turn the graffiti splashed across its facade into a unique selling point. But it’s not just any old graffiti, the work happens to be one of London’s oldest intact Banksy works.

The anonymous and infamous street artist left the mural on the Notting Hill building in 2008 by posing as a builder, the London Evening Standard reports. Its estimated value is now £2.3 million (roughly $3 million).

The new owner of the three-story property plans to move the piece, named “The Painter,” from the ground floor up to to a first-floor position which will be illuminated at night.

Inside the building will be two high-end apartments and restaurants. The two units will reportedly be available for rent at an estimated £1,000 ($1,300) per week.

The building also housed the first showroom of fashion designer Ozwald Boateng — famed for wist on classic British tailoring and bespoke style.and its foyer will display a specially commissioned collection of suits from the Savile Row tailor.

[London Evening Standard]