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Inside the mind-bendingly eccentric, endearingly bizarre homes of the late, great Felix Dennis

The late British publisher was our leader, mentor, inspiration, and friend. And he had a style all his own.

Highfield, England, estate

Felix Dennis, the chairman of the company that owns The Week and Mental Floss, died at age 67 on June 22. He had been battling cancer.

Felix was a larger-than-life figure — brilliant, profane, courageous, and perhaps a little bit mad. And that's the sense of the man you'll get with this exclusive peek inside his homes in England.

"Felix was a truly amazing person who loved living," said Ian Leggett, group finance director of Dennis Publishing and Felix's long-time friend and advisor. "He collected anything and everything that took his fancy. The books he owned, he read. The music he owned on vinyl, he listened to. He appreciated art in all its forms. He researched and understood the world, and that was reflected in the way he furnished his environment and crafted his opinion."

"He lived life to the fullest: wine, women, and song! He could not only earn money, but could certainly spend it as well."

Have a look for yourself:

(All photos by Sam Holden.)

Highfield, Dorsington, England.

Kingly Street, Soho, London.

Related:

Remembering Felix Dennis, in the words of those who worked for him

William Falk on Felix Dennis: The rogue who lived life

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