Elegant carriage house owned by British spy who inspired James Bond author for sale

British spy home in New York

An elegant New York home owned by a British spy that inspired Ian Fleming has gone on sale for a thrilling $2,999,000 (£2.5M).

PIC BY ANDREW DIES / CATERS NEWS - Inside the kitchen.

PIC BY ANDREW DIES / CATERS NEWS – Inside the kitchen.

According to the listing agent Corcoran, the James Bond author attended parties at 189 Terrace Lane hosted by real-life agent Iver Felix C. Bryce.

Iver also inspired the character of 007’s best friend Felix and had the novel ‘Diamonds Are Forever’ dedicated to him.

PIC BY ANDREW DIES / CATERS NEWS - Inside one of the living rooms.

PIC BY ANDREW DIES / CATERS NEWS – Inside one of the living rooms.

The 6,728 square-foot carriage house has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and is situated on two acres.

Built in 1917, the majestic residence also features a heated swimming pool.

PIC BY ANDREW DIES / CATERS NEWS - Inside one of the bedrooms.

PIC BY ANDREW DIES / CATERS NEWS – Inside one of the bedrooms.

Although the property has been renovated, much of the colonial-style character has been preserved.

The listing brokers are Corcoran’s Carol Graham, Tim Stanard and John Wescott.