Peaches Geldof was found dead in her home. Her family could never bear to step inside again.

It was the picture-perfect family home.

Sporting a brightly coloured swing set and a playground in the garden, the property situated in the quiet countryside of Kent was the perfect place for Peaches Geldof and her husband Thomas Cohen to raise their two young sons.

But when Thomas found his wife dead in their picturesque home on April 7, 2014, he couldn’t bear to return again.

For over a year after the 25-year-old died of a heroin overdose, the dishevelled estate became a constant reminder of the tragedy that occurred there.

In a way, the untouched house stood still in time.

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Peaches Geldof and her husband Thomas Cohen with their two sons Astala and Phaedra. Image: Getty.

In the conservatory, piles of the young mother's belongings lay strewn for months on end, waiting to be moved by a family member or a friend.

A folded up pram, children's toys and a pink Minnie Mouse baby seat blocked the front doorway to the home, sat in the exact same place they were when Thomas found his wife unresponsive in an upstairs bedroom of their home.

The children's playground, used by the couple's two sons Astala and Phaedra, remained virtually untouched, shrouded in weeds and overgrown grass as trash bags sat beside the house.


It was a family home left deserted and untouched.

According to neighbours, in the year following Peaches' death, Thomas almost never returned to the home.

"Thomas hasn't been back to the house for a long time," one neighbour told the Daily Mail. "Whenever he needs something, he gets his mum to pick it up."

"When you see Peaches’ house looking virtually ­untouched, it brings back what happened. It is all so very sad,” another local told The Mirror.

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Peaches Geldof's family home was left untouched. Image: Getty.
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Trash bags were seen alongside the house for months after her death. Image: Getty.
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The home was situated in Kent. Image: Getty.

Prior to her death, Peaches admitted that she believed her home in South East England was haunted.

After sharing a photo of herself and her son, Astala, in the bath, Peaches noticed an unexplained hand by her shoulder. The photo encouraged the television presenter to look into the history of the family's property.

"The house was built in the 1920s by a rich man and his pregnant wife," Peaches said in 2013, according to the Huffington Post.

"His wife had a stillborn baby and she was so grief-stricken she went mad. She apparently drowned herself in the bath," she continued.

"The presence I feel isn't malignant or angry, rather maternal and friendly – the house has a lovely atmosphere. Maybe she's just making her presence known because she loves having babies around."

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Peaches Geldof noticed a hand near her shoulder in this photo she took. Image: Instagram.

Fifteen months after Peaches' death, it's believed the family's five-bedroom home was finally sold.

Around the same time, at an inquest into her death, Thomas said his wife had struggled with drug addiction and she had been seeking treatment for her problem in the two years before she died. He said she was undergoing weekly drug tests and although she always told him they were clear, he told the inquest he had since come to believe she had been lying to him.

Months after her death, Peaches' father Bob Geldof said that he was often overcome with grief.

"I’m walking down the road and suddenly out of the blue there’s an awareness of her and I buckle," he said. "And I’ve got to be very careful because walking down the King’s Road there’s paps everywhere so I have to duck into a lane and blub for a while."

Peaches' mother, Paula Yates, also died of a heroin overdose when Peaches was just 11 years old.

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