Real Estate

Dannii Minogue sells London flat after knocking £90,000 off the price

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    Price drop

    Dropping the price of Dannii Minogue’s Battersea flat did the trick — it has sold after two years.

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    The X Factor

    The ninth-floor two-bedroom flat at Plantation Wharf, the Aussie singer’s London base for 13 years, was listed in 2017 for £675,000.

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    A done deal

    The price was slashed to £585,000 last summer. Now the deal has been clinched at £572,500.

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    Balcony views

    Close to Clapham Junction, the flat has two private balconies and views over the Thames and London skyline…

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    Letting in the light

    …and floor-to-ceiling windows throughout.

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    More A-list homes: John Terry’s former mansion

    John and Toni Terry’s former Surrey mansion is up for sale for £6.25 million. There’s an indoor swimming pool, cinema room and fully equipped gym.


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    Premier home

    A sweeping driveway leads up to the 11,000 square foot home in Surrey. For sale through Savills.

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    Heading in One Direction

    Liam Payne is selling the mansion he bought when he was with ex-girlfriend Cheryl. The California estate in the rugged mountains between Calabasas and Malibu is on the market for £9.8 million. Payne is also renovating his £5.1 million home in Woking, Surrey, with a view to spending more time back in the UK.

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    Keen to sell

    The One Direction singer previously listed it for £757,000 more but has dropped the asking price. The property is also up for rent at £30,000 a month.

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    A striking buy

    West Ham United striker Andy Carroll and Billi Mucklow of The Only Way Is Essex fame are selling their monochrome mansion.

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    Monochrome mansion

    The nine-bedroom spread in Chigwell is listed at just below £5 million with John Thomas. Inside is all black and white across 8,000sq ft, with zebra-print walls and copious amounts of crushed velvet.

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    TV star’s penthouse

    Pauline Quirke loved the Dorset penthouse she stayed in while filming Broadchurch with Oscar-winner Olivia Colman and David Tennant so much that she ended up buying it. The Hackney-based actress, best known as Sharon from Birds of a Feather, used the two-bedroom flat as a holiday home.

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    Wraparound views

    But now Quirke has decided to give up her balcony with sea views stretching from the Jurassic Coastline to Portland. The flat’s on the market with Stags for £695,000.

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    Bill Gates’ nice house

    Microsoft founder Bill Gates’s $127m, 66,000sq ft property took four years to build and he has opted for a very special room in his home.

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    Bill Gates’ nice house

    He let slip during a Q&A session on discussion website Reddit that he was the owner of a trampoline room.

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    Selling up in Beverly Hills

    Jodie Foster is selling her Beverly Hills home which has stunning views of Downtown LA and the sea.

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    LA lifestyle

    The double Oscar-winning star of The Silence of the Lambs and The Accused bought the Fifties-built 7,500sq ft house for £8.9 million in 2012 then renovated it. It’s for sale for £12.1 million.

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    High fashion

    The Duchess of Cambridge is among fans of luxurious fashion brand Roksanda in Mayfair, near a grand apartment for sale in a suitably elegant red-brick portered building.

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    Elegant interiors

    The reception, dining space and master bedroom suite are on the upper floor, with two further bedroom suites on the lower floor, linked by a grand elliptical staircase.
    The asking price is rather A-list, too — it’s £7.95 million through Wetherell and Knight Frank.

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    Lost House in King’s Cross, designed by starchitect Sir David Adjaye who also created this year’s Brit Awards statue is available to rent for the first time in 10 years.

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    Movie set location

    The spectacular three-bedroom home has been in films including Trance starring James McAvoy, The Hoarder with Mischa Barton, and TV’s Silent Witness, Spooks and Lucky Man.It’s £4,500 a week through Sotheby’s International Realty.

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    Goodbye Hollywood

    Harry Styles is said to be so missing Hampstead, he has decided to sell up in West Hollywood to spend more time back home.

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    Price drop

    Styles has dropped the asking price from £6.5 million to £5.8 million. The singer’s LA mansion has four bedrooms and there are plenty of indoor-outdoor living spaces.

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    Twin homes

    For fashion designer and author Mary-Kate Olsen, one Manhattan townhouse just didn’t cut it so she bought two neighbouring properties in the East Village.


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    Super chic

    She lived there with her French banker husband Olivier Sarkozy, brother of French former president Nicolas.Every inch as chic as expected, the couple’s former homes are on the market at £5.9 million and £6.4 million.

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    Our house is for sale

    A Camden mews house that was home to Madness frontman Suggs is for sale.


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    Money can buy

    The singer of mega hits including Our House bought the place in 1981 after the north London ska band achieved chart success. The property merges rustic and contemporary fixtures, with three bedrooms and a roof terrace. It’s on the market for £1,595,000 with Chestertons.

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    A-list fans

    Fans of the Old Red Lion Pub & Theatre in Islington include actor Jude Law and singer Dido. Now the four-storey building, where a pub has stood since 1415, is for sale at £575,000 with Christie & Co.

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    Popular place

    The upstairs studio theatre is a place for actors, directors, designers and writers to cut their teeth. The likes of playwright Abi Morgan, actor/director Kathy Burke and celebrated British writer Nina Raine, whose plays have transferred to the National Theatre and Broadway, have premiered productions there.

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    Super savings

    Noel Gallagher’s house just won’t budge. It was on the market three years ago for £11.5 million, then came back on £2.5 million lower last December.

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    Exclusive address

    The High Flying Birds frontman bought the semi-detached house next to Regent’s Canal for £8 million in 2010. Now the six-bedroom period property is on at £8,495,000. There’s a lovely wraparound garden with a separate mews house at the back.

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    The house where Spaced was filmed in Tufnell Park, north London, remains a place of pilgrimage for fans of the Nineties TV sitcom, which starred Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes.

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    However, AbFab costume designer Chris Winter, who owns the nine-bedroom property, has put it back on the market with Dexters at £3.25 million, having failed to sell last year at £4 million.

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    Own the block

    Rapper Kanye West and wife Kim Kardashian love their sprawling LA mansion so much, they’ve also bought the one next door. The couple now own the entire block in Hidden Hills.

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    Vast estate

    Property records show Kanye’s trust, Blue Spruce, was granted ownership of the 2,700 sq ft house last week. It adds three bedrooms and three bathrooms to their £46.3 million estate.

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    London calling

    Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas is leaving Los Angeles and moving back to London next month.

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    Home improvements

    The “Queen of Latin” is selling her California home for £1.2 million and has been renovating a house in Dulwich, in what has become a seven-month makeover.

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    Bruce’s big move

    Action movie star Bruce Willis and his actress-producer wife Emma Heming are decamping to Los Angeles.

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    Handsome pile

    They’re selling their home in Westchester County in the Hudson Valley north of New York City. The 22-acre country estate is on the market for £9.9 million. At nearly 9,000sq ft, the handsome property includes four houses, a pool and a tennis court.

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    Music maestro

    Multi-platinum recording artist Geoff Sewell is renting out his four-bedroom Hampstead maisonette. The Kiwi tenor and founder of opera band Amici Forever has gone home to live in New Zealand.

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    Posh perks

    His London flat has a big living/kitchen/diner, wine cellar, a pretty garden and Sewell’s very own white piano. Ideal for a family, it is listed at £1,950 per week with Johns & Co in West Hampstead.

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    Hugh Grant was here

    A blingy three-bedroom penthouse in South Kensington that belonged to the actor, who played caddish Daniel Cleaver in the Bridget Jones movies, is on the market.


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    Breathtaking views

    On and off the sales market since 2014, it’s now for rent, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the London Eye, Battersea Power Station and the Shard. Grant paid £3.25 million for the flat in 2002 and sold it a year later for about £3.5 million. Rent it through Knight Frank for £6,500 a week or buy it through Foxtons for £10 million.

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    Family move

    Simon Cowell plans to leave star-studded Holland Park for Wimbledon. The X Factor mogul reportedly spent £15 million on a new home to be nearer a school for his four-year-old son Eric — although a spokesman for Cowell and partner Lauren Silverman says the couple just happen to like the area a lot and haven’t yet made a decision on schools.

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    Fine location

    Another Wimbledon home said to have interested them is The Grange, close to the common, by architect Sir Aston Webb (1849-1930), who also designed the façade of Buckingham Palace.

    With eight bedrooms and an indoor pool, it is for sale with Robert Holmes & Co, price on application.

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    For your eyes only

    Will Bodyguard hunk Richard Madden be the next Bond? If the whispers are right, what better way to blow his first pay cheque than on a fabulous house in the very street where 007 lived in the original Ian Fleming novels?

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    007’s street

    The five-bedroom Grade II-listed property in Royal Avenue, Chelsea, has sleek modern interiors and period elegance. Given that Daniel Craig is thought to have scooped £18.4 million for his last outing as Bond, the £6.85 million asking price with Strutt & Parker should leave his successor more stirred than shaken.

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    House-hunting in London

    British Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and her US pop singer fiancé, Joe Jonas are on a house-hunting mission in London. They’ve already viewed homes in New York and LA but Northampton-born Turner wants to stay close to her roots, so a UK base is a must.

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    Magical Mayfair

    A Mayfair pad would probably fit the bill, as they’ve been seen in local restaurants 34 Mayfair and Sketch London of late.

    A three-bedroom flat in Upper Grosvenor Street at £3.5 million through Foxtons might suit. It’s opposite the hotly anticipated new Rosewood hotel in the former US embassy, which will have five restaurants and a spa.

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    Wins the case

    Taylor Swift has come out on top in a lawsuit against a US property firm.

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    Taylor’s townhouse

    A New York judge sided with the singer after a broker from estate agents Douglas Elliman claimed she owed £757,000 in commission following her purchase of a £13.6 million New York townhouse in 2017.

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    Style leader

    Good news for Meghan Markle fans. The Soho Home tea set she loves so much is back in stock. Sales went into overdrive last week when her pal and ex-make-up artist Daniel Martin shared a snap on Instagram of the tea set she was using in her Cotswolds home.

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    Back in stock

    The Country House teapot, from £25, and mug, £10, used in the Soho House chain, were seen on Meghan and Harry’s kitchen table.

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    Filming is under way for the fifth and final season of Poldark starring Aidan Turner, which is set to air on the BBC later this year.

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    Ideal fan base

    Fans of the brooding Cornish drama could rent the manor house used as a filming location for the series. Grade I-listed Horton Court is actually in Bristol and has also appeared in the Beeb’s historical drama Wolf Hall.

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    Selling up

    Jennifer Lopez and boyfriend Alex Rodriguez are selling their sprawling New York apartment, because at 4,000sq ft it just isn’t big enough.

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    Bigger is better

    Within super-luxe 432 Park Avenue, it has three bedrooms, a corner living room, a library and incredible views over Central Park. The couple paid £11.9 million last year and now seek £13.6 million.

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    Loft style

    Cillian Murphy, star of the BBC show Peaky Blinders, spent a day at a fab loft in Shoreditch for a Mr Porter menswear shoot. The Irish actor was pictured looking pensive in Prada and Lanvin.

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    Price on application

    The cool location is now available to hire and would be perfect for a dinner party with a difference. The 2,100sq ft open-plan home has big windows looking out to a courtyard, a pared-back kitchen with a movable island, plus a roof terrace.

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    Truly unique

    Celebrity architect Sophie Hicks, pictured here with supermodel daughter Edie Campbell, plans to build a “unique” subterranean house on one of London’s most exclusive streets.

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    Hicks has submitted an application to create a two-storey underground home with a swimming pool on a long-abandoned “eyesore” strip of land close to the Italianate villas of Holland Park.

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