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Inside Elle Macpherson’s exclusive new waterside Florida villa

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    Elle Macpherson’s waterside villa

    Elle Macpherson has bought a villa in Coral Gables, one of Florida’s most exclusive neighbourhoods.

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    Elle Macpherson’s waterside villa

    Situated about eight miles from Miami, the Australian supermodel spent £6.3 million on the luxury property, which has some stunning features.

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    Elle Macpherson’s waterside villa

    The villa is set in private estate grounds of 1.71 acres and is right by the water.

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    Elle Macpherson’s waterside villa

    At around 9,000sq ft, the villa has seven bedrooms and six bathrooms.

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    Elle Macpherson’s waterside villa

    Inside there is a library, grand fireplace and sweeping staircase…

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    Elle Macpherson’s waterside villa

    …and plenty of storage space for clothes in the walk-in wardrobe.

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    Elle Macpherson’s waterside villa

    Meanwhile, the grounds boast a saltwater pool, tennis courts and large garden.

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    Elle Macpherson’s waterside villa

    It even has its own mooring, should the supermodel want to take a trip on the water.

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    Elle Macpherson’s waterside villa

    The grounds were designed by Swiss landscape designer Enzo Enea, while US architect Chad Oppenheim designed the house itself.

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    More celebrity homes: Here she goes again

    Cher took a break from her busy Mamma Mia 2 schedule to put her four-bedroom, three-bathroom Beverly Hills home on the market.

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    Britain in Beverly Hills

    Built in 1957, the Hollywood residence is fashioned in a quintessentially cosy country English style.

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    Family calls

    The Royal Household is said to be getting ready to welcome a new neighbour, as Meghan Markle’s mother Doria Ragland is “preparing to move to the UK”.

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    Ready for some ‘Markle Sparkle’?

    Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, might not have to look far for a London base for Mum: this four-bedroom house, in Queen’s Gate Mews, South Kensington, is new to the market with Strutt & Parker at £2.85 million.

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    It must be love

    Madness singer Suggs is backing a campaign to secure the future of The Good Mixer pub in Inverness Street as part of Camden’s cultural heritage.

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    Under threat

    Developers have applied for planning permission to reduce space in the bar by 20 per cent and build offices upstairs.

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    Hitchhike into a new home

    Sci-fi writer and author of the sixth instalment of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Eoin Colfer, is selling his estate in Ireland.

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    Bag an Irish retreat

    He has listed five-bedroom Ballymorris House in Wexford for £1.43 million with Christie’s International Real Estate.

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    Battle for the boozer

    Game of Thrones actor Charles Dance is attempting to save his local Kentish Town pub from becoming a mini-supermarket.

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    Up in arms

    The British screen star, who has just finished filming Godzilla: King of the Monsters, wants to stop the former Leighton Arms in Brecknock Road becoming a Nisa convenience store.

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    It’s (not) gonna be me

    Justin Timberlake’s NSync band mate, Lance Bass, announced on Twitter that he was “super excited” to have had his offer accepted on the Brady Bunch house in Los Angeles. But, just three days later, the teen idol-turned television presenter was “heartbroken” after a Hollywood studio stepped in, promising to “outperform any bid with unlimited resources”, according to a lengthy message tweeted by the star.

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    Brady Bunch house

    The three-bedroom house in Studio City Los Angeles was used as the exterior of the Brady Bunch’s home throughout the series’ five-year run from 1969 to 1974. It was on the market for the first time in almost 50 years with a guide price of $1,885,000.

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    Nothing’s impossible

    Hollywood actor Tom Cruise is set to scale new heights when renovations have been completed on the luxury two-storey penthouse he is believed to have purchased off-plan in Florida two years ago.

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    A-list perks

    The multi-million pound penthouse, just a few blocks away from the Church of Scientology’s HQ, will feature a rooftop pool and outdoor dining area, along with a private cinema and games room.

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    The SkyView

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    Markle sparkle

    Meghan Markle’s love of interior design is set to come in handy as her property portfolio with Prince Harry grows.

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    Gift from the Queen

    The Queen has reportedly gifted the Duke and Duchess Adelaide Cottage, a Grade II-listed home in the heart of The Home Park in Windsor.

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    Newspaper fortune

    Former Express Newspapers and Channel 5 owner Richard Desmond sold his Northern & Shell press empire to Trinity Mirror in February for £126.7 million. But the current owners of Fairways, the marble-clad mansion he owned off The Bishops Avenue in Hampstead, are having less luck.


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    Billionaires’ Row home

    The eight-bedroom Billionaires’ Row home was the most expensive new-build in Britain when it was listed for £22 million in 2014. It is now on the market at a reduced price of £18 million, or to rent at £15,000 per week.

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    Bargain buy

    Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have just dropped the asking price for their downtown New York City penthouse by almost £1 million.

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    Price drop

    The singer and his actress wife listed the three-bedroom home in March for £6.08 million but, keen for a buyer, they’ve taken it down to £5.1 million — hardly more than Timberlake paid for the place in 2010.

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    Where many a royal party was planned

    A Belgravia home that once rang with the social gossip of the Queen’s party planner, Lady Elizabeth Anson, is for sale for the first time in 50 years.

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    Grand abode

    The six-bedroom home is set over five floors with 3,434sq ft of space. It’s for sale for £11.25 million.

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    Staycation retreats

    Georgia Toffolo is becoming a bit of a property entrepreneur, renting out two Italian-inspired holiday homes in Torquay, Devon.

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    Family links

    The London-based reality TV star of Made in Chelsea, known as Toff — who was also crowned queen of the jungle in ITV’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! — invested in the two beautiful apartments with her mother. The homes are listed with Original Cottages from £375 per week.

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    Ronnie Wood’s fairytale home

    Rolling Stones guitarist Ronnie Wood lived at Ruxley Tower in Surrey with his then girlfriend Ekaterina Ivanova, before meeting his third wife Sally Humphries (pictured).

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    Ronnie Wood’s fairytale home

    Present owner Penny Rainbow revamped the property after the musician moved out and put it up for sale last year, but at £2.25m, it failed to sell so she has decided to rent it for £6,500 a month.

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    Inside Sandra Bullock’s LA bungalow

    Oceans 13 star Sandra Bullock is selling the West Hollywood home she bought for £1.29m after her stint as Miss Congeniality in 2001.

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    Inside Sandra Bullock’s LA bungalow

    The beautifully styled bungalow is on the market for £2.27million, meaning Bullock stands to make a £1m profit from the sale.

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    John Cleese’s Brexit exit

    Fawlty Towers star John Cleese is leaving Britain after expressing his ‘disappointment’ with the standard of debate during and since the EU referendum.

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    John Cleese’s Brexit exit

    The Vote Leaver is selling his smart one-bedroom flat just off Sloane Square for £1.25million.

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    Fit for a socialite

    The Earls Court flat where socialite Tara Palmer-Tomkinson was living when she died at the age of 45 sold in January for £2.3 million, £200,000 less than the initial asking price.

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    Party scene

    Palmer-Tomkinson was notorious for her hard-partying lifestyle in the Nineties. But in later years the It girl led a quieter life and in 2005 bought the flat on the top two floors of a mansion block on a residential street for £1.7 million.

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    Rent a royal observatory

    This week Netflix unveiled the first look at Olivia Colman in character as the Queen in hit series The Crown, returning for its third season later this year. Now you, too, could live like a royal — if you can afford £37,500 a month.


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    Raid the coffers

    An observatory, built in 1769 for George III, has been restored as an opulent four-bedroom home by conservation architects Donald Insall Associates. It even has a telescope loaned by the Crown Estate.

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    Price slash

    Agent Provocateur founder Serena Rees has knocked £1 million off the asking price of her Regent’s Park mansion.

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    A classic

    The lingerie entrepreneur listed the John Nash-designed neoclassical house in Cumberland Terrace for £13.95 million last year.

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    Back on the market

    Only six months after Kim Kardashian and Kanye West sold their home in Bel Air in LA, it’s back on the market.

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    Double the value

    The couple paid £6.7 million for the place in 2013 and spent four years rebuilding it and sold it last year for £13.4 million. The new owners, Ukrainian singer Marina Acton and Brian Acton, co-founder of WhatsApp, have listed it for £13.5 million.

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    Inside Tyra Banks’ LA home

    America’s Next Top Model host Tyra Banks has sold her stunning house in Pacific Palisades for £6.7 million. The ex-supermodel bought the property in 2016 for £5.5 million, so she has made a healthy profit.


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    What a view

    The five-bedroom property has amazing ocean and mountain views. It has a courtyard with a dining pavilion, an outdoor kitchen and fireplace.

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    Just a drop in the ocean

    Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich is believed to have splurged about £30m of his £9.3bn fortune on a riverside Chelsea penthouse.

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    Luxe perks

    Construction of the development is due to finish in 2021. Residents will enjoy landscape gardens, a state-of-the-art leisure complex, 24-hour concierge and underground parking.

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    Home goals

    Theo Walcott’s home is for sale in Hertfordshire. The Arsenal-turned-Everton footballer, who at 19 was England’s youngest ever player to score a hat-trick, has listed Goldings Chapel with Savills at £4.5 million.

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    Moving on

    The Grade II-listed, six-bedroom home is in a private gated setting with 9.4 rural acres.

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    LA mega mansion

    Kelly Clarkson has bought a custom-built mega mansion in Los Angeles for £6.45 million.

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    All mod cons

    The massive property has eight bedrooms and 11 bathrooms, a gym, games room, wine cellar and swimming pool.

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    Last word in opulence

    The glamorous Romanesque Twenties villa in Hamburg that belonged to fashion icon Karl Lagerfeld is for sale.

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    Villa Jako

    Lagerfeld, now 84, powerhouse behind Chanel and Fendi, parted ways with the house in 1998 to live in Paris but the current owner has retained most of its extravagant features, including the gold leaf-painted ceilings. It’s listed with Engel & Völkers at £7.6 million.

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    Designed by Zaha

    Pop princess Ariana Grande and her Saturday Night Live star fiancé Pete Davidson are the latest celebrities to move into a futuristic 11-storey New York apartment block designed by acclaimed British architect Zaha Hadid.

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    £12m buy

    Grande, 25, and actor-comedian Davidson, 24, reportedly engaged after a whirlwind romance, are thought to have moved into a £12.05 million, 4,000sq ft five-bedroom flat.

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