Gothic folly for sale
Satirical comedy legend Peter Cook’s former house in the heart of Hampstead Village is for sale at £5 million.
Queen Anne style
Behind its Queen Anne façade, the Grade II-listed property has undergone a glamorous revamp.
It is the perfect spot for a creative session with the magical rear of the property as a backdrop, resembling a folly in the style of Strawberry Hill Gothic.
It was designed by the architect Norman Evill who had worked in the office of Edwin Lutyens.
The stunning property now has three bedrooms and a new roof terrace.
The three-bedroom house also features three luxury bathrooms.
It is said that Cook and his Sixties/Seventies comedy partner Dudley Moore would flesh out ideas for their Pete and Dud sketches in the garden.
At the heart of Hampstead Village
In Perrins Walk and with charming views, this home is at the very heart of the Hampstead Village lifestyle.
Close to the action
Keep a close eye on the political shenanigans at Westminster from your terrace at a three-bedroom flat in Palace View, well-placed for Tory leadership rivals Boris Johnson and Michael Gove.
The new apartments look across to the Palace of Westminster, where the Tory leadership contest is in full swing.
Comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has snapped up Adam Levine’s home in Beverly Hills after it was on the market just five weeks.
DeGeneres forked out £35 million for the Maroon 5 frontman’s place.
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Back to his roots
Jamie Oliver is renovating his Essex country mansion. The celebrity chef bought the £6 million property last year but has continued to live at their Hampstead Heath house.
On the move?
Meanwhile, a furniture van has been spotted at the six-bedroom former farmhouse with converted stables. Could Jamie’s brood be on the move?
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Rihanna’s London life
Rihanna recently revealed that she has been living a secret life in London for more than a year.
The global pop superstar, whose hits include Diamonds, appears to be a fan of Sainsbury’s, as evidenced by the supermarket’s branded carrier bag in her Instagram picture.
America’s youngest dollar billionaire, 21-year-old Kylie Jenner is renting a sprawling mansion in Malibu that used to belong to former model and reality TV personality Yolanda Hadid.
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Beauty mogul Kylie, a key member of reality TV’s Kardashian clan, has decided to move in just in time for summer. The ocean is on her doorstep, and there is an infinity pool and a fire pit in the garden.
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Madonna appears on the cover of British Vogue this month, together with an accompanying video, showing her frolicking in what appears to be a fab retro flat, all helping to promote her 14th album, Madame X, out next month.
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The shoot location was actually this humble former Victorian school hall in Stepney Green, east London.
It has a bank of south-facing windows, four large skylights and a host of period features including parquet flooring, a vaulted roof and original blue-and-cream tiles.
A penthouse in a prime position for the Cricket World Cup is for sale. It would be ideal for those who want to be in with a chance of watching England captain Joe Root, billed the finest batsman of his generation, at this year’s tournament – from the comfort of their own home.
The three-bedroom penthouse for sale for £4.5 million also takes in the London skyline. In a luxurious portered block, it has two terraces and a state-of-the-art cinema space. The interiors are very plush and there is even a gold bar in the living room.
Amir Khan is house hunting in Berkshire in an attempt to work on his marriage. The boxing champ is keen to move away from Bolton, where he has struggled to sell his £1.2 million mansion, to start a fresh chapter with wife Faryal Makhdoom.
He may want to check out this five-bedroom home with indoor pool and spa, plus modern interiors, it is a real stunner. Khan will need to splash out though — it’s £4.95 million.
West London location
Jonathan Kydd, the voiceover artist behind marmalade sandwich-loving Paddington Bear, Toy Story That Time Forgot and Noddy, is selling his West Kensington home.
In the peaceful residential roads between Brook Green and Shepherd’s Bush, the four-bedroom Victorian house spans 2,777sq ft. It’s for sale through Finlay Brewer, priced £2,575,000.
Malibu beach house
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, who formed the chart-topping rock band while studying at University College London, has bought a fabulous beach home in California for £4.25 million.
The renovated Sixties ranch house is in the A-lister Point Dume area of Malibu. The three-bedroom property is 1,800sq ft.
On the market
The Buckinghamshire home used as a country retreat by actress Hayley Mills while married to the late film director Roy Boulting is for sale.
Called Kaduna, the thatched four-bedroom house is near Great Missenden, with 40-minute Marylebone trains.
Notorious party pad
Sadie Frost is selling the north London home she shared with her film star ex-husband Jude Law. Once the scene of notorious Primrose Hill Set parties, the six-bedroom Victorian pile in Belsize Park is on the market for £6 million.
She and Law paid £2 million in 2002 and the house is now on the market for £6 million.
Country home for sale
Sixties supermodel Twiggy, still going strong, is selling her five-bedroom country home.
West Sussex location
The fashion icon has listed the West Sussex house for £750,000 — which is £40,000 less than she paid for it only two years ago.
West London boy
Eddie Redmayne has been spotted eyeing up houses in Kensington. It looks like the Eton-educated actor, who left his childhood borough of Kensington & Chelsea behind to move to Southwark, is craving a return to his old ’hood.
A Holland Park home close to JK Rowling and Madonna is for sale. Residents of Earls Terrace also have access to the three-acre private gardens of Edwardes Square and a Grecian-style spa complex.
Multi-million price tag
Just across the road from the Design Museum in W8, the pièce de résistance of the Grade II-listed six-storey townhouse is the palatial “wellness zone” lined with columns. It includes a 10-metre swimming pool, a steam room and gym. The five-bedroom townhouse is on Russell Simpson’s books priced at £10.25 million.
Jessica Alba has sold her Beverly Hills home for the full asking price of £4.75 million.
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The actress, who has also built up a skincare empire with her brand Honest Beauty, listed the Spanish-style villa just three weeks ago with her father Mark Alba’s agency and it was snapped up.
TV presenter Amanda Holden’s schedule is about to get even busier with the announcement this week that she’s got a radio slot, replacing Spice Girl Emma Bunton on the Heart FM Breakfast show.
Little wonder that Holden, who has two daughters, is outsourcing her home maintenance.
Design duo to the rescue
The Britain’s Got Talent judge posted pictures on Instagram of the revamp of her Surrey house, with a little help from Style Sisters, aka design duo Gemma and Charlotte.
Now you can reign on Barbra’s parade
A showstopping penthouse once owned by Barbra Streisand is for sale for £8.7 million.
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The New York penthouse was Barbra Streisand’s home for 30 years, but she sold to the current owners for £3.2 million in 2002.
Art deco factory conversion
Architect Sir Terry Farrell is selling the St John’s Wood penthouse he designed through Arlington Residential for £2.5 million. Farrell’s projects include the MI6 HQ and redeveloped Charing Cross station.
It sits at the top of the Old Aeroworks, an Art Deco former aircraft factory where wheels, tyres, brakes and gun turrets were produced for wartime aircraft including Spitfires and Lancaster bombers.
There is a rare chance to buy a home in Britain’s answer to Malibu — a stretch of pebbly beach behind the industrial harbour at Shoreham in East Sussex, known locally as Brighton’s Millionaires’ Row and popular with celebs. The most famous owner at Western Esplanade is DJ Fatboy Slim, Norman Cook.
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The seaside property is on the market at £2.95 million, through Hamptons International.
It’s all go
Now that Cheryl has moved out of her ex-partner Liam Payne’s home in Brookwood, Surrey, the One Direction singer can move forward with his plans to renovate his property, which is valued at more than £5 million.
He is keen to install an indoor pool house and sauna, with a fitness suite and games area in the basement. He is clearly embracing the bachelor life.
Inside Brad and Jen’s former home – on sale for £43 million
The Beverly Hills home that Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston bought for $13.5 million (£10.3 million) in 2001 is now for sale for $56 million (£43 million).
Pitt and Aniston, who were married from 2000 to 2005, spent three years turning it into their dream home, even importing in wooden floors from a historic French château, before selling it to hedge fund executive Jonathan Brooks. He then turned it into his dream home with four more bedrooms.
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