Unfortunately nicknamed Gloucestershire residence hits the market a year after Old Harrovian Sheel Khemka’s first trial
OPULENCE & SPLENDOUR - Luxury and the arts
‘The Steeple Times’ asks father and daughter art dealing duo Frederick D. Hill and Daisy Hill Sanders: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”
Most expensive house to be publicly offered for sale in the UK to be stripped of everything including the kitchen sink
Unmodernised Knightsbridge flat for sale for the equivalent of a staggering £1,500 per day
Spectacular items, art and objects at Masterpiece 2015
Vivien Leigh’s retreat and final resting place for sale for £3.25 million
Asking price of the Wilmslow home where paedophile Stuart Hall abused at least one of his victims slashed to £995,000
1,900 acre Cumbrian estate on the open market for the first time since 1761
£3 million sought for a repossessed, roofless shell set in 1,530 acres of Cumbrian countryside
A £17 million Kensington house that is being marketed as one that “may now benefit from a refurbishment” provides a reflection of how ludicrous London’s property market now truly is
A £30 million Mayfair apartment for an art lover that is being marketed by way of an extraordinarily detailed 69-page sales brochure
A 39th floor apartment in The Pierre Hotel in New York becomes the city’s priciest rental at a staggering £327,000 per month
Rolls-Royce allegedly used to smuggle Wallis Simpson into Balmoral for sale
Tiny converted hut in the Lake District placed on the market for the same price as a flat in Kensington, London
Former home of Ian Fleming that is currently owned by Sol Campbell for sale for £6.75 million
Buy an “increasingly collectible” Bentley for just £3,000
The Royal Academy surpasses themselves in the choice of including a stunning staircase as part of their Summer Exhibition 2015
Calvin Klein is bored of living in the “resort” of Miami Beach and has placed his £10.4 million home on the market
American diet guru Jenny Craig’s ocean side residence remains on the market for £25.9 million after one year for sale – it is anything but a symbol of moderation
Minute 1-bedroom Knightsbridge mews house comes to the market for an astounding £3.75 million
A £25 million Westminster house that was the scene of all things scandalous
Dorset mansion built by Bastards that has been the setting of a bitter familial feud for sale for the first time since 1846
Five British mansions that require new owners with bottomless pockets for sale at prices from £950,000 to over £10 million
A £7.975 million apartment above Colbert on Sloane Square provides indication of the playground for the international super-rich that Chelsea has become
A £15 million mansion on The Bishops Avenue that is anything but small
Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman sends his 1971 Citroën Maserati SM to auction with a guide price of just £35,000 to £40,000
The One Sutton Place South, New York setting for parties, people and politics that was once home to the socialite and representative to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights Marietta Peabody Tree is back on the market for £6.6 million
£10 million home of the eccentric late publisher Felix Dennis for sale – including a leisure complex that cost £5 million to build but that is for sale for just £2.45 million
Largest contiguous ranch in America for sale for £473 million
Grade II* listed house for sale for £5.75 million complete with half an acre of gardens and a private mosque
A bizarre, eight-floor converted water tower in the middle of an ugly redevelopment of an Essex lunatic asylum remains on the market despite a price cut of £200,000
Vast Victorian Isle of Wight mansion connected to The Charge of the Light Brigade for sale – Only those with large cheque books need apply
Suite at New York hotel The Plaza available for £2.6 million – the catch: you can only use it 120 days per year
John Stoddart to exhibit at Whitstable’s The Fishslab Gallery
La Brasserie to host an evening trunk show and cocktails with Chavín Jewellery on Monday 20th April
Fiat 500K Giardiniera micro-estate for sale for £19,000
1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn left to “sausage fingered” glutton and suspected serial killer Doctor John Bodkin Adams for sale for £65,000
Converted Cold War nuclear bunker on the edge of London for sale for £3.5 million
Sir Christopher and Lady Meyer put their Chelsea townhouse up for sale for £2.3 million more than was asked when they bought it in 2013 – The catch? It’s next door to a kebab shop
The 22,000 square foot Long Island home of the iconic women’s footwear designer Vince Camuto returns to the market at a price of £57.3 million
Dallas mansion with a prayer room and the largest private bowling centre in America that was previously owned by a billionaire oil baron remains for sale despite a price cut of £7 million
An 18th century former court house in Chelsea is for sale for £14.5 million or available to rent at £10,000 per week
Knightsbridge flat for sale for just £250,000 (but there’s a catch)
An Audi Quattro heads to auction with a staggering guide price of £220,000 to £280,000 and confirms the car firmly out of the reach of being afforded by police detectives
The Steeple Times chooses five houses that would be ideal as holiday homes
Dictator and alleged cannibal Bokassa I of Central Africa’s Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman for sale for £225,000
Petra Stunt’s company posts losses of £4.44 million
£7.25 million Church House in Knightsbridge cannot be described as anything other than “a hotchpotch”
Lennox Gardens Mews house for sale for £5.8 million
£46.4 million Woodside estate remains for sale despite £10.1 million price cut
A £7.9 million Hertfordshire mansion that isn’t quite what it seems
200 acre Scottish estate for sale for the price of an 800 square foot flat in Knightsbridge
‘The Real Housewives of Cheshire’s’ Dawn Ward attempts to sell her tastelessly decorated “Footballers’ Wives-style” home for £12 million
McLaren 650S Spider totaled in accident in Belgravia’s Eaton Square
Artwork collection formerly owned by Sir Noël Coward heads to auction
The late Joan Rivers’ Manhattan penthouse goes on sale for £18,200,000
Donside laird puts Scottish estate on the market after suffering a “catalogue of abuse”
Bristol Cars market a stunning 402 ‘Hollywood Special’ just as they prepare to move into a new showroom and launch their first new model since 2003
Rowan Atkinson puts his infamous, twice crashed McLaren F1 up for sale for the staggering price of £8 million
Cairness House, “Scotland’s most important Greek Revival house”, heads into its fourth year on the market
Plated X: 15 more of the best plates spotted by readers of ‘The Steeple Times’
Lateral penthouse available to rent in conversion of former Art Deco garage in Fulham for the staggering sum of £6,500 per week
Land Rover marks the end of an era with a series of special farewell edition Defender models
The last great Newport ‘cottage’ heads into its second year on the market
A wooden Ferrari is the only car allowed in Venice Weighing 2,000 pounds, a wooden model of a Ferrari F50 is the only “car” allowed in Venice.
Buy an Eaton Square flat for the equivalent of £146 per day – and get the bonus of living next door to James Stunt
Royal Opera House issues appeal to pay for ballet footwear despite paying CEO over £250,000 per year
Haremere Hall is an East Sussex mansion requiring renovation that has been the subject of a rather bitter familial dispute
Bentley unveil their new Grand Convertible British carmakers Bentley have taken their flagship Mulsanne model to another level in their adaptation of it into what they have named the ‘Bentley Grand Convertible’.
Penthouse formerly owned by Hugh Grant for sale
An opportunity to buy a castle with a catch Most of think nothing of ordering a pizza or burger “to go” but on the 12th December, those with a slightly larger budget and imagination will have the opportunity to “take out” something quite different: An entire French château.
Manor house where William Makepeace Thackery wrote ‘Vanity Fair’ for sale for £2.95 million
Contrasting new and old mobile technology Most of our readers and contributors are the sort to delight in new mobile phones, yet a few of us still prefer the simplicity of the classics.
A terraced cottage with a difference… It comes with its very own shark
Two new luxury cars hit the roads: ‘The Steeple Times’ takes a look at the Mercedes-Benz Maybach S-Class and the Land Rover Range Rover Holland & Holland
Palazzo di Amore: The most expensive property currently on the market in America Whilst a “top ten” list last week chronicled the world’s most expensive homes and placed a value of £1 billion on Buckingham Palace, a billionaire looking for somewhere to park their money could get a relative bargain if they were to buy the Palazzo di Amore in California. It has just come to the market with a price of £123 million ($195 million).
A selection of homes that automobile enthusiasts will adore
Our yachting correspondent Edward Kay takes a tour of the new mega-yacht Solandge during the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show
Paul Johnson Calderon reflects on the implications of the ‘street artist’ Same tagging a Jeff Koons in New York
Cielo de Bonaire: A vast £39 million villa that has failed to sell in three years that truly must have been built with a dictator or drug dealer in mind
‘The Steeple Times’ chooses five of the best super-prime apartments currently on offer in Central London Luxury apartments in London are ten a penny but few provide the truly spectacular space and facilities offered by the five that follow. Those on a budget need not apply.
Social network Knightsbridge Village celebrated its first anniversary with a party at Theo Fennell in London On 7th October, Knightsbridge Village, an invitation only social network for the “discerning mothers of London’s most prestigious neighbourhoods”, celebrated their first anniversary at Theo Fennell in Fulham Road, South Kensington.
Gareth Southgate markets his £3.25 million Grade I listed Yorkshire home Footballers are not generally noted for living in tasteful homes so it is somewhat surprising to find that the former England player turned Middlesborough manager Gareth Southgate’s current home is a Grade I listed “Elizabethan style” hall on the banks of Swinsty Reservoir, nine miles west of Harrogate. He and his wife Alison have owned it since 2006 but have been trying to sell it since June 2013.
Basia Briggs recounts her role in the building of the Queen Mother’s Gate as a painting of it comes to the market I was instrumental in fundraising for the Queen Mother’s Gate in 1993 and now with the sale of a painting of them by the British artist Beverley-Jane Stewart, I was reminded of what a mammoth and worthy task it was especially given I had no previous experience of organising such a feat.
Britain’s tackiest car, a crystal covered Mercedes, sells for just under £155,000 A previous Wally of the Week, Daria Radionova, might not be such a fool after all given that she has just sold her Swarovski crystal covered Mercedes CLS 350 for the astonishing figure of £154,600.
Christie’s annual Multiplied fair is well worth a visit October is the month when London’s art event calendar is busiest and aside from Frieze in Regent’s Park and PAD in Berkeley Square, there is also Multiplied at Christie’s in South Kensington.
Financier and fashion designer duo Pierre Lagrange and Roubi L’Roubi place their four floor £12.75 million penthouse on the market
An opportunity to rent a ‘set’ in the ‘Paradise of Piccadilly’ Albany is a little known building off London’s Piccadilly that is akin to Manhattan’s smartest co-operative buildings in the way it is run. So exclusive is this block that its residents are called ‘proprietors’ and its flats are known as ‘sets’.
Cheyne Walk home of Sol Campbell comes to the market for £25 million or £15,000 per week just as he takes on Labour’s proposed ‘mansion tax’ Sol Campbell will certainly get more than a ray of sunshine if he sells his Cheyne Walk townhouse for the £25 million figure it has just been launched onto the market for through agents John D. Wood. A sale now would also help him offset a costly bill if a future Labour government were to come to power and introduce the proposed ‘mansion tax’ this former footballer so loathes.
Reconfigured Lancashire estate for sale for £4.25 million Businessman Martin Higginson and his wife Maggie have reversed what has happened to most English country estates in buying back properties and land around their Lancashire home, Hay Carr at Bay Horse, near Lancaster. They are now selling the whole property with a price of offers over £4.25 million.
‘Friends’ actor Matthew Perry sells his Malibu hillside home Actor Matthew Perry, most famous for his role in the cult series Friends, paid $6.55 million (£4.079 million) for his hillside home in Malibu, California is 2005. He’s periodically been trying to sell it since 2011 at prices as high as $13.5 million (£8.408 million) but has now relaunched it on the market at $12.5 million (£7.785 million).
Another Lennox Gardens flat on a one year lease for sale for another extraordinary price Last week, we reported on a bidding war that erupted on a one bedroom flat in Lennox Gardens, Knightsbridge that eventually sold for £550,000 on a guide price of just £150,000. Plainly seeking to capitalise on that, agents Plaza Estates have just brought another to the market for £205,000.
An unfortunately named farm would certainly suit Uncle Monty A rather unfortunately named farmstead could be the perfect accompaniment to the Rolls-Royce we featured yesterday that was driven by Uncle Monty in Withnail and I. Priced at £275,000 and in a state of ruin, Cocklick Farmhouse at Slaidburn near Clitheroe in Lancashire is currently for sale through agents Armistead Barnett.
Rolls-Royce originally owned by playboy Nubar Gulbenkian and later used in “Withnail & I” for sale The “flamboyantly bearded”, monocle wearing eccentric Nubar Gulbenkian (1896 – 1972) took up driving at the age of 65 and when asked what he enjoyed the most, answered: “I prefer everything”. With the sale of one of his many cars, illustration of just that is provided.
Britain’s smallest £1 million home for sale If you’re annoyed to have missed out on the one bedroomed flat on a one year lease that sold for £550,000 that we featured, we have another option for you as agents Wetherell are selling what they term “Britain’s smallest £1 million home”. Thankfully, it’s on a lease of 100 years.
Lennox Gardens flat with just one year left on lease sells for £550,000 Indication of London’s somewhat bonkers property market has been illustrated in news that a one bedroom flat in Knightsbridge’s Lennox Gardens has sold for a staggering £550,000 on a lease that had just one year remaining.
A 2003 Bentley R-Type road racer is most definitely a car that would appeal to Toad of Toad Hall Described as a “real road burner and hooligan’s toy”, a 2003 Bentley R-Type road racer built by Petersen Engineering is a car that most definitely would appeal to Kenneth Grahame’s Toad of Toad Hall. It is currently for sale through Vintage & Prestige Fine Motorcars for £420,000.
A double house on “the most politically significant rat-run in Britain” is for sale for £6.25 million Described as “solid Tory” and “the most politically significant rat-run in Britain” in a 1995 article by Chris Blackhurst, Lord North Street in London’s Westminster was built between 1720 and 1725 and consists of thirteen properties that have been home to everyone from Prime Ministers Anthony Eden and Harold Wilson to controversial Conservative MPs Jonathan Aitken and Teresa Gorman. With the sale of one of the street’s most significant properties, it could once again become a “centre of power”.
As J. Paul Getty’s grandson tries to sell his San Francisco home for $15.998 million, is this a sign that the area’s elite is changing?
The highlights of the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair 2014