OPULENCE & SPLENDOUR - Luxury and the arts

01
May
2016
The ultimate iceberg home – Cresswell House, 5 Cresswell Place, London SW10 9RD – Knight Frank – £37.5 million ($54.8 million or €47.8 million)

The ultimate iceberg home

House in The Boltons goes on the market for £27.5 million more than it was marketed for in 2012 complete with an extra four levels of accommodation

30
Apr
2016
No regrets – Édith Piaf (1915 – 1963) - Les Parettes in Plascassier on the Cote D’Azur in France – Aylesford International – £3.5 million ($5.2 million or €4.5 million)

No regrets

Idyllic former home of Édith Piaf for sale for £3.5 million

29
Apr
2016
The whicker car – 1970 Fiat 850 Spiaggetta by Michelotti – £47,000 to £63,000 ($69,000 to $92,000 or €60,000 to €80,000) – RM Sotheby’s – Monaco auction – 14th May 2016 – Count Augusta – AugustaWestland – Seaside estate or yacht tender car

The wicker car

Eccentric Fiat 850 Spiaggetta car with wicker interior to be auctioned

26
Apr
2016
Five of the Best – The Quattroruote Collection – Monaco – RM Sotheby’s auction – 14th May 2016

Five of the Best – The Quattroruote Collection

Highlights from the forthcoming auction of the Quattroruote Collection of cars

25
Apr
2016
A £65 million mansion – Hackwood Park, Alton, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG25 2JZ – £65 million ($94.1 million or €83.5 million)

A £65 million mansion

Hampshire estate Hackwood Park goes on the open market for £65 million – making it one of most expensive country houses ever offered for sale in Britain

23
Apr
2016
A Symbolist Salmon – Salmon Waters, Ireland – 1926 to 1927 – Glenlough, Ireland – Rockwell Kent – Oil on panel – Trinity House – £65,000 ($94,000 or €83,000)

A Symbolist Salmon

Stunning work by Symbolist artist Rockwell Kent for sale for £65,000

18
Apr
2016
Old and new – Buckshaw Hall and Buckshaw Barn, Buckshaw Village, Knight Avenue, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 7HW – £600,000

Old and New

One of the North of England’s most architecturally significant houses is for sale for just £600,000 (but sadly all is not what it initially seems)

17
Apr
2016
Anarchy in the UK – Richard Young Gallery Exhibition and Private View – #PunkLondon – Richard and Susan Young – Glen Matlock – Charlie Gilmour – Nancy Dell’Olio – Daniel Lismore – Matthew Steeples – The Steeple Times

Anarchy in the UK

Richard Young Gallery hosts a private view of ‘Anarchy in the UK’

16
Apr
2016
Blake’s Bentley – 2016 Bentley Continental GT V8 S convertible designed by Sir Peter Blake to be auctioned by Bonhams on 24th June 2016 at their Goodwood Festival of Speed sale

Blake’s Bentley

One-off Bentley by pop artist Sir Peter Blake to be auctioned for charity

15
Apr
2016
A cut-price castle – Carbisdale Castle, Ardgay, Sutherland, Scotland, IV24 3DP

A cut-price castle

Carbisdale Castle offered for a knock-down price of just £21.70 per square foot

14
Apr
2016
Donning The Enterprise – Former home of ‘Don who was Donna at night’ for sale – Walton Street, London, SW3 – £3 million

Donning The Enterprise

Former home of ‘Don who’s Donna at night’ for sale for £3 million – in spite of the fact it needs renovation

13
Apr
2016
A Red Roller – 1995 Rolls-Royce Corniche IV drophead coupé by Mulliner Park Ward – £104,000 to £128,000 ($147,000 to $181,000 or €130,000 to €160,000) – RM Sotheby’s auction – Monaco – 14th May 2016

A Red Roller

One of the finest of the last late-production Rolls-Royce Corniches to be auctioned

08
Apr
2016
Toronto’s country estates in the city – 37 Edgehill Road, Etobicoke, Toronto, Ontario, M9A4N1, Canada – £3.8 million (CAD $7 million, US $5.5 million or €4.8 million) – Lord and Lady Black – Conrad Black and Barbara Amiel – 26 Park Circle Lane, North York – £9.1 million (CAD $16.5 million, US $12.9 million or €11.4 million)

Toronto’s country estates in the city

After the sale of Conrad Black’s mansion provided indication of interest in Toronto’s real estate market, The Steeple Times features a similarly spectacular property in nearby Etobicoke

07
Apr
2016
The Paradise of Piccadilly – Set A11/A12, Albany, Piccadilly, Mayfair, London, W1J 0AL – Knight Frank – £6.95 million

The Paradise of Piccadilly

Grand ‘set’ in one of London’s most quirky residential buildings – Albany – offered for sale for £6.95 million

04
Apr
2016
A kind estate – West Heslerton Estate, Near Malton, North Yorkshire – West Heslerton Hall – Guide Price of £20 million – April 2016 – Entire village and 2,116 acres of land

A kind estate

Untouched North Yorkshire estate with 2,116 acres and 44 houses for sale for £20 million for the first time in 150 years

03
Apr
2016
A merchant’s lodge – Forton Lodge, Ratcliffe Wharf Lane, Forton, Lancashire, PR3 0AJ – £1.25 million

A merchant’s lodge

Georgian house in Lancashire will appeal to George Osborne’s new northern wealth

02
Apr
2016
A Monarch’s Mulsanne – 2012 Bentley Mulsanne used by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II between 2012 and 2014 for sale for £199,850 through Bramley Motors in Surrey

A Monarch’s Mulsanne

Bentley Mulsanne used by the Queen between 2012 and 2014 offered for sale for £70,000 more than a similar car without royal heritage

01
Apr
2016
A modern magic carpet – 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental fastback saloon by H. J. Mulliner to be sold by R. M. Sotheby’s – 14th May 2016 – Monaco – £593,000 to £752,000 ($854,000 to $1.08 million or €750,000 to €950,000) estimate – Current owner Wally Yachts founder Luca Bassani Antivari

A modern magic carpet

1954 Bentley R-Type Continental fastback sports saloon owned by the founder of Wally Yachts to be auctioned

29
Mar
2016
A hell of a castle – Hellifield Peel Castle, Hellifield Green, Hellifield, North Yorkshire, BD23 4LD, United Kingdom – Carter Jonas – £1.65 million

A hell of a castle

Rebuilt North Yorkshire castle made famous by Channel 4’s ‘Grand Designs’ for sale

26
Mar
2016
Review – Kensington West Hotel, 25 – 27 Matheson Road, London, W14 8SN – The Steeple Times – Rooms from £50 per night – Affordable accommodation in London

Review – Kensington West Hotel

Matthew Steeples reviews the Kensington West Hotel – an ideal hotel for travellers seeking value in a convenient location in London

26
Mar
2016
A Brunei double – Rolls-Royces originally owned by Sultan of Brunei for sale – 1984 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI limousine and 1993 Rolls-Royce Mulliner Spur III touring limousine – £320,000 and £54,000 – Vintage & Prestige Fine Motorcars – Richard Biddulph

A Brunei double

Two extremely opulent ex-Sultan of Brunei Rolls-Royces offered for sale

24
Mar
2016
An £850,000 cupboard – Ground and basement maisonette, 35 Ovington Square, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 1LJ

An £850,000 cupboard

Tiny maisonette in Knightsbridge goes on the market for the ridiculous sum of £850,000 (despite having just 33 years remaining on its lease)

20
Mar
2016
The Adria Hotel, 88 Queen’s Gate, South Kensington, London, SW7 5AB

Review: The Adria Hotel

The Steeple Times’ Matthew Steeples and ‘photographer to the stars’ John Stoddart review South Kensigton’s The Adria Hotel and are pleasantly surprised (despite the lack of alcohol)

18
Mar
2016
Rock’s Terraplane – 1935 Hudson Terraplane custom two-door sedan – Used in 2009 film Public Enemies with Johnny Depp and Christian Bale – To be sold by auction by Auctions America on 2nd April 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Currently owned by Kid Rock

Rock’s Terraplane

Kid Rock to sell 1935 Hudson Terraplane featured in 2009 film ‘Public Enemies’

17
Mar
2016
Going for gold – Gold Rolls-Royce Phantom convertible appears in Knightsbridge, London

Going for gold

Gold Rolls-Royce Phantom convertible hits the streets of London and illustrates a new level of vulgarity

16
Mar
2016
A bargain Bentley – 1997 Bentley Turbo R long wheelbase for auction – Bonhams Goodwood Members’ Meeting Sale – 20th March 2016 - £5,000 to £7,000

A bargain Bentley

1997 Bentley Turbo R long wheelbase offered for sale for just £5,000

14
Mar
2016
The folly of Riber – Riber Castle, Riber, Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 – £9 million – Humberts Residential Investment

The folly of Riber

Derbyshire castle known as ‘Smedley’s Folly’ for sale for £9 million (despite requiring a further investment of at least £8 million)

14
Mar
2016
Mountbatten’s Ghost – Ex Lord Mountbatten 1924 Rolls-Royce 40/50hp Silver Ghost cabriolet – chassis number ‘135EM’ – For auction at Bonhams Goodwood Members’ Meeting sale, 20th March 2016

Mountbatten’s Ghost

1924 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost originally owned by Lord Mountbatten to be auctioned; it came back into his possession just months before he was assassinated in 1979

14
Mar
2016
An apartment with extras – The Atelier Condo, 635 West 42nd Street, Midtown West, New York, NY 10036 – £59.2 million – Daniel Scott Neiditch and River 2 River Realty

An apartment with extras

£60 million New York condo offered with extras including a pair of Rolls Royce Phantoms and a yacht

12
Mar
2016
It’s not Cricket – Cricket Court, Cricket Malherbie, Ilmininster, Dorset, TA19 0PW – Alice Temperley and Lars von Bennigsen – Lord Beaverbook – Count Nikolai Tolstoy

It’s not Cricket

Designer Alice Temperley forced to slash the price of her Grade II* listed Somerset folly to a price £250,000 less than she paid for it in 2010; it comes complete with a bear pit

09
Mar
2016
A Great Cottage – Great Cheyne Studios and Cheyne Cottage, 12a to 14 Cheyne Row, Old Chelsea, London, SW3 5HL - £20 million – Strutt & Parker – Robert A. Heffner III

A Great Cottage

A set of cottages in Chelsea that isn’t quite as modest as it initially seems comes to the market for £20 million

08
Mar
2016
A royal Lagonda – Ex- HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh 1954 3-litre Aston Martin Lagonda drophead coupé to be auctioned, 20th April 2016, £350,000 to £400,000, H&H Classics, Imperial War Museum Duxford

A royal Lagonda

Aston Martin Lagonda originally owned by Prince Philip for sale

07
Mar
2016
A bargain at Beetham – Ashton House, Beetham, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7AL – £1.4 million

A bargain at Beetham

Restored Grade II* listed Georgian mansion in Cumbria for sale for just £190 per square foot (a one bedroom flat for the same asking price in Mayfair is offered at £2,100 per square foot)

05
Mar
2016
The Restoration Sale – Silverstone Auctions, NEC, Birmingham, Sunday 6th March 2016 – The Lady in the Van Bedford – Aston Martin Lagonda – Jaguar Sovereign – Land Rover Series I

Five of the Best: The Restoration Show Sale

The Steeple Times selects five of the best cars on offer at the 6th March Silverstone Auctions’ Restoration Show Sale at the NEC in Birmingham

27
Feb
2016
Three umbrellas – Tres Paraguas, 566 Aguajito Road, Carmel-By-The-Sea, CA 93923, USA – £12.6 million – Justin Fichelson

Three umbrellas

‘Million Dollar Listing’s’ Justin Fichelson lists £12.6 million Carmel estate used by Ferrari and Pagani during the annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

26
Feb
2016
Studios on the up? Southwell House, 34 – 36 Egerton Gardens, London, SW3 2DB – Studio flat for sale for £1.375 million

Studios on the up?

Tiny Knightsbridge studio on the market for the bonkers sum of £1.375 million or £3,000 per square foot will set a new record if it sells for its asking price

24
Feb
2016
Sting’s Steinway Sells – Sting and Trudie Styler sell contents of their former Queen Anne’s Gate home – Steinway piano sells for £116,500 at Christie’s in London

Sting’s Steinway Sells

Musician Sting’s Steinway piano sells for a staggering £116,500 against estimate of just £30,000 to £50,000

23
Feb
2016
A bargain Picasso – Château de Castille, Uzès, Provence, Languedoc-Rousillon, 30700, France – For sale, Sotheby’s International Realty, £6.9 million

A bargain Picasso

Picasso frescoes for sale (with a castle thrown in) for £6.9 million

21
Feb
2016
Minder mobiles – 1981 Daimler Sovereign 4.2-litre and 1977 Ford Capri used in television series Minder to be auctioned on 20th April 2016 in the H&H Classics Imperial War Museum Duxford Sale

Minder mobiles

Daimler used in ‘Minder’ to be auctioned alongside a Ford Capri from the same series; rather appropriately it was once clocked

21
Feb
2016
Delights of Debo - Sotheby's auction items from The Old Vicarage, Edensor - 2nd March 2016 - Her Grace Deborah Cavendish, The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire DCVO (1920 – 2014; née The Hon. Deborah Freeman-Mitford)

Five of the Best: The delights of Debo

The late Dowager Duchess of Devonshire’s personal effects to be auctioned

18
Feb
2016
Unlucky for some – Harecroft Hall, Gosforth, Seascale Cumbria, CA20 1HS – £535,000

Unlucky for some

Thirteen bedroom Lake District mansion for sale for just £535,000

11
Feb
2016
Trumping Tommy – The Dome Penthouse, Apartment 1809, The Plaza Hotel, One Central Park South, Between Central Park South and Avenue of the Americas, New York, New York City, NY 10019, United States of America –

Trumping Tommy

Tommy Hilfiger puts his penthouse at The Plaza on the market (again)

09
Feb
2016
A muscular Mercedes – 1990 Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II – £140,000 to £160,000 – Silverstone Auctions – 27th February 2016 – Race Retro Classic Car Sale

A muscular Mercedes

Muscular 1990 Mercedes-Benz offered for sale for a higher price than when new

08
Feb
2016
A contemporary castle - Castell Gyrn, Llanbedr Dyffryn, Clwyd, Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales, LL15 1YE, United Kingdom - £3,900,000 – Strutt & Parker

A contemporary castle

Welsh castle with a difference for sale for £3.9 million

07
Feb
2016
A ludicrous Land Rover - Land Rover Series I diesel - Chassis 116700001

A ludicrous Land Rover

Land Rover Series I diesel for sale for the ludicrous sum of £200,000

06
Feb
2016
Moving a mansion - The Lindens, 2401 Kalorama Road, Kalorama Heights, Washington, DC 20008, USA

Moving a mansion

Washington’s oldest house – which was originally located in Massachusetts – for sale

05
Feb
2016
Going like a Rocket Man - The ex-Sir Elton John 2005 Maserati Quattroporte

Going like a Rocket Man

Maserati originally owned by Sir Elton John to be auctioned

30
Jan
2016
Naff and overpriced – 2458 National Drive, Between 56th Drive and National Drive, Mill Basin, Brooklyn, New York, United States of America

Naff and overpriced

One of America’s naffest houses returns to the market at a much reduced price of £11.9 million (down from £17.6 million) and with the neighbouring £5.6 million house thrown in as an extra

27
Jan
2016
Cruising in a Cloud - 1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II ‘Adaption’ drophead coupé offered by RM Sotheby’s at 28th January 2016 Arizona sale – £279,000 to £331,000 ($400,000 to $475,000)

Cruising in a Cloud

1962 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II ‘Adaption’ drophead coupé that crossed the Atlantic on HMS Queen Elizabeth and was designed with drinkers in mind to be auctioned

25
Jan
2016
Reader Offer: TASCHEN sale

Reader Offer: TASCHEN sale

Invitation to TASCHEN’s warehouse sale

24
Jan
2016
A pair of magnificent Mercedes – 1989 Mercedes-Benz 560 SEC 6.0-litre AMG ‘Wide Body’ and 1979 Mercedes-Benz 450 SEL 6.9-litre – RM Sotheby’s Arizona sale

A pair of magnificent Mercedes

Anthony Brown reports on the forthcoming sales of two especially spectacular Mercedes-Benz cars

22
Jan
2016
A Bond bargain - Aston Martin DB10 for auction for £1 to £1.5 million

A Bond bargain

Aston Martin used in ‘Spectre’ for sale for £1 to £1.5 million despite being undriveable

19
Jan
2016
Colditz comes to Shropshire – 30 Railway Street, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4AT – Dracup’s Cave – Antony Dracup (1930 – 2002)

Colditz comes to Shropshire

Shropshire cottage with a most unusual secret for sale for just shy of £200,000

11
Jan
2016
Hurley and Spink – 25 Redcliffe Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 9NP - £4.75 million through Kaye and Carey

Hurley and Spink

Redcliffe Road house by the developer of Britain’s most expensive home that is situated opposite the London residence of Liz Hurley offered for sale for £4.75 million

10
Jan
2016
An expensive studio – Flat 3, 16 Egerton Gardens, Knightsbridge, London, SW3 2DG

An expensive studio

Small studio flat overlooking Britain’s most expensive street for sale for a staggering £2,300 per square foot

09
Jan
2016
Rowling in the Depp – JK Rowling pays £22 million for a yacht – the Amphitrite – previously owned by Johnny Depp

Rowling in the Depp

JK Rowling pays £22 million for a yacht previously owned by Johnny Depp

07
Jan
2016
A Kaiser double - Pair of 1954 Kaiser-Darrin roadsters to be auctioned by RM Auctions in Arizona and Paris in January and February 2016

A Kaiser double

Rare 1954 Kaiser-Darrin roadsters to be auctioned in Arizona and Paris; they come complete with unusual sliding doors

04
Jan
2016
The House of Hurt - Casterne Hall, Ilam, Near Dovedale, Ashbourne, Derbyshire-Staffordshire borders, DE6 2BA

The House of Hurt

Derbyshire-Staffordshire border Georgian country house that has been in the same family since 1480 for sale for £3.25 million

30
Dec
2015
1933 Rolls Royce Phantom II Continental, registration 711 YUG - Captain Sir Malcolm Campbell

Captain Campbell’s Continental

Rolls-Royce originally owned by world record for speed on land and water holder Captain Sir Malcolm Campbell for sale

29
Dec
2015
An open air parking space in Chelsea's Elystan Street is for sale for the staggering sum of £70,000

Parking a handbag

Uncovered Chelsea parking space for sale for a staggering £70,000

20
Dec
2015
Five of the Best: Christmas gifts for him

Five of the Best: Christmas gifts for him

Matthew Steeples selects five gifts that gentlemen will most definitely welcome this Christmas

20
Dec
2015
Five of the Best: Christmas gifts for her

Five of the Best: Christmas gifts for her

Claire Rubinstein selects five items that sophisticated ladies will crave this Christmas

15
Dec
2015
A title and a Kennedy – 4 Buckingham Place, Westminster, London, SW1E 6HR – For sale: £9.45 million ($14.31 million, €12.95 million) - Lee Radziwill – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

A title and a Kennedy

Former London home of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ sister Lee Radziwill for sale for £9.45 million

11
Dec
2015
Results of Driven by Disruption – RM Sotheby’s – 10th December 2015 – New York, America – Janis Joplin Porsche rockets and sells for $1.6 million

Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Porsche?

The results of RM Sotheby’s 10th December ‘Driven by Disruption’ auction were mixed but the Janis Joplin Porsche rocketed through the roof and sold for a staggering sum

10
Dec
2015
A rare roadster – 1959 BMW 507 Roadster Series II – RM Sotheby’s Driven by Disruption sale, 10th December 2015, New York – £1.5 million to £1.7 million ($2.3 million to $2.6 million, €2.1 million to €2.4 million)

A rare roadster

“Supremely rare” 1959 BMW 507 roadster to be auctioned in New York on 10th December 2015

09
Dec
2015
A hidden place – Barnaby Place, South Kensington, London, SW7 - £2.2 million

A hidden place

Unusual South Kensington artist’s studio in hidden mews for sale

08
Dec
2015
On higher ground – High Fellside Hall, Middleton, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA6 2NF - £1,700,000 – Savills Smiths Gore

On higher ground

In light of the floods in Cumbria and Lancashire, buyers will seek out properties on higher ground there – £1.7 million High Fellside Hall provides one such option

07
Dec
2015
Roy Rogers ride - The 1963 Pontiac Bonneville on offer

Roy Rogers’ ride

Customised Pontiac Bonneville once owned by Roy Rogers to be auctioned complete with a 6-foot wide pair of Texas longhorns and a saddle over its transmission tunnel

05
Dec
2015
Three of the Best: The Iron Lady goes online

Three of the Best: The Iron Lady goes online

The Steeple Times selects three of the best items on offer in the online auction of items formerly owned by Margaret Thatcher

04
Dec
2015
What makes art sell? The Steeple Times' first panel debate at the Library, 2nd December 2015

What makes art sell?

The Steeple Times’ first panel debate at the Library members’ club featured four art experts and the question: “What makes art sell?”

28
Nov
2015
A cultural cottage - Snape Bridge House, Snape Maltings, Snape, Suffolk, IP17 1SS - £1.5 million

A cultural cottage

Cottage orné complete with its own former chapel for sale in a cultural haunt made famous by Benjamin Britten and Sir Peter Pears

28
Nov
2015
Hotel Rafayel on the Left Bank’s private view of the works of photographer Maximilian Clarke

Private view of the works of Maximilian Clarke

Hotel Rafayel on the Left Bank’s private view of the works of photographer Maximilian Clarke

27
Nov
2015
Grand gardening

Grand gardening

South Kensington communal garden offered for sale for the staggering sum of £175,000

23
Nov
2015
Reader Offer: What makes art sell? – A panel debate

Reader Offer: What makes art sell? – A panel debate

‘The Steeple Times’ invites readers to attend its first panel debate and drinks reception where the topic will be: “What makes art sell?”

23
Nov
2015
A practical Aston - 1963 Aston Martin Lagonda Rapide 4.2-litre sports saloon

A practical Aston

Rare 1963 Aston Martin built with a view to be “equally suitable to drive or be driven in” to be auctioned with an estimate £377,000 higher than its 2006 £23,000 selling price

18
Nov
2015
An ace Bentley - 1958 Bentley S-Series Continental Flying Spur saloon

An ace Bentley

Bentley once owned by chocolate tycoon and flying ace Sir Egbert Cadbury to be auctioned with a guide lower than the cost of its most recent renovation

17
Nov
2015
1962 Aston Martin DB4GT Zagato, RM Auctions, Driven by Disruption sale, New York, 10th December 2015

Taking Aston to another level

Aston Martin to be sold in New York could fetch in excess of £10 million and become the highest priced British car ever to be hammered down at auction

13
Nov
2015
A landmark Chrysler - 1953 Chrysler Special coupé by Ghia. For sale on 10th December, RM Auctions, Driven by Disruption sale, guide £460,000 to £591,000 ($700,000 to $900,000, €651,000 to €837,000).

A landmark Chrysler

Example of America’s finest era of automotive excellence, a 1953 Chrysler Special coupé by Ghia, heads to auction

12
Nov
2015
Love at first sight – 1938 Bugatti Type 57C Atalante

Love at first sight

Stunning 1938 Bugatti that once formed part of the collection of the heir to Macy’s to be auctioned with a guide of £1.4 to £1.6 million

08
Nov
2015
Fitting for FitzGerald - FitzGerald Fine Arts exhibit at Alon Zakaim Fine Art, 5-7 Dover Street, London, W1S 4LD on 5th November 2015

Fitting for FitzGerald

FitzGerald Fine Arts introduces itself to London in spectacular style with a preview organised by Dellert & Associates

05
Nov
2015
Land Rover plan to launch a £200,000 Range Rover

The £200k Range

Land Rover to launch Range Rover for the super-rich

04
Nov
2015
Bijou Queen’s Gate, South Kensington, London, SW7 studio - Yours for £1.195 million through Winkworth

Taking bijou to another level

South Kensington studio with what are described as “two sleeping areas” hits the market for a staggering £1.195 million or £1,950 per square foot

04
Nov
2015
Sole surviving Morris-Commercial International ‘Upright Grand’ taxicab – nicknamed ‘Uncle Lima’ – to be auctioned for £27,000 to £30,000 by Silverstone Auctions, 14th November 2015, NEC

Taxi!

Sole surviving Morris-Commercial International ‘Upright Grand’ taxicab – nicknamed ‘Uncle Lima’ – to be auctioned after surviving crashes and mortar bombs

03
Nov
2015
Land Rover - 2 million - Defender - Bonhams - 16th December 2015

Marking 2 million

2 millionth Land Rover to be auctioned for charity on 16th December by Bonhams in London

02
Nov
2015
Ruskin's fixer-upper - 6 Charles Street, Mayfair, London, W1J 5DG - £1.25 million - Wetherell

Ruskin’s fixer-upper

Part of a Mayfair house occupied by the art critic John Ruskin and the architect Charles Tatham before him comes to the market for £1.25 million despite requiring complete renovation, having just 923 square foot of floor space and being held on a lease of only 15 years

30
Oct
2015
Barging in - Babushka, Cadogan Pier, Chelsea Embankment, London, SW3 - £700,000 - Douglas & Gordon - Barge for sale

Barging in

Converted Dutch barge overlooking Albert Bridge on the Thames in Chelsea for sale for £700,000 or £493 per square foot

26
Oct
2015
Ground and first floor maisonettes

Five of the Best: Ground and first floor maisonettes in London

Matthew Steeples selects five of the best ground and first floor maisonettes currently for sale in Central London

25
Oct
2015
1978 Austin Mini Clubman by Wood & Pickett

A luxury Mini

Rare coachbuilt, one owner from new 1978 Austin Mini Clubman by Wood & Pickett to be auctioned; aspiring Sloanes should most definitely put in their bids

23
Oct
2015
Rock and Joel - 2505 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, California, CA 94115, USA - Joel Goodrich - £7.7 million

Rock and Joel

Renowned real estate broker Joel Goodrich is marketing a San Francisco mansion that has links to both silent movies and noisy rockstars for £7.7 million

22
Oct
2015
Ex-Peter Sellars 1966 Lotus Elan S2 - Silverstone Auctions NEC Classic Motor Show sale, 14th/15th November 2015

Selling a Sellers

Continuing our look at the lots in the forthcoming Silverstone Auctions NEC Classic Motor Show sale, we highlight a 1966 Lotus Elan S2 originally owned by Peter Sellers

22
Oct
2015
The ex-Sir Henry Cooper 1973 Ferrari 365 GT4 2+2

’Enry’s Ferrari

Ferrari once owned by boxing legend Sir Henry Cooper to be auctioned at the NEC Classic Motor Show sale

20
Oct
2015
1973 Range Rover Convertible Suffix B - For sale at Silverstone Auctions - NEC Classic Motor Show Sale takes place on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th November 2015 at the NEC, Birmingham - £35,000 to £40,000

Lost Range

Unusual 1973 Range Rover convertible to be auctioned at the NEC Classic Motor Show sale

18
Oct
2015
A barrack for the Beckhams

A barrack for the Beckhams

After buying a cocker spaniel, are the Beckham family about to embrace country life by moving to Gloucestershire?

14
Oct
2015
PAD London - 14th to 18th October 2015

A promenade through PAD

Highlights of this year’s PAD art and design fair in Berkeley Square, London

08
Oct
2015
1911 Oldsmobile Autocrat Yellow Peril

The Yellow Peril

A car that could give the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car a run for its money heads to auction – It’s nickname is Yellow Peril

05
Oct
2015
Cleaning up – EuroMillions winners Paul and Justine Laycock to sell their £4.5 million “eco mansion” Barnsley Hill Farm, Bibury, Gloucestershire, GL7 5LY

Cleaning up

£56 million EuroMillions winners to sell their £4.5 million Cotswolds “eco mansion” – Viewers would do well to not mention cleaners

03
Oct
2015
Plated XI – 15 more of the best registration plates spotted by readers of ‘The Steeple Times’

Plated XI

Plated XI – 15 more of the best registration plates spotted by readers of ‘The Steeple Times’

01
Oct
2015
The Steeple Times reviews: Hotel Rafayel – Hotel Rafayel on the Left Bank, 34 Lombard Road, London, SW11 3RF. Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7801 3600.

Review: Hotel Rafayel

Matthew Steeples reviews Hotel Rafayel on London’s ‘Left Bank’

01
Oct
2015
Live above La Brasserie – Penthouse, Crompton Court, 272 – 276 Brompton Road, London, SW3 2AW – £2.995 million

Live above La Brasserie

Penthouse above La Brasserie offered for sale for just shy of £3 million

29
Sep
2015
A wacky coupé – 1955 Arnolt-MG coupé to be offered without reserve by Bonhams at their Preserving the Automobile sale at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum on 5th October 2015

A wacky coupé

Rare 1955 Arnolt-MG coupé to be offered at auction for just £13,000 to £20,000