OPULENCE & SPLENDOUR - Luxury and the arts

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

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

28
Sep
2015
Finding Frederiksen – Frederiksen car collection sells for £16 million

Finding Frederiksen

Frederiksen Collection of superb classic cars sells for £16 million against pre-sale estimate of £25 million

28
Sep
2015
A gentleman’s godsend – The Independents Club pop-up

A gentleman’s godsend

Matthew Steeples visits the gentleman’s godsend that is The Independents Club pop-up in Knightsbridge

28
Sep
2015
Not Too Late – Former home of Herbert Gustave Schmalz for sale, 49 Addison Road, Holland Park, London, W14 8JH

Not Too Late

Former Holland Park home of Pre-Raphaelite painter Herbert Gustave Schmalz for sale for £16.5 million

25
Sep
2015
Banishing the Bentayga – Aston Martin confirm they will not make an SUV

Banishing the Bentayga

Aston Martin pledges not to follow Bentley into the SUV market

23
Sep
2015
Hunting a Rolls – “High-classic utility” Rolls-Royce heads to auction – 1929 Rolls-Royce 20HP shooting brake by Alpe & Saunders

Hunting a Rolls

“High-classic utility” Rolls-Royce heads to auction with a lower guide of £46,000

23
Sep
2015
A look at LAPADA – LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair 2015, open until Sunday 27th September 2015, Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6EB

A look at LAPADA

Matthew Steeples takes a look around LAPADA 2015

21
Sep
2015
Back to LeBaron – 1986 Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country convertible to be offered for auction without reserve by Bonhams on behalf of the Evergreen Collection on 5th October 2015 at auction at the Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum in Philadelphia

Back to LeBaron

“Unmolested” wood-clad Chrysler LeBaron Town & Country convertible to be sold at Bonhams’ Preserving the Automobile auction for just £5,800

20
Sep
2015
The £5,000 per square foot fixer-upper flat – Flat A, 80 Eaton Square, London, SW1W 8AP - £30 million or £4,912 per square foot

The £5,000 per square foot fixer-upper flat

Could part of the former home of George Peabody in London be Britain’s most expensive fixer-upper flat?

19
Sep
2015
Previewing Noot – Reflections on the Masters, Edward Noot, Trinity House, 50 Maddox Street, London, W1S 1AY

Previewing Noott

Trinity House hosted a packed preview of the works of the artist Edward Noott on 16th September

19
Sep
2015
27 Forever – Janis Joplin’s custom 1965 Porsche 365C 1600 cabriolet heads to auction at RM Sotheby’s Driven by Disruption sale in New York on 10th December 2015

27 Forever

’27 Club’ member Janis Joplin’s custom 1965 Porsche 356C 1600 cabriolet heads to auction with a guide of £260,000 and thus proves it wasn’t just “my friends [whom] all drive Porsches”

16
Sep
2015
Five of the Best: Artists’ studios

Five of the Best: Artists’ studios

‘The Steeple Times’ chooses five artists’ studios for sale that will appeal to creatives with significant means

14
Sep
2015
Chitty Chitty Crash Crash – Results of the 2015 Bonhams Goodwood Revival sale

Chitty Chitty Crash Crash

As a number of ‘star cars’ fail to sell at Bonhams’ Goodwood Revival sale, Matthew Steeples suggests that bidders are now more cautious and prices have peaked

13
Sep
2015
Slashing the wire – Brendan Clouston to sell Eilean Aigas estate for £15 million less than he invested in creating it for £5 million

Slashing the wire

Scottish estate Eilean Aigas to sell for £15 million less than current owner invested in creating it

12
Sep
2015
Goodwood Revival – Highlights of the 2015 meeting

The glories of Goodwood

Matthew Steeples selects highlights at this year’s Goodwood Revival

09
Sep
2015
Cleaned out – RM Sotheby’s London sale 2015

Cleaned out

Monday’s RM Sotheby’s sale brought with it both protest and price drops

08
Sep
2015
Out of the Ordinary 2015 – Christie’s South Kensington, Thursday 10th September 2015

Five of the Best: Out of the Ordinary 2015

Matthew Steeples selects the highlights of this year’s Christie’s Out of the Ordinary sale

07
Sep
2015
Bonded to a Rolls – 1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I drophead coupé Adaptation by H.J. Mulliner – Sir Ken Adams OBE – RM Sotheby’s Battersea sale, 7th September 2015

Bonded to a Rolls

1959 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud I drophead coupé owned by Bond set designer Sir Ken Adam to be auctioned at RM Sotheby’s Battersea sale tonight

04
Sep
2015
The pleasures of Privé – Salon Privé 2015 at Blenheim Palace

The pleasures of Privé

Anthony Brown reports on the highlights of Salon Privé 2015

01
Sep
2015
Fire up the PJ – Paul and Bunny Mellon estate – Oak Spring Farm, Oak Spring Road, Upperville, Virginia, VA 20184, United States of America

Fire up the PJ

£45.7 million Virginia estate of the late Paul and Bunny Mellon complete with its own private one-mile long airstrip now available in lots

31
Aug
2015
It’s in the Mail – 1934 ‘Derby’ Bentley 3½ litre three-posiition drophead coupé by Thrupp & Maberly

It’s in the Mail

“Barn find” 1934 Bentley owned by press magnate Esmond Harmsworth (later 2nd Viscount Rothermere) to be sold at Silverstone Auctions sale at Salon Privé 2015

28
Aug
2015
Previewing Privé – Salon Privé 2015 at Blenheim Palace

Previewing Privé

Matthew Steeples previews the spectacular “automotive garden party” Salon Privé 2015 at Blenheim Palace

26
Aug
2015
A convertible giant – One-off 1973 Rolls-Royce Phantom VI by Pietro Frua

A convertible giant

One-off 1973 Rolls-Royce by Pietro Frua – described as the largest convertible ever built – to be auctioned

25
Aug
2015
Reader offer: A postcard from Stoddart

Reader offer: A postcard from Stoddart

‘Photographer to the Stars’ John Stoddart branches out to sell limited edition postcard sets – but rush to buy to buy them, the edition is limited to just 100 and priced at just £25

24
Aug
2015
Extras are everything – Orinda Hilltop Estate, Orinda, California, CA 94563, United States of America – £14.3 million ($22.5 million or €19.8 million)

Extras are everything

California estate complete with everything from a rock climbing wall to a video games centre for sale for £14.3 million – Only “discerning global citizens” should to apply to view

23
Aug
2015
All in a flap – 71 Frognal, Hampstead, London, NW3 6XY

All in a flap

Former Hampstead home of the “father of plastic surgery” and pioneer of gender reassignment surgery Sir Harold Delf Gillies for sale for £18.95 million

22
Aug
2015
The Bentley of Taste – Burton founder’s son's Bentley to be auctioned – 1954 Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback

The Bentley of Taste

Bentley R-Type Continental Fastback originally owned by the son of the founder of clothing giant Burton heads to auction at the Salon Privé sale

20
Aug
2015
The justice of house prices – 5 Justice Walk, Old Chelsea, London, SW3 5DE, United Kingdom

The justice of house prices

If a house on Justice Walk in Chelsea sells for its asking price, it will have risen in value by a staggering 817% in 19 years

15
Aug
2015
Let there be light – Hartland Point Lighthouse, Bideford, Devon, EX39 6AU, United Kingdom – £450,000

Let there be light

Devon lighthouse for sale for £450,000 – accessible only by helicopter, on foot or using a utility terrain vehicle

15
Aug
2015
Highlights of Monterey 2015

Highlights of Monterey 2015

Anthony Brown chooses three of his favourite lots at this weekend’s RM Auctions’ Monterey 2015 sale

10
Aug
2015
One for one hundred – 2013 Aston Martin Centennial DB9 Spyder concept by Zagato – Designed by Norihiko Harada for Aston Martin collector Peter Read – For sale at RM Auctions, Monterey sale, 15th August 2015 with a guide of £246,000 – £290,000 ($380,000 – $450,000, €346,000 – €410,000)

One for one hundred

One-off 2013 Aston Martin concept car created to mark Aston Martin’s 100th anniversary heads to auction in California

08
Aug
2015
Rolling into the country – 1961 Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud II drophead coupé with adaptations by Harold Radford for London property tycoon Joseph Levy

Rolling into the country

Only Rolls-Royce Silver Cloud drophead coupé adapted by Harold Radford for “country motoring” heads to auction

06
Aug
2015
Nothing to carp about – The Chantry, Barton Orchard, Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15 1LU, United Kingdom – £2,350,000 – Knight Frank

Nothing to carp about

Cotswolds house with indoor carp pool and priest hole for sale for £2.35 million

05
Aug
2015
1973 Ferves Ranger – Philippe Starck – RM Auctions Battersea sale, 7th September 2015

A Starck 4×4

Eccentric Ferves Ranger off-roader once owned by Philippe Starck heads to auction

02
Aug
2015
Having it all – 9 and 15 Little Ram Island Drive, Shelter Island, New York, NY 11964, United States of America

Having it all

Shelter Island residence complete with its own nightclub, squash court and swimming pool fails to sell in two years despite price cut of £2.6 million to £15.7 million

01
Aug
2015
Five of the Best: Summer clothing and accessories for gents – Matthew Steeples chooses five favourites from Chavín Jewellery, Fairfax & Favor, Harvie & Hudson, John Lewis and Pickett

Five of the Best: Summer clothing and accessories for gents

Matthew Steeples chooses five of his favourite finds for gentlemen this summer

01
Aug
2015
Life’s a beach – The Old Mill House, Fort Green, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, United Kingdom, IP15 5DE

Life’s a beach

Converted windmill requiring renovation on the beach at Aldeburgh in Suffolk for sale for £1.2 million

28
Jul
2015
Beaten by Bloomberg – 4 Cheyne Walk, London, SW3 5QZ

Beaten by Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg offers £2 million above the £15 million asking price to see off three other bidders and buys George Eliot’s house by the River Thames

25
Jul
2015
Slash and die - De Guigné Court, 891 Crystal Springs Road, Hillsborough, California, CA 94010, United States of America

Slash and die

Asking price of Californian estate cut by £37.8 million; condition of owner being allowed to live there until he dies removed

22
Jul
2015
Video of the Week: Spectre trailer – James Bond – UK release 26th October 2015; USA and Australia release 6th November 2015

Video of the Week: Spectre trailer

Trailer of forthcoming Bond film ‘Spectre’ released

21
Jul
2015
The house formerly known as Prince – Spanish villa formerly owned by the singer-songwriter Prince for sale

The house formerly known as Prince

Despite a Málaga villa built by the musician Prince remaining on the market a year after it was put up for sale, bizarrely its asking price has been increased by £1 million

21
Jul
2015
Upping the arts – Christie’s Christie’s report staggering half-year sales of £2.9 billion, July 2015

Upping the arts

International auction house Christie’s report staggering half-year sales of £2.9 billion

21
Jul
2015
Powering a windmill –Treales Windmill, 5 Treales Road, Lytham, Lancashire PR4 3SR

Powering a windmill

Psychedelic Austin Powers-style windmill conversion – next to a pylon – for sale in Lancashire

20
Jul
2015
The #1 Batmobile

The #1 Batmobile

First Batmobile for sale for £3.2 million