OPULENCE & SPLENDOUR - Luxury and the arts

28
May
2015
A fruity price - Minute 1-bedroom Knightsbridge mews house comes to the market for an astounding £3.75 million

A fruity price

Minute 1-bedroom Knightsbridge mews house comes to the market for an astounding £3.75 million

27
May
2015
Scandal - Mulberry House, Smith Square, Westminster, London, SW1P 3HL; scene of ménage à trois between Henry Mond, 2nd Baron Melchett, Gwen Wilson, Lady Melchett and Gilbert Cannan

Scandal

A £25 million Westminster house that was the scene of all things scandalous

21
May
2015
Five of the Best: Rambling ruins - British mansions that require new owners with bottomless pockets

Five of the Best: Rambling ruins

Five British mansions that require new owners with bottomless pockets for sale at prices from £950,000 to over £10 million

18
May
2015
Greeks and Aristos on Sloane Square - A £7.975 million apartment above Colbert on Sloane Square provides indication of the playground for the international super-rich that Chelsea has become

Greeks and Aristos on Sloane Square

A £7.975 million apartment above Colbert on Sloane Square provides indication of the playground for the international super-rich that Chelsea has become

16
May
2015
Anything but small - The Fountains, 39 The Bishops Avenue, London, United Kingdom, N2 0BN

Anything but small

A £15 million mansion on The Bishops Avenue that is anything but small

10
May
2015
Wyman’s Majesty - 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

Wyman’s Majesty

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

04
May
2015
Parties, people and politics - The One Sutton Place, 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.

Parties, people and politics

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

03
May
2015
Taking the Dennis - £10 million home of the late publisher Felix Dennis for sale – including a £5 million leisure complex for just £2.45 million - Dorsington Estate, Dorsington, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire and Worcestershire

Taking the Dennis

£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

29
Apr
2015
Ranching large

Ranching large

Largest contiguous ranch in America for sale for £473 million

28
Apr
2015
Finding Islam - Grove House, 100 High Street, Hampton, Greater London, TW12 2ST

Finding Islam

Grade II* listed house for sale for £5.75 million complete with half an acre of gardens and a private mosque

26
Apr
2015
Watering the asylum - The Landmark Tower, Repton Park

Watering the asylum

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

25
Apr
2015
The Charge of the Cheque Book - The Charge of the Light Brigade - Woodlands Vale House, Calthorpe Road, Ryde, Isle of Wight, PO33

The Charge of the Cheque Book

Vast Victorian Isle of Wight mansion connected to The Charge of the Light Brigade for sale – Only those with large cheque books need apply

25
Apr
2015
Live like Eloise - Condo suite apartment on offer for sale through RLTYNYC for £2.6 million ($3.95 million)

Live like Eloise

Suite at New York hotel The Plaza available for £2.6 million – the catch: you can only use it 120 days per year

23
Apr
2015
Olympia by John Stoddart

Olympia by John Stoddart

John Stoddart to exhibit at Whitstable’s The Fishslab Gallery

17
Apr
2015
Chavín Jewellery

Reader offer: An evening with Chavín Jewellery

La Brasserie to host an evening trunk show and cocktails with Chavín Jewellery on Monday 20th April

15
Apr
2015
Fiat 500K Giardiniera micro-estate for sale for £19,000

A pickled estate

Fiat 500K Giardiniera micro-estate for sale for £19,000

13
Apr
2015
1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn once owned by Dr John Bokdin Adams

Killing a Rolls

1954 Rolls-Royce Silver Dawn left to “sausage fingered” glutton and suspected serial killer Doctor John Bodkin Adams for sale for £65,000

05
Apr
2015
Bunking down - The Glass House, Kemnal Road, Chislehurst, South East London, BR7 6LY

Bunking down

Converted Cold War nuclear bunker on the edge of London for sale for £3.5 million

05
Apr
2015
17 Lincoln Street, London, SW3 2TP - Home of Sir Christopher and Lady Meyer

Meyer moves

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

03
Apr
2015
The simple life - Villa Maria, 55 Halsey Lane, Water Mill, NY, USA, 11976

The simple life

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

29
Mar
2015
Mount Vernon The real Southfork

Mount Vernon: The real Southfork

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

23
Mar
2015
The Court House and 13 Justice Walk are for sale for £14.5 million

Doing Justice

An 18th century former court house in Chelsea is for sale for £14.5 million or available to rent at £10,000 per week

20
Mar
2015
A catch in Knightsbridge

A catch in Knightsbridge

Knightsbridge flat for sale for just £250,000 (but there’s a catch)

17
Mar
2015
Fire up the Quattro

Fire up the Quattro

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

14
Mar
2015
Homes for holidays

Five of the best: Homes for holidays

The Steeple Times chooses five houses that would be ideal as holiday homes

14
Mar
2015
A cannibal’s car

A cannibal’s car

Dictator and alleged cannibal Bokassa I of Central Africa’s Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman for sale for £225,000

13
Mar
2015
Petra Stunt with her husband James Stunt

Poor Petra

Petra Stunt’s company posts losses of £4.44 million

10
Mar
2015
A curate’s egg

A curate’s egg

£7.25 million Church House in Knightsbridge cannot be described as anything other than “a hotchpotch”

08
Mar
2015
Lennox Gardens Mews

Making a mews

Lennox Gardens Mews house for sale for £5.8 million

08
Mar
2015
Woodside

Flooding Woodside

£46.4 million Woodside estate remains for sale despite £10.1 million price cut

05
Mar
2015
Delisted Hadley Lodge

Delisted

A £7.9 million Hertfordshire mansion that isn’t quite what it seems

02
Mar
2015
Achara Estate

Kidnapped from Knightsbridge

200 acre Scottish estate for sale for the price of an 800 square foot flat in Knightsbridge

24
Feb
2015
Dawn Ward

A new Dawn

‘The Real Housewives of Cheshire’s’ Dawn Ward attempts to sell her tastelessly decorated “Footballers’ Wives-style” home for £12 million

22
Feb
2015
McLaren 650S Spider

Messing up a McLaren

McLaren 650S Spider totaled in accident in Belgravia’s Eaton Square

18
Feb
2015
Noel Coward

I’ll See You Again

Artwork collection formerly owned by Sir Noël Coward heads to auction

17
Feb
2015
Louis XIV meets Fred and Ginger

Louis XIV meets Fred and Ginger

The late Joan Rivers’ Manhattan penthouse goes on sale for £18,200,000

15
Feb
2015
Breda

Bitter Breda

Donside laird puts Scottish estate on the market after suffering a “catalogue of abuse”

03
Feb
2015
Bristol Cars

The Hollywood Special: Bristol Cars – Back on track

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

24
Jan
2015
Rowan Atkinson McLaren F1 one not so careful owner

One not so careful owner

Rowan Atkinson puts his infamous, twice crashed McLaren F1 up for sale for the staggering price of £8 million

15
Jan
2015
Cairness House

Cairness House – A Masonic mansion

Cairness House, “Scotland’s most important Greek Revival house”, heads into its fourth year on the market

11
Jan
2015
Plated X

Plated X

Plated X: 15 more of the best plates spotted by readers of ‘The Steeple Times’

09
Jan
2015
Taking The Talisman FI

Taking The Talisman

Lateral penthouse available to rent in conversion of former Art Deco garage in Fulham for the staggering sum of £6,500 per week

09
Jan
2015
The last hurrah

The last hurrah

Land Rover marks the end of an era with a series of special farewell edition Defender models

03
Jan
2015
Seafair

Seafair – The Hurricane Hut

The last great Newport ‘cottage’ heads into its second year on the market

02
Jan
2015
Ferrari boat Venice

Picture of the Week: The only car in Venice

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.

24
Dec
2014
cash

Squaring the cash

Buy an Eaton Square flat for the equivalent of £146 per day – and get the bonus of living next door to James Stunt

22
Dec
2014
Royal Opera House

A shoe in at the Royal Opera House

Royal Opera House issues appeal to pay for ballet footwear despite paying CEO over £250,000 per year

17
Dec
2014
Haremere Hall mansion

Disputing a mansion

Haremere Hall is an East Sussex mansion requiring renovation that has been the subject of a rather bitter familial dispute

03
Dec
2014
Bentley Grand Convertible

A boat-like Bentley

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’.

02
Dec
2014
hugh grant

Happening Hugh

Penthouse formerly owned by Hugh Grant for sale

30
Nov
2014
château

A château to go

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.

27
Nov
2014
Vanity Fair

Vanity Fair

Manor house where William Makepeace Thackery wrote ‘Vanity Fair’ for sale for £2.95 million

26
Nov
2014
mobile

Picture of the Week: Mastering the mobile

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.

16
Nov
2014
jaws

A home for Jaws

A terraced cottage with a difference… It comes with its very own shark

12
Nov
2014
range rover

Supersize me

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

11
Nov
2014
Palazzo di Amore

For the love of wine

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).

05
Nov
2014
petrolheads

Five of the Best: Homes for petrolheads

A selection of homes that automobile enthusiasts will adore

03
Nov
2014
solandge

Stunning Solandge

Our yachting correspondent Edward Kay takes a tour of the new mega-yacht Solandge during the 2014 Monaco Yacht Show

01
Nov
2014
koons

Tagging a Koons

Paul Johnson Calderon reflects on the implications of the ‘street artist’ Same tagging a Jeff Koons in New York

01
Nov
2014
cielo de bonaire

A maze-like mansion: Villa Cielo de Bonaire

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

30
Oct
2014
London apartments

Five of the Best: Super-prime London apartments

‘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.

24
Oct
2014
Tara and Nana FI

A network for Knightsbridge’s mums

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.

24
Oct
2014
Swinsty Hall FI2

Fortunes and footballers

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.

23
Oct
2014
A gate fit for a Queen FI

A gate fit for a Queen: The Queen Mother’s Gate

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.

18
Oct
2014
Daria Radionova with the car in Basil Street Knightsbridge FI

A crystal wheeler

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.

18
Oct
2014
Multiplied FI

The multiplying factor

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.

15
Oct
2014
Finance FI

Fashion, finance and four floors

Financier and fashion designer duo Pierre Lagrange and Roubi L’Roubi place their four floor £12.75 million penthouse on the market

13
Oct
2014
The attics of Albany FI

The attics of Albany

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’.

11
Oct
2014
Sunshine Sol FI

Sunshine Sol

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.

08
Oct
2014
Northern glory FI2

Northern glory

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.

08
Oct
2014
Hillside Friends FI

Hillside Friends

‘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).

07
Oct
2014
One more FI

One more

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.

06
Oct
2014
Montys Manor FI

Monty’s Manor

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.

05
Oct
2014
I prefer everything FI

I prefer everything

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.

02
Oct
2014
One up FI

One up

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.

02
Oct
2014
One down FI

One down

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.

30
Sep
2014
Messing about in cars FI

Messing about in cars

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.

29
Sep
2014
Double power FI2

Double power

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”.

28
Sep
2014
Ruling Pacific Heights FI

Ruling Pacific Heights

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?

25
Sep
2014
LAPADA FI

A lap of LAPADA

The highlights of the LAPADA Art & Antiques Fair 2014

25
Sep
2014
Country Life Fair FI

The country comes to town

‘Country Life’ magazine hosts its first fair in London this weekend   This Saturday and Sunday marks the first Country Life Fair at Fulham Palace. In essence, it’ll be a mini version of the CLA Game Fair in the middle of London

23
Sep
2014
Mercedes FI

Wally of the Week: Daria Radionova

Russian student spends £20,000 covering her £25,000 Mercedes in Swarovski crystals and then wonders why she is mocked

22
Sep
2014
Old and new FI

Old and new

One of San Francisco’s oldest houses for sale for $12 million   One of the oldest houses in San Francisco and one of the few to survive the 1906 earthquake – which destroyed 80% of the city – is for sale for $12 million (£7.3 million).

21
Sep
2014
Proper Kid Problems FI

Website of the Week: Proper Kid Problems

American lifestyle website Proper Kid Problems is a sartorial zeitgeist   We’ve previously featured a British website that celebrates red trouser wearing sorts and now we make an American sartorial zeitgeist our Website of the Week.

20
Sep
2014
San Domenico House Hotel, Chelsea, London, 2013

Sloane discretion

Matthew Steeples reviews Chelsea townhouse hotel San Domenico House   San Domenico House is a hidden secret; a small hotel that’s physically minutes from the bustle of Sloane Square yet literally a world away from it.

19
Sep
2014
POW FI

POW!

1989 ‘Prince of Wales’ specification Aston Martin V8 Volante for sale for £450,000   In 1987, an Aston Martin V8 Volante was built to the personal specifications of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. It proved so popular with Aston Martin fans, that the company decided to build a further twenty-one cars to the same specification and now one is for sale through the London dealership Nicholas Mee & Co.

15
Sep
2014
Jaguar FI

Resplendent in red

Stunning carmine red 1953 Jaguar XK120 roadster heads to auction at the RM Auctions Hershey sale   The final scene of the 1999 film Cruel Intentions sees Reese Witherspoon driving out of New York in a 1956 Jaguar XK140 roadster. At the RM Auctions Hershey sale on 10th October, bidders have a chance to buy an earlier model of this iconic Jaguar classic.

14
Sep
2014
Cannon Hall FI

Travels with du Maurier

Travelex founder puts the childhood home where Daphne du Maurier allegedly conducted two of her most illicit relationships on the market for £32 million

13
Sep
2014
By invitation only FI

By invitation only

Aston Martin to launch a new ‘super-sedan’ (but only to an elite few)

12
Sep
2014
Docker FI

A magical Daimler

Legendary 1954 ‘Docker Daimler’ heads to auction   Sir Charles Dunstone recently took to the seas in his newly refurbished 65-metre yacht, the Shemara. The vessel, which dates to 1938, was once owned by the legendarily extravagant duo Sir Bernard and Lady Docker and this weekend Dunstone has the opportunity to add one of the couple’s famous ‘Docker Daimlers’ to his collection.

09
Sep
2014
Auction FI

Keep an eye on the auctions

An analysis of the results of the Christie’s Out of the Ordinary and RM Auctions Battersea sales

07
Sep
2014
Daimler DB18 Drophead Coupe 1939 Winston Churchill

Churchill’s ride

Daimler used by Churchill to star at RM Auctions Battersea sale   Between 1940 and 1950, the Daimler Motor Company loaned a 1939 Daimler DB18 drophead coupé bodied by the Carlton Carriage Company for special occasions. Its most notable loan was to Winston Churchill in 1944 and 1949 and it heads to auction on Monday 8th September at the RM Auctions Battersea sale.

07
Sep
2014
Argentina Eiffel FI

Argentina’s Eiffel

Salvage Europe sell part of Argentina’s contribution to the Exposition Universelle of 1889   To mark the 100th anniversary of the storming of the Bastille, between May and October 1889, Paris held a fair named the Exposition Universelle. The main symbol and the most iconic building at the Expo was the Eiffel Tower but now Salvage Europe are selling part of the first prize winning Argentine Pavilion with a guide price of £50,000.

05
Sep
2014
Governing a Merc FI

Governing a Merc

Arnold Schwarzenegger puts his Mercedes-Benz Unimog up for sale after replacing it with a Bugatti Veyron   Arnold ‘The Governator’ Schwarzenegger is a man who does it ‘large’. Aside from being built like a tank himself, this Austrian actor turned politician likes large cars and in putting his Mercedes-Benz Unimog up for sale and being spotted in a Bugatti Veyron this week, he showed his change in marital status hasn’t changed his tastes in how he likes to get around.

05
Sep
2014
Roald Dahl FI

Roald Dahl: Literary hero

James Murphy lauds Roald Dahl as a literary hero   My last article focused on Ian Fleming and Roald Dahl provides a natural sequel. Like Fleming, Dahl’s work continues to film and television from beyond his grave.

02
Sep
2014
Marshlands FI

Sun, sand and salt

 A £1.375 million house in a Norfolk village with connections to James Blunt   The summer is nearly over but many of you no doubt will find yourselves continuing to hanker after the sun and sand. A new house named Marshlands in the village of Cley next the Sea in North Norfolk could offer you just that.

01
Sep
2014
Conversation pieces FI2

Five of the Best: Conversation pieces

‘The Steeple Times’ chooses five unusual objects that will prove to be conversation pieces in any home   This week sees Christie’s South Kensington auction a selection of “unconventional” items in their second annual Out of the Ordinary sale. With the help of them, Salvage Europe and Bonhams, here we choose five of the best conversation pieces currently available

01
Sep
2014
Previewing Prive FI

Previewing Privé

Wednesday marks the start of one of Britain’s best automotive events, Salon Privé 2014   This Wednesday marks the event of the year for motoring aficionados in Britain as it is the opening day of Salon Privé at Syon Park, ten miles from Central London.

31
Aug
2014
A royal quarry FI

A royal quarry

Prince Charles puts a Cornish quarry up for sale   In London, £40,000 to £50,000 won’t buy even a parking spot. In Cornwall, if the auction guide price is met, it’ll get you a former slate quarry with an engine house and 45.88 acres of land that is currently owned by Prince Charles’s Duchy of Cornwall.

26
Aug
2014
Squalor in South Ken FI

Squalor in South Ken

The worst property particulars ever?   Estate agents often use clever photography to promote properties and urge sellers to tidy up and brew hot coffee before viewings. The brochure for a one bedroom flat in Stanhope Gardens in London’s South Kensington, however, is an example where an agent has done anything but.