OPULENCE & SPLENDOUR - Luxury and the arts

24
Jul
2016
Screening Whistler – Ground and lower ground floor apartment, Flat 1, 33 Tite Street, Chelsea, London, SW3 4JP - £15.95 million ($20.96 million or €19.09 million) – James Whistler, Glyn Philpot, John Singer Sargent, Augustus John, Julian Barrow – Artist’s studio

Screening Whistler

Triplex apartment – complete with library and screening room – in studio building that was home to Augustus John, John Singer Sargent and James Whistler for sale for £15.95 million

24
Jul
2016
A perfect Peugeot – ‘As new’ 1989 Peugeot 205 GTi to be auctioned and the estimate will likely astound. It will be sold on the 31st July 2016 at Silverstone by Silverstone Auctions

A perfect Peugeot

‘As new’ 1989 Peugeot 205 GTi to be auctioned; the estimate will likely astound

24
Jul
2016
A good egg – Exhibition of egg tempera works by Andrew Lansley at Trinity House in Mayfair, London, W1. Runs until 27th August 2016.

A good egg

Exhibition of egg tempera works by Andrew Lansley at Trinity House in Mayfair

20
Jul
2016
Avions FI1

A Renaissance man’s ride

Rare 1935 Avions Voisin to be auctioned at Monterey – complete with a Hermès interior

20
Jul
2016
Nice to see you, to see you? – Ex-Sir Bruce Forsyth-Johnson 1971 Rolls-Royce Corniche – Silverstone Auctions – Silverstone Classic Sale 2016, 30th July 2016 – Comedian Bruce Forsyth and pop manager Alpine Grant of The Equals

Nice to see you, to see you?

Especially nice Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible originally owned by Sir Bruce Forsyth to be auctioned

20
Jul
2016
A perfect pad in the country – Freshford Hall, Freshford, Near Bath, BA2 7WJ, United Kingdom - £4.5 million or $6 million or €5.4 million – Strutt & Parker

A perfect pad in the country

A classically symmetrical country house near Bath – The perfect pad in the country?

12
Jul
2016
Is Money Art’s Master? – The Steeple Times debate series – 30th June 2016 at 12 Hay Hill, Mayfair, London, W1 – Acoris Andipa, Frederick Hill, Marianne Magnin, Peter Nielson, John Stoddart

Is Money Art’s Master?

The Steeple Times’ debate about money and art at 12 Hay Hill

10
Jul
2016
The (Not So) Pink Party Palace – 2820 Scott Street, San Francisco, California, CA 94123, United States of America – Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty – $28.5 million or £22 million or €25.8 million – Spreckels family

The (Not So) Pink Party Palace

San Francisco party palace – with Tiffany fountains and ceilings – for sale for £22 million

05
Jul
2016
E.T. phone home – Lymm Water Tower, Tower Lane, Lymm, Cheshire, WA13 0BD, United Kingdom – £2.5 million – Strutt & Parker – Channel 4 – Grand Designs – Janette and Russell Harris

E.T. phone home

Quirky converted £2.5 million water tower for sale – with £45,000 per year income from mobile phone masts

04
Jul
2016
Parking a rapper – 807 Park Avenue, Upper East Side, New York, NY 10021, USA – £29.4 million or $39 million – Sean Combs – P.Diddy, Puff Daddy, Puffy, Diddy – Aion Partners

Parking a rapper

Park Avenue, New York apartment block formerly owned by rapper and father of six Sean ‘P.Diddy’ Combs for sale for £29.4 million

03
Jul
2016
Bath’s finest – 7 – 8 Lansdown Crescent, Bath, BA1 5EX – £5.75 million ($7.63 million or €6.85 million) – Savills – Grade I listed – For sale

Bath’s finest

Described as Bath’s finest house (in spite of its weird decorative styling), 7 to 8 Lansdown Crescent, has been put up for sale

01
Jul
2016
The Intellectuals of Masterpiece 2016 – Collisart, LLC

The Intellectuals of Masterpiece

Matthew Steeples visits Masterpiece 2016 and finds a slightly different atmosphere post-Brexit

27
Jun
2016
A residence for Q – Flat Q, 23-24 Ennismore Gardens, Knightsbridge, London, SW7 1AB – £1.2 million – W. A. Ellis JLL – June 2016

A residence for Q

Knightsbridge flat offered with 10.5 years remaining on its lease that would rather suit James Bond’s Q comes to the market

27
Jun
2016
A crow’s wreck – Crow Nest, Austwick, Via Lancaster, North Yorkshire, LA2 8AS – £275,000 – Dacre, Son & Hartley – Grand Designs

A crow’s wreck

Derelict North Yorkshire farmhouse for sale for just £275,000 (collapsed ceilings included)

25
Jun
2016
“Rather cheeky” FU 2 private number plate sells for £152,700 at Bonhams Goodwood Festival of Speed Sale on 24th June 2016

FU 2

FU 2 number plate sells for an extraordinary sum

22
Jun
2016
Invitation – Is Money Art’s Master? – The Steeple Times panel debate – Thursday 30th June 2016 – 12 Hay Hill – Panel includes modern and contemporary art dealer Acoris Andipa, 19th and 20th century American art dealer Frederick D. Hill, art curator Claire Brown, artist Patrick Hughes, board chair of The Cornelius Arts Foundation Marianne Magnin, online art dealer Peter Nielson and photographer to the stars John Stoddart

Invitation – Is Money Art’s Master?

The Steeple Times invites readers to a debate about money and art at 12 Hay Hill in Mayfair

20
Jun
2016
Taschen London sale - 23rd to 26th June 2016

Reader Offer – TASCHEN London sale

TASCHEN to hold a sale of display and slightly damaged books

19
Jun
2016
A painter and a pillock – Bernard Buffet and James Stunt

A painter and a pillock

Poser and pillock James Stunt spotted viewing an auction that will include three works by the poser and painter Bernard Buffet

15
Jun
2016
Bringing Bahrain to London – Bahrain Across Borders 2016 – Wednesday 25th May 2016 – Victoria & Albert Museum London

Bringing Bahrain to London

A reception to mark the opening of Bahrain Across Borders 2016 at London’s V&A Museum

13
Jun
2016
A spectacular setting – Lakeland farm offered for sale – Thorneythwaite Farm, Borrowdale, Keswick, Cumbria, CA12 5XQ – £1,550,000 – Savills and PFK – Auction: 9th August 2016

A spectacular setting

Lakeland farm in a truly spectacular setting (along with 413 sheep) offered for sale for the same price as a pint-sized one bedroom flat in Chelsea

12
Jun
2016
Thirteen in One Hundred – Ground floor apartment at One Hundred Eaton Square for sale for £1.95 million through Ayrton Wylie on a 13 year lease – 100 Eaton Square, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9AQ

Thirteen in One Hundred

Ground floor apartment at One Hundred Eaton Square goes on sale for just £1.95 million (but it comes with a catch)

07
Jun
2016
One in a million – Artist’s studio flat, Bedford Gardens, Kensington, London, W8 – £1 million

One in a million

An artist’s studio flat for the same price as a Yorkshire Dales farm

04
Jun
2016
A potentially perfect family home – Nunswell, Higher Coombe, Donhead St Mary, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7 9LR, United Kingdom – £1.75 million ($2.54 million or €2.23 million) – For sale with Savills, Salisbury

A potentially perfect family home

Victorian property in Dorset with everything that makes it a potentially perfect family home for sale

03
Jun
2016
Private view of ‘A Road’ by French artist Alison Bignon – Organised by Thomas Brissault and Laetitia Walewska of Zeuxis – Thursday 2nd June 2016 – 71 Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea, London, SW3

Private view of ‘A Road’ by Alison Bignon

Zeuxis Art’s private view of Alison Bignon’s ‘A Road’ in Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea

01
Jun
2016
A beachside bargain – Island Wall, Whitstable, Kent – Weatherboarded beachside cottage for sale with Miles & Barr for just £695,000

A beachside bargain

Weatherboarded beachside cottage in Whitstable, Kent offered for sale for a bargain sum

31
May
2016
Blofeld’s Lair – Flat 6, 43 Ennismore Gardens, Knightsbridge, London, SW7 – £1.35 million – Kaye & Carey – Actor Charles Gray – Ernst Stavro Blofeld

Blofeld’s Lair

Knightsbridge apartment in building formerly occupied by actor Charles Gray for sale

27
May
2016
The best houseboat in London – Enterprise, Cheyne Walk, London, SW3 – £2.25 million ($3.3 million or €3 million), Knight Frank

The best houseboat in London

Boutique hotel style houseboat goes on sale in London for a staggering sum

26
May
2016
Electric eccentricity – 1920 Detroit Electric Brougham Model 82 by the Anderson Electric Car Company – RM Sotheby’s Motor City sale, 30th July 2016 – Without reserve, estimate of £41,000 to £54,700 ($60,000 to $80,000 or €54,000 to €72,000)

Electric eccentricity

Eccentric 1920s electric car to be auctioned

26
May
2016
Famous! By John Stoddart at Trinity House Paintings, Mayfair, 26th May 2016

Famous!

Famous! By John Stoddart – A unique exhibition of silkscreen prints produced from Stoddart’s photographic portraits

25
May
2016
The Thin House – London’s weirdest buildings – 5 Thurloe Square, London, SW7 2TA – £895,000 – W. A. Ellis

The Thin House

Studio for sale in weirdest building in South Kensington

22
May
2016
An XJS Celebration – 1994 Jaguar XJS Celebration convertible – £15,500 to £18,600 ($22,400 to $26,900 or €20,000 to €24,000) – Silverstone Auctions Classic Race Aaarhus sale – 28th May 2016 – Howard’s Way

An XJS Celebration

Future classic Jaguar XJS Celebration convertible offered for sale

22
May
2016
Little and Large – 1964 Mercedes-Benz 600 originally owned by Danish travel entrepreneur Simon Spies (1921 – 1984) for sale – Silverstone Auctions – The Classic Race Aarhus Sale – £93,000 to £108,000 ($135,000 to $157,000 or €120,000 to €140,000) – 29th May 2016 – James Stunt convoy

Little and Large

1964 Mercedes-Benz 600 originally owned by a classier forerunner to James Stunt for sale

21
May
2016
One family from new – The Manor House, 38 High Street, Donaghadee, County Down, Northern Ireland, BT21 0AQ – For sale for the first time since 1620 through Rodgers & Browne – £925,000 ($1.3 million or €1.2 million)

One family from new

Grade I listed house in Northern Ireland offered for sale for the first time since it was built in 1620

19
May
2016
A Jubilee Gem – 9 Jubilee Place, Chelsea, London, SW3 3TD, UK – £10.5 million – Knight Frank

A Jubilee Gem

Classically proportioned, picture perfect Chelsea townhouse offered for £10.5 million

17
May
2016
The House of Zonk – Yealand Hall, Yealand Redmayne, Carnforth, Lancashire, LA5 9TD – Davis & Bowring – £1.35 million – Sir Sanderson Temple – Zonkey

The House of Zonk

Lancashire property that previously was the home of a judge and a zonkey for sale

14
May
2016
A farmhouse great and cheap – Bracken Ridge Old Farmhouse, Lofthouse, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 5SP, United Kingdom –£150,000 – Dacre, Son & Hartley

A farmhouse great and cheap

Grade II listed Yorkshire Dales farmhouse offered for sale for what (initially) seems a bargain sum

12
May
2016
Parked – Knightsbridge garage offered for the same price as an 18th century house on Orkney

Parked

Knightsbridge garage offered for the same price as an 18th century house on Orkney

11
May
2016
Fine tech – 2140 Jefferson Street, Marina District, San Francisco, California, CA 94123 – Climb – Justin Fichelson – Million Dollar Listing – £6.4 million ($9.25 million, €8.1 million) – Realty – Property – For Sale – On the market

Fine tech

£6.4 million San Francisco house complete with an accessory perfect for any ‘tech boomer’

09
May
2016
A rich man’s Fiat – 1958 Autobianchi Bianchina Transformabile Series I – Ravioli – RM Sotheby’s Monaco sale 2016 – 14th May - £17,400 to £22,100 ($25,000 to $31,900 or €22,000 to €28,000)

A rich man’s Fiat

Quirky Autobianchi Bianchina Transformabile to be auctioned

09
May
2016
Tickets please – Skipwith Station, North Duffield, Selby, North Yorkshire, Y08 5DE, United Kingdom – £795,000 – For sale with Savills

Tickets please

Converted former station in Yorkshire with holiday units created from train carriages for sale for £795,000

09
May
2016
HIM by Maurizio Cattelan achieved a world record sum at auction in New York on Sunday 8th May 2016

HIM and Hitler

Likeness of Hitler sells for £11.9 million in New York

06
May
2016
A catch at Cornbury – Cornbury Park – Cornbury House – Charlbury, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, OX7 3EH, United Kingdom – Ten year lease for sale for £3.4 million ($5.2 million or €4.6 million) – Agents: Savills and Bidwells – Grade I listed stately home – Lord and Lady Rotherwick

A catch at Cornbury

Grade I listed 40,000 square foot Oxfordshire stately home on the market for just £3.6 million – but inevitably there’s a catch

04
May
2016
Constantine’s Wagen – Former His Majesty King Constantine II of Greece (born 1940) Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen GE500 for auction – Silverstone Auctions – Classic Race Aarhus 2016 sale in Denmark – 28th and 29th May 2016 – £15,000 to £18,200 ($21,800 to $26,400 or €19,000 to €23,000)

Constantine’s Wagen

Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen originally owned by King Constantine II of Greece to be sold

03
May
2016
Modern Millicent – Millicent, Lurgashall, Petworth, West Sussex, GU28 9EP – Savills – £19.5 million ($28.8 million or €24.8 million) – Caroline Ayrton-Grime – Gerard Ayrton-Grime

Modern Millicent

Modern Georgian style country house for sale for £19.5 million – complete with bowling alley and ‘Indian room’ with LED ‘night sky’ ceiling

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