Do a DiCaprio and buy yourself a private island
The rich and famous crave privacy and security so it is little wonder they snap up private islands. Leonardo DiCaprio (pictured), Johnny Depp and Shakira are just some of the celebs who have bought their own remote hideaway (scroll right...). Image: REX
Last island standing
Isola di Mal Ventre (pictured) is believed to be the only remaining private Mediterranean island that's available to buy. The £1.2 million island is located a few miles off the north-eastern coast of Sardinia, close to Porto Cervo, the fashionable glitterati hangout where Gwyneth Paltrow, Rihanna and Beyoncé like to spend their holidays.
Peter Andre is selling his home
Pop star-turned-presenter, Peter Andre, is selling his six-bedroom house on the exclusive Dormans Park private estate
in West Sussex (scroll right...). Image: REX
Peter's family base in East Grinstead
The £2 million family home was the main location for his ITV2 reality series, My Life, and comes with a big family room, terrace and summerhouse.
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Alesha's old home for a snip
The former home of Britain's Got Talent judge, Alesha Dixon, has been reduced from £1.15 million to £1 million in Welwyn Garden City (scroll right...). Image: REX
Inside Alesha's former family home
The three-bedroom property has plenty of bling touches including a luxury bathroom with a sunken tub, a 25ft dressing room, gym, steam room and hot tub.
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What the Dickens?
A one-bedroom flat in a blue-plaque building that was once home to Charles Dickens is for sale (scroll right...). Image: Getty.
Charles Dicken's Fitzrovia home
The 510sq ft property in Fitzrovia is on the market for £665,000 and is a stone's throw from wine bars and restaurants.
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Heidi Klum is selling her LA home
Supermodel Heidi Klum is selling the lavish LAmansion she bought with her former husband Seal for £14.6 million. She is making the £5.6 million Bel Air villa she purchased last year her main residence (scroll right). Image Rex.
Klum's piece of heaven
Klum's home for sale has eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, a formal rose garden, infinity-edge pool, a children’s playhouse, Pacific views and access to hiking trails. The mother of four described the property as her "little piece of heaven." Image FameFlynet UK.
Keegan and Wright's dream home
TV's hottest couple Michelle Keegan and Mark Wright have settled on their dream home in Essex. Leaving Manchester behind, the former Coronation Street star talked of her plans to install a giant walk-in wardrobe in the love nest, ahead of her wedding to the ex-TOWIE cast member. Image Getty.
Kirstie Allsop's cottage is up for short-term rentals
Handmade Britain presenter Kirstie Allsop is inviting staycationers into her “cosy” 14-person Devon cottage, Meadowgate, close to Welcombe Mouth beach (scroll right). Image Channel 4.
Allsop's handmade beach cottage
Kitted out with her own rage of gold and black wallpaper, Allsop's summer home is now available for five- or six-night breaks at rates rising to £3,402 - proving that a real pro knows how to turn a profit from her property.
Home to the stars for sale
A four-storey 1820s family home at One Royal Circus in Edinburgh, whose doors have welcomed some of Britain's brightest stars of entertainment, is up for sale. The eight-bedroom, seven bathroom former boutique B&B is on the market for £1.995 million (scroll right).
Cat Deeley among B&B's famous guests
Cat Deeley, Ewan McGregor, Rob Brydon, Jimmy Carr, JK Rowling and David Walliams are just some of the famous faces that have stayed at the guesthouse, whose owners Mike and Susan Gordon splashed out £600,000 on restoration work during the 14 years of operation. Image Getty.
Buy Kate's cottage hideaway
The Welsh cottage where Kate Moss fled the paparazzi with former boyfriend Pete Doherty is on the market. The couple stayed at the Powys residence in 2005, when The Libertines frontman was making his music with his band at the on-site Twin Peaks studio (scroll right). Image Getty.
Holiday homes with Moss appeal
It is now up for sale as a package with a 19th-century house and another building of 4,500 square feet which comes with planning permission to be turned into a holiday haven for walkers. The three properties are being offered for a total of £1.25 million.
RiRi builds Hollywood bridges
Rihanna is spending the summer in a new rented home above Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. The super-bling California house has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms and a separate guesthouse that's linked to the main home by a glass bridge (scroll right). Image: Splash.
For £35,0000 a week...
The party girl can host her bashes in the bar area, have cosy nights in watching movies in the screening room or cook up a storm in the Porsche Design kitchen. The singer star is splashing out £35,000 a month on the property.
£3m love nest with decor by Chanel
Rosehall, an estate and Georgian mansion in the Scottish Highlands, has a fascinating history. Bought in the Twenties by Hugh Grosvenor, 2nd Duke of Westminster, the Britain's richest man, it became the focus of his six-year romance with Coco Chanel (scroll right). Image Getty.
The French couturier decorated the 20 rooms, reputedly installing Scotland's first bidet, and the property is thought to be the only one outside continental Europe with Chanel-designed interiors.
Laurie Johnson puts his home on the market
Celebrated composer Laurie Johnson, the man who brought us The Avengers theme tune, is selling his seven-bedroom, wisteria-clad Tudor mansion in Stanmore, Harrow. He has lived in the Grade II-listed Priory House for 52 years (scroll right) Image Getty.
For sale to tune of £5m
The property features authentic brick barrel chimneys, William Morris panels in the dining room and Tudor fireplaces. A priest-hole underground passage runs from the house, used by Catholics fleeing persecution.
Nicole Scherzinger searches for dream home
Now things are back on track with Formula 1 champion boyfriend Lewis Hamilton, singer Nicole Scherzinger is looking around Knightsbridge for her dream home. She should make a beeline for Herbert Crescent, where a glamorous home, tucked behind Harrods, is new to the market (scroll right) Image Getty.
SW1 house with £11.25 million price tag may suit
The property was recently refurbished. The living room and master bedroom have full-height windows, the open-plan kitchen/dining area leads to a terrace and there’s a basement pool. If Scherzinger, whose new single Your Love is out on July 13, wants to splash £11.25m, she should call Savills.
Chris Brown sells properties in Hollywood
Rihanna’s ex recently sold a penthouse in West Hollywood for £1m, the same price he paid for it in 2011. It marks a fresh start for Brown, 25, who recently served more than two months in prison relating to his probation for assaulting Rihanna in 2009 (scroll right). Image Getty.
Pop bad boy is offloading his property portfolio
The Don’t Wake Me Up singer also just sold his house in Hollywood for £1.12 million, but probably won’t be missed by neighbours, who filed official complaints after he spray-painted the exterior with monster images.
Johnny Depp aims to star behind the bar
The actor and his fiancée, Amber Heard, are keen to buy a weekend base, says Heard’s father, David. Depp is often seen in Marylebone, so The Harcourt Arms, listed for £3m with Fleurets, may appeal — and he could convert the top floors of the Grade II-listed pub into a pied-à-terre. Image Rex.
Stargaze over Adele’s studios for £3.5m
Adele has been seen in Ladbroke Grove leaving the XL Recordings studio where she is said to be working on a new album. Mountgrange Heritage has a four-bedroom flat for sale in nearby Arundel Gardens at £3.5 million — great for star spotting. Image Rex.
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively could take Manhattan — in Covent Garden
While in London shooting his latest movie, Woman in Gold, Ryan Reynolds could do worse than opt to stay in a Manhattan-style loft apartment... (scroll right) Image Rex.
The luxurious penthouse measures a roomy 1,400sq ft and offers both a private roof terrace and gym facilities. The apartment is just a short walk from West End theatres and The Ivy restaurant, a celebrity favourite.The couple would have to pay £3,250 a week for the flat, let through Hamptons International — chicken feed for such Hollywood A-listers.
A royal love nest
The Primrose Hill home where Wallis Simpson was courted by Edward VIII is now on the market for £15m, a price cut of £3m. The property was used by the king to romance both the American divorcee and her friend Lady Furness, who preceded Mrs Simpson in his affections. Image: AP.
Dr Dre buys Gisele Bündchen home
Brazilian supermodel and actress Gisele Bündchen has sold her California mansion to rapper Dr Dre (scroll right)... Image: Rex.
Dre's blingy new five-bedroom pad comes with a gym, sauna, covered terraces and an infinity pool. No doubt the super-producer, who has worked on albums for 50 Cent, Eminem and Snoop Dogg, will install his own recording studio... (scroll right)
The music mogul paid £23.8m for the 18,298sq ft property — £5.9m below the original asking price. But the saving is a drop in the ocean for Dre, who recently sold his Beats Electronics and Beats Music company to Apple for £1.79 billion. Image: Rex.
Let it be - sold
A three-bedroom apartment is up for sale above the basement flat where John Lennon and Yoko Ono posed nude for their 1968 Two Virgins album cover. The £2.75m Marylebone property is in Montagu Square, a hangout for music legends of the Sixties including Jimi Hendrix, Ringo Starr and Scott Walker.
Megan Fox is selling house for her cubs
Megan Fox is selling her LA home. The actress, who gave birth to son Bodhi Ransom Green three months ago, is keen to buy a bigger place to accommodate her growing family. Fox and her husband, actor Brian Austin Green, also have a one-year-old son, Noah (scroll right).
Fox's home I
...The couple bought the 5,385sq ft house five years ago for £1.75 m. It comes with four bedrooms, and extra hi-tech installations include projection screens, a cutting-edge sound system and security video camera surveillance..
Fox's home II
It also comes with a private pool and is on the market for £2.3 million.
Buy Sven’s old home - for a coach’s salary
Sven-Göran Eriksson’s former six-bedroom mansion in Värmland, Sweden, is for sale. It includes a private marina on Lake Fryken, where the former England football coach, who now manages Guangzhou in China, loved to walk in the rain and think (scroll right). Image: Rex
...Listed at £3.6 million, Björkefors Manor comes with 2.5 acres of landscaped gardens. Swedish author Selma Lagerlöf, who in 1909 was the first female recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature, also once called the 1820s mansion home. The grounds include a pool house, guest villa and tennis court.
Owen Pacey’s City Rd flat lights Jamie Oliver’s fire
Pacey is the go-to man for glamorous reclamation furniture. His clients include Naomi Campbell, Robbie Williams and Cher. Chef Jamie Oliver loves Pacey’s Shoreditch home so much that he is using the roof terrace as a filming location for his YouTube channel. Pukka indeed.
To a-mews the wartime princesses...
Filming is taking place for Girls’ Night Out, the new movie from the producers behind Diana. The re-imagining of VE Day in 1945 follows then-Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret when they were allowed out of Buckingham Palace for one night to celebrate the end of the war. (scroll right)
...a perfect bolt hole near the palace?
The film sees celebrations take a turn for the worse when the younger princess disappears. Tucked away in a cul-de-sac of mews-style properties running parallel to Buckingham Palace Road, 24 Stafford Place might have made the perfect discreet bolthole — and could also be an ideal film location.
Chiltern Firehouse home
The Chiltern Firehouse is London’s hottest celebrity venue with the Beckhams, Cara Delevigne, Rita Ora and Harry Styles among visitors. Paris based studio KO, who are behind the trendy interiors, have also designed a penthouse in Fitzrovia Apartments. The three-bedroom apartment has two roof terraces and views over Regent’s Park.
Gyllenhaal's holding out for 'the one'
Jake Gyllenhaal, 33, recently viewed a £2.24 million townhouse, which has not been on the market for 40 years, in NYC's upmarket Tribeca. The actor, who can be seen in new thriller Enemy, has been looking for a new place for over five months but is determined to hold out for the right home.
Home is where the art is
Elm Row in Hampstead was once the private residence of Sir Henry Cole, the founder of the Victoria & Albert Museum. For the past 26 years it has been home to Lord Mitchell, Labour’s enterprise adviser, and his film-maker wife Hannah Mitchell. Now for sale, the mansion has a south facing 48-foot wall garden, five bedrooms and a beautiful drawing room.
Gorst’s Garden House
James Gorst’s architecture practice has worked on some of London’s best known buildings, including the Royal Exchange. Gorst has now designed a private house in Hampstead. Planning approval has been granted for The New Garden House, which will have five bedrooms and a wine cellar... (scroll right)
Tempting Borat back?
...Gorst's The New Garden House will replace a house close to where Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen once lived. If the actor and his actress wife Isla Fisher fancy moving back to the area and into the new house - and have £8 million to spare - this could make a great investment.