A shabby-chic celebrity haunt
MC Motors in Millers Avenue, E8, is regularly used for shabby-chic photo shoots. Singer Jessie J, left, model Cara Delevingne, and Game of Thrones stars Lena Headey and Emilia Clarke have all been seen there recently. Image: Getty. (Scroll right)
The "distressed" 6,000sq ft Dalston warehouse is the obvious spot for a starry Christmas Party and available for rent. Price on application, visit www.castlegibson.com.
Now that's a (political) party house
If you enjoy power politics, then this three-bedroom house in Elstree Hill, Bromley, is for you. It was the home of the early 19th-century politician and art connoisseur Charles Long, whose friends and political allies enjoyed parties on its "casino terrace". Through Sinclair Hammelton.
Music legend on the move
Grammy award-winning musician John Legend and his model wife Chrissy Teigen are selling their LA home for £1.23 million. The Sixties-built house in the Hollywood Hills has three bedrooms, one of which the singer uses as a studio. It is where he wrote and recorded several of the tracks on his latest album, Love in the Future (image: Rex) Scroll right...
There's a hot tub in the pretty, private garden but Legend wants more space. "We're ready to expand a bit, and would love the twice-as-big version of this place," he says. "We love the feel of this home." The Asian-influenced property featured on Oprah Winfrey's TV show Oprah Prime. Visit www.sothebyshomes.com.
For halcyon days
The Halcyon in Holland Park was, until just a few years ago, a boutique hotel frequented by stars including Mick Jagger, Liam Gallagher, Patsy Kensit, Liza Minnelli, Robert De Niro, John Cleese, Yoko Ono, Naomi Campbell and Geri Halliwell (scroll right).
The Italianate villa now houses 12 apartments including the swanky penthouse with four en suite bedrooms, which is listed with Crayson for £9.25 million. One for luxe lovers, it has its own direct lift access and a full-time porter.
Scarlett's Sussex retreat falls to £2.15m
The price of the Sussex waterside retreat where movie megastar Vivien Leigh lived after her divorce from Sir Laurence Olivier has been slashed. The acclaimed actress, who died in 1967, will be forever remembered as Scarlett O'Hara to Clark Gable's Rhett Butler in Gone with the Wind. (Image: PA)
Tickerage Mill in Sussex was originally put up for sale in April at £3.5 million but despite its glittering Hollywood heritage, there were no takers. It is now going back on the market for £2.15 million. She bought the 17th-century Grade II-listed hideaway for £20,000 in 1961, a year after their marriage ended. Winston Churchill, Princess Margaret and John Gielgud were regular guests at her five bedroom home.
A west London home used as a photo shoot location for Johnny Depp is available to rent. The actor was photographed lounging on the living room sofa and sitting on the dining room table for Vanity Fair. (Image: Rex) Scroll right
Called Bygone, the property in Hammersmith, has a faded grandeur, with period features and floor-to ceiling windows overlooking beautiful gardens. The mezzanine-level library, loft space and quirky, vintagestyled bedrooms make the place ideal for glossy mag shoots. Visit www.shootfactory.co.uk.
The childhood home of Cider With Rosie author and poet Laurie Lee, who died in 1997, is for sale. The four-bedroom 17th-century detached cottage near Stroud in the Gloucestershire Cotswolds is priced at £850,000. Whoever buys Lee's cottage will be treated to magnificent views in an idyllic rural setting. Fans will recognise the rolling hills, with the generous conservatory offering the best outlook.
Is chic West Brompton pad a goal for Lampard the landlord?
Football star Frank Lampard, pictured with TV presenter fiancée Christine Bleakley, is increasing his high-end lettings portfolio. The Manchester City and former England midfielder, who has just published the eighth instalment of his children's book series, Frankie's Football Magic, has asked his father to help him find likely properties in west London. Image: Rex. (Scroll right)
Comic’s St Barts pad won’t shift
Comedy film actor Steve Martin’s Caribbean holiday retreat is for sale. Overlooking the Atlantic, the 28,191sq ft property on St Barts in the beautiful Leeward Islands, has four bedrooms, each opening on to its own terrace with an outdoor shower. The Hollywood star originally listed the house for £7.04 million last year but he has now dropped the asking price to £6.4 million.
Lampard Snr viewed a four-bedroom house in Knivet Road, West Brompton last week. The 1,870sq ft home, right, renovated and extended by Fulham designers Insider Chic, has an asking price of £1,69m. Locals hope to see Lampard with Bleakley, who shops at Waitrose in Fulham Road, at The Cock Tavern in North End Road or eating in the Michelin-starred local, The Harwood, some time soon.
All set for cocktails at Minnie Driver's California home
British actress Minnie Driver, below, is selling her Twenties California home. On the market with Sotheby's International Realty at £938,000, the three-bedroom property, above, is designed for entertaining, with a breakfast room that opens on to a dining terrace, plus an impressive wine cellar. Image: Dave Benett. (Scroll right)
News of the sale comes after Driver recently splashed out £1.5 million on a home in the Hollywood Hills. Despite having roots in the capital, the 44-year-old Londoner seems to have settled in America, where she is currently starring in the TV adaption of About a Boy.
PS: novelist would love £1m for her house?
Irish novelist Cecilia Ahern, right, is selling her family home. The author of PS I Love You, which was adapted for a hit film starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler, is hoping to get just over £1 million for the property, above and below, near Dublin. Image: John Coghill. (Scroll right)
Tucked away in a cul-de-sac in the coastal town of Malahide, the bright and breezy house has four bedrooms, a large playroom and extra living space in the converted attic.
Rent TOWIE's mordernist mansion
The Only Way is Essex is back on our screens on new channel ITVBe. The Bafta Award winning cast are always up for a party and the Oxted home in which they filmed Mario Falcone’s birthday event in February is available to rent for your own celebrations. Image: Rex (Scroll right)
Split across three levels with six bedrooms, a 55ft open plan glass sided kitchen, cinema lounge and swimming pool, it is little wonder this modernist mansion caught Falcone’s eye. So very contemporary, the award winning Surrey property is available to hire through www.whitelodgeoxted.co.uk (rates on application). Image: Simon Maxwell
F1 Eddie wants a speedy sale
Formula One driver Eddie Irvine is selling his home - as another victim of the Irish housing crash. The 48-year-old had the Dublin bachelor pad built the Nineties but his fast-paced life means he rarely stayed there. Irvine was last week spotted frolicking with a female admirer in Portofino, Italy, so his mind is clearly on other things. Image: Splash (Scroll right)
He first put the home on the market in 2003 at £5.1 million but the 5,500sq ft property failed to shift. This time around Irvine is hoping to have better luck by lisiting the Dalkey house at £3.14 million. It has an outdoor pool, landscaped gardens, five bedrooms and views of Killiney Bay to Bray Head.
Kirsten Dunst is renting out her New York home
The Spider Man actress has listed the two-bedroom Manhattan flat for $12,500 (£7,761) a month. With arched windows, high ceilings and exposed-brick walls, the space is perfect for SoHo socialites. Image: Rex (Scroll right)
The star has kitted her home out with cool interiors and the views of the Hudson River are breathtaking. Dunst is happy to lease the place out for either six months or a year so Londoners hoping to live the American dream for a stint should contact Douglas Elliman Real Estate (www.elliman.com).
If you want to own a castle go North
Ogle Castle in Northumberland was used to imprison the son of Robert the Bruce. Built on an Anglo-Saxon ruin, the nine-bedroom property, once surrounded by a moat, claims to be one of the oldest inhabited buildings in England. With would be castle owners in short supply the price has now been dropped from £1.5million to £1.3 million in a bid to lure in those with royal aspirations.
Michelle and Matilda move on
Hollywood actress Michelle Williams is selling the New York townhouse she shared with the late Heath Ledger. The Blue Valentine star, and Ledger, who died in 2008, months after portraying The Joker in Batman movie The Dark Knight, bought the four-storey, six bedroom home in Brooklyn in 2005, but Williams and their daughter Matilda, eight, have spent less time there recently. Image: Getty (Scroll right)
The property, which has a rooftop garden, is on the market for £4.6 million. Williams’s next cinema release is Second World War drama, Suite Française.
A Hampstead mansion to float your show boat
The Hampstead home of singer, actor and civil rights activist Paul Robeson is for sale. Star of the musical film Show Boat, Robeson, whose rendition of Ol’ Man River wowed audiences, lived in the blue plaque property, during the show’s original stage run in London between 1928-1930. Image: Getty (Scroll right)
On the market at £6.25 million with Goldschmidt & Howland, it stands opposite Hampstead Heath, has six bedrooms and was recently completely refurbished.
No fairytale ending
Hurlingham Lodge, Fulham’s grandest private house and the former London home of troubled royal couple Prince Ernst of Hanover and Princess Caroline of Monaco, is on the market. The pair have reportedly been living apart since 2009. Image: Rex (Scroll right)
The magnificent pile has seven bedrooms, five bathrooms, a swimming pool, an office complex and underground parking for up to 12 cars. The sumptuous interiors are fit for a royal with smart taste. Overlooking Hurlingham Park, it is on Aylesford’s books at an undisclosed price. In 2006 it was listed for sale at £18 million.
For those Roman holidays
A scene-stealer of an Italian apartment is on the market. The flat in Palazzo Pamphili, facing on to the Piazza Navona in Rome, was a key location for The Great Beauty, directed by Paolo Sorrentino and starring Toni Servillo, which scooped the best foreign language film titles at this year’s Oscars, Golden Globes and Baftas. (Scroll right)
Listed with www.luxuryestate.com for just over £6.3 million, the 5,382sq ft flat is on the main floor of the 17th-century Baroque palace. The palazzo, built by Pope Innocent X, houses the Brazilian embassy and is decorated with magnificent frescoes by leading 17th-century painter Pietro da Cortona.
Victoria chosen to spice up homes
The unveiling of Victoria Beckham’s first London store, in Dover Street, Mayfair, last week struck a chord with home-owners in search of style inspiration. The Spice Girl-turned-designer has topped a poll asking the public which high-profile figure they would trust to redesign their house.
When it comes to living like the stars, the poll revealed that a home cinema is the most coveted feature, followed by a hot tub and private wine cellar. And the property that Airbnb visitors most want to visit is Richard Branson’s Necker Island, top right. Fresh from a refurb, it is available to rent at www.neckerisland.virgin.com.
George Clooney moves on...
George Clooney’s new wife may be getting plenty of loving but Church Farm Barn in Kent is in need of heaps of TLC. It was chosen by actor/director George as the location for his movie The Monuments Men, where he and co-stars Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Hugh Bonneville, Jean Dujardin and John Goodman set up camp as members of a Second World War platoon recovering art works stolen by the Nazis. (Image: Rex)
Church Farm Barn
Although the story of Church Farm Barn may have caught Clooney’s eye, the barn has failed to attract a buyer since it went on sale in May. The £495,000 asking price has now been dropped to £475,000 with Jackson-Stops & Staff.
Matt Damon and his Argentinian wife Luciana Barroso have relisted their Miami beach house for £11.57 million. Maravilla has 170 feet of water frontage and views of Biscayne Bay and downtown Miami. In addition to the seven-bedroom main house, the property comes with a two-bedroom poolhouse with its own rooftop terrace. (Image: Dave Benett)
X marks the spot
Just think what treasure you might find under the floorboards at 45 Crescent Lane in Clapham, once the home of Charlie Wilson, the treasurer of the gang behind the Great Train Robbery of 1963. The house, now two attractive flats, is for sale through Aspire for £1.4 million. Scotland Yard kept a close watch on the house and searched it on several occasions in an attempt to recover missing cash.
Music royalty pay £120,000 rent — a month
When you are the world’s most famous music couple, only a spectacular rental property will do. Beyoncé and Jay-Z splashed out £122,000 — the price of a decent deposit on a good London flat — to rent a Modernist Los Angeles mansion (scroll right) for only a month. Image: Getty.
The work of high-end, Milan-based developer Estate 4, the new 16,000sq ft home was completed earlier this year and can be bought for £26.4 million — which would make it LA’s 10th-most expensive house.
Westlife’s Shane leaves the old life behind
Shane Filan has sold his family home in Ireland for £631,000. The boyband star and his wife Gillian (pictured) were forced to leave after filing for bankruptcy, following the collapse of a property company that he set up with his brother. The house sat on the market for three years but has now gone to a foreign investor for £157,000 less than Filan paid for it. Image: Rex.
Much more than books to Mr WH Smith
William Henry Smith’s was not only a bookseller but a high-profile MP and twice Secretary of State for War, in the mid- 1880s, before becoming Leader of the House of Commons. His home, 12c Hyde Park, has now been honoured with a blue plaque and is yours for £3.2 million.
Salutations from Steph and Dom
Gogglebox returns to our screens this Friday at 9pm on Channel 4. Two of the stars of the Bafta award-winning show, Stephanie and Dominic Parker, are struggling to sell their 16-bedroom house, which doubles as a filming location. The upmarket B&B, which has also featured on Four in a Bed, is on the market with Knight Frank for £3.5 million.
Feel at home in Mirren's kitchen
Helen Mirren's latest film, The Hundred-Foot Journey showcases delicious properties, including a château in Tarn, southwest France, part of a development called La Durantie. The house was used as the set for the Michelin-starred French restaurant run by Madame Mallory, played by Mirren (scroll right).
Now the film crew has gone, work is under way to turn the property into a residential country club and spa, with free membership for all owners of the 57 homes. The development overlook vineyards and miles of dense oak forest. Prices start at £268,300. For more information, visit durantie.com.
Daniel Craig and wife Rachel Weisz were thought to be keen to buy a former mill in Warwickshire, after the owner of Blackdown Mill allegedly said an A-lister’s agent had approached him. Craig’s agent denies the Bond actor will be buying the place but if the couple have set their hearts on a mill, Seaton Mill in Lincolnshire is an immaculate conversion, on sale for £1.95 million. Image: AP.
Sarah Jessica Parker has put her Greenwich Village townhouse on the market. The five-bedroom property was first put up for sale in 2012 but then taken off the market. SJP and actor husband Matthew Broderick have listed it again, but dropped the asking price to £13.6 million, having splashed out just under £11.7 million for it three years ago. Image: Rex.
Bag a flat in Chuchill's block
Winston Chuchill made his family home in Chartwell, Sevenoaks from the Twenties until his death in 1965. He was once pictured peering out of the Sevenoaks Constitutional Club delivering an election speech. These days, the club houses five luxury apartments by Vine Projects, one of which is now on the market for £499,950. Image: Getty.
Pat and Cat sell seaside base
Comic Patrick Kielty and his British TV presenter wife of two years Cat Deeley have put their seaside home in Northern Ireland on the market. The couple have settled in LA, where Deeley is a firm TV favourite, and are asking £400,000 for the property in Kielty’s home town of Dundrum.
Pat and Cat sell seaside base
In a spectacular setting, its floor-to-ceiling windows overlook Dundrum Bay and the Mourne mountains. There’s a gym, games room, cinema and writing room where Kielty, 43, wrote scripts. The cutting-edge kitchen and smart interiors reveal a love of hi-tech home gadgetry.
Jamie’s Naked Chef house price sliced
The three-bedroom Clerkenwell house where Jamie Oliver filmed The Naked Chef caught the attention of foodies when it went on the market. However, the prospect of living in the pukka pad hasn’t proved tasty enough to secure the £2,995,000 asking price and now, after two months without a sale, £300,000 has been sliced off the asking price.
Jamie’s Naked Chef house price sliced
Scenes of Oliver sliding down the banister and hopping on to a scooter in the courtyard cemented his rise to fame in 1999. Although the main features of the property are still recognisable, it has been revamped since the superstar chef moved out in 2001. Mod cons now include mood lighting and a spa-style bathroom.
Grand design of Camden live-work house
“Simply brilliant” is how Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud sees The Workshop one of Camden’s coolest homes. The RIBA award-winning former furniture workshop, with three bedrooms and a vast live-work space, is for sale through The Modern House at £2.95 million.