Homes gossip: buy the flat where Robbie Williams lived

Robbie Williams’s former Notting Hill bachelor pad is on the market for £3.45 million. The three-bedroom flat was home to the Take That star for four years after he broke up with the now reunited band
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Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams
Robbie Williams’s former Notting Hill bachelor pad is on the market for £3.45 million. The three-bedroom, three-bathroom apartment was home to the Take That star after he broke up with the now reunited band in 1998.

He lived in the Kensington Park Road flat, on sale with DomusNova, for four years. The current owners have given their home a funky design makeover including a colourful games room, a Bose Lifestyle integrated music system, a double-height gallery with a modern light installation by Niamh Barry, and Lutron lighting elsewhere.

For summer parties there is a fabulous roof garden designed by renowned Chelsea Gold Medalist Caspar Gabb. Occupying the upper floors of a corner building, it overlooks a busy shopping street with an abundance of fashionable boutiques.

Sarah Harding
Sarah Harding

Sarah just wants to bake cakes

Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding, 30, is settling into the country after swapping her £1million townhouse in Camden two years ago for a remote property in Buckinghamshire.

She was known as a party animal, but now a cosy night in her mansion in Princes Risborough, near Aylsebury, with DJ fiancé Tom Crane has more appeal.

The singer, who has branched into TV presenting with new Sky Living show Dating in the Dark, describes herself as “homely”. There’s no date for the wedding but there are signs of nesting as Sarah says she is enjoying baking and cooking and even has a speciality dish - ham soaked in wine and spices.

Anna Kournikova
Anna Kournikova

Kournikova serves up her Miami beach house

Glamorous tennis star Anna Kournikova usually hits the headlines for her romance with pop prince Enrique Iglesias. The couple have been subject to speculation that they have secretly tied the knot, but have remained famously quiet about the subject.

However, rumours will surely resurface now that the tennis player has put her Miami Beach house on the market for £8 million.

The Russian-born beauty’s 6,600sq ft Mediterranean-style waterfront pad on Sunset Island oozes glamour with fine Saturnia and hardwood floors, arched windows and an island kitchen. Her outside Jacuzzi is surrounded by a coral rock pool with a two-storey guest house.

Julia Kendell
Julia Kendell

Julia set to build her own home

BBC1’s DIY SOS presenter Julia Kendell, best known as an interior designer, is keen on eco homes. Her first planet-friendly pad, in Charvil on the River Thames, was a finalist in the Grand Designs Best Eco House Award. The property is now rented out and Julia is about to embark on her second project.

She and her management consultant partner, Andrew Hughes-Hallett, have bought a one-and-three-quarter acre plot near Wargrave, on the river in Berkshire, for £900,000. They plan to demolish the 90-year-old single-storey, timbered dwelling and build a three-bedroom eco home.

Jamie is under the hammer

TV money expert Jamie Waller is selling the Oxfordshire house he bought as an investment for £440,000 on the BBC’s Homes Under the Hammer programme five years ago. The 32-year-old has since vastly increased the size of the house and added a swimming pool. It comes with 3.3 acres and is surrounded by farmland.

“It is less than an hour from London but is in the countryside, so it will make a perfect getaway home for a wealthy London family,” Jamie tells me.

It goes under the hammer at a Fisher German auction today at Banbury Cricket Club, Bodicote, with a guide price of £675,000 to £725,000. Jamie meanwhile is turning his attention to a new project, developing a Victorian house in Hampstead.

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