Homes gossip: Eastender Charlotte becomes eco home Queen

Former EastEnders star Charlotte Avery is selling her four-bedroom Victorian terrace house in North Kensington and moving to the country
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Charlotte Avery
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Charlotte Avery
Former EastEnders star Charlotte Avery is selling her four-bedroom Victorian terrace house in North Kensington for £860,00 through Bective Leslie Marsh and moving to East Sussex.

"We’ve put in an £895,000 offer for a five-bedroom house near Heathfield set in six acres with lots of out-buildings," says her partner, eco-builder Simon Hinton.

The blonde former British Motocross champion’ s daughter, currently filming the BBC1 drama series Doctors, wants country air for her three children, Jacob by Australian heart throb Craig McLachlan and Louella and Jonah from former reiki healer Hinton.

The pair have launched Shoreline, an eco-friendly development of 10 houses overlooking the sea near Hastings each priced from £399,950.

Kevin Green
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Kevin Green
Reality TV star Kevin Green has begun villa-hunting on the Costa del Sol. "I’ve got my eye on a £1 million gated-development house on Marbella’s Golden Mile," says the Welsh property magnate, who makes his debut tonight on C4’s The Secret Millionaire, living undercover in Barnstaple for eight days looking for people and good causes to help.

The Green home is a Carmarthenshire farm set in 20 acres overlooking the sea worth £850,000. He shares the five-bedroom farmhouse with the three children Llinos, Carwyn and Emyr from his ex-wife Lynwen, plus nine donkeys and a tawny owl.

Amanda Eliasch
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Amanda Eliasch
That social adventuress Amanda Eliasch has finally sold her Jazz Age six-storey Belgravia mansion for "just under £10 million", through Russell Simpson, a £3.5 million drop from the original asking price.

She bought the seven-bedroom Grade II-listed Chester Square property in 1988. But, following the Monroe-esque. partygiver’s 2007 divorce from Swedish entrepreneur and Tory party fund-raiser Johan Eliasch, she is looking for somewhere smaller.

The new owners may want to change her gold and pink bedroom, with its black walls, bedclothes and cupboards. "I enjoy the reaction on visitors’ faces," she tells me.

Gian Carlo Menotti
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Gian Carlo Menotti
Two-and-a-half years after the death of Gian Carlo Menotti, his adopted son Francis "Chip" Phelan is selling the composer’s home, Yester House near Edinburgh, for £12 million through Savills.

The 18th century mansion includes 14 bedrooms, two cottages and stable but Menotti bought it in 1974 for the "perfect acoustics" of its 45ft Robert Adam ballroom.

He added that he lived in Scotland because "I like silence and cold weather. And I have too many relatives in Italy."

City financier David Pearl is selling Ballyneale House, his Georgian mansion in Co Limerick hunting country, for £6.5 million through local agents Michael H Daniels & Co. The recently refurbished four-bedroom three-storey pad, set in 200 acres of gardens and woodland, has a four-bedroom guest wing, a manager’s apartment and staff quarters, plus a nine-hole golf course, swimming pool, tennis court, cinema and airstrip.

The jaunty, well-connected tycoon is the father of two leading London socialites: fund-manager Harry Pearl, husband of model Caroline Salisbury and daughter Leonora, wife of JCB digger heir George Bamford.

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