Homes gossip: Kate Moss, Sarah Jessica Parker, Brian Woolnough, Winston Churchill

Kate Moss has moved into her north London home. New additions include a ballet studio and private gym. And the rumour is that Kate and her husband Jamie Hince are trying for a baby so a nursery could be a future improvement
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Kate Moss makes all the right moves in her new ballet studio

Could Kate Moss be stepping up her ballet skills? The model, a founding patron of the Michael Clark dance company — along with Sex and the City star Mikhail Baryshnikov, one the great ballet dancers of the modern era — has built a ballet studio in her new pad.

Kate, 38, and rocker husband Jamie Hince moved into the Highgate property, last week. Though with rumours that they are trying for a baby, the pirouetting may have to be put on hold.

Moss has put her own stamp on the seven-bedroom mansion, but she’s not the first high-profile occupant. It was designed by poet and visionary William Blake and later owned by poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge and writer JB Priestley. Some houses never go out of fashion.

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Carrie’s Sex and the City brownstone is for sale

Calling all budding Carrie Bradshaws. The iconic townhouse in which the Sex and the City fashionista (aka Sarah Jessica Parker) lived is now up for grabs.

The 4,100sq ft, four-storey brownstone in New York’s Perry Street was the site of Carrie’s stylish apartment in the show. Listed at $9.65 million (£6.07 million) with Sotheby’s International Realty, the five-bedroom property is suitably chic indoors.

But fame comes at a price. New owners should brace themselves for the spotlight— this pad is firmly on the rubber-necking tourist trail.

Home on Surrey Island

Brian Woonough says farewell to his Surrey island home

Sky Sports presenter Brian Woolnough is selling his Surrey island home for £1.5 million.

The Sunday Supplement host, who is also a regular contributor to BBC Radio 5 Live, has listed the five-bedroom, four-bathroom property with Hamptons in Weybridge (01932 859933;

Light and spacious, the contemporary house features fantastic views — from the ground-floor terrace to the picturesque panorama enjoyed from its mezzanine floor.

The house is part of the Whittets Ait estate, which sits on a private gated island where the rivers Thames and Wey meet and is an easy commute from central London.

Morpeth Mansions

Spend your finest hours in Churchill’s famous flat

Sir Winston Churchill’s former Westminster flat is available to rent. The apartment at Morpeth Mansions, a red-brick 1880s block half a mile from the House of Commons, was home from 1930-1939 to the politician who became the nation’s great wartime prime minister.

He acquired the two-storey property from Lloyd George, whose mistress lived there, and conducted many an important call from its now-famous study in the run-up to the Second World War. It was also his London base during the abdication crisis of Edward VIII in 1936.

The four-bedroom gem with a Blue Plaque has a small roof terrace with spectacular views of Westminster Cathedral. It’s on the market for £2,250 a week with Jackson-Stops & Staff, Pimlico (020 7828 4050,

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