Homes gossip: Leonardo DiCaprio, Morcheeba’s Ross Godfrey, Phillip Schofield, Nicole de Vésian

Fancy moving into Leonardo DiCaprio’s home? Dreams can come true. The A-list actor is letting out his magnificent Malibu estate
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Leonardo DiCaprio
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Living like Leo will cost you only £95,000 a month

Fancy sleeping in Leonardo DiCaprio’s bed — well, his home, anyway? Dreams can come true.

The A-list actor is turning landlord and letting out his magnificent Malibu clifftop home for £95,000 a month. However, those who would like to lease the seven-bedroom, six-bathroom property on a long-term basis only have to splash out £47,000 a month. A bargain.

The dishy star has recently given the palatial pad, which he purchased in 2002, a suitably starry facelift. One of the rooms comes with French doors that lead to a decked terrace with beautiful views of the beach.

Fitness fans will be impressed by the well-equipped gym.

Of course, those who cannot take Leo up on his rental offer can always watch him on the big screen. He takes the lead in The Great Gatsby (released in Britain on Boxing Day) and is currently filming Quentin Tarantino’s movie Django Unchained.

Ross Godfrey
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An album to launch and a house to sell

Electro pop stars Morcheeba are back in the studio recording their eighth album. But band member Ross Godfrey has more than music on his mind.

The multi-instrumentalist is selling his Wandsworth house for £725,000 with Savills (020 8877 1222;

He originally bought the three-bedroom property in 2001 because his recording studio at the time was nearby in Clapham.

The property has a kitchen with French windows that open on to a lovely patio garden.

House in Provence

The joy of living in a decadent cellar

French designer, Nicole de Vésian, was best known for her elegant work for high-end fashion label Hermès. But she also loved — and had a great talent for — landscape gardening.

Little wonder that her magnificent property in Provence, for sale with Sotheby’s International Reality for £2 million ( It comes with a breathtaking outdoor space. The summer kitchen, integrated into a rock wall (pictured) opens on to a terrace with a view of the Luberon Massif. It leads to terraced gardens that are regularly opened to the public and are dubbed the “jardin remarquable”.

The alluring retreat, which is said to resemble a decadent wine cellar, features windows that frame the surrounding beautiful gardens.

From haute couture to horticulture, you might say.

Phillip Schofield
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You have to get up early for the best deals, Phillip

Phillip Schofield may have been pipped to the property post by a 29-year-old internet entrepreneur, who offered a premium to secure a deal.

The This Morning presenter is said to have had his hopes set on a two-bedroom, fifth-floor apartment in Cinnamon Wharf, one of the first buildings converted by Terence Conran in Shad Thames.

The flat has spectacular views of St Saviour’s Dock, while designer Conran’s own HQ and pad are next door and DJ Chris Evans used to live in the building’s penthouse.

Schofield, who currently lives in a family home in Henley, offered £1.2 million but was outbid by the web whizz with £100,000 more.

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