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**UPDATE (15 May 2013) – check out the 2013 Apprentice House here **
UPDATE: This year’s house is a £2.1m upgrade on last year’s house.
The Apprentice is back on the small screen and so the scramble begins (for us at least as we’re a little nosey) to unearth more info about where the swanky pad is that the
16 15 14 lived in during the filming.
Episode one told us it was in Bayswater, narrowing down the field from 2.9million homes in London to just 12,572 homes in Bayswater or 125 streets for us to search.
Sorting streets by value in Bayswater on Zoopla shows that of the 125 streets, 38 of them have an average property value over £1m with the average property value in Bayswater standing at £758,848.
So street by street we looked at them via Streetview on Zoopla and a little while later we stumbled across it.
The house is number 18 Porchester Terrace with a current average value of £6,590,171 and has 8 beds, 6 baths, 3 receptions with the average value on the street standing at £1,570,484.
We don’t yet have any internals, so you’ll have to watch the show!
This year’s Junior Apprentice has been rebranded as the Young Apprentice, but the compulsive viewing and competitive element still remains. Quick synopsis for those who may not be avid viewers – a group of 16-17 year olds are put through their paces by Lord Sugar as they compete in various tasks to prove themselves worthy of a £25,000 prize that will help them up the career ladder.
In case you didn’t know, we’re a little curious here at Zoopla and more interested in the property side of things. Earlier this year we revealed where The Apprentice (Junior’s big brother) house was located – and we’ve struck gold again thanks to the Zoopla Property Archive and bring you the Junior Apprentice house which is located on Hamilton Terrace, London, NW8 where average property values are £1,591,377.
It’s a significant property that’s had a serious refurb a few years ago. No expense has been spared on the refurbishment which provides 6,900 sq ft / 641 sq m of exceptional living space and features a 110 ft south west facing garden. What is interesting is that according to the Zoopla Property Archive we are able to tell you that the property was listed for sale back in February of this year with a hefty £15,750,000 price tag. What we’re not sure of is whether it actually sold – we’ll try and find out.
The property features include:
Lower Ground – His & hers studies, Kitchen/Breakfast area, Cinema, Sitting Room, Laundry
Ground Floor – Dining Room, Drawing Room, Sitting Room, Wet Bar (can anyone help us with that), Staff bedroom (ensuite), Garage
First Floor – Dressing Room, walk in wardrobe, Sauna, Master Bedroom with balcony
Second Floor – Four bedrooms – all ensuite
So, what do you think of the property? Let us know in the comments below.
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So, whilst watching the first two episodes of the BBC’s The Apprentice earlier this week, we couldn’t help become a little curious as to where exactly this year’s stunning house is located.
We knew the property would be on Zoopla because we list every UK home (all 27m) in our home values section. So, we were hopeful we’d be able to unearth some juicy inside info on this year’s house for you. We weren’t disappointed…
We’d seen the front of the house in the show in Tuesday’s episode (9.03 mins in on BBC iPlayer) where the sixteen hopefuls would call home as they compete to win a £250,000 investment to start their own company, with Lord Sugar as their business partner and so we were hunting a huge pad with a sizeable value tag to match – see below.
The next clue came as Apprentice narrator, Mark Halliley, repeatedly stated “Richmond” as this years location for the house. So, a little navigation in map view (we’ve incorporated Google Street View on Zoopla), then a quick trip to confirm our suspicions and now we can exclusively reveal that the house is actually located on Christchurch Road, East Sheen, London, SW14.
So, what specifics can Zoopla.co.uk tell us about the area and the house?
Average property values in East Sheen are currently £667,199
The average value of property in Christchurch Road, SW14 is £1,266,477
The current Zoopla property value of this year’s Apprentice house is £4,669,636
Then if we look at the property details page on Zoopla we can tell you that the house is a 7-bedroomed, detached, freehold property with 6 bathrooms, 3 receptions and is currrently valued at £4,669,741. We suspect that one of the other rooms (games room / study) is being currently used as a bedroom so that the sixteen (although now 14…games room returns?) hopefuls can each share an en-suite room.
Digging deeper and into the Zoopla Property Archive, where we store historic records of properties from across the UK that at one time have been for sale or to rent on the open market in the last 10 years, we can also see that the property was previously listed for sale on 31st Mar 2004 for £1,800,000 and detailed as a 5-bedroom detached house at that point.
Our sold price records (we have over 16.6m dating back to 1995) show that the Apprentice house was sold on 23rd Apr 2004 for £1,715,000…£85,000 less than the original asking price.
We’ve also done a little more research and found out that the property that was bought in 2004 was then demolished and the stunning property we see on our screens was born!
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You might remember that FindaProperty did some research a little while back that revealed rental gazumping was on the rise.
Our survey found 13 per cent of those looking to rent a home had experienced rental gazumping over the past 12 months. No surprise then that the folks over at BBC’s The One Show have decided to investigate this new market trend and would like to speak to anyone who has been on the receiving end of rental gazumping.
If you have been a victim of rental gazumping – ie, if you have lost a rental property to a higher bidder – then FindaProperty and The One Show would like to hear from you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your experience.