Posts tagged ‘Brighton’
When Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett moved to Brighton a few years ago, she had to close off a whole street in order to have her enormous stone bath winched into the house.
Blanchett later sold the Grade I Listed Regency townhouse to songwriter Richard Stannard, who has worked with U2, Kylie Minogue, Will Young and Little Boots.
He added to the property by building a sound-proof music studio and recording booth in the basement, but is now selling up with an asking price of £3.1 million.
Blanchett’s famous bathtub is still here, as is the funky red metal staircase she installed.
Other features include suede covered walls in the master bedroom (!); a top-notch home cinema; and a tunnel under the seafront road to seven acres of private gardens.
You’ll be wanting a peek inside, we know, so here are some pictures. Not bad, is it?!
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The mortgage computer has said “Yes” to Little Britain laydeez-man, David Walliams, who’s just had an offer accepted on a beachside property in the exclusive Western Esplanade in Hove.
Known locally as Millionaires’ Row, David’s new neighbours in the street include an impressive cast of celebs, among them Norman Cook and Zoe Ball, Heather Mills and Nick Berry.
Fortunately, these upmarket homes are safely tucked away in a private access road, meaning the risk of a media kerfuffle from prying paparazzi is minimal.
But we reckon an even bigger draw for Walliams – who famously swam the English Channel a few years ago – is that all of the properties have their own stretch of beach, so keeping up his training will be a doddle.
Here are a few pics of David Walliams’ new house in Hove:
Here’s a property I came across the other day – a quirky pub conversion in Brighton.
The upside, obviously, is that staying in can become the new going out. When time is called, you just stumble up the stairs and pour yourself into bed.
The downside, though, is that the exterior still looks like a pub so there’s always the prospect of drunken idiots banging on the door at 2am demanding pints of absinthe and pork scratchings.
There are some nice period details here, including the original double doors from the pub, and the whole thing has been very well done.
So while I’m sad to see a good old Victorian boozer shut down, I’ll happily raise a glass to the current owners for making a fine job of a building that’s been variously used as a pub, a bookshop and a corkscrew factory.
Cubbit & West (Tel: 0843 3635 462)