Digging in: Ivy tycoon Richard Caring plans double basement at ‘bargain’ £40m Kensington mansion

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    Richard and Patricia Caring

    The couple are reported to have had their third child this year, naming her Annabel after the club in Mayfair.

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    Richard Caring plans to knock down the existing South Kensington £40million mansion

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    The restaurant tycoon plans to replace it with a luxury villa with mega basement

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    Country house

    The property is screened by trees and could be worth £60 million when work is completed

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    Spacious living

    The house, which will “echo” the original pair of lodges built in the early 1840s, will provide more than 18,000sq ft of living space.

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    More A-list homes: King of the jungle

    Fans of I’m A Celebrity winner Harry Redknapp have a chance to become a neighbour of the ex-Spurs and West Ham manager. A house near his Dorset home is up for sale for £1.595 million.


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    Next door neighbour

    Ocean Heights is near the house he and wife Sandra share on Sandbanks peninsula. Dubbed “Britain’s Palm Beach”, Sandbanks is among the UK’s costliest areas. In August, a six-bedroom home sold for a record £8 million.

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    Super savings

    Noel Gallagher has reduced the price of his Little Venice home by more than £2.5million in a bid to find a buyer.

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    Exclusive address

    First listed for sale for £11.5million three years ago, the six-bedroom period property is located in one of the west London area’s prettiest streets. It’s now on the market for £8.95million.

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    William Gallas

    The French footballer is selling his family home in one of Hampstead’s most exclusive streets as he moves back to Paris for work.

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    Exclusive address

    The house has many original features, including the stained glass window panels and fireplaces. But it’s also been given a thoroughly modern makeover with floor-to-ceiling glass across the entire open plan kitchen-dining-family room. It’s on the market for £6.95 million through Sotheby’s International Realty.

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    Gary Oldman has sold his Hollywood home to High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens and her actor-singer boyfriend Austin Butler.


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    Big profit

    Oldman will be pleased with his profit on the Los Feliz mansion, which went for just under £4 million. The London-born actor and film-maker paid £2.2 million in 2011.

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    Literary heritage

    Cotterstock Hall, setting for The Woman in Black starring Daniel Radcliffe, is on the market.

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    Four acres to roam

    Much of the filming for the supernatural horror film took place at the extravagant Northamptonshire residence, which dates back to the 17th century, when the poet John Dryden stayed frequently while visiting relatives. It’s for sale for £900,000.

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    Brighton rocks

    Peter Andre’s former seaside escape is for sale, for £2.25 million. The Mysterious Girl singer once rented the house so he could live near the sea but still be close enough to London.


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    Seaside escape

    Sliding glass doors lead out to the impressive garden, where a heated plunge pool and jacuzzi await.

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    Live like Posh and Becks

    A spectacular Holland Park home is for sale for a gobsmacking £35 million. That’s even more expensive than the home of the Beckhams. They shelled out £31.5 million to live in the district.

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    Drama, drama, drama

    The seven-bedroom residence covers 6,520sq ft and five floors, with dramatic interiors throughout after a recent £8million renovation.

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    The £100k price drop

    Anne Hathaway has sold her Connecticut home for £2.1 million. The Ocean’s 8 and Oscar-winning Les Misérables actress paid £2.2 million so she has sold at a loss.


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    Rustic style

    At 4,561sq ft, the Twenties residence has a rustic style with a stone fireplace, vintage-inspired bathrooms and French doors leading to pretty gardens.

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    London resident

    Hollywood actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is so enjoying the huge London house he’s renting that he can’t seem to stop posting pictures of it to his 122 million Instagram followers.

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    Richmond rocks

    The eight-bedroom property he’s renting in Richmond is no stranger to starry tenants: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have stayed there, as have Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

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    Deal done

    Nicole Kidman and husband Keith Urban have found a buyer for their four-bedroom Tennessee house after two years.

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    Nashville negotiations

    It was listed for £2.7 million but the Big Little Lies actress and country music star Urban eventually settled for £2.1 million. Only a 30-minute drive from Nashville, it sits in 35 acres.

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    Commuter cottage

    For festive movie favourite The Holiday, the production crew built a house in Shere which was inspired by Honeysuckle Cottage in the commuter village of Holmbury St Mary nearby. Now, Honeysuckle Cottage is for sale at £650,000 with Hamptons International.

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    Perfect escape

    The cottage has an inglenook fireplace with a log burner and exposed timbers. The bespoke hand-painted kitchen has an oil-fired Aga and there is oak joinery throughout. Just an hour from central London by road or rail, it would make a picturesque commuter base.

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    Flamboyant designs

    House of Hackney founders Frieda Gormley and Javvy M Royle are selling their incredible London Fields home. Their cult interiors brand, loved by celebs including Poppy Delevingne and Alexa Chung, is synonymous with flamboyant floral and animal prints.

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    Wild style

    Their five-bedroom Victorian townhouse is a House of Hackney fan’s dream, showcasing the wild style of Gormley and her husband — from the zebra print study to a leaf-printed runner up the central stairway and atrium.

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    Patience pays

    Victoria’s Secret supermodel Adriana Lima has sold her three-bedroom apartment in Midtown, New York, five years after putting it on the market – for much less than its £4.2m asking price.

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    £1m profit

    Brazilian born Lima accepted £2.5 million which still makes for a good profit as she purchased the place in 2003 for £1.5 million. It has three bedrooms with stunning views of Central Park to the north and the city skyline to the south.

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    Strike a pose

    Fifty Shades of Grey actor Jamie Dornan once spent a happy afternoon at Broadhurst Gardens, West Hampstead, striking his best sultry poses for a British Vogue photoshoot.

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    For rent

    The gorgeous semi-detached maisonette is available to rent via JJ Media and would make for a lovely London staycation.

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    Old London base

    The former London home of Jake Dyson — inventor, product designer, entrepreneur and heir to his billionaire father James’s vacuum cleaner empire — is on the market.

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    Imposing buy

    Laid out over five floors, it occupies an enviable corner of Myddelton Square and is on Hamptons International’s books for £3.5 million.

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    Fit for an Olympian

    Pretty pink Delta Cottage, overlooking Restronguet Creek on the south Cornish coast was once home to Olympic gold sailor Sir Ben Ainslie.

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    Escape to the coast

    Sir Ben spent many happy years in the fisherman’s cottage and was active in the local community — the village sports hall is named after him. It is on the market priced £850,000 through Jackson-Stops.

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    “Chavril” no more

    Canadian rockers Avril Lavigne and ex-husband Chad Kroeger are selling their home in Sherman Oaks, California.


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    “Chavril” separated in 2015 within months of buying the 10,200sq ft mansion for £4.1 million. Now, the six-bedroom home is on the market for £6.1 million.

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    Pacific Union

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    Motor Racing legend Bruce McLaren and his wife, Patty, built a stunning Surrey property in the late Sixties.

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    Pole position

    The six-bedroom house is set in the exclusive Burwood Park private estate on the outskirts of Walton-On-Thames. It is on Savills’ books for £1.95 million.

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    Celebrated photographer and cookery writer Mary, Sir Paul McCartney’s eldest biological daughter, has listed her five-bedroom St John’s Wood home for sale – now for the reduced price of £3.95 million.

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    Mary and her film director husband Simon Aboud both work from home, explaining their desire for a bigger place. They redecorated soon after moving out and all the furniture pictured in the listing belongs to them.

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    Paris’s old pad

    The house in Hollywood Hills where Paris Hilton partied at the peak of her wild days is on the market. The heiress lived there during the Noughties and threw in all the furniture when she sold to the current owners, who have just put the place back on the market with a £3.6 million price tag — again, including the furniture.


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    Party palace

    Above Sunset Strip, the 1926 Spanish-style four-bedroom, four-bathroom property is just over 3,000 sq ft. The monochrome interiors are dramatic and chic, with mini chandeliers, poolside cabanas and a cinema.

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    The Agency

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    TOWIE-style revamp

    Former The Only Way is Essex star Mark Wright has revamped a home he is selling in Chigwell in a bid to find a buyer. He enlisted the services of a furniture rental company, Roomservice by CORT, to give the four-bedroom UK house more than a touch of Essex bling.

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    Bring on the bling

    The house is one of four new homes developed by Wright through the property business he runs with his dad. The luxurious-looking home is listed with estate agents John Thoma at £1.35 million.

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    Holly’s ‘cruise liner’ set

    Built to resemble a cruise liner, an Art Deco home, popular for celeb photo shoots, is up for rent. Holly Willoughby, is among stars who have posed in the retro rooms of the 1934 property in Horniman Drive, Forest Hill SE23.

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    Retro cruising

    Its three terraces have views of Wembley Stadium and the London Eye — perfect for a party.

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    Leo’s selling up

    Leonardo DiCaprio is selling his four-bedroom home in LA’s trendy Silver Lake neighbourhood. The Hollywood superstar bought the property 19 years ago, at the peak of his Titanic fame, for £600,000.

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    Outdoor space

    At 3,560sq ft, the house curves around a generous pool and has a gated courtyard. DiCaprio has decided to put it on the market for £1.3 million but won’t be moving out of the area, having bought a spread in Los Feliz from musician Moby this year.

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    London’s own ‘Diagon Alley’

    A home with magical links to Harry Potter has appeared on the market.

    The one-bedroom flat in Covent Garden looks directly on to Goodwin’s Court, the delightful 17th-century alleyway that inspired Diagon Alley in the books and the blockbuster films starring Daniel Radcliffe as the boy wizard.

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    Perfect for pottering

    In a Victorian mansion block, the flat is listed for £675,000 with a 91-year lease through Tavistock Bow.

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