Andreas Papadakis former publishing HQ turned luxury home is for sale



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    Who said money can’t buy class?

    You can buy it in heaps for a cool £7.95 million at this seven-bedroom house in Leinster Gardens, W2.

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    Headquarters

    It once belonged to the late leading architectural publisher Andreas Papadakis, who established his HQ there in 1974.

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    Landmark

    It quickly became a landmark due to its red, pink, purple and yellow colour scheme, devised by architect Terry Farrell.

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    Big names

    Papadakis worked there with artists Roy Lichtenstein, David Hockney, and architectural historian Charles Jencks.

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    Listed property

    The Grade II-listed home was built in 1857 by Henry de Bruno Austin who also created two dummy houses in the street to hide a Tube line.

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    £7.95 million

    Papadakis’s house, with six floors, vaulted ceilings and Victorian coving, is for sale through Harrods Estates.

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    More A-list homes: Goodbye Hollywood

    Harry Styles is said to be so missing Hampstead, he has decided to sell up in West Hollywood to spend more time back home.

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    Price drop

    Styles has dropped the asking price from £6.5 million to £5.8 million. The singer’s LA mansion has four bedrooms and there are plenty of indoor-outdoor living spaces.


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    Twin homes

    For fashion designer and author Mary-Kate Olsen, one Manhattan townhouse just didn’t cut it so she bought two neighbouring properties in the East Village.

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    Super chic

    She lived there with her French banker husband Olivier Sarkozy, brother of French former president Nicolas.Every inch as chic as expected, the couple’s former homes are on the market at £5.9 million and £6.4 million.


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    Our house is for sale

    A Camden mews house that was home to Madness frontman Suggs is for sale.

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    Money can buy

    The singer of mega hits including Our House bought the place in 1981 after the north London ska band achieved chart success. The property merges rustic and contemporary fixtures, with three bedrooms and a roof terrace. It’s on the market for £1,595,000 with Chestertons.


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    A-list fans

    Fans of the Old Red Lion Pub & Theatre in Islington include actor Jude Law and singer Dido. Now the four-storey building, where a pub has stood since 1415, is for sale at £575,000 with Christie & Co.

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    Popular place

    The upstairs studio theatre is a place for actors, directors, designers and writers to cut their teeth. The likes of playwright Abi Morgan, actor/director Kathy Burke and celebrated British writer Nina Raine, whose plays have transferred to the National Theatre and Broadway, have premiered productions there.


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    Super savings

    Noel Gallagher’s house just won’t budge. It was on the market three years ago for £11.5 million, then came back on £2.5 million lower last December.

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    Exclusive address

    The High Flying Birds frontman bought the semi-detached house next to Regent’s Canal for £8 million in 2010. Now the six-bedroom period property is on at £8,495,000. There’s a lovely wraparound garden with a separate mews house at the back.


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    Spaced

    The house where Spaced was filmed in Tufnell Park, north London, remains a place of pilgrimage for fans of the Nineties TV sitcom, which starred Simon Pegg and Jessica Hynes.

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    Reduction

    However, AbFab costume designer Chris Winter, who owns the nine-bedroom property, has put it back on the market with Dexters at £3.25 million, having failed to sell last year at £4 million.


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    Own the block

    Rapper Kanye West and wife Kim Kardashian love their sprawling LA mansion so much, they’ve also bought the one next door. The couple now own the entire block in Hidden Hills.

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    Vast estate

    Property records show Kanye’s trust, Blue Spruce, was granted ownership of the 2,700 sq ft house last week. It adds three bedrooms and three bathrooms to their £46.3 million estate.


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    London calling

    Strictly Come Dancing judge Shirley Ballas is leaving Los Angeles and moving back to London next month.

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    Home improvements

    The “Queen of Latin” is selling her California home for £1.2 million and has been renovating a house in Dulwich, in what has become a seven-month makeover.


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    Bruce’s big move

    Action movie star Bruce Willis and his actress-producer wife Emma Heming are decamping to Los Angeles.

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    Handsome pile

    They’re selling their home in Westchester County in the Hudson Valley north of New York City. The 22-acre country estate is on the market for £9.9 million. At nearly 9,000sq ft, the handsome property includes four houses, a pool and a tennis court.


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    Music maestro

    Multi-platinum recording artist Geoff Sewell is renting out his four-bedroom Hampstead maisonette. The Kiwi tenor and founder of opera band Amici Forever has gone home to live in New Zealand.

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    Posh perks

    His London flat has a big living/kitchen/diner, wine cellar, a pretty garden and Sewell’s very own white piano. Ideal for a family, it is listed at £1,950 per week with Johns & Co in West Hampstead.


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    Hugh Grant was here

    A blingy three-bedroom penthouse in South Kensington that belonged to the actor, who played caddish Daniel Cleaver in the Bridget Jones movies, is on the market.

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    Breathtaking views

    On and off the sales market since 2014, it’s now for rent, complete with floor-to-ceiling windows and views of the London Eye, Battersea Power Station and the Shard. Grant paid £3.25 million for the flat in 2002 and sold it a year later for about £3.5 million. Rent it through Knight Frank for £6,500 a week or buy it through Foxtons for £10 million.


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    Family move

    Simon Cowell plans to leave star-studded Holland Park for Wimbledon. The X Factor mogul reportedly spent £15 million on a new home to be nearer a school for his four-year-old son Eric — although a spokesman for Cowell and partner Lauren Silverman says the couple just happen to like the area a lot and haven’t yet made a decision on schools.

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    Fine location

    Another Wimbledon home said to have interested them is The Grange, close to the common, by architect Sir Aston Webb (1849-1930), who also designed the façade of Buckingham Palace.


    With eight bedrooms and an indoor pool, it is for sale with Robert Holmes & Co, price on application.


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    For your eyes only

    Will Bodyguard hunk Richard Madden be the next Bond? If the whispers are right, what better way to blow his first pay cheque than on a fabulous house in the very street where 007 lived in the original Ian Fleming novels?

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    007’s street

    The five-bedroom Grade II-listed property in Royal Avenue, Chelsea, has sleek modern interiors and period elegance. Given that Daniel Craig is thought to have scooped £18.4 million for his last outing as Bond, the £6.85 million asking price with Strutt & Parker should leave his successor more stirred than shaken.


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    House-hunting in London

    British Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and her US pop singer fiancé, Joe Jonas are on a house-hunting mission in London. They’ve already viewed homes in New York and LA but Northampton-born Turner wants to stay close to her roots, so a UK base is a must.

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    Magical Mayfair

    A Mayfair pad would probably fit the bill, as they’ve been seen in local restaurants 34 Mayfair and Sketch London of late.


    A three-bedroom flat in Upper Grosvenor Street at £3.5 million through Foxtons might suit. It’s opposite the hotly anticipated new Rosewood hotel in the former US embassy, which will have five restaurants and a spa.


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    Wins the case

    Taylor Swift has come out on top in a lawsuit against a US property firm.

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    Taylor’s townhouse

    A New York judge sided with the singer after a broker from estate agents Douglas Elliman claimed she owed £757,000 in commission following her purchase of a £13.6 million New York townhouse in 2017.


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    Style leader

    Good news for Meghan Markle fans. The Soho Home tea set she loves so much is back in stock. Sales went into overdrive last week when her pal and ex-make-up artist Daniel Martin shared a snap on Instagram of the tea set she was using in her Cotswolds home.

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    Back in stock

    The Country House teapot, from £25, and mug, £10, used in the Soho House chain, were seen on Meghan and Harry’s kitchen table.

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    Brooding

    Filming is under way for the fifth and final season of Poldark starring Aidan Turner, which is set to air on the BBC later this year.

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    Ideal fan base

    Fans of the brooding Cornish drama could rent the manor house used as a filming location for the series. Grade I-listed Horton Court is actually in Bristol and has also appeared in the Beeb’s historical drama Wolf Hall.


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    Selling up

    Jennifer Lopez and boyfriend Alex Rodriguez are selling their sprawling New York apartment, because at 4,000sq ft it just isn’t big enough.

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    Bigger is better

    Within super-luxe 432 Park Avenue, it has three bedrooms, a corner living room, a library and incredible views over Central Park. The couple paid £11.9 million last year and now seek £13.6 million.



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    Loft style

    Cillian Murphy, star of the BBC show Peaky Blinders, spent a day at a fab loft in Shoreditch for a Mr Porter menswear shoot. The Irish actor was pictured looking pensive in Prada and Lanvin.

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    Price on application

    The cool location is now available to hire and would be perfect for a dinner party with a difference. The 2,100sq ft open-plan home has big windows looking out to a courtyard, a pared-back kitchen with a movable island, plus a roof terrace.


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    Truly unique

    Celebrity architect Sophie Hicks, pictured here with supermodel daughter Edie Campbell, plans to build a “unique” subterranean house on one of London’s most exclusive streets.

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    “Eyesore”

    Hicks has submitted an application to create a two-storey underground home with a swimming pool on a long-abandoned “eyesore” strip of land close to the Italianate villas of Holland Park.


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