New York’s most expensive home this year sells for £23.3m

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    New York’s most expensive penthouse sold

    A five-bedroom luxury penthouse suite in New York’s West Village has sold for £23.5 million.

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    Billionaire home

    The luxury property was previously owned by billionaire Steven Cohen, a hedge-fund manager worth an estimated £10 million.


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    A quick sale

    It sold in just 32 days – the quickest resale of 2019 for apartments over £4.7 million.

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    Gallery walls

    The luxury three-storey penthouse apartment was renovated to a high standard in 2013 and designed to exhibit Cohen’s impressive collection of artwork, with gallery walls throughout.

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    Blurred out artwork

    The artwork on show in the triplex flat is so high profile that the pieces had to be blurred out in the images.

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    Built in 1906

    The five-bedroom mansion is located in The Abingdon and also features museum quality lighting to show the priceless works of art to their best advantage.

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    Entire floor for entertaining

    As well as an entrance foyer featuring 30ft ceilings, the luxury flat also features an entire parlour floor for entertaining…

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    Luxury kitchen

    … and a large kitchen fitted with all the mod cons.

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    Monochrome design

    Meanwhile the buyers can also take advantage of a recreation room, private gym, laundry room and library.

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    Plenty of space

    The master bedroom suite takes up a staggering 1,200sq ft of space.

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    American architecture

    The 9,600sq ft apartment was originally built by acclaimed American architect Ralph S Townsend in 1906.

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    More luxury homes: bowled over

    Cricket-lovers with a rather large budget will be bowled over by this incredible St John’s Wood penthouse – because it overlooks the legendary Lord’s cricket ground.

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    Living area

    The three-bedroom penthouse is spread across nearly 2,200sq ft, is fully air conditioned and has two balconies.

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    Buyers are advised to make an offer as soon as possible, because the first Cricket World Cup game at Lord’s takes place on June 23, between Pakistan and South Africa.

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    Dream pad

    If you long for a glamorous dream pad festooned with gadgets, head to Primrose Hill.

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    Super-luxe interiors

    This house has a state-of-the-art cinema room with a plate glass window and a car lift behind it, so you can show off your latest supermotor during breaks between movies.

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    Ample mod-cons

    Other distractions include a golf simulator, a walk-in wine cellar and vast wardrobes for your clothes collection.

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    Premium price tag

    It’s on the market with Aston Chase for a cool £14.95 million.

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    Double the money

    TV presenter and fitness enthusiast Davina McCall has sold the 17th century stone mansion she shared with her husband for £6.25million — almost double what she paid for it nine years ago.

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    Country living

    The Grade II-listed property sits in 38 acres of private parkland. There’s a swimming pool and a tennis court, while a private footpath leads to the local railway station.

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    House swap

    In the latest A-list house swap, rocker Adam Levine has bought Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s former family home for £25 million. The Maroon 5 frontman and his model wife Behati Prinsloo, who have two little daughters, snapped up the 3.1-acre spread in the starry coastal Pacific Palisades neighbourhood of Los Angeles.


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    Plenty of space

    With 16,000sq ft of living space in three buildings, the eight-bedroom mansion has been empty since Ben and Jennifer, who have three children, divorced last year after 13 years of marriage. It has a screening room, an art studio, a basketball court and, of course, a swimming pool.

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    Great escape

    Jamie Oliver is waving goodbye to central London, decamping with wife Jools and their five children to a magnificent £6 million Essex mansion.


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    Rustic look

    He bought his seven-bedroom Hampstead home for £8.95 million in 2016 and gave it a rustic look but he now wants real countryside for his brood.

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    Double the value

    Fancy doubling the rental value of your property? Let it to X Factor contestants.

    The 10-bedroom Ealing home, where the finalists including winner Dalton Harris lived until December, was originally listed at £12,500 a month but since the latest series ended it has reappeared at £25,000 a month with Gardiner Residential.

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    Money spinner

    Live the high life with a cinema, conservatory, indoor swimming pool and big dressing room where the talent show stars glammed up. The 16,000sq ft gated home, renovated in recent years, is also available to buy at £7.4 million.

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    Digging in

    Tycoon Richard Caring is to knock down a Victorian mansion and replace it with a lavish family home with double level basement in an exclusive west London enclave.

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    Country house

    Caring bought the property in South Kensington for a “bargain” £40 million in January 2018, five years after it went on the market for £105 million.

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

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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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