If only we could have a peak through their keyholes or windows….well, below we will do just that, with seven celebrity homes which went up for sale in the UK over the past 12 months.
1. Hugh Grant’s former bachelor pad was put up for sale at the end of 2016, and it’s still available to buy if you have a cool £10 million in the bank.
We all love a bit of gossip, and that is especially true when it involves celebrities. Why do we find celebrity lives so interesting? We all seem to be fascinated by their lifestyles – and their homes.
No, it isn’t in Notting Hill, but it’s Hugh Grant’s former bachelor pad nonetheless.
With its own lift, this penthouse apartment in South Kensington has a stunning roof terrace which offers panoramic views over the London skyline. From the terrace you can spot the London Eye, The Shard and Battersea Power Station.
2. Celebrity Big Brother star Jamie O’Hara and Danielle Lloyd’s former home went up for sale
Jamie O’Hara might have moved into the Celebrity Big Brother house, but his old property in Sutton Coldfield is STILL up for sale after almost three years.
The house was owned by Jamie and his former wife Danielle Lloyd, who have been trying to sell the six bedroom mansion since they separated in the summer of 2014.
3. Home of London’s first celebrity chef Peter Langan went for sale earlier this year
The restaurateur’s former Mayfair pad has been transformed into a £5.25 million penthouse. It was from here he built an empire that attracted celebrities such as Michael Caine, Elizabeth Taylor, Princess Margaret, Marlon Brandon, Mick Jagger and Jack Nicholson.
The flamboyant Irishman lived at 6-8 Maddox Street in the early 1960s and began his career at Odins Restaurant on Devonshire Street.
4. Harry Potter’s parents’ house went for sale in August 2017
Are you a Harry potter fan? If so, you must have seen Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I. It was in this film that the De Vere House in Lavenham, Suffolk was used as Harry’s parents’ house in the fictional village of Godric’s Hollow.
The house, built in the 14th Century, is one of the most historically significant properties in the village. It is believed to have been visited by Henry VII during a hunting trip in 1498, and was later employed to keep the younger siblings of Charles II and James II under house arrest in 1651.
5. The house of self-made supermarket tycoon Richard DeVere
This is your chance to live as if you were in ‘To The Manor Born’. The classic BBC sitcom featured the Lady of the Manor (Audrey Forbes-Hamilton), played by Penelope Keith, who was forced to move out of Grantleigh Manor and downsize after the death of her husband.
The house was then bought by self-made supermarket tycoon, Richard DeVere, played by Peter Bowles, and comedy ensued.
6. Peter Bowles’ five-bedroom detached property in Upper Boddington
This was Peter Bowles’ home long before he became a household name. The five-bedroom detached property in Upper Boddington near Daventry was actually the house where he grew up.
7. Penelope Keith’s detached home built 25 years ago
The three-bedroom, detached stone home built for Penelope Keith 25 is in Wycoller, Lancashire.
It looks like a traditional property, and is built from reclaimed materials from a stone barn on the site. Strict planning laws mean that it blends seamlessly into the area, and looks like it has been there for generations.
8. Alexander McQueen’s luxury London home went up for sale for £8.5 million at the end of last year
A multi-million pound refurbishment celebrates the life and work of the iconic British fashion designer, and it is now on the market as a duplex penthouse.
The renowned couturier bought much of 17 Dunraven Street in 2009 for a reported £2.5 million.
McQueen was in the process of turning the townhouse, which had been converted into flats, back into a single residence when he took his own life in 2010.