Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Homes Gossip

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Homes Gossip

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Byline: Amira Hashish

Join Jerry and Pete on Richmond Hill ? JERRY HALL and Pete Townshend could be your neighbours. One of only nine properties on the famed Richmond Hill Terrace is on the market. With breathtaking views, immortalised in paintings by Turner and Reynolds, it is little wonder that this is a favourite celebrity haunt.

Built around 1780, this five-bedroom, three-bathroom stylish family home has been fully restored. The firstfloor bedrooms have spectacular views of the Thames and two of the ground-floor bedrooms have access to their own secluded courtyard leading to a beautiful walled garden. A splendid working fireplace in the oak-panelled reception room is just the spot for winter evenings.

Approached off Richmond Hill, near the entrance to Richmond Park, this romantic retreat, for sale at [pounds sterling]3 million with Featherstone Leigh (020 8940 1575, featherstoneleigh.co.uk) is securely tucked away with a private entrance. Surely Jerry and Pete will be encouraging their showbiz pals to snap up this plush pad.

Britney's bargain mansion with [pounds sterling]4m knocked off ? A CALIFORNIAN mansion that Britney Spears rented for two years is up for auction on November 11 with a minimum bid of just under [pounds sterling]2.9 million.

The Femme Fatale singer, who brings her tour to London's O2 Arena on October 27, is said to have spent thousands on revamping the seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom property to meet her showbiz standards.

The 10,300sq ft pad includes a cinema, a lift, a wine cellar, steam rooms and a guest house. There is a Mediterranean theme to the interior courtyard with a limestone fountain and outdoor fireplace.

Originally on the market for [pounds sterling]6.7 million, online bids will be accepted for this Britneystyle bargain via the Premiere Estates website (premiereestates. …

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