Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Homesgossip

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Homesgossip

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Byline: Amira Hashish

Got some gossip? Tweet @amiranews Buy one of Dunkirk's 'Little Ships' ? A THAMES sailing barge that starred as one of the wartime rescue fleet of Little Ships in this year's blockbuster film Dunkirk, above, is for sale with Riverhomes at PS395,000, down from PS425,000.

Built in 1926 as a cargo vessel, Xylonite worked the east coast for 51 years. Privately owned since 1977, she's now a luxury floating home, below, with fitted galley, four bedrooms and two bathrooms. The owner sailed her across the Channel to the beaches of northern France, where he and his friends were extras in the movie alongside stars including Harry Styles, inset, and Sir Mark Rylance.

The vessel is now moored in Limehouse Basin Marina, between Canary Wharf and The City. Limehouse Basin website says a mooring fee for a residential boat of this size is about PS875 a month and live-in owners pay council tax.

a further few lines before coming to and end Then it starts again like Crimewatch Nick's super-house is PS40m ? FORMER Crimewatch presenter Nick Ross, inset, and his TV producer wife Sarah Caplin have completed a four-year project to transform their PS17 million Grade II-listed house in Bayswater into a PS40 million fivebedroom super-home, above and above right.

Some of their neighbours weren't best pleased when they won planning permission in 2013, but architects Pilbrow & Partners have finished the overhaul with breathtaking results.

The striking white villa has new wings, new rooms in the roof and a cantilevered stone staircase that weaves together the internal and external floor levels. The dark and moody lower-ground swimming pool area wouldn't look out of place in a five-star hotel.

Drawing inspiration from the Regency proportions of the original building, the six-storey masterpiece is a blend of ultra-contemporary and traditional styling. …

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