Jamie Cullum Ups the Jazziness of Kensal Green; HOMES GOSSIP Homes & Property
Byline: COMPTON MILLER
No trendy Hoxton warehouse, Notting Hill penthouse or Thameside high-rise for Britain's hottest jazz star Jamie Cullum (right). Instead, he has chosen a two-bedroom flat in Kensal Green for his first home. The Cotswolds-raised singer-pianist will share it with his Brazilian lawyer girlfriend, Isabella, and childhood chum, Mark. "My room is a mess of boxes and instruments with a bed in the middle - a bombsite," he says. Similar flats in converted Victorian terrace houses in the area cost about [pounds sterling]275,000, according to Winkworth.
American, Bloomsbury set painter and society hostess Ethel Sands (1873-1962) is barely remembered today, but her Grade II listed Chelsea mansion, 15 The Vale, retains her exquisite taste. Its entrance hall has a mosaic floor and panels, by fellow Bloomsburyite, Boris Anrep.
John D. Wood wants [pounds sterling]5.5 million for the eight-bedroom, four-reception room property, with staff accommodation and a west-facing garden. …