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A Cut-Price Gulbenkian

Rolls-Royce owned by eccentric tycoon Nubar Gulbenkian expected to sell for just £30,000 in spite of £200,000 spent on restoration to date

Britain’s Cheapest Freehold?

Waterfront property in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire heads to auction for an extraordinarily low price A property – if you can call it...

A Cut Price Mucky Motor

Asking price for the hideously coloured ex-Katie Price ‘Barbie Rosa’ pink Range Rover slashed; no mention made by sellers as to whether...

Portered Art

Charming hidden artist’s studio next to Chelsea Football Club for sale A 794 square foot one bedroom raised ground floor apartment...

A Castle of Commerce

Penthouse in “the cathedral of commerce” that is the Woolworth Building in New York for sale for £60 million in spite of...

Dr II Poo

Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen spotted with a lavatory related numberplate in Chelsea There’s tasteless and there’s lavatorial humour.   A Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen spotted on the...

A Bonkers Priced Box

Box seating twelve people at the Royal Albert Hall for sale for the same price as a 15,000 square foot ‘castle’ in...

Pugin & Panic

Pugin designed 14,000 square foot mansion with two panic rooms for rent in Liverpool; its décor leaves a lot to be desired...

A Hell of a House

Section of Knightsbridge church conversion for sale for 5,000% more than it sold for in 1998 or 450% more than it fetched...

An Electric Mansion

Victorian New York state mansion in the area where the world’s first execution by electric chair occurred goes on sale for just...

O (Costly) Christmas Tree, O (Costly) Christmas Tree

London declared “more merry” than New York as it is revealed Christmas trees in the former can be had for sums 50,000%...

A Hovel House

Not so miserable looking medieval cottage rather unfortunately named ‘The Hovel’ on the quaintly named ‘Duck Lane’ for sale for virtually the...

A Porsche or a Pad?

One bedroom, first floor flat in Cadogan Gardens, Chelsea for sale for less than the price of a 1992 Porsche 911

A Grand Grosser

“As good as new” 1965 Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman “dictator car” to be sold at auction in London for a staggering sum

A Magnificent Manor

Grade I listed Queen Anne manor house in Bedfordshire for sale for a sum 41% lower than it was offered for in...

A Magnificent Manor

Grade I listed Queen Anne manor house in Bedfordshire for sale for a sum 41% lower than it was offered for in...

One Owner Since 1884

Striking Grade II* listed Georgian manor house that was the premises of a renowned antiques dealer for 130 years and the setting...

A Manhattan Mash-Up

“Baronial” bachelor pad-esque Manhattan loft that belonged to the late Picasso biographer Sir John Richardson for sale Variously described as “erudite,”...

Clocks & Crime

Vast Italian Renaissance style mansion in Cincinnati, Ohio for sale for less than £500,000; it was built for a clockmaker, home to...

Lavish Leasam

Vast Georgian mansion close to the East Sussex coast with garaging for nineteen cars for sale for just under £10 million

Tosspot Towning

‘The Steeple Times’ exposes the truth about the shameless drag queen-esque peddler of junk Ian Towning “Permatanned queen of the antiques...

A Regency Rock

‘Georgian Regency’ country house to rent for £20,000 per month in a Buckinghamshire village voted ‘the best in England’ Built circa...

A Romping Royal Range Rover

Range Rover ‘coffin car’ limousine originally used by the sex mad Prince Jefri Bolkiah of Brunei for sale for 94% less than...

A Thrifty Reduction

‘Baroness Thrifty’ puts her Sir John Soane designed Norfolk mansion up for sale for 46% less than she tried to get for...

A Car Curate’s Egg

An analysis of the results at the 2019 RM Sotheby’s London sale Brexit uncertainty did not stop their being a large...

Polly Put The Kettle On

Palladian mansion that was home to Charles Burnett III, the driver of the “fastest kettle in the world,” for sale for £10...

Cavernous Caversham

Grade II listed stately home in 93 acres of parkland in Reading, Berkshire for sale for just £174 per square foot

An Oligarch’s Lair

Tuscan villa previously owned by Russian oligarch turned fugitive offered in bankruptcy sale; once valued at £16.3 million, bids of £6.5 million...

Inching an Island

90 acre Scottish island for sale for less than the cost of a 212 square foot garage space in Knightsbridge, London

A Touring Tip

Extra-long wheelbase 1998 Rolls-Royce Silver Spur armoured touring limousine used in Equatorial Guinea for sale for a knock down price Presented...

Superlative Stedcombe

Stunning Grade I listed symmetrical William and Mary country house in Devon with slave trade links for sale; Stedcombe House for sale...

Highlights of LAPADA 2019

Matthew Steeples picks his highlights at the LAPADA 2019 art and antiques fair in Mayfair’s Berkeley Square on its penultimate day

A Bigmouth’s Castle

Scotland’s most expensive private residence for sale for 47% less than its 2005 asking price; it was designed by Robert Adam and...

Motoring Elegance

Matthew Steeples selects highlights from the 2019 Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace Today marks the final day of what...

Five of the Best – Places to Buy Gifts

Marketeer Branka Virily selects five of the best places to buy gifts Buying gifts can sometimes be a challenge.  Even if...

Beautiful Butlins

Much photographed North Norfolk windmill that was the childhood home of the crooner James Blunt for sale for £2.9 million Known...

The Peacock Room

New contributor Mahri Smith reviews ‘The Peacock Room’ by Merryn Corcoran Set in Tuscany, Merryn Corcoran’s The Peacock Room is set...

Cheap in Chelsea

Chelsea apartment for sale for just £140,000; there is, of course, a catch A studio flat has gone on sale in...

Cheap in Chelsea

Chelsea apartment for sale for just £140,000; there is, of course, a catch A studio flat has gone on sale in...

A Bitter Cabriolet

Rare (and noisy) 1990 cabriolet created by a man named Mr Bitter for sale Natty Kensington dealer Graeme Hunt is known...

A Louche Limo

1966 Mercedes-Benz 600 sedan complete with ‘Jimmy Savile-esque’ fold-down bed to be auctioned; it was created for the eccentric Armenian oil magnate...

Waterside Wixels

Stunning converted sail loft and “local landmark” in “the best position” in Topsham, Devon  for sale for £3.5 million A Grade...

A Costly Chapel

Derelict Grade II* listed Gothic revival chapel in South Kensington for sale for the extraordinary sum of £7.5 million; it cost just...

Stretching a Porsche

1953 Porsche 356 to be auctioned; it was converted into a limousine by its collector owner for his daughter’s wedding People...

Five of the Best – Masterpiece 2019

The Steeple Times selects the highlights of Masterpiece 2019 Eighty-one of the finest items of James Bond memorabilia £2.5 million ($3.2 million,...

Five of the Best – Rarities

Five highly unusual items for sale currently including one that might be suitable as a gift for wannabe PM and one-time cocaine...

Come To My Island

Private island on the Thames that was owned by the first owner of The Savoy Hotel and inspired Gilbert and Sullivan for...

Parking or a Farm?

Outdoor parking space in South Kensington for sale for the same price as a Welsh farmstead One could argue the property...