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A Price-Cut Penthouse

Vast Knightsbridge penthouse for sale for 27% less than in 2012 but extraordinarily 6,900% more than in 1999 Constructed between 1961 and 1962 by builders...

Slashed Seven Sisters

Famous  ‘Seven Sisters’ cottage in Montauk for sale for 30% less than in 2016; the ‘Gilded Age cottage’ was designed by Stanford White, an...

A Cut Cost Château

Vast “fairytale” château in France’s Loire Valley for sale for ‘just’ £28 million in spite of having had £80 million spent already on its...

An Overhyped Roller

One-of-one 2008 Rolls-Royce ‘Hyperion’ Phantom drophead coupé by Pininfarina for sale for sum 51% lower than in 2009; it even has a compartment to...

A Wyatt Wonder

“Hard head – healing hands” Welsh businessman looks to sell his £18 million Irish estate complete with a James Wyatt mansion and 1,120 acres;...

A Grand Old Man’s Grand Old Merc

1967 Mercedes ‘Dictator Car’ limousine owned until 1993 by the first President of Ivory Coast to be auctioned after being restored at vast expense Félix...

A Corona Getaway in London

For those looking to self-isolate in luxury in London, taking a ‘residence’ at The Milestone Hotel in Kensington could be the perfect option (if...

Going Thin – Two Into One?

Second apartment in South Kensington’s famous ‘Thin House’ comes to the market after another has languished for sale for four years; the two could...

Muting Masterpiece

Highlight of the art and antiques calendar, Masterpiece London, announces its 2020 fair has been cancelled due to coronavirus The brainchild of renowned dealer Harry...

A Cockney Paradise in Chelsea

Art deco mansion block apartment in Chelsea that was once home to the “cheeky Cockney” actor Harry Fowler for sale “Cheeky Cockney” actor Harry Fowler...

A Belgravian Yo-Yo

Nicky Haslam designed Belgravia house for sale for 33% less than in 2010 in spite of yoyo-ing up and down in price for ten...

A Poirot Curve

Curve shaped neo-Georgian house that wouldn’t look out of place in an Agatha Christie Poirot novel on the St. George’s Hill estate in Surrey...

A Seat or a Smallholding?

Two seats at the Royal Albert Hall for sale leasehold; their price is equivalent to buying a freehold smallholding with 2.47 acres of land...

A Reverend’s Residence

Part vacant Grade II* listed Queen Anne former vicarage in East Sussex to be auctioned online (due to the coronavirus outbreak) With social distancing becoming...

Blown Out Cheap In Chelsea

First floor flat in Redcliffe Gardens, Chelsea for sale for just £150,000 in spite of having a 61 year lease; the street was made...

A Savvy Pad

Unusual river barge and motor yacht combo owned by “quite possibly the most interesting man in the world” Peter de Savary for sale; it...

Caravan Calamity

Angry caravan owner complains to local newspaper after he and his sardine tin are told to move on Nobody sane would wish to spend their...

Change From £100k

New contributor and classic cars enthusiast Theodora Ong covets roadsters with wings, curves and chrome at the London Classic Car Show 2020 If you dashed...

A Cottage or a Cage?

Knightsbridge ‘cage’ in an underground car park for sale for the same price as a 6 bedroom former farmhouse in 1 acre in Scotland In...

Gassed in a Gothic Box

‘Gothic box’ in Chelsea where theatrical designer Sophie Fedorovitch was accidentally gassed to death for sale for £2.95 million Nicky Haslam wrote fondly of 22...

A Cottage With A Catch

Victorian country cottage in picturesque rural setting in East Sussex for sale for less than a new BMW 3 series saloon A brand new BMW...

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 Last August, we...

Britain’s Cheapest Freehold?

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

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 it’s been...

Portered Art

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

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 just being...

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 Kings Road in Chelsea...

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 County Durham A...

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 but it...

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 in 2003;...

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 £37,000 in...

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% less than...

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 same price...

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 754 square foot...

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 “like new” 1965...

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 2016 Built between...

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 2016 Built between...

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 for ‘Kavangah...

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,” “witty” and the “definitive...

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 Burt Reynolds’...

Lavish Leasam

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

Tosspot Towning

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

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 1810 on the site...

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 its original...

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 it in...

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 turnout for the preview...

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 million after...

Cavernous Caversham

Grade II listed stately home in 93 acres of parkland in Reading, Berkshire for sale for just £174 per square foot Situated just 40 miles...

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