Basement It Like Beckham

Former Algerian Embassy in Holland Park for sale for £30 million; the detached stucco house needs complete renovation and counts David and Victoria Beckham as neighbours


The former Embassy of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria in Holland Park, W11 has just been placed for sale for the sum of £30 million ($39.1 million, €34.9 million or درهم143.7 million).


Offered by estate agent Anthony Sharp, the 9,490 square foot, Grade II listed detached stucco house includes accommodation over five floors and was built in 1862. One of remaining Italianate villas designed by brothers Francis and William Radford, 54 Holland Park is described as being “in need of full modernisation” and as having “scope to create a magnificent family home”.


The buyer will count David and Victoria Beckham as near neighbours. They paid £31.5 million ($41.1 million, €36.6 million or درهم150.9 million) for 23 Holland Park in 2013 and finally took up residence there in July 2016 after completing an £8 million ($10.4 million, €9.3 million or درهم38.3 million) renovation that included, amongst other things, a vast subterranean redevelopment.


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  • What a f***ing dump!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Knock the Victorian dross house down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! £30m for that s***hole!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's near Westfield and that's about the only bonuss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A GREAT AUSTRALIAN FIRM, MAKING BRITAIN GREAT AGAIN with the help of GREAT LADY Teresa MAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Send in the wrecking ball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jane/Margaret - The Beckham's are great - your comments tell us you obviously don't know them.
    I am tempted to have a looksie at this. Could be an awesome place. Tricky parking though! Will need a underground garage, but then I have always wanted one!!

  • Jane and Margaret you both need to get a life the beckhams are great ambassadors for this country and have certainly done more for this country through sport and entertainment whether you like it or not leave them alone I make a living working in these posh houses I'm the man that drills the boreholes for the basement investigations and it's people like the beckhams that keep many people employed directly and indirectly

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