Celebrities are bunking up, bulldozing and moving on.
Katie Price – aka Jordan – has welcomed her pregnant pal, Michelle Heaton, into her 53 acre, West Sussex home, while she’s waiting to move into her new house. There isn’t a safer place for a celebrity mum-to-be: Katie refers to her home as Inspector Gadget.com due to its beefed up security and extensive CCTV.
Tim Henman is in his neighbours’ bad books after raising a former country cottage to the ground and building a home gym in its place. Despite unhappy residents and a very unhappy Parish Council, Tim was granted planning permission by South Axon District Council to undertake his major renovation plans.
He is just one of many celebrities who have been pulling down historic buildings in favour of modern luxuries such as home cinemas, gyms and swimming pools.
Desperate Housewives heart-throb, Jesse Metcalfe, is selling his Hollywood home in search of pastures new. He is so keen to sell that he isn’t even fussed about not making a profit on his 3-bed med style home that he bought in 2008.
Jesse played the gorgeous gardener in the hit television show Desperate Housewives, and by all accounts the garden in his Hollywood pad is blooming gorgeous too, including: a hot tub, waterfall, koi pond and a built-in outdoor kitchen/barbecue area. We would love to see him cross over the pond for the winter before he starts filming the new series of Dallas, fingers crossed he’ll make the move.
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