A look at how the rich and famous live in London

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A look at how the rich and famous live in London
3rd December 2014

Mel Hussain’s country home goes on the market


The Essex home of high profile cricketer turned investment banker Mel Hussain is up for sale. 

The brother of cricket legend and Sky Sport’s commentator Nasser Hussain, who now plays for Essex Premier League at the weekend, is selling his substantial 7,000 sq ft country house with Beresford for £1,999,995. 

The five bedroom property in Dunmow has been a labour of love for Hussain and now features a large underground indoor swimming pool, gym and sauna complex. 

There are five bedrooms and reception rooms benefiting from solar power heating.


TV chef Stevie Parle puts Hammersmith houseboat on the market

The youngest cook ever employed by The River Cafe, Parle has three books as well as a Channel 4 series under his belt. 

He now lives with his wife and two children in Hackney and has decided to part ways with his one-bedroom barge.

The narrow boat, which is on the market for £375,000 with Riverhomes, comes with a reception room, kitchen, wet room and deck area.  


Musical theatre star Ben Forster is selling his penthouse

The singer, who rose to fame after he was crowned winner of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Superstar talent competition lives in the 1,500 sq ft three-bedroom flat which overlooks the River Thames. 

The duplex apartment in Rotherhithe has three en-suite bedrooms as well as a roof terrace and balcony.

Located in Tudor Court, a smart SE16 gated development, the home is for sale at £950,000 with Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward.

In addition to taking the lead in Webber’s West End revival of Jesus Christ Superstar, Forster has starred as Agustin Magaldi in Evita and will be playing Buddy the elf in Elf the Broadway Musical for Christmas. 


Mildmay Park in Islington is a hotspot for fashionistas

The well-connected owner of the property has allowed her home to feature as the backdrop in high end shoots, including a Gwyneth Paltrow Vogue shoot with Mario Testino at the helm. 

Kristin Scott Thomas, Lisa Snowdon and Myleene Klass have also been pictured in the five-bedroom house.

The space was entirely gutted in recent years with a view to creating a dream home focusing on expansive glazing, natural light, vast lateral space and contemporary design merged with period features.

Now on the market with Fyfe Mcdade’s Islington branch for £2.695 million, the five-storey Victorian townhouse is impeccably finished.


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