21 October 2016

Celebrity Home Front – Mr & Mrs Clooney & Notting Hill


The famous faces on the property ladder.

GEORGE and Amal Clooney have just bought a new apartment in a 63-storey tower in Midtown Manhattan.

The off plan pad chosen by the Hollywood star and his human rights lawyer wife was designed by British architect Norman Foster.

Lord Foster, the brains behind The Gherkin and Wembley Stadium, has incorporated a gourmet marketplace in his New York tower, along with a fine dining restaurant to be run by star chef Joël Robuchon.

The £12m apartment also comes with other luxury services including a library, a 60ft sunlit swimming pool, a wellness facility, Pilates/ ballet and yoga rooms, a sauna, and a spa treatment centre.

THE flat above the book shop where Hugh Grant’s character first set eyes on Julia Robert’s character in the hit romantic comedy Notting Hill is up for sale.

Property values in Notting Hill soared following the release of the 1999 hit, which became the highest grossing British film of that year.

The two bedroom flat, which is expected to appeal to film buffs, is on the market for £1.5m.

It sits above where the fictitious Travel Book Company on the Portobello Road which was owned by Hugh Grant’s character Will Thacker and visited by Julia Robert’s Hollywood superstar character Anna Scott.

The flat which boasts high ceilings, two bathrooms and a study also comes with its own private entrance and a terrace with views across Notting Hill.

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