Celebrity home front: Mick and Kirk Norcross
Potentially the most reem bachelor pad in Essex is up for sale.
The Only Way Is Essex father and son singletons Mick Norcross and his son Kirk are now on the look-out for a new pad as their converted farmhouse is for sale — so if you’ve got £3.4m stashed away somewhere, you could be the new owner here.
And this is one heck of a lad’s pad with a cavernous walk-in room-sized wardrobe belonging to Mick, games room with pool table, flat-screen TV and a glitterball, garages for the boys’ fleet of cars and an outdoors house for a hot tub and barbecue area.
Every square inch of the house has had the Essex touch with a stylish mirror in the living room revolving at the touch of a button to reveal a plasma-screen TV instead.
Manor House and the famous Penthouse Barn, where 22-year-old Kirk lives, have become familiar sights to TOWIE’s viewers. Mick said: “I’ve been here six years and I’ve completely refurbished this place. Now I’m ready to move on to another project.
“Everything needed doing when I bought this place. I put in all the wood panelling, which is how it would have been originally.
“I didn’t want plasma screens to dominate the rooms, which is why they turn into mirrors when we’re not using them.”
Even supermodels are now affected by the unpredictable housing market, as Gisele Bundchen is making a second attempt to sell her Boston penthouse.
The plush pad holds precious memories of Gisele and her husband Tom Brady, as this is where their son Benjamin was born.
Now, however, the pair have had to put their house on the market for 400,000 dollars less than a previous asking price of 10.5m dollars.
The 5,311 sq ft vintage limestone abode in the Black Bay area of Boston has stunning views overlooking the Charles River and has three-bedrooms and three bathrooms as well as a state-of-the-art cinema.
Even country mansions are having to face up to falling prices, with the UK’s most opulent house selling for half its asking price.
Updown Court, in the stockbroker-belt of Surrey, has languished on the property market for six years. Originally the asking price was £75m, so only the super-rich need apply. However, the stately pile has just been sold for £35m, as the price was repeatedly knocked down in a bid to find a buyer.
The house was taken over by the Irish government earlier this year when owner Leslie Allen-Vercoe defaulted on his payments.