Thursday, January 8, 2009

1980s Pop Star Sinitta Selling London Townhouse


SELLER: Sinitta
LOCATION: Colinette Road, London, UK
PRICE: £3,950,000
SIZE: 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Now that American Idol mean man and music mogul Simon Cowell has shed his long time ladee friend Terri Seymour–and reportedly bought her a 4.6 million dollar house in the Hollywood Hills as a parting gift–he's free and available to sift through the colossal crop of show-biz hopefuls who would sell their livers to date the filthy rich star maker.

None the less, when it came time to select a hot body with whom he could spend the Christmas and New Years holidays in beautiful Barbados where the hairy chested multi-zillionaire is reportedly building a house in which the bedrooms will have mirrored walls, Mister Cowell didn't pick up a new chick but instead flipped through his big black book and invited a former lover, a married middle aged gal named Sinitta. Although Your Mama had no idea who she is or was, some of the children will certainly recall that Miss Sinitta was a Simon Cowell created pop star way back in the 1980s.

Anyhoo, now that we've had a little background on who this Sinitta person is, let's get down the brass tacks of real estate. Thanks to a London-based informant we'll call Marsha Dimes we've learned that American born and UK based Miss Sinitta has been trying to sell her London house for nearly a year. That's right children, a year.

Recent reports say Sinitta purchased her six bedroom and four bathroom Victorian house on Colinette Road some time in 2006 but flipped it back on the market in the spring of 2007 with an asking price of around £4,500,000. According to our bejeweled abacus, that's 6,744,330 American dollars.

However, come October of 2007 the declining property market and credit crush forced Miss Sinitta to chop more than half a million British Pounds off the asking price to it's current list price of £3,950,000. Another quick consult of our bejeweled abacus shows that at today's rates the asking price converts to $5,920,023 American.

Listing information shows the four floor property (plus finished fifth floor) includes a raised ground floor with proper stair hall featuring a churchy stained glass window, a gigantic "L" shaped reception room that stretches a bowling alley like 47 feet and has some sinful white leather recliners flanking the fireplace, a glassed in conservatory and a powder pooper tucked away for modesty and privacy.

The lower ground floor is comprised of another large open space where the sleek kitchen overlooks the dining room area and family room that features a full wall and ceiling of glass. This is great for sucking light down into the lower level, but we sincerely hope none of the neighbors have windows high enough to peer down into there. Also on the lower floor is a large pantry (a feature we swoon over), laundry facilities, another private powder pooper tucked away under the stairs and a full guest or staff suite with living room, bedroom, private pooper and what appears to be a kitchenette.

The first floor is where Miss Sinitta's boo-dwar is located and includes a small sleeping chamber, a bathroom with back to back sinks and both a terlit and bidet. It is Your Mama's rather meaningless opinion that more houses should have bidets to help folks keep their naughty bits clean and fresh. A gigantic dressing room lined with closets, a small sauna and a free standing bathing tub complete the suite.

The second floor is comprised of four (apparently closet free) bedrooms that share two bathrooms and a kitchenette. This set up is perfect for parents who do not want the nanny to bring the children down until late in the morning after mommy has put on her face and had her first vodka tonic of the day. A fifth floor loft space tucked up into the roof makes a perfect spot for the kiddies to play or be locked away in if they've been obnoxious.

The grounds include a motor court and a garage where two or three cars can be stored tandem, a large terrace off the lower floor living spaces, a garden large enough for a swing set should someone require one and a coach house with the proper permissions to be converted into additional living space.

Some reports say that Miss Sinitta, a mother of two adopted children, would like to sell her big house in order to downsize her digs in London and to purchase a place in Hong Kong where her husband is based. Other reports say Miss Sinitta and her huzband are estranged. Hmm. If they weren't before, they prolly are now that she's spent a few weeks in Barbados with Mister ex-Boyfriend.

28 comments:

ms_wonderland said...

Mmm beautiful house. That glass structure is the business - we need all that light in rainy london.

Which part of London, Mama? In some areas that price would be double.

ms_wonderland said...

Answered my own question - Wandsworth SW15, between Putney and Barnes. Nice family area.

StPaulSnowman said...

Well, I love it. The best of the old and the new in a very handsome amalgamation. Lucky buyer!

Anonymous said...

The glass ceiling might look cool, but I'm sure eating breakfast with your Ray-Bans on will get tiresome after a while.

Love the rest of the house.

StPaulSnowman said...

Probably not a frequent problem in London.

Hippie Canyon said...

Love the interiors, but the exterior looks more more like a chapel at Forest Lawn than a private home. L-O-N.D-O-N. Love it.

Anonymous said...

Not a big fan of Sinatta, but have to say the girl has some taste - it's not bad at all.

Anonymous said...

The buyer may not be blinded by the London sun, but I can't help but wonder if that rear sunken patio doesn't covert to a swimming pool when the copious English rains come.

Buster Gutt said...

Sinitta is lush - just go to YOUTUBE and look up "SO MACHO" - you will see what I mean - but at that price, do any of you know London?? Google the METROPOLITAN POLICE ONLINE CRIME MAP and u will soon get the picture on why she os moving....... She is all over british TV at the moment - can't u yanks do something with her please?

so_chic_darling said...

It's a great house but even though it technically is in London, it's the suburbs. I'll move a little closer in but still in West London and settle for Barons Court W14(also South Kensington) where for a million or less pounds you can still get a fantastic victorian town house.
Now I just want to say something about Barbados, it's well known in the English speaking Caribbean for being the most gay friendly of islands in a chain of the most homophobic places in the Western hemisphere. In Jamaica they kill gays for sport but in Barbados a tall dark and handsome stranger just might invite you home for tea!
I'm not saying anything about Simon but I'm sure he likes a nice dark cup of tea!

pch said...

If memory serves, Sinitta's mother is Miquel Brown. Maybe someone already said this and I missed it.

Nice and wide, and all that parking. But if I were to move that far from the center of things, I'd probably go all the way to Wimbledon or Richmond.

Edna Welthorpe said...

In the UK, and long B4 the credits got crunched, it was/and still is, not unheard of for RE to be FOR SALE for many years. Just take a look at RIGHTMOVE.CO.UK, and then look at MONEYSAVINGEXPERT.COM and the PROPERTYSNAKE.CO.UK - this site tells u all u need to know!


But bless her heart, even with Simon's gazillions, she still couldn't sing........

Anonymous said...

Simon & her have been really close friends for years ...

The area sucks - very suburban & a nightmare going in & out of central London ... This property was featured on Cribs & the pictures don't do it justice ... I was pretty impressed by her taste ... Even though the area isn't the nicest there are still detached homes selling for twice this price so this is a relative bargain ...

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love the house, inside and out - but do people actually live there with it furnished like that? The furnishing are very odd and awkward ... If the owner invests in some good staging decor, I'll bet the place will sell quickly. It's really charming, light and bright - it's just the decor that's getting in the way of prospective buyers seeing that.
We have to remind ourselves that "buyers have no imagination!"

Anonymous said...

You have to love a house where the master dressing room is at least twice as big as the master bedroom...

John McKee said...

I am absolutely in love with that glass room.

Anonymous said...

I've seen this house before--just can't remember where. Interesting indeed, but I'd be a little worried about that glass ceiling in a storm (presuming England gets storms).

Anonymous said...

Perfect party entertainment - at night when those glass walls are invisible, you get to watch drunks walk into panes by mistake. I'm sure a bird or breaks a neck here on occaision as well.

Alessandra said...

I love the stairwell. It is evocative.

Viva! said...

Not the greatest area but the house itself is very inventive and unique. The price is very good, that glass room...delicious.

PS: I don't think Mr Cowell is gay, rather, I have the impression that he and Sinitta are more than just friends.

Anonymous said...

Does she buy her furniture at IKEA?

dolly said...

I wonder why she would have the bidet and the toilet in separate little rooms like that. In order to cleanse your bits you would have to shuffle out of one and into the other with your pants around your ankles.

Other than that I love almost everything about this house, especially that gravel driveway and the conservatory. So macho.

Anonymous said...

How come British interiors, no mattter how eclectic, modern, expensive, tasteful, always appear to be circa 1980-1992???

Anonymous said...

They don't. You just think your taste is more modern

Anonymous said...

Sinitta's husband must be quite rich, or Simon quite generous. She was never THAT huge a star to be living so large 20 years later. Hm.

Anonymous said...

I'd be willing to live there. And you are so right, Mama, the lack of bidets is a terrible blot on American homes. They are of the very essence.

Anonymous said...

Never heard of this woman, and I only like the kitchen and glass room so far as I can tell from these pics. I don't see the appeal of Mr. Cowell, though.

outsmoker said...

He has no appeal. Not even when he is smoking. I am sure he spent a lot of money on his mouthful of Chicklets.