Monday, June 4, 2012

Amy Winehouse's Father Lists Her London Bedsit

SELLER: estate of Amy Winehouse
LOCATION: London, U.K.
PRICE: £2,699,950
SIZE: (approximately) 2,500 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 full and 2 half bathrooms

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Listen children there has been a death in Your Mama's family—RIP Meemaw—so we've been a bit sluggish in getting to some of the hottest stories the last week or so and expect we'll be bringing up the celebrity real estate rear for another week.

In an effort to fill in a few of the many gaps we left gaping last week, over the next couple days we're going to briefly give our meaningless two cents about a few stories that some of y'all may (or may not) have already heard and/or read. Iffin that's the case, and you're just so over this big of celebrity property business, then move along little doggy. Your Mama will have some fresh meat for you to gnash at and gnaw on soon enough. Capisce? Capisce.

Everybody knows throwback (and throw-it-down) rocker Amy Winehouse died tragically and young—she was just 27—in July 2011 when she, quite literally, drank herself to death inside her walled and gated, Georgian-style home on London's Camden Square.

After months of mulling, Miss Winehouse's estate–managed by her father Mitch—has opted to sell his deceased daughter's architecturally dignified semi-detached and recently listed the structurally and cosmetically renovated and upgraded residence with an asking price of £2,699,950. A quick consult with Your Mama's currency conversion contraption reveals that amounts to 4,146,450 U.S. dollars at today's rates.

Miss Winehouse's modestly-scaled if hardly-inexpensive house measures about 2,500 square feet over 4 floors with a total of 3 bedrooms and 2 full and 2 half bathrooms. A stoop set in the walled and gated front garden opens to a long entry/stair hall with dark mocha-colored hardwood floors, crisp white walls, period moldings and, at the back under the stairs, a could-still-use-a-redo powder pooper.

The dark wood floors continue into the sitting room at the rear of the main floor outfitted with more period moldings, a decorative fireplace flanked by open shelving and a broad bay window with back garden view. The eat-in kitchen at the front of the house has vinyl black and white checkerboard flooring, glossy black lacquer cabinetry, jet black granite counter tops and a pair of side-by-side vintage-style white fridge/freezers.

One floor below, in the all-but-above-ground, wood-floored basement, there's a sound-proofed family room slathered an unholy shade of lipstick red paint, a modernized half crapper and a still-fully-equipped home gym with French doors that connect to the back garden. It's hard to believe all this equipment was used by Miss Winehouse who never looked particularly healthy or fit. Thin maybe, but robust, no. Whatever.

On the second floor—that's the first for for Brits—two guest/family bedrooms with custom wardrobes share a hall bathroom. One more flight up the full-floor master suite has a vaulted ceiling; over-sized wardrobe-lined dressing room; separate bedroom; and adjoining, en suite facility with black and white marble tile work, separate, glass-enclosed shower and freestanding and claw-footed soaking tub set unnecessarily at a catty wompus angle

A walled and gated courtyard at the front of the property probably didn't see much use by Miss Winehouse who was regularly besieged by fans and paparazzi outside her front gate. The area opposite her former home is still treated as a bit of a shrine with an apron of flowers, candles, and notes written to and/or about the multiple Grammy winner. The rear garden—unfortunately only accessible via a potentially treacherous trek through the gym—perhaps saw more use by the usually very pale-skinned Miss Winehouse with its sunken stone terrace, small patch of grass and tree- and shrubbery-ringed perimeter.

There has been a bit of brouhaha, we've bee told by a Brit or two, instigated by some of Miss Winehouse's still-faithful fans who feel Daddy Winehouse is profiteering by the sale of his deceased daughter's house. We're not sure what these people think Mister Winehouse ought to do with the multi-million dollar mini-manse where his daughter lived and died in such a dreadful and deadly (if wildly creative) manner. Move in to it?

We know there was talk of running some sort of Amy Winehouse foundation out of the house but, be honest, would you want to go to work in the same house where your 20-something year old, global superstar daughter met her early and ugly end? What we say isn't worth the time it takes to type it but as far as we're concerned Mummy and Daddy Winehouse ought to do what they need to do to settle their hearts no doubt left jagged by the loss of their daughter and if it's selling her damn house, then sell the damn house.

listing photos and floor plan: HouseNetwork.co.uk via RightMove.co.uk

24 comments:

nursedeb said...

sorry to hear about your loss, Mama.
prayers, good thoughts and vibes to you and yours.
now to the house....quite nice, really. who knew amy had such good taste? the gym,I agree was probably never used. nice garden to the back, specially for London.
don't know as I would want the place, as people are still treating it as the shrine. that would get very old , but fast.
her parents probably need to move on. I agree with you, why would they live or work there?
peace on you Mama.

DC Guy said...

Condolences to you and yours, Mama.

Anonymous said...

Dear Mama,

May your memories of Meemaw become a source of comfort and blessing to you.

Very sincerely,
Rabbi Hedda LaTess, Studly, Rodney, Patti, and Verandah
Your Trenton Friends

Carla In California said...

Oh No! My deepest sympathy to you and your family, Mama. May your loved one rest in peace...

Carla Ridge said...

You warned me it was coming, and we've been keeping you in our hearts, prayers, and Buddha bellies ever since. So very sorry, and wishing you only peace, healing, and happiness for you and family.

Anonymous said...

My condolences Mama.

R.I.P. to your Meemaw.

My comment moderation code is "2 udiedM" that is super weird and creepy.

AlexBella said...

Much love to you Mama. Thank you for still posting although we would all understand if you didn't.

Anonymous said...

Sorry for your loss, Mama.

Doug said...

Mama,

Your work brings so much pleasure to me and so many others that is saddens me to see that you are going through a painful period. Take care and know that we will be here when you return.

My thoughts are with you and yours,

Doug

Rosco Mare said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you, Mama Dearest, and your family and friends and your wonderful cast of characters. Lots of love XOXOXO - Rosco Mare

Anonymous said...

Sincerest condolences during your time of trial Mama. - ZnSD

West Bourne said...

My condolences to you and your family, Mama. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

Condolences on your sad loss, Mama.

The Winehouse property looks lovely on the outside, and its nicely sited on a leafy square, with its own modest garden too. Thats a luxury in town.

ms_wonderland said...

So sorry for your loss, Mama.

On Amy's house, it looks like Dad Mitch has had the place cleaned up and done over. It's a lovely spacious house, but not sure if they will get that price. Dead star premium?

The gym - most folk wont recall, but Amy was fat between her first and second bout of fame. Coke bloat or just natural, I've no idea, but that weight went fast. Could have been an exercise addict as well as the rest.

Candy Spelling said...

My sincerest condolences to you and yours during this difficult time, Mama. Prayers for your family.

As others have said, you bring so much joy to all your readers for so little in return, and we are eternally grateful for your dedication and kindness, especially when it comes to putting up with a cranky old girl like me. xo

Anonymous said...

Oh no - I'm SO sorry to hear about your Meemaw!! I hope that time heals your wounds quickly - Much MUCH love Mama!!

lil' gay boy said...

On the passing of Meemaw, I must quote the incomparable Eurydice Colette Clytemnestra Dido Bathsheba Rabelais Patricia Cocteau Stone:

"I condole you.'

Anonymous said...

**HUGS**, my dearest Mama! Take time off, it's necessary.

From your, bad ass, bratty child.

Anonymous said...

Here is a question to ponder. Why do pop singers so often end up dead from drink and drugs, etc. while classic, opera singers never do? My own idea is that pop music drives them over the edge while classical music soothes and stabilizes.

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

Loving thoughts to you and yours. May your beloved Memaw rest in peace.

Anonymous said...

Awww sorry for your loss Mamma.

Re Amy W's house - dont like it, think it's overpriced and the red room and chequerboard tiles would give me a headache - sorry.

Agree with you though - can't believe the fans saying her dad is profiteering my selling her house. Come on, he's her dad for jeeps sake! Her parents are entitled to do whatever they want with her stuff and money. Amy's gift to her fans was her music, nothing else.

Anonymous said...

I am so sorry for your loss Mama, praying for comfort to fill your heart.

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paula said...

Looks like a nice home to own. The floorplans are really great in design.

I am so sorry for your loss Mama.

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