Thursday, January 3, 2013

Petra (Ecclestone) Stunt Sells Up in London, Too

SELLER: Petra Ecclestone
LOCATION: London (Chelsea), UK
PRICE: £32,000,000
SIZE: 7,995 square feet, 3-5 bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half bathrooms (plus a staff flat)

YOUR MAMAS NOTES: In case y'all didn't get your fluffy fill yesterday of the outlandishly spendy real estate ways of 28 year old Formula One racing heiress Tamara Ecclestone today Your Mama has a little ditty about her brassy blond, baby-bumped but still thin as a cat walker 24-year old baby sister Petra (Ecclestone) Stunt who also—as it turns out—has her starter house in London on the market. In Missus Stunts case, instead of a gated contemporary in Chelsea, it's a ritzy, white stucco townhouse mansion on gorgeous Eaton Square in London's super-posh Belgravia nabe that's on the open market with a £32,000,000 price tag. A few quick clickety-clacks on Your Mama's currency conversion contraption shows that's a bone rattling $52,116,500 (U.S.), at today's rates.

Missus Stunt acquired the home—most reports suggest it was paid for by her billionaire daddy Bernie—sometime in 2009 for an unknown sum of dough and shared it with her independently wealthy jet setter boyfriend turned husband James Stunt and a whole bunch of dogs. Mister and Missus Stunt were married in an extravagant ceremony in a 15th century lakeside castle outside Rome—the same one where Tom Cruise married his third ex-wife, Katie Holmes—that the tabs, blogs and gossip glossies say cost Momma and Daddy Ecclestone anywhere from £1.3 million to much as $18,750,000.

Current listing information and the floor plan show the 22-and-some foot wide townhouse spans 8 floors—six above ground, two below, measures 7,995 square feet and contains multiple reception rooms, three dedicated bedrooms plus two more potential bedrooms converted by Missus Stunt into dressing rooms. Your Mama counted five full and two half bathrooms, not including the tiny three-quarter number in the one-bedroom basement level staff flat.

The floor plan included with current marketing materials shows a rather svelte, bowling alley-like ground floor entrance hall that runs alongside the roomy formal dining room with built-in buffet, luscious chevron pattern wood floors, heavy duty moldings and a fireplace over which appears to hang a little something butterfly-ish by artist Damien Hirst. We can't say we care for the drippy chandelier that we're certain cost more than Your Mama earns in an entire year but—at the risk of sounding unforgivably rude—still looks to us a bit too much like a bunch of giant, bedazzled condoms.

The hall makes a slight hitch to the left to squeeze past the main staircase where it open to and continues past a snug central reception lobby/foyer nuzzled between the dining room and kitchen complex.

The corridor narrows as it pushed deeper into the house and passes a half bathroom and passenger elevator that services seven of the townhouse's eight floors. A half dozen steps (or so) steps descend into an airy and very contemporary center island eat-in kitchen with gleaming white marble tile floors, fixture-free milk chocolate-colored cabinetry and top grade integrated appliances. An extra wide (gas) fireplace surmounted by a huge flat screen t.v. anchors one side of the room and on the other a geometric staircase—with railings that resemble crutches—that climbs up to a roof terrace that's also accessible from the upstairs reception rooms.

The casual dining area, lit by a gigantic, jellyfish-like chandelier, spills out though a trio of tall and slender French doors to a narrow but wide balcony that—we imagine—peers our over the mews that runs behind the houses on Eaton Square and provides access to the double garage downstairs.

One floor up—the first floor for for Brits, the second for Americans—a spacious but still manageable, two-room reception suite spans the full 22-plus foot width of the townhouse. Combined the two rooms stretch more than 36 feet front to back where French doors connect to a 200-plus square foot terrace equipped with high parapets and planted with privet hedges for maintaining a modicum of privacy in the middle of the city.

The architecture in the main living and dining areas remains unreservedly grand and retains—or at least mimics—the exact sort of period detail that Your Mama might expect to find in an august townhouse of this era in London. There are polished wood floors, high ceilings with elaborate plaster moldings, three street-facing windows that stretch divinely from floor-to-ceiling and, finally, a fireplace surrounded by a glorious carved mantelpiece and mirror.

Three deep sofas in the gunmetal gray-walled living room girdle a book- and tchotchke-laden coffee table and are all three buried a cacophony of neutral colored but variously-textured pillows. We spy at least one fur lap blanket that is likely to be fake if Missus Stunt's PETA-supporting and foie gras-hating sister had anything to say about it. Real or faux fur throw blankets aside, the snazzy but essentially casual room is unquestionably dominated by a controversial, circa-1970 Terry O'Neill photograph of American bombshell Raquel Welch wearing a her famous chamois bikini from One Million Years B.C. while sexily lashed to a wooden cross. In some other average rich person's house Your Mama would guess the O'Neill photograph would be a expensive reproduction. But, somehow, we imagine Missus Stunt's O'Neill is the real damn deal.

Anyhoo, Missus Stunt's master suite spans the full width of the townhouse and occupies the entire third and fourth floors. The lower portion contains the street-side bedroom with fireplace, a fitted walk-in closet and additional cupboards an da large but hardly egregiously sized bathroom that opens to a small private balcony. The upper portion of the master suite—originally two bedrooms with private facilities and only inconveniently accessible by the main public stair—was custom converted by Missus Stunt into a pair of sleek and jam-packed dressing rooms, each of which have direct access to a small private bathroom. In an early 2011 article in the Daily Mail—an article that includes a picture of the heavily maquillaged lady-girl of the house languidly lounging in her living room in front of the aforementioned O'Neill photo—Missus Stunt remarked that one dressing room is for her "casual wardrobe" and the other her "evening wear." That, children, is a perfect example of how an arguably overindulged, modern day heiress with access to unlimited funds rolls.

Each of the two guest/family bedrooms on the fifth floor have private attached bathrooms. A tight staircase curls up to a small attic space under the eaves on the sixth floor that is marked on the floor plan as a "Storage Room." We don't know what exactly Missus Stunt stores here but Your Mama would bet both our long-bodied bitches, Linda and Beverly, that whatever it is has a designer label and/or was luridly expensive.

The decked terrace off the second floor reception room(s)—the one that's also accessible from a staircase in the kitchen—has a couple of portable heaters for taking the edge off London's notorious damp. A large square glass panel in the deck sky light for a light well/atrium that drops through the kitchen and down into the basement where it allows Miz Stunt's personal fitness room a little bit of natural light. In addition to the gym, the basement also includes a half bathroom, a two-car attached garage with direct entry, a wet bar/kitchenette and a staff flat with living room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom and a semi-private outdoor space with direct access to the street.


A sub-basement, conveniently accessible by stairs and elevator, contains a room for the home's mechanical systems and laundry equipment as well as cinema/media room with built in snack bar and shelving, upholstered walls, mood lighting and deep sectional sofas.
 
As Your Mama and every other property gossip around the globe have discussed the recent real estate activities of (Mister and) Missus Stunt ad nauseam over the last couple years we'll suffice to say that the expecting couple frequently reside in the Holmby Hills area of Los Angeles where in the summer of 2011 she paid $85,000,000 for Showbiz widow Candy Spelling's immense, 123-room pile known as The Manor. The Stunts had the place worked over in short order by L.A.-based designer-builder Gavin Brodin who also oversees the overhaul of sister Tamara's 70-or so million dollar mega-mansion on London's leafy, guard gated and brutally expensive Kensington Palace Gardens.

The previous year, in late 2010, Missus Stunt—most likely with a huge financial leg up by one or another of her expensively divorced parents—shelled out an ear piercing $90-100,000,000 on what's known as Sloane House, an historic Grade II listed mansion (and adjoining lodge) in London's hoity-toity Chelsea 'hood. Missus Stunt has since gutted—and we mean gutted*—Sloane House and proceeded with a custom refurbishment that Your Mama unscientifically guesstimates could easily cost her and her Mister a right proper ten or more million pounds.

Have a look see at the photos and floor plans here, while they're still online because they're really quite a doozy.

*Your Mama thanks a kind commenter for sending through the link for the developer-builder of Missus Stunt's new home in Chelsea. To see just how far down to the stud Sloane House was taken, click through to the developments page and scurry around in there until you find the photos marked at "Sloane House."  

43 comments:

Anonymous said...

why would anyone want to give up this gorgeous house for that hideous faux spelling manor disaster? ugh, tacky slut.

Anonymous said...

This is such a bizarre family. The father seems so helpless and stepped all over. You do not see Bloomberg, who is multiple times richer than Ecclestone buying his daughter Georgina 100m homes. Now that I think of it, this helpless midget Bernie Ecclestone is the only man in the world who buys his trashy kids such extravagant homes. It's unheard of. I bet mole faced Petra and her sister and the gold digging monther can't wait for him to die.

Anonymous said...

Again love these girls homes! Money can buy class and rediculously fabulous taste! This is flawless. I imagine her new London Residence Sloane House is beyond fabu! Would love to see more of her Los Angeles Manor..

Rick Wrinklebottom said...

I hope 1:17 was being sarcastic, because I'm pretty sure class, fabulous taste and (Spelling) manor have never before appeared in the same sentence (unless it was proceeded by something like "horrible lack of"...)

Petra's said...

Love love love this one too. A couple of the decorating choices are a bit unfortunate (the stalactite chandelier, the clear table) but can easily be fixed and it would be perfection.

Anonymous said...

her staircase is a closet
http://thepitwalk.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/petra-ecclestone-shoes-closet.png

Anonymous said...

i dont think Bernie is buying them anything.From what ive read , the money is in the trust and he can't access it.

Anonymous said...

The floor plan confused me for a bit, but it appears from the street photos that the staff bedroom and bathroom on the lower ground floor are under the sidewalk, and may even extend under the street a tad. I wonder how the deed spells out that arrangement.

l'il gay boy said...

After seeing what was done to Sloane House, it's no wonder she bought The Manor.

How on earth did she demolish a Grade II listed mansion? Or have the elements (interior & exterior) been carefully dismantled & stored for future re-installation? If not, someone should have to pay with their life for such vandalism.

;-)

Any bets on who?

Splenderosa said...

Hope they do lots of good works for charity !!

Candy Spelling said...

Lovely young woman with exquisite taste.

Anonymous said...

Good point Spenderosa (love the name). Do they do anything for anyone but themselves? And I am not talking about putting last years Hermes bag on some ebay charitable we site... The family seems very dire and sad

Anonymous said...

@lil gay boy

she tore down the attached cottage that was not grade II listed(the white building attached in the photos) and like you said she gutted the interior of sloane house(the brick building) and kept the exterior. Mamas estimate of 10 million pounds is very low in my opinion. If tamara spent 18 million pounds on a renovation, petra must have spent more on a gut job.

Anonymous said...

How come Petra has 3 houses and Tamara only has two and Petra's are way more pricey?

Anonymous said...

nice place for a 20 something to prepare for a life of not working, or learning anything of value.

Anonymous said...

Vile family.

Anonymous said...

Older London townhouses often have a series of vaults under the sidewalk extending right up to the street. They were used for the storage of coal, wood, even sometimes as a root cellar before the age of refrigeration. With the value of every square foot of London real estate, they're being converted to actual living space. The windows face inward to the light well that pedestrians see in front of each townhouse. Most people probably don't realize that some may be sleeping or showering just below their feet!

JimD said...

That's: Most people probably don't realize that SOMEONE may be sleeping or showering just below the street.

Anonymous said...

Here are the official photos of Petra's Spelling Manor, on the interior designers site.

http://www.domvslondon.com/spelling-mansion-gallery/

Anonymous said...

@11.51, WOW! THAT looks a hell of a lot nicer than it did in the w magazine spread.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I actually love what she did with the Spelling house and I love this London house too.

Mama, please give us your take!

http://www.domvslondon.com/spelling-mansion-gallery/

Anonymous said...

Yeah, i just thought you guys might like it, i accidently stumbled upon them last month when i was checking DOMV London, and i couldn't believe it either. The pool cabana is my favorite.

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Sex Chat said...

The floor plan included with current marketing materials shows a rather svelte, bowling alley-like ground floor entrance hall that runs alongside the roomy formal dining room with built-in buffet, luscious chevron pattern wood floors, heavy duty moldings and a fireplace over which appears to hang a little something butterfly-ish by artist Damien Hirst.

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Anonymous said...

If the term "FILTHY" rich was ever deserved by anyone, I'd say it applies most of all to this family. I am heartened by the disgust and disdain shown by numerous commentators. From the outside the house looks very much like the one occupied by the Rausings of drug addiction fame. A beautiful exterior can hide very very rotten goings on within.

Anonymous said...

I love the redo to the Manor. That's what I've live in if I had the money too.

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Anonymous said...

I take back all the snarky things I said about Petra! Absolutely love what she did to Candy's old rubbish heap! Her London pads are just fabu, as are Tamara's!! Spend away girls!!!

Anonymous said...

hey mama,
here is the link for petra's house. plus at bottom of
article it says that also tamara is selling her's for about
$32,506,000.00 the last 2 pictures are of her place.
can you find me wanna see what kind of pile she had there since she went all gothic on candy land.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2257153/Fancy-living-like-Ecclestone-Petra-Stunt-lists-lavish-London-mansion-32million.html

Anonymous said...

meant to say- can you find more pictures of tamara's place in london for sale. thanks

Anonymous said...

Guys, This is a real estate site and not a psychiatry website. I never understand how some people care so much about people they don't even know?

In my opinion the redo to the Manor is amazing. The house has been transformed from garish and gaudy to classy and chic. I loved every room.

Anonymous said...

nevermind. just saw 2 post's down.

JimD said...

Well,it's an improvement over the Spelling's faux-nee French decor, but the rooms are still oversized airplane hangars, now decorated like a boutique hotel. A very gay boutique hotel.

Brandon said...

Absolutely love what Petra did the "The Manor"

Anonymous said...

Almost any renovation done to The Manor would be an an improvement, right? Odd Petra left the bland color scheme outside. Any word on Candy's AM Stern penthouse build? Last I saw on Selling the Manor (HGTV), Candy schleped to south central LA to get her own marble, so she wouldnt be "taken" like she was when she built the Manor. Oye

Anonymous said...

@2:14, Seriously..."I don't think Bernie is buying them anything....trust, blah, blah" So if your dad gives you a million bucks to do whatever, and you go buy a house, he didn't pay for it? Just because he gifted them some cash but didn't specify what they could or could not do with it, does not mean it's not the same as him paying for it. Petra can throw her name on as many deeds as she wants, it was still money from daddy that bought it.

Anonymous said...

3:44, in most cases a gut job is cheaper then a renovation in which you're tip-toeing around existing plaster, fireplaces, flooring, windows, etc, etc. Generally people choose to do a gut job as opposed to renovation for exactly that reason. It takes far more intensive labor to work around all the existing systems, weather it be electric, gas, water, then it does to rip them out and move them to wherever you want to. Have you ever done a renovation before and maybe wanted to move that bathroom to a different spot and the builder tells you how much more time and work it is to start moving plumbing lines to parts of the house where there currently aren't any? Even if Petra isn't concerned about the money, it is still in most cases a shorter time period to just gut the place and stick everything wherever the fuck you want it.

Anonymous said...

@11:40 i disagree. It's not the same.

JimD said...

The Sloane House property was actually marketed with the complete overhaul of the building that is being done right now. The sellers provided full architectural plans, approvals by all the required government agencies, etc. so that the buyer wouldn't have to wait, or risk being denied, the opportunity to build their London mansion. I'm sure Petra has made some modifications to the plans, but it's basically the same real estate package that any of us could have purchased, if we had the inclination and, well, lots of cash.

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Edward Thirlwall said...

Those are some really massive numbers indeed! Well, if you have an infinite amount of wealth coming from your dad, on top of those coming from your spouse, then there is nothing on the face of this earth that you cannot possibly own! Be it a gala wedding in a castle or a mansion in the most expensive country this world. You name it, you buy it. With so many rooms on so many floors, you can turn your mansion into anything you possibly can think of. Playground, storage, entertainment and loads more.

Farrell Mackennon said...

I love the detail that goes into these descriptions Mama, I can visualise it as if I’m actually walking through the house myself. The cinema and media room sounds like a great space to hang out with friends and family at weekends and I want one of those for myself! I bet that storage room is nothing like what we imagine a storage room to look like – it’s probably the size of a ballroom! I bet the central heating system is a work of art!