on buying and selling and his own shrewd property moves
As an American citizen, Meghan Markle may not be aware that, up and down the land, the British public is preparing to celebrate her wedding to Prince Harry on May 19 in its own special way. Or that (whisper it) not all of us are that interested in the actual event, but see it as a great excuse to close the road, get the bunting out and do what we do best: sit about on plastic chairs, feasting on Victoria sponge and warm prosecco while discussing the state of the nation, possibly under a light drizzle, and wearing a Union Jack apron.
The volunteer patrol groups trying to keep communities safe as police numbers fall.
Swanky apartments for discerning octogenarians. Just don’t call them retirement homes..
Alan Bennett’s house (minus the van) could be yours for £3m
The quality of student rentals is a disgrace with letting agents cashing in.
Art collector Doris Saachi on how to downsize the minimalist way
My rudimentary guide to online sales.
Inside Uri Gellar’s £15M mansion
Doga.. It’s a thing. But we weren’t very good at it..
There are thirteen villages called Whitchurch in the UK. Every two years they celebrate.
The menace that tears through concrete and wrecks relationships between neighbours.
The sincerest form of flattery or the quickest way to fall out with a friend?
This £24m pad in Mayfair once housed 1920s sports cars.
Plantation shutters are everywhere and the new key marker that an area is on its way up.
Once you start thinking of your house as a hot date, you will never again have to suffer the agony of coughing up thousands of pounds to stay in rental properties that turn out to be far less comfortable than your own home.
Designed by John Nash, flattened during the Blitz and rebuilt as dingy offices, Park Crescent now offers last-word-in-luxe flats for wealthy downsizers
he founder of Quiet Mark is on a mission to turn down the noise of modern life. Her tip for achieving serenity? Spend an hour a day listening to the birds
Tom Conti’s much-loved sprawling home in Hampstead was inspired by Lewis Carroll.
Dove grey is the answer to all interior indecision, so why did we decide to paint our front door yellow?
Just say no.
My own completely unscientific research has led me to believe that even the most objectionable child is nicer after a brisk bounce. But how safe are trampolines? Not very, according to experts.
Welcome to Britain’s priciest batchelor pad, designed by Candy and Candy with a budget of over £18M
Who knew it is your halogen lights that are responsible for whooping up energy bills.
How one family turned over their own home in Somerset to others seeking refuge
Developers are cashing in on London’s status as the billionaire capital. I take the first look at the latest uber-luxe offering
No expense was spared in the reconfiguration of this super-luxe mansion on the prestigious Wentworth Estate in Surrey
Can a new energy-efficient pellet fuelled range ever live up to the blessed Aga? We cook Christmas dinner on one to find out.
Grade 2 listed Castle Goring is for sale…for £500,000 but what’s the catch?.
Once an ordinary house in an ordinary street in Essex, Talliston House has been transformed by its owner John Trevillian into a series of historical locations.
And back to kitchen basics
Research suggests a growing number of us are sleeping with our dogs.
Full size dog sofas and dedicated double beds..Living with the World’s Biggest Dog
Why are we too embarrassed to tell cleaners what we want?