The Lorraine Kelly lifestyle, yours for offers over £825k
She puts seven-bedroom Scots home on market
SHE is the queen of breakfast TV and a lifestyle guru who boasts her own fashion line and fitness DVDs.
Now, admirers of Lorraine Kelly can live in her house – if they have at least £825,000 to spare.
The 57-year-old’s seven-bedroom home has gone on the market, complete with summer house, fish pond and enclosed walled garden.
In true daytime TV style Miss Kelly gave the property, Melfort, in Broughty Ferry, Dundee, a makeover after snapping it up seven years ago.
She replaced all the double-glazed windows, installed an electric Aga and overhauled many of the rooms.
Built in 1927, the house was designed by George C Morton of Bruce, Morton & Son, a well-known firm of architects, and is described as ‘one of the finest houses in Broughty Ferry’.
Estate agent Savills said the house had been modernised but retains original panelling, pitch pine doors and staircase, fireplaces, patterned plaster ceiling decor and cornices.
Savills states: ‘The layout and presentation of the house are ideal for both modern family living and for entertaining. The finish and presentation throughout is exceptional.’
Melfort – on sale for offers over £825,000 – boasts three floors and an integral garage, with ‘lovely’ enclosed gardens with two walnut trees and a
‘Exceptional finish and presentation’
copper beech. There is a summerhouse, a paved seating area and a sheltered and paved courtyard.
The courtyard has a small fish pond, a covered area and a hot tub.
On the ground floor, the ‘most elegant’ drawing room has French doors that open to the garden, an open fireplace with wooden mantel and fitted bookshelves. Two sitting rooms have wooden floors and bay windows which look out to the gardens.
The kitchen has beautiful wooden units with granite worktops and a three-oven Aga.
Miss Kelly boosted the value of her business empire to more than £2.7million, according to September figures. Her company Albatel made a profit of more than £360,000 last year, and published annual accounts showed total assets of £3,045,506.
This includes £1,612,527 held in a bank account, £1,125,216 owed by debtors and an investment portfolio worth more than £300,000.
After paying off creditors, the company had a net worth of £2,744,000, which means it increased in value by almost £1million in the past two years.
Glasgow-born Miss Kelly and her cameraman husband Steve Smith set up the firm in 1992 after they married. This year she signed a ‘golden handcuffs’ deal – reportedly worth more than £2million – for two-and-ahalf more years with ITV.
Miss Kelly revealed during the summer she had started HRT. She said: ‘I lost my mojo... my hormones were all over the place. Like any woman of my age, I was – and am – going through the menopause.’
Be her guest: One of the home’s spacious bedrooms Style: Melfort was built in 1927 and retains period details
Kitchen/diner: Perfect for watching breakfast TV