The Lor­raine Kelly life­style, yours for of­fers over £825k

She puts seven-bed­room Scots home on mar­ket

Scottish Daily Mail - - News - By Chloe Castle­berry

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

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