THE WEEKLY ROUND UP

Se­lected snip­pets from the world of prop­erty

The Daily Telegraph - Property - - Cover Story -

WOULD YOU LIVE IN THE MOST-VIEWED HOME IN THE COUNTRY?

The top five most-viewed homes so far this year on the prop­erty por­tal Right­move are an eclec­tic bunch, but they have one big thing in com­mon: se­ri­ous mod cons.

The top spot is held by a five-bed­room house in Shrop­shire that fea­tures a Jacuzzi bath and a pri­vate cin­ema room. A mod­ernist man­sion on Hamp­stead Heath comes in third with a home gym, a bil­liards room and a garage for four supercars. A bowl­ing al­ley with disco light­ing is only enough to earn a £30mil­lion Sur­rey es­tate fifth place.

But it doesn’t come with star power. Per­haps the se­cret to the sec­ond mostviewed home’s suc­cess is its neigh­bours: the five-bed­room house in Sand­banks is near Harry Redknapp’s home.

FOR SALE: FRIENDS STAR MATTHEW PERRY’S $35M LA HOME

Chan­dler Bing (or Miss Chanan­dler Bong, as the ad­dress reads on his TV guide de­liv­er­ies) brought world class en­ter­tain­ment to mil­lions in the Amer­i­can sit­com Friends. The char­ac­ter also brought in mil­lions for its ac­tor,

Matthew Perry. In 2017, he spent $20mil­lion (£17mil­lion) on a 9,290 sq ft pent­house on the 40th floor of The Cen­tury, a 42-storey tower in Los An­ge­les.

He then over­saw a two-year ren­o­va­tion project with the ar­chi­tect Scott Joyce and the in­te­rior de­signer LM Pagano and, just three years on, the apart­ment’s new list­ing price is $35 mil­lion, po­ten­tially making him a $15 mil­lion profit. It has a screen­ing room and four ter­races.

In the words of Bing him­self: could it BE any more out of my league?

DAT­ING APPS TAKE ON NEW ROLE IN IN­TE­RIOR DEC­O­RA­TION

Self-isolation poses a se­ri­ous chal­lenge to the world of dat­ing. Sin­gle­tons us­ing dat­ing apps are re­sort­ing to video calls in lieu of real life in­ter­ac­tion. And that means the state of their homes mat­ters in new ways.

A sur­vey by MyJobQuote finds that 69 per cent of daters would ditch a match if they didn’t like the state of their bed­room. Mean­while, 73 per cent ad­mit­ted to squir­relling away in­crim­i­nat­ing items to make their rooms look bet­ter on cam­era.

Date-friendly: A chic bed­room

Mod­ernist: Lon­don man­sion

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