Friday, 7 December 2007

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Article in Daily Mail.. all rights reserved

Nicolas Cage snaps up £4m house in Bath
Last updated at 19:41pm on 1st May 2007



Oscar-winner Nicolas Cage uses his trust Hancock Park Real Estate to acquire properties worldwide
Hollywood superstar Nicolas Cage has snapped up a £4 million town house in one of Britain's most prestigious addresses.

The Oscar-winning actor is in the final stages of buying a classical Georgian property situated on The Circus, a curved millionaire's row in the heart of Bath, Somerset.

Once the home of the Earl of Chatham, it boasts an indoor swimming pool, grand staircase, five bathrooms and six bedrooms spread over five storeys.

The 9,000 sq ft pad has a 30ft kitchen, south-facing terrace and large garden and is considered the "principal house" in the 18th century Circus.

Cage, 43, uses his trust Hancock Park Real Estate to acquire properties worldwide.

His portfolio includes several properties in Los Angeles, a castle in Germany and a whole island in the Bahamas.

Cage is in the final stages of buying the classical £4 million Georgian property above


The house came onto the market two years ago when the owner, a publishing tycoon who used it as a second home, decided to sell up and move back to London

Estate agent Knight Frank confirmed the property is under offer and refused to deny rumours that Cage was the buyer.

Chris Hart, department head at Knight Frank, said the property had been bought by a trust. He added: "Obviously Knight Frank is obliged not to divulge information we're not given the authorisation to divulge."

Neighbours also confirmed sightings of the star of Leaving Las Vegas, Adaptation and new release Next on the Circus within the last six months.

The property is situated on The Circus, a curved millionaire's row in the heart of Bath, Somerset

One resident said she knew from two trusted sources that the rumours were true, and that the transaction was due to be completed at the end of May or June.

Another resident in the Circus, who did not want to be named, said she understood that Cage did not plan to live at the address permanently.

She said: "We're told he has bought it, but don't think we'll see him here. I don't think he's completed the sale yet.

"Our daughter saw him in the Circus six months ago."

The house came onto the market two years ago when the owner, a publishing tycoon who used it as a second home, decided to sell up and move back to London.

It was on the market for with a guide price of £4 million for some 18 months before an offer was accepted.

The Circus was designed by architect John Wood the Elder in 1754 and the arc of town houses became Britain's first circular street and a major landmark.

Architects describe the Grade 1 listed homes as the "best examples of classical urban architecture in Britain" characterised by tiers of columns and ornate facades.

Bath is fast becoming one of the most exclusive places to live in the world - with the city's top estate agents keeping a list of people ready to buy houses for millions.

House prices in the area have trebled in the past two years and many of the largest homes are changing hands for so much money the figures are never made public.

7 comments:

bj said...

GOOD GRIEF....I LOVE him!
bj

Cathy said...

If only you hadn't coughed all over him (and been attached!) that could all have been yours! We only have Zara Phillips and Sharron Davies around Cheltenham - not quite the same attraction!
Cathy X

Nicky said...

I LOVE him too! Time for a flask of tea, and picnic rug and blanket and a pitch out on the green for a dash of star spotting.. tea Nicholas?!
Have a great weekend x

this is my patch said...

I bet you will be snooping around The Circus now, instead of staying at home making those badges? I trust you will still be making contact with us poor people who live outside of Bath? Damn, trust those property prices to treble, just as I was thinking of moving in next door to you! x

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS ... said...

Wonder if Mr Cage likes cats?

Cowboys & Custard said...

Oh you wicked girl Louise
Of course he likes cats.. well he jolly well WILL like cats!

Katherines Dream said...

Me too!
Carol xx