British celebrity chef James Martin is selling a Hampshire country home that he completely redesigned over the last decade.
Mr. Martin, 45, bought an old dairy in the tiny hamlet of Stoke Charity for £600,000 (£812,568) nine years ago and has since transformed the property into a seven-bedroom modern home chock full of amenities, according to the country’s land registry and a listing for the property.
The home is reportedly selling for £3.75 million (US$5.08 million), though the listing, which first appeared in mid March, doesn’t provide an asking price.
He built a laundry list of modern conveniences into the horseshoe-shaped compound, including a cinema and games room with a wall of built-in game consoles and a three-meter-wide projector screen. There’s also heated floors, a hot tub, bar and remote-controlled mood lighting and blinds, according to the listing with real estate agency Charters Winchester. The brokerage did not immediately return a request for comment.
The compound, about 20 minutes outside of Winchester, has two garages with room for seven cars, a sun-filled orangery and a freestanding annex, according to a floorplan of the property.
“Whilst the current owner designed it for his particular requirements, the accommodation remains enormously flexible to suit the needs of any future owner,” according to the listing.
Not surprising, one of the home’s highlights is a state-of-the-art kitchen that opens on the dining and family rooms. Mr. Martin hired furniture designer Jane Cheel to design the kitchen, which includes electric ovens and a gas stove top and built-in niche appliances, such as a deep fryer, chopping boards and a La Vesse Giraudon rotisserie.
Mr. Martin spent a decade presenting BBC cooking series “Saturday Kitchen” until last year, when he moved to ITV, where he hosts “Saturday Morning with James Martin.”
The chef could not immediately be reached for comment.
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