It’s not every day that a rock legend puts their house up for sale…but whose house is it? Let’s look Through the Keyhole…
Knowing that the demographics of the Every Record Tells A Story readership includes many multi-millionaire rock fans, where better for a rock star to advertise their des res than in these very pages? Well – apart from at the Estate Agent (Hamptons International) that is actually being used to sell the thing obviously…
Want to have a look? OK – here’s the Estate Agent’s description:
Approached via a pretty country lane and private gated entrance into a sweeping gravel driveway with large parking area, Sheering Hall is a substantial country house of some 11,000 sq ft full of character and period features throughout. The property offers a fantastic variety of facilities for entertaining on a grand scale.
- 5 reception rooms
- 7/8 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 3 shower rooms
- games/cinema room
- indoor pool complex with gym area
- galleried recording studio
- football pitch
Not just a recording studio: A Galleried Recording Studio….
If you do end up buying it and saw it here first don’t forget to thank me. Contractually, I don’t think I’m entitled to any reward, but perhaps you can invite me over for a game of tennis on the tennis court – or we can go Running Free on the full-sized football pitch? Who would live in a house like this?
After tennis, we might want to seek Sanctuary in the swimming pool, which features a very fetching mural on the back wall.
Clue: I was rather hoping to see a well known band mascot there, but presumably Mrs X put her foot down. Nothing more jarring – after a quick thirty lengths of the pool – than to see a dead-eyed zombie standing before you. At least that’s what my wife keeps telling me when she sees me first thing in the morning.
After our swim, perhaps a quick drink would restore the tissues in the fully equipped bar?
Clue: Draft beer on tap, (to have a few “wets”), a pool table (some Wasted Years spent on there no doubt), and a football pennant – not from West Ham United as you might expect, but from Brazilian side Vasco De Gama. Maybe this person has been to South America recently?
After a drink we could retire to the blue room – and admire the six gold discs on the wall, and look through an extensive record collection sitting neatly on the shelves.
Clue: Is that a rare copy of The Soundhouse Tapes?
Some nice lighting in here – which should help any potential buyers with a Fear of the Dark. Does the the time on the clock show two minutes to midnight?
Have you guessed yet?
The property has been out up for sale at Hamptons Estate Agents for £6.75m. That’s a price that will make all but the most enthusiastic potential purchaser Run To The Hills…
Record # 123: Iron Maiden – 22 Acacia Avenue
Categories: Heavy Metal