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Homes Under The Hammer

by | 22nd, March 2007

cliff_198x.jpgWHILE most of the nation will be unenthusiastically pondering the few quid they are likely to have gained from the Budget, those living in the Surrey stockbroker belt are enjoying the booming sound of wrecking ball on concrete, writes the Telegraph.

It seems the new fad of the uber-wealthy residents of the exclusive Weybridge enclave of St George’s Hill is to demolish their country piles and start all over again.

The gated estate which has been home to the likes of Tom Jones, John Lennon and Cliff Richard have become the source of rich pickings for local contractors as “passé and old fashioned” mansions, considered ‘chic’ only 20 years ago, are being replaced by open plan, wi-fi ready ‘contemporary’ pads which sell for anything up to £15 million.

It seems that the original development created by WG Tarrant back in 1911, one of the first super-posh enclaves to be built around a golf course, has lost its charm for the new breed of super-rich.

So spare of thought for the suffering millionaires of St George’s Hill as we all know just how stressful it can be to have the builders in.



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