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The Ladder of Success

by | 30th, June 2004

‘GIVEN the nature of her business, you’d be excused for thinking there was a family already housed inside Kirstie Allsopp’s skirt.

Kirstie’s period features

The expansive residence, with stunning views and all mod cons, is, surprisingly, not for sale or rent.

While we see this is a missed investment opportunity in a buoyant market, the owner of the tent-like maisonette prefers to show us around her elegant west London home.

Decorated in a style Kirstie calls “modern traditional” (aka staid), Hello! delights at Kirstie’s “grand mirror, oil paintings, powder blue upholstery, tongue and groove panelling and lavish window treatments”.

And guess what? “She’s even got Angostura bitters on the drinks shelf.” If ever there was something more modern traditional than that, we, like Hello!, have yet to find it.

But in a flash the eldest child of Lord Hindlip, the ex-chairman of Christie’s with close links to the Royal Family, is keen to tell us how she got on in life and show us the kitchen, bathroom and bedroom.

Coo at the claw-footed bath with wrap-around shower curtain. Drool over the bedroom with its floral blinds, green curtains and matching headboard.

Positively shriek with delight when you see Kirstie’s garden office with its massive letter “K” stuck on the roof and gentle green exterior.

It’s great, but before we make Kirstie an offer she can’t refuse, we need to see what some other flats look like. Like the one she wears in place of a skirt…’

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