Monday, June 15, 2009
Sienna Miller Takes a Hit on Her London House
SELLER: Sienna Miller
LOCATION: Hatton Row, London, NW8
SIZE: 2,095 square feet, 2 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
DESCRIPTION: A fabulous and most unusual house, discreetly positioned in a quiet lane between Edgeware Road and Lisson Grove, being conveniently located for numerous local shops, restaurants and transport facilities. The house features a striking ground floor studio reception room with a galleried study area as well as a stunning lower ground floor entertaining area with a Turkish bath and sauna.
YOUR MAMAS NOTES: Relentlessly pap hounded British ack-tress turned "fashion designer" Sienna Miller has put her quirky London pad on the market with an asking price of £995,000, a figure that our bejeweled abacus reveals converts to $1,636,889 U.S.
Twenty-something year old blond Miss Miller–who works her boho-chic look every bit as hard as Kates Hudson and Moss–started up her ladder of fame as a model. She appeared in ad campaigns, magazine and topless in the innocently naughty 2003 Pirelli calendar. Next came tee-vee and movie roles in films like Alfie, Factory Girl and The Edge of Love. However, poor Miss Miller has become, perhaps and sadly, less known for her acting prowess and best known for her long string of romantic relationships and interludes with high profile men including Jude Law, Rhys Ifans, Puff Daddy and Josh Hartnett. Then there was, of course, that nasty bizness with the very married father of four Balthazar Getty which ruined a marriage and, quite frankly, did neither of their reputations or careers any favors.
Not only is Miss Miller unlucky in love, she's not so lucky in the real estate department either. Previous reports indicate Miss Miller purchased the 2,095 square foot Victorian house in 2007 for £1,200,000. That's $1,973,916 at today's rates which means that iffin Miss Miller gets her full asking price, the little lams will still lose more than £200,000. While all reports say that Miss Miller's house is in upscale Marylebone (where the Kabbalah Kween lives when in London), Our Man in London says that it's sort of in super swank St. Johns Wood (where Kate Moss resides) but that it's really located in the much less glammy Paddington where it's surrounded by council flats, otherwise known as public housing.
Miss Miller's much photographed front door opens directly into a main living space on the ground floor which perfectly matches her extremely expensive and eclectic hippie chic style of dress. It's unclear to Your Mama if Miss Miller's ex-step-mommy, the much ballyhooed interior designer Kelly Hoppen, had anything to do with the white walled Manhattan loft meets Moroccan bazaar interior day-core. The white-walled high-ceiling living room area includes a smattering of mis-matched casual furniture, a gas fireplace, a flat screen boob-toob stuck up on the wall and a couple of Moroccan lanterns hung from the ceiling. The living room gives way to the petite dining area and the well organized sky lit kitchen.
A floating and curving staircase climb to the maze-like mezzanine level which wraps around the the living room below and includes a small study with a large closet and a bathroom so narrow that only pin thin chicks like Miss Miller can squeeze past the terlit to the stand up shower.
Up a few more steps from the study is one of the two bedrooms which is open to the mezzanine level and also provides access to a small private terrace. The glass and chrome bannistered mezzanine level circles around to another flight of floating stairs that rise to the second bedroom on the top floor which appears to include a bit of closet space, a wee window that opens to interior space, a large sky light and another small pooper.
Down in the basement, or the much less dank sounding "lower ground floor" according to listing information is a somewhat impractical Turkish bath folly which was reportedly installed by the previous interior decorator owner. Surrounding the deep and intricately tiled tub that Miss Miller, ever the water conservationist, does not fill are several deep seating areas over flowing with more pillows that can be found in a Moroccan marketplace. Also down below is a sauna and the home's third bathroom.
Miss Miller also owns a country cottage in Gloucestershire and some reports indicate that Miss Miller has already moved on to newer, better and more private accommodations. Wherever she goes Your Mama imagines she'll be inclined to live in a house with a tall wall out front to keep the paps' cameras from peeping in her windows.