Former Hampstead home of King Constantine II of Greece, sold by Glentree; venue for luminaries and glitterati, including the Late Princess Diana and her two Princes
Not all is lost with Covid-19. Jonathan Wein at Glentree, has been cracking open the ouzo in celebration of the sale of ex-King Constantine II of Greece’s former London ‘palace’ in Hampstead Garden Suburb which, despite the lockdown, managed to sell for over £6million.
There is a pleasing dramatic flourish to the story, since originally the King bought the property in the early 70s, from the serial entrepreneur, Bob Tanner – joint founder of Glentree International – for the princely sum of £325,000, at the time. Read more
As estate agents offices open up again around the country, we need to adjust to a brave, new post-virus world.
The current ‘lockdown affair’ has been tragic, absurd and surreal. However, one unexpected side effect has been that everyone has had time to reflect on their lives and discern what is truly worthwhile. The difference between the price of everything and the value of nothing, as Oscar Wilde might say.
So as we come blinking into the sunlight, it’s an opportune time to examine the seismic macroeconomic issues which are rumbling away under our feet, at this very moment. Read more
The devastating effects of this planetary curse – Covid-19 – is yet to be fully accounted for and one should never underestimate the devastation and sadness that this epidemiological problem has caused, on most nations of the world.
It is, therefore, understandable that the government wants the ‘shutdown’ of movement between citizens, so as to lessen the surge on the finite NHS resources, which at present are creaking under the strain. Read more