One of Britain's most media-savvy and stylish couples, David Beckham and his wife, Victoria Beckham have put their palatial estate, the 'Beckingham Palace' on the market for an undisclosed amount. This high secured estate, in all its grandeur was the destination for much of the couple's get together for their elite group of friends. But being picky about whom they sell to, they have laid down the condition that the home should go to a family and not builders, who might be tempted to restructure the palace and build smaller flats in place. The Beckhams had bought this place in 1999 for the price of £2.5 million, through a property developer Richard Maher, when this estate was a council run Children's home and then renovated by addition of a snooker room, gymnasium, floodlit tennis courts, recording studio, helipad, and numerous swimming pools as well.
The 22-acre estate in Hertfordshire, is the classic Georgian architectural example famous in the British lands. Titled according to the famous glamour couple David and Victoria Beckham, the Beckhingham Palace is actually called 'Rowneybury', which has received special personal touches, henceforth the condition that a wealthy family ought to be the next owner of the property. Their main insecurity has been that real estate developers would actually cash in on their name, and then cash in on a high price because of that. The Beckham's are possessive about the fact that they have spent a lot of resources and time into converting this place to their tastes, and hence would like the future owner to carry that on as much as they can.
The reason for the sale of the Beckingham Palace has been the 'jet-set' lifestyle of the couple. Victoria Beckham has the need to give more time to her business Battersea, which is closer to the London location they are currently residing at. Though this estate was a holiday home for the Beckham family, it proved to be too much of a travel for them, hence the next plan is too look for something in Kengsington or even Mayfair. Their current residence is a £20 million rented house in Kengsington, which perhaps they will move out from in the near future.
Via: Daily Mail