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Upmarket agent launches book on most famous and expensive instructions

The founder of prime London estate agency Beauchamp Estates is set to reveal all on his most prestigious property sales.

Gary Hersham has written and published Anthology, desdribed as an upmarket property book that delves into the extraordinary history, royal, billionaire and celebrity connections of his most famous ultra-prime instructions.

The 121-page glossy hardback book has been produced during a four-month period by Harriet Woods, marketing manager at Beauchamp Estates, with contributions from Hersham and managing director Jeremy Gee.

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Anthology looks at a selection of the extraordinary deals, clients and luxury properties that Hersham and his team have handled over the years including the homes of celebrities, billionaires, royalty and aristocrats and features many of the £20m to £200m plus homes that Beauchamp Estates has sold.

The book includes the £220m Rutland Gate mega-mansion in Knightsbridge, the UK’s most expensive home which Beauchamp Estates sold on behalf of a Saudi Royal family member to a Hong Kong billionaire.

It also reviews 93 Eaton Square in Belgravia, the former London home of Prime Ministers Stanley Baldwin and Margaret Thatcher, which Beauchamp Estates sold for £21m on behalf of the estate of Mrs Henry Ford II to an American billionaire.

Upmarket agent launches book on most famous and expensive instructions

Other homes reviewed in the book include the former home of popstar Robbie Williams in St John’s Wood, playwright Harold Pinter’s mansion in Regent’s Park, music icon Sting’s former London home, the Beverly Hills estate of William Randolph Hearst and the Henley-on-Thames country estate once owned by Princess Lee Radziwill, the sister of American First Lady Jackie Kennedy.

Hersham said: “In this book we have brought together some interesting stories based on a selection of the properties that we have been involved with over the years.

“Discovering their story, explaining their provenance and history, and perhaps shining a light on a famous past resident, highlights what makes an address so special. Anthology is a ‘must read’ book for those with an interest in property, history, architecture and people.”

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