Daytime TV’s Lorraine Kelly has sold her impressive Dundee home, just four months after putting it on the market!
On at offers over £825,000 the sprawling property achieved a final sale figure of £845,000. And records have revealed that the lucky new owners are a businessman from the East Midlands and his wife.
The sale of the 1920s home was said to have been prompted by the 58-year-old becoming weary of her commute from Dundee to London – trains to King Cross take a least six hours – and a desire spend more time with husband Steve.
Lorraine and Steve – who now call Buckinghamshire home – bought the house in 2010 for £775,000 and it’s said be one of the ‘finest houses’ in Broughty Ferry, where it’s located, in the Scottish city of Dundee.
Savills, the agent who sold Lorraine’s house, also revealed that the area was called, “one of the poshest suburbs” in Europe by late Dundee University historian Charles McKean – so it’s clearly a sought-after area.
It’s also famed for being a private area, with few main roads, making it perfect for one of the most popular and well-known presenters in the UK.
The six-bedroom house Lorraine shared with her family has three reception rooms and gorgeous, enclosed gardens, complete with sprawling driveway and pond.
The listing also revealed that Lorraine and her husband installed an electric Aga and Sky broadband when they moved in, although the house still maintains much of its original panelling, cornices and doors, from when it was built in 1927.
Lorraine also used one of the rooms as a dressing room, while the other rooms were used for guests, and one as an office.
And when she and her family were keen to relax, the home also comes with an outdoor hot tub – perfect for those chilly Scottish days.
The listing read, ‘All in all, the layout and presentation of the house are ideal for both modern family living and for entertaining. The finish and presentation throughout is exceptional.’
Lorraine only lived in the house over the weekends, as she stays in London during the week in order to present her ITV breakfast show, Lorraine.
Her flat in the capital, which she uses as her base during the week, has been described as ‘super-central’, so perfect for reaching the ITV studios.
Describing what it’s like living between two cities, she previously told The Mirror, “The [London] flat is my little sanctuary because I’m always on my own here, but Dundee is truly home.
“It isn’t a big house we have there, but it has a lot of character and an amazing garden, which I certainly don’t have here. I have a small balcony but it’s too loud to sit out, so I just open the doors to get a breeze in. London is just a wee den for me where I do all my work.”
She also revealed whether she plans to split her life like this forever, wholeheartedly agreeing that she’d love to.
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“I really do hope I can split my time between the two places for a long time yet, as it’s a lucky position to be in. I get the city lifestyle, then the dog walks on the beach back in Dundee. And they both feel comfortable and relaxing. No home of mine will feel like a boutique hotel ever. I kick my shoes off anywhere and that’s OK. Pure bliss.”
It’s not known if Lorraine is planning on buying another property in Dundee, but if it’s anything like as impressive as her current one, we’re sure she’ll be fine!