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Inside Adele’s new home with Rich Paul as she moves into $58M mega mansion

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Adele has confirmed she’s moved in with boyfriend Rich Paul after a year of dating as she shared a snap of them outside their new home.

The singer, 34, took to Instagram on Wednesday and shared a series of loved-up snaps of the couple, including one where they both held up the keys to their abode.

In January it was claimed the vocal powerhouse was splashing out ‘$58million’ on a fourth property – Sylvester Stallone’s Beverly Hills mega mansion which sat on the market for the better part of the year. And now the home has revealed to be a new love nest for the singer and her boyfriend. 

 

Next step: Adele has confirmed she and her boyfriend Rich Paul have moved in together as she shared a snap of them outside their new home on Instagram on Wednesday

Next step: Adele has confirmed she and her boyfriend Rich Paul have moved in together as she shared a snap of them outside their new home on Instagram on Wednesday 

Adele already owned three homes in a star-studded neighbourhood of Beverly Hills before adding Stallone’s former abode to her property portfolio in January.

The 18,587 square-foot home was designed by Richard Landry and boasts eight-bedroom and 12-bathrooms.

Stallone had been working hard to sell the mega mansion that he purchased in the ’90s, and initially listed the beautiful home for $110million, but there were no takers. In May, he cut the price down to $85million.

Mega mansion: In January it was claimed the vocal powerhouse was splashing out '$58million' on a fourth property - Sylvester Stallone's Beverly Hills mega mansion which sat on the market for the better part of the year

Mega mansion: In January it was claimed the vocal powerhouse was splashing out ‘$58million’ on a fourth property – Sylvester Stallone’s Beverly Hills mega mansion which sat on the market for the better part of the year

The 75-year-old Hollywood icon, who has moved with his family to Florida, relisted the property for $85million in August, and dropped the price down to $80million in October.

Stallone first used agency Hilton & Hyland with the agents being Paris Hilton’s dad Rick along with his son Barron Hilton II and his son’s wife Tessa. Rick’s business partner Jeff Hyland was also listed. But he later changed agents to Tomer and Isidora Fridman, Kurt Rappaport and Jade Mills.

The property has a total of eight bedrooms on a whopping 3.5 acres, and is located in the same neighborhood where Lisa Vanderpump and Rod Stewart used to reside.

No doubt the home will serve as an oasis to those seeking privacy from the hustle and bustle of Tinseltown as it is at the end of a cul de sac up a long private driveway in an exclusive enclave.

And the security is very good: ‘It’s double gated. You’re gated within the community, and then, again, when you get to the house, you’re gated,’ Mills said.

The property was designed architect Edward Granzbach and built in 1994.

Stunning: The 18,587 square-foot home was designed by Richard Landry and boasts eight-bedroom and 12-bathrooms

Stunning: The 18,587 square-foot home was designed by Richard Landry and boasts eight-bedroom and 12-bathrooms

The entire square feet of the dwelling is 21,000 but Mills says it’s not too big: ‘Even though the square footage is very large, it’s a pretty traditional floor plan. It’s a really easy house to live in.’

The main house features six bedrooms and nine bathrooms including a master suite, three spacious en-suite bedrooms, and two maids bedrooms.

The opulent master suite includes a sauna, steam room, and office with a terrace.

There is also a two-story guest house with two en-suite bedrooms and full chef’s kitchen as it was designed by Richard Landry.

The primary two-story building includes a formal living room which features views to Rodeo Drive and beyond.

As if that wasn’t already enough, amenities also include a professional movie theater and cigar room with an air-filtration system.

There is also a home gym. Mills said: ‘What would you expect Rocky’s gym to look like? It truly is Rocky’s gym, even though I’m sure the whole family uses it.’

Outside there is a massive patio with an infinity pool, spa, and even a putting green. Any gearhead would be happy to know that there is also an air-conditioned eight-car garage with an art studio.

The gated community is also home to Hollywood royalty Denzel Washington and Eddie Murphy.

Adele’s Hidden Valley Trio 

As well as her home in London, Adele also has three mansions situated within another gated community in the Hidden Valley in Los Angeles

Impressive! Adele had previously monopolised her Beverly Hills suburb by splashing the cash on three properties in another gated community

Impressive! Adele had previously monopolised her Beverly Hills suburb by splashing the cash on three properties in another gated community

 HOUSE ONE: Adele’s current home

– Purchased for $8.4million in 2016 

– Four bedrooms, six bathrooms 

HOUSE TWO: Adele’s ex-husband Simon Konecki’s home

– Purchased for $10.65million in 2019

– Five-bedrooms, six-bathrooms, 6,045 square feet and sits on nearly an acre 

HOUSE THREE: Adele’s latest purchase 

– Purchased for $10million in 2021

–  Four-bedroom, four-bathroom, with pool and basketball court

Adele’s first two properties were purchased under the names The Gatefield Trust and Todd Gelfand, a partner at Adele’s business management company Gelfand, Rennert & Feldman.

She bought the third property from Nicole Richie and her musician husband Joel Madden, with the house sitting next door to both her current home and the house she purchased from ex-husband Simon Konecki in 2019.

Selling up: Sylvester had been trying to sell the property for  a year before Adele purchased the home

Selling up: Sylvester had been trying to sell the property for  a year before Adele purchased the home 

As well as sharing a snap in front of her new home, Adele shared another Instagram image on Wednesday, which appeared to be from the night of Adele’s One Night Only CBS Special, as she and Rich shared a kiss backstage at the Griffith Observatory.

Adele also shared more personal snaps of the couple, including one where she posed behind the counter of a McDonald’s in a blue shirt and cap with Rich waiting to give his order.

In another shot, the pair appeared in good spirits as they sported matching grey T-shirts while watching a game. Adele also wore a black cap while her locks were styled into a ponytail.

In the final picture she shared, the star held a fortune from a cookie reading: ‘You have found good company – enjoy’. 

Adele is also rumored to be engaged to Klutch Sports Group founder Rich, even expressing her desire to have a child with him next year.

Speaking on The Graham Norton Show in February Adele said she was keen to have her first child with Rich.

She said: ‘I would like to have more children – I only just feel like I’ve caught up with my sleep from nine years ago when I had my son.’ [with ex-husband Simon Konecki].’ 

Smooch: In one snap, which appeared to be from the night of Adele's One Night Only CBS Special, she and Rich shared a kiss backstage at the Griffith Observatory

Smooch: In one snap, which appeared to be from the night of Adele’s One Night Only CBS Special, she and Rich shared a kiss backstage at the Griffith Observatory

During a past interview with Rolling Stone, Adele described her relationship with Rich as being the most ‘incredible, openhearted, and easiest’ one she’s ever been in. 

While they have only been seeing each other since last summer, the pair actually met for the first time at a friend’s birthday party several years before. 

They would later reconnect in June 2021, with Adele saying: ‘I didn’t really tell many of my friends at the beginning because I wanted to keep it to myself.

They put their love on display when they attended the NBA Finals as a couple in July, and again at LeBron James’ wife’s birthday party in August.

Adele went Instagram official with their romance in a post on September 19, which she captioned with a red heart emoji.

Of their reconnection years after their first meeting, Adele said ‘Rich just incredibly arrived,’ and that their union has since had a positive impact on her well-being.

Speaking to Vogue, she explained: ‘I don’t feel anxious or nervous or frazzled. It’s quite the opposite. It’s wild.’

Loved-up: In another shot, the pair appeared in good spirits as they sported matching grey T-shirts while watching a game

Loved-up: In another shot, the pair appeared in good spirits as they sported matching grey T-shirts while watching a game

Adele shared her first Instagram post in almost two months to mark her 34th birthday earlier this month as she posed for a fresh-faced photo and spoke about her ‘healing year.’

Dressed in a custom Carolina Herrera dress and dancing around a garden, Adele told her 49.8m followers that she has ‘never been happier’.

Adele beamed for the camera as she reflected on a life-changing year, which in January saw the star postpone her Las Vegas residency at the last minute, to the anger of fans.

Heartwarming: Adele also shared more personal snaps, including one where she posed behind the counter of a McDonald's in a blue shirt and cap with Rich waiting to give his order

Heartwarming: Adele also shared more personal snaps, including one where she posed behind the counter of a McDonald’s in a blue shirt and cap with Rich waiting to give his order

Romance: In the final picture she shared, the star held a fortune from a cookie reading: 'You have found good company - enjoy'

Romance: In the final picture she shared, the star held a fortune from a cookie reading: ‘You have found good company – enjoy’

‘What a difference a year makes! If time keeps healing and smoothing out all the creases in my life like it does as the years fly by, then I can’t wait to be 60!’ she wrote in her caption.

‘I’ve never been happier! So many lessons, so many blessings to be grateful for. This is 34, and I love it here! Thank you for the birthday love as always x’.

Adele treated herself to a custom Carolina Herrera dress for her big day.

The London-born torch singer’s leggy LBD was a mix between the 83-year-old designer’s $4,990 ’embroidered strapless mini-dress with train’ and her $2,990 ‘bubble sleeve floral dot mini dress.’

Many happy returns: Adele shared a stunning, fresh-faced photos as she celebrated her 34th birthday on Friday and told fans about her 'healing' year

Many happy returns: Adele shared a stunning, fresh-faced photos as she celebrated her 34th birthday on Friday and told fans about her ‘healing’ year

Happiness: Dressed in a custom Carolina Herrera dress and dancing around a garden, Adele told her 49.8m followers that she has 'never been happier'

Happiness: Dressed in a custom Carolina Herrera dress and dancing around a garden, Adele told her 49.8m followers that she has ‘never been happier’

Adele marveled: 'What a difference a year makes! If time keeps healing and smoothing out all the creases in my life like it does as the years fly by, then I can't wait to be 60!'

Adele marveled: ‘What a difference a year makes! If time keeps healing and smoothing out all the creases in my life like it does as the years fly by, then I can’t wait to be 60!’

The Oh My God songstress later donned matching striped pajamas with her inner circle – stylist Jamie Mizrahi, photographer Raven B. Varona, travel author Jedidiah Jenkins, and Crown + Conquer founder April McDaniel.

‘We’re all gonna watch Sleeping with the Enemy,’ Adele (last name Adkins) said of Joseph Ruben’s 1991 thriller. ‘I think I’m entering my Julia Roberts era?’

The group appeared to be staying at a luxurious condo together where they enjoyed a swimming pool and lime-squeezed cocktails.

'34 is a revelation!' The Oh My God songstress later donned matching striped pajamas with her inner circle (from L-R) - stylist Jamie Mizrahi, photographer Raven B. Varona, travel author Jedidiah Jenkins, and Crown + Conquer founder April McDaniel

’34 is a revelation!’ The Oh My God songstress later donned matching striped pajamas with her inner circle (from L-R) – stylist Jamie Mizrahi, photographer Raven B. Varona, travel author Jedidiah Jenkins, and Crown + Conquer founder April McDaniel

Adele (last name Adkins) said of Joseph Ruben's 1991 thriller: 'We're all gonna watch Sleeping with the Enemy. I think I'm entering my Julia Roberts era?'

Adele (last name Adkins) said of Joseph Ruben’s 1991 thriller: ‘We’re all gonna watch Sleeping with the Enemy. I think I’m entering my Julia Roberts era?’

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Barings and HBD secure planning for London logistics scheme (GB)

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Barings and HBD have secured detailed planning for a strategic logistics scheme in Rainham, London, transforming a 20-acre brownfield site. The new development, Momentum London, is being delivered by Barings and HBD in a joint venture partnership. It will create 381,814ft² of new logistics and industrial space across four units ranging from 41,000 -171,000ft².

 

The scheme will target Net Zero Carbon, BREEAM “Excellent” and an EPC “A+” rating. This is being achieved by dynamic design, careful consideration of materials, zero use of fossil fuels, maximizing photovoltaic solar panels, battery storage and intelligent building systems. The units will be 100% EV ready, including passive fleet charging to the yards.

 

The logistics park will be set in landscaped environment with picnic and public areas, as well as direct access onto the Thames Cycle Path, so that it brings further social benefits to the area. Positioned on the River Thames, with potential for jetty access, Momentum will offer an easy stepping stone into Central London and out via the A13, just minutes away.

 

Darren Hutchinson, Head of UK Real Estate Transactions and Managing Director at Barings, said: Momentum London will be a strategically located logistics scheme with strong environmental and social credentials, beneficial both to future occupiers and the communities around it. Logistics is one of Barings’ preferred investment sectors and Momentum London exemplifies the kind of developments we’re seeking, with a keen interest in exploring joint ventures like this one with HBD.”

 

Simon Quine, Senior Development Surveyor at HBD, said: “Industrial and logistics space remains in very limited supply across London, particularly larger distribution units. Momentum will plug that gap within the M25 and provide modern, sustainable logistics and distribution space to serve London and the wider South East market. Landscaping and wellness have been thoroughly considered, with careful design considerations and enhancements to the Thames Foot and Cycle path, which we hope will help occupiers to attract and retain staff.”

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Mirrored furniture trend can create the illusion of space in your home

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Mirrored furniture provokes strong emotions. Some see it as the epitome of bad taste, flashy and bling. Others know that mirrors have magic powers.

A mirrored table or cabinet makes a room or a hallway appear more swish and spacious. It’s a trick that bars and restaurants employ to ensure their establishments appear roomier and more inviting — and they can add lustre to your home, too.

Choosing a piece of mirrored furniture also sends out a sign that you are aware of one of the year’s trends — the return of Art Deco, the influential style that emerged in the 1920s. 

Reflections: A mirrored bedside table. The power of the mirror to create an impression has been recognised for centuries

Reflections: A mirrored bedside table. The power of the mirror to create an impression has been recognised for centuries

It blended forms that celebrated modern machinery with decorative elements drawn from Greco-Roman culture and nature. 

The mirror was a favourite material, used on the surfaces of furniture and walls to supply a shimmering silver and gold effect.

Probably the most famous piece of Art Deco architecture is New York’s Chrysler Building. Completed in 1930, its sunburst-patterned stainless steel spire remains one of the key elements of the Manhattan skyline.

Art Deco console tables, drinks trolleys and other items from the era of the building’s construction sell for thousands on auction sites such as 1stdibs underlining the growing appeal of this aesthetic. 

Jamie Watkins, the co-founder of fabric and wallpaper company Divine Savages, explains Art Deco’s allure for a new audience.

‘Art Deco, with its bold geometrical patterns was such an iconic period for design: it’s synonymous with glamour and luxury.’

The resurgent popularity of Art Deco is also based on its practicality: a mirrored piece works with almost any interior, adding interest and depth.

The power of the mirror to create a wow impression has been recognised for centuries. 

Examples of this technique include the round mirror on the wall behind the bride and groom in Jan van Eyck’s 1434 Arnolfini Portrait in the National Gallery. It sends out the message that the couple are discerning — and wealthy.

Cheers: B&M's £25 oval drinks trolley with two mirrored shelves

Cheers: B&M’s £25 oval drinks trolley with two mirrored shelves

The hall of mirrors in the palace of Versailles was designed to be a place of beauty, but also to display the financial resources of Louis XIV, the Sun King. Mirrors were a luxury item until an inexpensive manufacturing process was invented in the 1830s.

In 2022, it is possible to pick up mirrored pieces for under £100. B&M has a £25 oval drinks trolley with two mirrored shelves that would lend an air of Thirties elegance to any gathering. The £94.99 Ellison serving cart (a U.S. term for drinks trolley) from Wayfair has a similar vibe.

If you believe that the right mirrored trolley would save you money on trips to bars, the larger £144.95 gold oval mirrored trolley from Melody Maison could be the thing.

A mirrored cocktail cabinet will dazzle guests. The £1,200 Primrose & Plum champagne and gold cabinet has a Jazz-Age feel.

The £299 Venetian sideboard from Furniture Market, meanwhile, is a more modestly priced way to conjure up the party spirit of the Roaring Twenties.

The show flats of apartment blocks are often equipped with mirrored cocktail cabinets containing bottles of spirits and crystal glasses. This makes buyers dream of dinner parties, with a prelude of aperitifs, but also serves to make the apartment appear even roomier.

A console table in the hall also creates an illusion of space which can be amplified by the addition of a lamp. HomesDirect365 has a range in the style of almost every era including Art Deco, Regency, the 1960s and the 1970s. Prices start at £233.

The bedroom is often the most cramped room in either a house or flat which is why this can be the best place to experiment with mirrored furniture. 

The desire to preserve family harmony is another reason. The other members of your household may prefer the kitchen and living room to be slick and understated, seeing anything mirrored as excessive.

In the bedroom, however, you can indulge your decor fantasies. Habitat has the one-drawer Hepburn bedside table for £76.

Next offers the antique effect Fleur bedside table which costs £225 for the one-drawer version and £275 for the two-drawer version. 

The Fleur is also available as a six-drawer chest for £599 or a £1,150 double wardrobe if you seek to waft around your bedroom channelling your inner 1930s Hollywood screen siren. 

Dunelm’s Venetian mirrored dressing table also offers a chance to live out your dream of silver screen stardom (£449).

If mirrored furniture has brought out your party animal, kindling a passion for Art Deco in every guise, Divine Savages offers Deco Martini wallpaper whose design is based on the geometric forms, with a hidden Martini glass within the print (£150 per roll).

Some of your guests may not be too busy checking out their reflections on the doors of the mirrored cabinet to notice this subtle and witty detail in the wallpaper.

Savings of the week! water jugs… Up to 52% off 

The Sandvig hammered-glass jug from made.com is half-price at £22

The Sandvig hammered-glass jug from made.com is half-price at £22

Sitting outside on a sunny afternoon is already delightful. But it is even more enjoyable if you are sipping on a cool drink or an iced coffee from a generously sized jug, or maybe even a Pimm’s. The arrival of the July sales means bargains abound.

If you prioritise practicality, Ocado’s textured lustre plastic picnic jug has 33 per cent off at £8.

The price of the pleasingly geometric plastic smoky-grey Prism jug from Wayfair is 16 per cent off at £10.10. 

If you would like to feel as if you are in the south of France, John Lewis has the plain glass Arles wicker-wrapped jug. It is reduced from £25 to £12, down 52 per cent.

Wanting something more elegant that you can also use for flowers? The Sandvig hammered-glass jug from made.com is also half-price at £22.

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VGP acquires French logistics development

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VGP NV and VALGO signed an agreement to purchase 32 hectares of land that housed the former Petroplus refining units in Petit-Couronne, near Rouen. This brownfield rehabilitation project is fully in line with VGP’s core expertise and strategy. Thanks to the six years ownership of the site by VALGO and its expertise in asbestos removal, soil and water table decontamination, in-situ waste treatment and development, this area has now become a suitable site for the development of new industries and business activities.

 

On the banks of the river Seine and close to the A13 highway, the 32-hectare area of land offers its future users a highly strategic location. Following the extensive depollution work carried out by VALGO, the site is now ready for redevelopment. VGP expanded into France only a few months ago and is delighted to start its French business activities in the dynamic Rouen Normandy metropolis area, via this major project. In total, around 150,000m² of land are set to be redeveloped to accommodate industrial and logistics projects, with work due to begin in 2023.

 

Jan Van Geet, CEO VGP, said: “VGP is delighted to begin its business activities in France on a site as exceptional as this one, with strong economic and environmental ambitions that are shared by both our partner, VALGO, and the local authorities. As the rehabilitation of brownfield sites is at the heart of our business, this project is a great opportunity for us to deploy our industrial and logistical know-how. The uncertain geopolitical situation and the rise in transport prices mean that companies are increasingly looking for local support to start their business. In this context, we strongly believe in the relevance of our integrated model with a long-term vision. We are now eager to get to work and bring all the expertise of the Group to the project.”

 

Francois Bouche, CEO VALGO, commented: “We are delighted that this huge piece of land has been sold to a major investor with experience in redeveloping brownfields in Europe. However, I would first like to celebrate the work of the men and women who worked so hard to make this colossal project a success. It took more than 1 million hours and over €60m in investment by VALGO to turn the page on over 80 years of refining on this site, which already employs 600 people.”

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