Sunday February 09 2003
may not have heard of her yet, but New Zealand-born
singer Hayley Westenra - billed as the next
Charlotte Church - has hit these shores. The
'pure-voiced' 15-year-old is recording an album for
Decca Music Group, and is moving into a flat in Kensington
with her mother. By coincidence, the two-bedroom flat
- rented through Foxtons - is 50 yards from young
star violinist Vanessa-Mae.
to a musician of another generation... the Belgravia
house where the late Yehudi Menuhin lived has come
on the market. The six-storey corner house on Chester
Square, built in 1838, has five bedrooms, four bathrooms
and original details such as hardwood floors and a
fine stone staircase. Menuhin and his wife bought
it in 1983, a couple of years before selling their
Highgate home to Sting. The guide price is £5
million (Sotheby's International Realty, 020 7589
renowned designer Philippe Starck is moving from Paris
to Holland Park in mid-March, probably to one of the
large white terraced houses in the area. The prolific
Frenchman will be seeking a perfectly styled pad.
Over at the Starck-designed Yoo development in St
John's Wood, meanwhile, penthouses are still available
priced £1.3-2.3 million. Amanda Holden and Fame
Academy winner David Sneddon both live in the block.
Yoo sales office: 020 7266 2636.
courtesy of Keith S