Ronnie Wood’s townhouse where the musician swapped his raucous rocker behaviour for a relaxed family life has gone on sale for £3.85 million.
The Rolling Stones guitarist, 73, has put his eclectic six-bedroom home in London‘s affluent Holland Park on the market, after spending 10 years there with Sally Humphreys, 42, and their four-year-old twins, Gracie and Alice.
The townhouse Ronnie shares with his family with boasts 4,100 sq ft of quirky accommodation and is adorned with unconventional artwork, from sculptures of rhinos and telephones to landscape paintings and multicoloured portraits of the Queen.
Ronnie Wood’s townhouse where the musician swapped his raucous rocker lifestyle for a relaxed family life has gone on sale for £3.85 million. Pictured: a spacious sitting room featuring an art easel and musical instruments
The townhouse Ronnie shared with his family boasts 4,100 sq ft of quirky accommodation in West London, and features off-beat decor including a rug adorned with a picture of a giant clock in one of the sitting rooms
His kitchen offers a more sophisticated air, with polished marble countertops, wooden paneling and his signature shabby chic furniture
Ronnie describes it to The Sunday Times Home as ‘a great party house’, adding: ‘We are selling because we spend more time in the countryside, as the girls go to school there.’
Old furniture, quirky decor and vintage wooden floors are present in nearly every room of Ronnie’s home.
Pictures of musicians who have inspired him adorn the walls, including Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger, Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis.
Each room is kitted out in eccentric furnishings, including a room which features blue curtains, orange walls, and a giant rug adorned with a picture of a clock.
Wood, pictured at The London Palladium in March 2020, moved into the large family home 2011 when he was trying to get clean
His downstairs snooker room features several music awards and electric guitars on display, along with his signature eccentric artworks
Ronnie’s home is scattered with artwork, from sculptures and telephones of rhinos, to landscape paintings. His hallway (pictured) features red carpet and a multicoloured portrait of The Queen
His kitchen offers a more sophisticated air, with polished marble countertops, wooden paneling and his signature shabby chic furniture.
Bedrooms around the house are bright and colourful, decorated with acoustic and electric guitars and more eclectic art.
Despite escaping to the countryside, the family will keep one London residence in Little Venice, to ‘balance’ their new relaxed lifestyle.
Ronnie’s garden is level with his kitchen on the lower ground floor, and the musician spends much of his time cooking up his speciality dishes: Sunday roasts and chicken with caviar for breakfast.
Old furniture, quirky decor and vintage wooden floors are present in nearly every room of Ronnie’s home. Pictured: a living room with a grand fireplace and plush velvet curtains
Bedrooms around the house are bright and colourful, decorated with more acoustic and electric guitars and more eclectic art, as well as original period features like the fireplace
His downstairs snooker room features several music awards and electric guitars on display, while his opulent dressing room hosts his various forms of eccentric footwear.
The rocker’s garden includes a hidden away seating area among hoards of greenery, as well as more music-themed art pieces and an upstairs seating area.
Wood moved into the home 2011 when he was trying to get clean. Ronnie, who has been sober for 10 years, used to turn up to showbiz parties ‘freebasing’ cocaine with his personal Bunsen burner.
At one point Damien Hirst took him to a rehab clinic after snooker star Ronnie O’Sullivan told the artist he was concerned about the rock star’s binges.
His last stint in rehab was in 2010, when Wood checked himself in after months of pleading by his family, including his worried daughter Leah and Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger.
The rocker’s garden includes a hidden away seating area among hoards of greenery and a garden bench outside the conservatory
An outdoor seating area upstairs again features eccentric art pieces, including a sculpture of a musical note hanging off the balcony
But now Ronnie has a much mellower life, spending time in his kitchen which features a home-knitted tea cosy emblazoned with the phrase ‘More tea, vicar?’.
In fact, the rocker admitted earlier this month that he has replaced his infamous booze and drug binges with knitting ‘endless scarves’.
Speaking on the Tea with Twiggy podcast, he said: ‘I do knit. I used to hold the spool of wool for my mum. She taught me the plain stitch and I still do it today. I knit endless scarves now.’
However, he admitted he still has one way of getting high that he picked up during his years spent trying to get clean. He said: ‘I am an espresso man but that is an old leftover habit from rehab. I couldn’t do anything else so coffee was the thing.
‘I hope I am a living, walking example of [coffee being good for you] because I drink enough of the stuff.’
Source: Daily Mail |NewsColony