On Tuesday evening news "broke" that a fake millionaire viewer had stolen jewellery whilst poking around with an estate agent:
Petra Ecclestone is robbed of £ 500,000 worth of jewels while a 'fake' Kazakh millionaire pretends to view her £32million mansion | Mail Online
|Petra posing in her first floor living room for Grazia. The three windows on the right hand side of the photo overlook Eaton Square - and a very small balcony with trees (see below).|
|Knight Frank's photo of the Eaton Square front of the house, one of the smallest houses in the Square, right on the corner of South Eaton Place - with three trees on the balcony.|
What do her neighbours think? It all sounds rather fishy. Who leaves that much jewellery lying around? And then doesn't file an insurance claim or call the police? People with flash, ready cash and no class?
Using her various attempts at publicity, and the information provided by the estate agents Knight Frank, we can get a pretty good idea of Petra's house - and why it is still on the market despite being in a prime location and garnering regular media coverage.
We'll start at the bottom. Because that's where the trash is put out.
|So you have a "sub-basement" .... And then what do you do with the windowless box you've created? Add a white bit, some sofas,and call it a Media Room! For watching sister Tamara's tacky reality TV show?|
|The Ground Floor, through which exalted staff - make-up artists - and friends enter via the Eaton Square entrance (bottom).|
|Kitchen with a table - at the back of the house: the French windows overlook the Mews, and the stairs lead up to the terrace. There seems to be a huge TV over an open fireplace to the left. Log fires are not allowed, so it has to be gas.|
|Every "socialite" needs a dining room. It overlooks Eaton Square. The butterflies on the right are by Damien Hirst, the go-to artist for those who want a brand name but don't understand art.|
|The first floor with that gaudy living room Petra likes to pose in at the front, overlooking Eaton Square (if you crane your neck). The photo is of Raquel Welsh - see below.|
|Another view of the living room.|
|Master bedroom suite - this seems to have the narrow dressing room in the Grazia photo above.|
|A whole floor of dressing rooms - because if you have no style, you might as well have lots of it.|
|The guest bedrooms. Presumably where tax exile, and loaner of cash to buy real, estate mother Slavica stays?|
|Petra in one of her Barbie-pink third floor dressing rooms. And more proof that money can neither buy you class nor style.|
|We think this might be something known as a loft conversion, but we're not middle class so we're not sure. We hear that they are very popular on Coronation Street.|
|The energy ratings are pretty bad - no eco-friendly billionaire is going to be interested.|
|This Louis Vuitton trunk is in the living room.|
|More shots of the dressing rooms.|
The house is unlikely to sell for the £ 32 million asking price, since Petra bought it for a lot less, and frankly has done a rather "unique" look most buyers will probably rip out. It has been on the market for some time, with relatively few buyers visiting.