*UPDATED* The Clooneys are renovating and extending their new home with a swimming pool, a pool house, a garden terrace, a private cinema and new front gates and fencing. They are also converting an existing building known as the River House into an office and meeting room.
Here is the floor plan for the extention:
CELEBRITY HOUSES: George and Amal Alamuddin Clooney have bought an island home on the River Thames, outside London. Take a look at these photos…
The 17th-century, Grade II-listed Mill House is on Mill Island, and next door to the Mill at Sonning theatre restaurant, a converted from an 18th-century flour mill, at Sonning Eye in Oxfordshire.
The Mill at Sonning, now the next-door-neighbour to George and Amal Clooney’s
new island home on the Berkshire/Oxfordshire border
The village of Sonning Eye is technically in Oxfordshire, on the boarder of Oxfordshire and Berkshire, and opposite the village of Sonning in Berkshire (yes, it’s a tad confusing).
There is a lot of beautiful scenery including the famous Sonning Bridge – check out the fabulous post box on the bridge itself!
The property is off the B478, three miles from Reading, about 40 minutes drive, east of London, to Amal’s chambers.
The home is about 40 minutes’ drive to Amal’s family home in Gerrards Cross, where her mother Baria still lives.
Previously owned by the Lords of the Manor of Sonning, the 4-acre (or 5.5, depending on what you read) mansion once known as Aberlash House, is surrounded by dense trees and gardens, is located on an island.
It was remodelled to include a Georgian exterior with Doric columns.
Here’s the floor plan – RIGHT CLICK USING YOUR MOUSE and
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The main manor house is made from Bath Stone, with a tile roof and stone balustrading.
Apparently, George and Amal paid about £10 million/$15.85 million for it in 2014, buying it from London banker Omar Bayoumi, after it was reportedly listed for $16 million last year.
Word has is it that George was impressed with the local area when filming scenes for The Monuments Men in the nearby Buckinghamshire village of Fingest.
The property includes:
- master suite with dressing room and ensuite
- 8 other bedrooms, 7 of which have ensuites
- drawing room
- sitting room
- family room
- kitchen and breakfast room with fireplace
- dining room
- two cloak rooms
- gym, spa, steam room and jetted plunge pool
- wine cellar
- wet boathouse, and multiple mooring and landing points
- garden with streams, footbridges, Magnolia walk, parterre beds, herbaceous borders, garden pavilion and greenhouse
- 14 CCTV cameras
- and a separate, 2000+ sq ft, two-storey cottage for guests or staff.
Details include crown moulding, chandeliers, marble, parquet and mahogany floors, skirting boards and high ceilings.
The couple have already been spotted visiting the local pubs and meeting their neighbours.
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PS. Look but don’t touch! Don’t try to pop into their new home for a visit, it’s not luscious 😉