Sunday, December 21, 2014

Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch eyes up LA mansion

Sun, December 21, 2014

IT IS a long way from 221B Baker Street, but Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch has got this multi-million pound mansion under his magnifying glass as a potential home in Hollywood.

The British actor, hotly tipped for Oscar glory for his latest film, may have discovered the perfect residence for a fast-rising star.

Cumberbatch, 38, who last month announced his engagement to 36-year-old theatre and opera director Sophie Hunter, has just viewed a magnificent £10.8million Tuscan-style villa in one of LA’s most sought-after areas.

And as our exclusive photos show, the seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom property, nestling in 2.5 acres of perfectly manicured land with sweeping panoramic views, has more than enough cachet for the celebrity couple.

An estate agent involved in sales negotiations told the Sunday Express Cumberbatch “was almost doing backflips” when he first saw the Hidden Hills home.

Neighbours include fellow Britons Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne as well as Hunger Games actress Jennifer Lawrence plus singer Jessica Simpson.

The agent revealed: “Benedict’s representatives have indicated he is ready to make an initial offer which will not be too far off the asking price, so he could be moving in early in the New Year.”


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