Ricky Gervais cashes in on Hampstead Heath home

Sep 30, 2015

Ricky Gervais has put his home in Hampstead Heath up for sale and it’s not going cheap, currently on the market for £7,750,000.

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He must have learnt a thing or two from his days playing calculated businessman David Brent, as Gervais has made a tidy profit on the property since he bought it back in 2006. Nine years again he paid £3.5m for the Victorian building and if it goes for asking price Ricky will have cashed in with a profit margin of over 120%.

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Since moving to the property Gervais has splashed some cash on a few things. He and his partner Jane Fallon forked out a cool £1m just to renovate the basement into a luxury leisure sweet. The lower level of the house now boasts a home gym, laundry room (showbiz), a smart swimming pool and top notch golf simulator, although this does have the potential to be something a little more family orientated.

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The property is only a two bed at present, but as you can imagine has the ability to be expanded to at least a four bed. It also includes a sizeable reception area, study, as well as its own secluded garden.

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The property retains a lot of its original features despite the extensive refurbishment by Gervais, including a number of original fireplaces, high ceilings and plenty of natural light.

But the British comedy legend won’t be scrambling for a place to stay while the say goes through. Not only has he been residing in New York and the Hollywood Hills, he’s upgraded to a nearby property, at a cost of over £10m.