PINK Floyd guitarist and singer David Gilmour is selling his purpose-built seafront mansion for £15million.
The 76-year-old and his wife Polly, 60, have owned the Hove estate – originally a 19th-century bathhouse – since 2015.
Planning permission to demolish the original 1894 building was granted in 2017 after the building proved beyond repair and the new home was completed in late 2020.
The new property, designed by award-winning architect Keb Gavarito-Bruhn, was based on the former Turkish Baths, which had fallen into disrepair for many years after Mr Gilmour agreed to replace the historic building with one that retained the bathhouse’s original spirit reflects.
The house is considered one of the most expensive in the city and offers views of the English Channel, a state-of-the-art recording studio and log and gas fireplaces.
The property is located near Millionaire’s Row at the end of the Western Esplanade in Hove, which has historically been home to the likes of Fatboy Slim, Adele and David Walliams.
Born in Cambridge, Mr Gilmour has lived in Sussex for many years and currently lives with his family on a farm at Wisborough Green, near Horsham.
Pink Floyd recently released their first new material in almost three decades in support of refugees fleeing war in Ukraine.
Mr Gilmour, who has a Ukrainian daughter-in-law, said back in April: “We, like so many, have felt the anger and frustration at this heinous act of attacking an independent, peaceful, democratic country and its people by one of the… greatest powers in the world assassinated.
“We want to express our support for Ukraine and in this way show that most of the world thinks that it is completely wrong for a superpower to invade the independent democratic country that Ukraine has become.”
The song “Hey Hey, Rise Up” features the musician along with Nick Mason, longtime collaborator and bassist Guy Pratt, and musician Nitin Sawhney on keyboards.
Proceeds from the song will be donated to the charity Ukrainian Humanitarian Aid.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20648379.pink-floyds-david-gilmour-sell-hove-mansion-15m/?ref=rss Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour wants to sell his Hove mansion for £15m