Simon Cowell set to sell his £15m Wimbledon mansion just four years after buying it

So, Simon Cowell, what talent do you have as a real estate magnate? The music czar, 62, is set to sell his £15million Wimbledon mansion just four years after buying the ‘perfect family home’ – and its anti-banking renovation – without ever living there

  • Cowell is putting the property on the market for £2m more than the 2018 purchase price
  • He would have stripped the house, removing walls, ceilings and floors
  • Cowell will marry Lauren Silverman at Cliveden House in Berkshire next month

He bought the property with the aim of creating the perfect family home and carried out a complete renovation trying to make this dream come true.

But four years after receiving the keys, Simon Cowell sells his second home without ever having lived there.

The music mogul has put the six-bedroom mansion on the market for £17million.

That’s £2m more than the 2018 purchase price – but, with the significant upgrades he’s made, it looks like Cowell doesn’t get much return on his spending.

First images from inside the property in Wimbledon, south-west London, show the renovation appears to have been completed to a high specification and finished with modern, neutral decor.

Four years after receiving the keys, Simon Cowell (pictured with his fiancée Lauren Silverman) sells his second home without ever having lived there

The music mogul has put the six-bedroom mansion on the market for £17million

The music mogul has put the six-bedroom mansion on the market for £17million

Cowell, 62, is said to have stripped the 1900s period home to brick, removing walls, ceilings and floors.

It is believed that new suites have been installed in all six bathrooms, while there is a new kitchen on the ground floor of the three-storey house alongside five reception rooms.

Other features include a gym, large games room and a double garage. Plans have been approved for a swimming pool within the half-acre landscaped grounds.

It was reported that Cowell was selling the property in November, with a source saying ‘things just didn’t work out’.

The former X Factor judge and his fiancée Lauren Silverman, 44, have instead decided to stay at their home in Holland Park, west London, with their son Eric, eight, and son Adam, 16 .

They did ‘trial’ runs to Eric’s school from Wimbledon, a 14-mile round trip that sometimes took over two hours.

It is believed that new suites have been installed in all six bathrooms, while there is a new kitchen on the ground floor of the three-storey house next to five reception rooms

It is believed that new suites have been installed in all six bathrooms, while there is a new kitchen on the ground floor of the three-storey house next to five reception rooms

Other features include a gym, large games room and a double garage.  Plans have been approved for a swimming pool in the half-acre landscaped grounds

Other features include a gym, large games room and a double garage. Plans have been approved for a swimming pool in the half-acre landscaped grounds

The source told the Mail on Sunday: “Simon and Lauren dreamed up a change. They wanted to get out of central London and go somewhere a little greener.

“They wanted clean air and make it their long-term family home. They spent a lot of time and money on it, but things just didn’t work out, so they decided to put it on the market and stay put.

Cowell would marry Miss Silverman at Cliveden House in Berkshire next month. He is said to be planning the wedding himself, ditching the “awful wedding planners”. He told The Sun: ‘I’m planning everything, otherwise I know what’s going to happen – there will be 600 people and it will spiral out of control, like my 50th birthday party.

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