Sad decline of Fergie and Andy's lovenest: How the Queen's wedding gift to Prince Andrew dubbed SouthYork lies derelict and decaying seven years after it sold for £15m

The house that could make waves: Futuristic seashell-inspired concept reveals hydroelectric home that moves with the tide

The home uses an inner and outer shell designed to move with ocean current's to generate electricity. The concept was designed by Margot Krasojevic, a London-based architect.

The properties you WON'T be buying this weekend: Five properties worth more than $100 MILLION hit the market today in Australia's most exclusive postcodes

With Panoramic harbour views, home theatres, gas heated pools and landscape gardens, its no wonder the properties at Point Piper, Darling Point and Vaucluse have their prices set in the millions.

'Charming and compact' - but would you pay £1,000 a month to live in one of these tiny 'semi studios'? 

Landlords in London are splitting family homes into tiny 'semi studios' as the house market continues to boom, with owners making up to £38,000 a year off 'rabbit hutch properties'.

Move over grey - navy blue is the rich new shade we all want on our walls

Move over grey - navy blue is the rich new shade we all want on our walls

Colours are so fickle. One minute we're led to believe that muted creams and greys are just the ticket for a stylish home; then we're told a splash of joyous colour is all that's needed to soothe the soul and impress the neighbours. And now it's all change again - because the colour of the moment is navy blue.

Smarten up your kitchen storage with a fancy pantry

In the days before fridges, nearly all homes had a larder, but today it's something of a luxury. And while few of us can afford the space for a walk-in pantry, sales of standalone pantries are on the rise.

Winning runners and wildly colourful rugs will bring warmth and cheer to your home in the cold winter months

Rugs can pull a look together - and in winter they offer warmth, sound insulation and, crucially, cosiness. As well as coming in a wide variety of textiles, designs and sizes.

Victorian opulence is in vogue once again - and it's all thanks to the Downton effect 

Move over minimalism. Our interiors are getting busier, grander and more ornate. The latest interior inspiration harks back to a golden, romantic age in homeware.

Turret rooms, 350 acres... and a hawk! Inside Ireland's revamped 13th century castle beloved by kings, presidents and The Beatles

Ireland's historic Ashford castle in County Mayo, 35 miles from Galway, has reopened after careful renovation work to its rooms, exterior and infrastructure has been largely completed.

Is this the craziest London property deal yet? Flat with just ONE YEAR left on its lease sells for £550,000

The one bedroom property in Knightsbridge, central London, has been sold for more than half-a-million pounds with just one year left on the lease as an investment, estate agents said.

Now THAT'S a green house! Semi-detached home on suburban street is engulfed by foliage after owner lets bushes grow up to its roof

An attempt by a pensioner to grow shrubs and flowers in his front garden at his home in posh Leamington Spa, Warks, has back-fired - after the foliage grew so fast it engulfed his entire house.

Jamie Oliver's original pukka pad up for sale: The house where the star lived and filmed first series of The Naked Chef is on the market for £3 million

Jamie's house

Fans might recognise the kitchen, spiral staircase and cobbled street of the house in Clerkenwell, from back in 1999 when the chef first shot to fame.

Whicker's World: 'Island paradise' of renowned former broadcaster and journalist Alan Whicker goes on the market for £5million in Jersey

Mont d'Olivet, the four-bedroom 1950s home of the late broadcaster, was 'where he loved coming home to' after travelling the world, his partner Valerie Kleeman said.

Millionaire property developer in court battle after being accused of damaging historic country mansion that inspired All Things Bright And Beautiful

Kim Davies, 59, is the owner of the Elizabethan manor in near Abergavenny in Monmouthshire where Cecil Alexander is believed to have written the beloved hymn.

Cherie Blair and son Euan become landlords of £650,000 Victorian-era block of flats where rubbish hasn't been collected for weeks

Cherie Blair and her son Euan bought the buildings in Urmston, Manchester, for £650,000, it has been reported. Residents were surprised by the take over, but hope the Blairs will be fair landlords.

Palatial three-bedroom flat in an old medical school could be yours for £9million - but you'll need a long brush to clean the 18ft ceilings 

It is in a prime location in central London and houses just four flats and so when one of the flats inside the Grade II listed Regent comes on the market, it is much in demand.

'Good times for property buyers won't last': Experts warn the era of low interest rates is OVER... and the average mortgage rate could rise to 7 per cent in just two years

Experts predict interest rates to start rising in June next year, and will continue to climb until they hit a 'new normal' level of 4 percent in two to three years.

Bill Granger hoping to cook up $3.3million for his four bedroom beachside home... as he opens a new cafe down the road

Bill Granger hoping to cook up $3.3m for his four bedroom Sydney home

The self-taught cook (centre) and his wife Natalie Elliott bought the house, situated in walking distance from Bronte beach in Sydney, in April 2008 for $2.88. His new restaurant, Bills Bondi, opened down the road in September - twenty one years after he opened his first restaurant in Darlinghurst at the age of 22 . An advert for the house boasts that it is 'privately positioned amid established gardens' and has ocean views. The family are currently based in London but plan to move back to Sydney permanently to a bigger house in the eastern suburbs.

Untouched 1920's country estate built by the heirs to the Macy's dynasty after their parents died on the Titanic listed for sale at $10.9 million  

Cobble Close, a sprawling 13-acre estate in Red Bank, New Jersey, which dates back to 1920, has been listed for sale for the first time since 1951, with an asking price of $10.9 million.

Sydney's top house sale of the year: Palatial Mediterranean-style home owned by recruitment queen Julia Ross goes for more than $37 million

A five-bedroom palatial pad once home to Australian recruitment queen Julia Ross has sold on Sydney's most expensive street, in Point Piper, for more than $37 million. 

Couple built their dream home with a timber frame instead of steel to save $40,000... now they are being forced to demolish it because they didn't get approval from council

Bob Sinclair has spent the past six years building a house to live in with his wife Sheryl but his local council says he has less than a week to knock it down.