Is he back for good? Robbie Williams finally moves into £17million Kensington mansion that used to belong to Michael Winner - and brings his gold fish statues with him
- Robbie Williams is finally moving in to his £17million mansion in west London three years after buying it
- The property used to belong to Michael Winner and has undergone lengthy renovations in the past year
- Former Take That singer Williams' plans proved controversial and rock star neighbour Jimmy Page objected
- Movers were spotted carrying in all manner of furniture including lavish mirrors and gold fish statues
It's been three years in the making but British pop superstar Robbie Williams is finally moving into his west London mansion.
Williams bought the £17million property from the family of late film director Michael Winner in December 2013, but has spent much of the last three years renovating the building.
He ran into some roadblocks along the way, including several planning battles and complaints from neighbours over the building works.
Today movers were seen carrying all manner of furniture into the building from tables and rugs to huge circular mirrors and even golden fish statues.
A team of movers were spotted carrying Robbie Williams' posessions into his west London mansion today, pictured
All manner of items were seen being lifted out of the lorry and into the home, including a statue of gold fish, pictured
The house has been something of a passion project for Williams, pictured with wife Ayda Field, over the past three years
Williams bought the mansion, pictured, from Michael Winner's family in late 2013 and has spent three years renovating it
A team of movers took lavish mirrors, large beds, mattresses and seemingly antique tables and chairs inside the property
It is believed Williams has carried out work over five floors of the house, pictured, and demolished a garage
The former Take That singer was in dispute with rock and roll legend neighbour Jimmy Page after the Led Zeppelin founder objected to his plans over fears it could damage his nearby Grade-I listed home Tower House.
Williams twice had to withdraw proposals to revamp the building but finally won the war in July 2015, with the mansion becoming something of a building site for more than a year.
Work is believed to have been carried out over five floors, including a lower ground floor that consists of a pool, gym and cinema room, which Williams wants to remodel.
The other four floors have 46-rooms between them and a huge garage, which has been demolished.
Page twice complained about the scale of the renovations, calling the application architecturally ‘unfortunate’, and said they could seriously damage his home, which was built in 1781.
Williams paid £17million for the 46-room mansion, pictured, and decided to move his family back from the US so his children could go to school in Britain
The house 'resembled a building site' earlier this year according to neighbours after months of renovations were carried out
Williams risked the wrath of the Winner family after cutting down eight trees in the garden, pictured, planted by Michael
The pop star has already divided opinion among neighbours, including Led Zepplin legend Jimmy Page who objected to Williams' plans over fears his Grade-I listed property might be damaged
He also drew complaints from some neighbours over the 'constant building work', although he had council permission
Williams will move in to the property with wife Ayda Field and two children, Theodora, three, and Charlton, one
In July last year, a council report granted planning permission and allowed Williams’s builders to do ‘noisy work’ from 8am to 6.30pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 1pm on Saturday - 12.5 hours a day.
Williams, 42, is believed to have wanted to return to the UK with his American wife Ayda Field, 36, after living in Los Angeles, so that his two children, Theodora, three, and Charlton, one, can be educated in an English school.
Earlier this year he risked the ire of Winner’s widow Geraldine after he knocked down beloved old trees planted by the famous film director.
It came after his architects drafted new plans for the garden, which includes ripping down more trees, installing vintage limestone paving, rebuilding a deck terrace and installing a huge designer BBQ unit worth around £5,000.
Williams said the eight palm trees didn't fit with the ‘British woodland’ feel he wanted to create when asking for council approval to remove them.
But Mrs Winner, 77, said: ‘Michael planted them when they were just a foot high. He loved his garden, and did a lot of work in it.’
The home was lavishly decorated by Mr Winner, and included movie memorabilia, right, and even portraits of himself, left
When owned by Winner the grand home had a huge bedroom, pictured, that was combined with a sitting room
Another lounge featured walls adorned with film posters and stills from classic movies, plus comfy sofas for watching
As previously reported, Williams has put his Beverly Hills mansion on the market with a price tag of £9million ($11million).
The singer bought the seven bedroom nine bathroom family home in the gated Mulholland Estates in 2002 for £4million ($5.45million), after his solo career took off.
He would net a profit more than £4million ($5million) if the property, with stunning views over LA, sells for the asking price.
Built in 1992, the 10,700 square foot home has been comprehensively updated since it was bought by the 42-year-old more than a decade ago.
Outdoors it features a waterfall, swimming pool, garden kitchen and covered dining area - perfect for the warm California climate - all in three quarters of an acre.
Mr Page's home, pictured, is a Grade-I listed property built in 1781 and the rock star had concerns it would be damaged by the work Williams was carrying out
Page, right, objected to the plans put forward by Williams and even wrote a strongly-worded letter to the local council
Williams and his wife Ayda Field - who raise two children together - have moved after buying a new - even more extravagant - £26million ($32million) property in LA last year.
The star told the Wall Street Journal he was selling because 'after over a decade in the same location, we felt it was time to explore a new part of town'.
Meanwhile the singer has had less luck selling a £9million property in Wiltshire six years after putting it on the market.
He bought Compton Bassett House in 2008, but put it back on the market just 18 months later.
It is thought the home has failed to be snapped up due to its proximity to a landfill site that was recently extended.
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