Beckingham Palace

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Rowneybury House /ˈrnibəri/, also known as Beckingham Palace /ˈbɛkɪŋəm/, is a Grade II listed building in England that was previously owned by footballer David Beckham and his wife Victoria. The name "Beckingham Palace", commonly used by the media in reference to the home,[1] is a portmanteau of Beckham and Buckingham Palace.

The Beckhams bought the 1930s Georgian style house for £2.5 million in October 1999, soon after their wedding. The house is located within 17 acres (6.9 ha) of land, in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire. Previously, it was a council-owned children's home. The Beckhams employ ex-SAS guards for security. The house itself is equipped with a recording studio, gym and a snooker room, along with seven bedrooms.[citation needed] In April 2012, the Beckhams decided to sell the property.[2]

References

  1. Pisa, Nick (24 February 2010). "David Beckham in £26million bid to buy his dream home... George Clooney's lakeside Italian villa". Daily Mail. Retrieved 24 February 2010.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Dadds, Kimberley (24 March 2012). "Beckingham Palace ends it reign: David and Victoria 'to sell up' their £18m home as they settle permanently in Los Angeles". Daily Mail. Associated Newspapers. Retrieved 29 March 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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