By Kate Dennett and Connie Rusk For Mailonline
16:56 14 Apr 2023, updated 19:31 14 Apr 2023
Amanda Holden has given a glimpse into her newly-renovated sprawling kitchen after putting her £5million Surrey ‘dream home’ on the market a year ago.
The Britain’s Got Talent presenter, 52, initially snapped up the lavish property in 2015 for £3.5million and hopes to see a £1.5million profit after revamping it in her style.
As she tries to sell the house, Amanda has given a glimpse inside her modern kitchen, complete with a white marble breakfast bar, floor-to-ceiling grey cupboards, and a dining area.
In one stunning snap, Amanda was seen showing off her incredible figure as she posed in a navy two-piece while cooking in the kitchen, which she renovated during lockdown.
She tucked her golden locks beneath a wide-brimmed straw hat and bolstered her striking features with a glamorous make-up palette.
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Amanda was seen enjoying a spot of baking as she stirred her ingredients in a bowl tucked under her arm, while profiteroles were seen on her breakfast bar.
She stood in front of a sleek mirrored wall and showed off her modern cabinets, which featured stylish gold handles.
The TV presenter also gave a glimpse inside her fully stocked fridge and once again showed off her baking talents as she held a lemon meringue pie in her hands.
She looked effortlessly stylish in navy denim jeans and a teal cardigan while putting her fridge on full display, which was bursting at the seams with delicious ingredients.
The built-in fridge was stocked-up with eggs, oranges, vegetables, milk, bottles of wine and delicious spreads as she gave an insight into her cooking routine.
Amanda also shared snaps of her modern ovens, which are also built into her stylish grey cabinets, as she popped in some food to cook.
Her gorgeous kitchen boasts a sleek white breakfast bar which seats at least four people on modern golden stools complete with white cushions.
The dining area features a grey round table which looks out on to her sprawling garden, with huge double doors soaking the room in natural daylight.
Amanda added further light to the room with an array of gold light features, which perfectly coordinate with the metallic splashes of colour around the kitchen.
Her three disco ball-style lights hanging over the breakfast bar are worth £850 each and were new additions when Amanda renovated her kitchen with the company Wilson Fink in lockdown.
The Heart Radio host also takes her love of food out into her garden, which features a teal garden table while she also has a drinks cart next to a daybed.
It is not the first time Amanda has shown off her stunning home renovations as she has proudly given her fans a look inside her ‘dream home’.
However, Amanda is currently struggling to sell the lavish property as it has sat on the market for a year since it was first listed while she still searches for a buyer.
She put the property on the market in May 2022 for £5million, with a source saying at the time that she was ‘really proud’ of her home makeover.
Not only does it boast a hot tub, outhouse and 30ft by 27ft living room, it also has several unique touches from a palm tree planted in honour of Sir Captain Tom Moore and a £30,000 drawing by the Connor Brothers.
The property features a modern garden with a decking area, sprawling lawn, boxwoods and ornamental grasses adding to the luxury feel.
Inside, meanwhile, Amanda hasn’t shied away from colour and bold designs.
In one of the three bathrooms, the walls are covered with antique framed photographs, while the huge living room is steel blue with a geometric print rug and gold accents and plenty of pineapple props.
The mansion, which includes five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a study, is located behind two sets of private gates which lead onto a private road towards the house.
She lives there with her husband Chris and two daughters Lexi, 17, and Hollie, 11, and frequently shows off the property on social media.
After buying the home, Amanda admitted to ‘badgering’ its former owner to sell it to them for years until they finally relented.
She described the property as her ‘forever home’ but put it on sale seven years after first purchasing it last May.
When she put first her house on the market, a source said: ‘Amanda loves her family home and is really proud of the work she’s done on it.
‘She’s had a real hand in the makeover and has enjoyed seeing her ideas come to life.
‘It will be a sad day when she moves out but Amanda can take comfort in the number of memories she’s created there.’
The couple also own a holiday home in the Cotswolds, which they have been renovating over the past year.
The driveway is big enough to hold several cars, which is convenient when Amanda hosts her showbiz parties.
Speaking about her home to House Beautiful, Amanda revealed it was important their Surrey property didn’t feel like ‘a show home’.
She said: ‘We have two little girls and don’t want them feeling that they’re treading on eggshells.’
Amanda admitted herself and husband Chris have so many clothes, they turned a room into a walk-in wardrobe – inspired by her favourite TV show.
She said: ‘I’m a huge Sex And The City fan and Chris did a Mr Big and turned a whole room into my wardrobe.
‘Except, he didn’t leave a pair of Manolos at the end… but he arranged everything else. It’s something I’ve always dreamt of.
‘There’s a remote-controlled mirror that goes up and down and lights up – it’s amazing.’
And the TV favourite also conceded she’s a clean freak, meaning every service on the ground floor can be wiped fresh.
Speaking to The Mirror, she explained: ‘I am house proud, but I’ve got two kids, two dogs and a cat, so it’s a family house. Everything is washable and wipeable.
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‘It’s so open plan my littlest can cycle her bike around. ‘I don’t have carpets on the ground floor – and this is disgusting – but I was doing an interview a while ago and my puppy pooed on the floor during the chat.
‘But you don’t worry if you have wooden floors. Two words: wipe clean.’
Amanda, who designed a homeware range for shopping network QVC, is so into interior design she believes it could eventually become a day job – if she ever loses her looks.
She added: ‘I want this to be a legacy. When my face falls off and all the telly work dries up, this is actually where I want to be.’
- Searches for homes in Sicily soar after TV show ‘Amanda and Alan’s Italian Job’
- They are up 255% since the BBC One show began in January
- We select four renovation projects around Sicily that are for sale online
Searches for cheap homes in Sicily have soared following the TV show ‘Amanda and Alan’s Italian Job’.
Numbers have increased 255 per cent since the BBC One show began in January, compared with the same period a year earlier, according to Rightmove.
The property website compared searches online for Sicily between January 6 and February 22 this year with 2022.
The BBC One show followed Amanda Holden and Alan Carr renovate a pair of Italian properties that they bought for €1 each.
Now one of the properties is on the market with a price tag of £127,500, with the proceeds of the two-bedroom holiday home being split between Comic Relief and Children In Need.
Amanda and Alan tackled the property from the ground up and threw themselves at DIY jobs from plastering to plumbing.
The stunning flat is listed on Rightmove, with the description: ‘The three balconies offer breathtaking views of the landscape, making this the perfect spot to watch the sunset.
‘It also comes with a shared, walled courtyard, perfect for al fresco dining or just enjoying the Mediterranean sunshine.’
We pick four renovation projects in Sicily for sale…
1. Five-bed townhouse, Mineo, £32k
This five-bedroom townhouse in the medieval village of Mineo has views of Mount Etna.
The property was built around 1500 years ago and is entirely built from stone. It is on the market for €36,000, the equivalent of £32,000, via Viva Sicily estate agents.
2. Two-bed townhouse, Caccamo, £17k
This two-bedroom townhouse is in Caccamo, a town on the Tyrrhenian coast of Sicily.
The property is on the market with a price tag of €19,000, the equivalent of £17,000, via Sicily Property Management Brokers.
3. Two-bed townhouse, Mineo, £13.2k
This two-bedrooms townhouse is in Mineo, which is in the region of Catania, part of Sicily.
It has two terraces with far-reaching views, and a price tag of just €15,000, the equivalent of £13,200. It is being sold by Viva Sicily estate agents.
Mineo is close to two airports – Catania and Comiso – which are both 35 kilometres away. At the same time, the beach is 35 kilometres away, while there are ski stations within 75 miles.
4. Two-bed terrace, Caccamo, 22k
This two-bedroom townhouse in Caccamo is spread across three floors and boasts a seven metre roof terrace.
It is being sold for €25,000, the equivalent of £22,000, via Sicily Property Management Brokers.