Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour sells controversial home for $18.1 million

He doesn’t need a villa by the sea.

Following local disputes over his conversion of an abandoned 19th-century British bathhouse into a private estate, English rocker David Gilmour is reportedly selling the property.

Local residents struggled with the Pink Floyd guitarist, 76, who demolished the historic building three years after purchasing it in 2015. It was originally built to provide bathing facilities for those too poor to have their own.

“Hey Gilmour, leave our hood alone,” wrote an activist group in a message posted before the building was demolished, the Daily Mail reported. “All in all it’s just another betrayal to all of us, to you it’s just another brick in the wall.”

Gilmour went on to build his waterfront property in East Sussex, but now – just two years after its completion – he and his 60-year-old wife Polly Sampson are planning to sell it, according to Jam Press. The five-bedroom, three-bathroom home is reported to cost just over $18.1 million.

“When you wake up in the morning, the view is always a surprise: sea and sky are never the same,” Gilmour and Sampson reflect in a statement from their real estate agent. “It’s a huge advantage that there are no busy roads and traffic between us and the sea.”

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An aerial view of the property.
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David Gilmour mansion in Sussex
The house is in East Sussex.
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David Gilmour mansion in Sussex
The property has five bedrooms.
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David Gilmour mansion in Sussex
There is a main house and a separate guest house.
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David Gilmour mansion in Sussex
The address used to be a public bath house.
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Gilmour only completed the block two years ago.
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A courtyard on the property.
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The house also contains a recording studio.
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English singer, guitarist and musician David Gilmour of Pink Floyd holds a black Fender Stratocaster guitar nicknamed The Black Strat during a rehearsal at Chiddingfold in Surrey, England in March 2006.
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The newly completed home features a library, ‘music room’, recording studio, sauna, temperature-controlled wine cellar, gym, courtyard garden and sunken garden. Other amenities include underfloor heating, a remote controlled CCTV system and remote door entry with biometric fingerprint access. There is also a separate three bed cottage that can serve as a guest house and parking garage.

In the main house, the master bedroom has a dressing room and “ocean views in every direction,” according to the departing couple. It is “a beautiful place to watch the sunrise and sunset over the sea”.

https://nypost.com/2022/08/16/pink-floyd-guitarist-david-gilmour-to-sell-controversial-18-1m-home/ Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour sells controversial home for $18.1 million

Emma Bowman

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