Ed Sheeran has decided to revamp his £20 million West London mansion.
The singer – who boasts a whopping £57million property portfolio consisting of 27 flats, houses, and mansions – will have no shortage of other properties to stay in while construction is under way.
His lavish abode comfortably fits eight bedrooms, a theater, bar, staff bedroom, and swimming pool.
Yet it’s still no match for the famous £3.7million Suffolk country estate dubbed ‘Sheeranville’ by local villagers due to its impressive size and stature.
Under construction: Ed Sheeran has decided to revamp his £20 million West London mansion but the singer – who boasts a property portfolio consisting of 27 flats, houses, and mansions – will have no shortage of other properties to stay in
After moving into a Grade II-listed farmhouse in his hometown in 2012, Sheeran, 31, bought another four homes and had a pub, a swimming pool, and a treehouse built.
He’s also said to be making himself self-sufficient on his sprawling 16-acre Suffolk pile, by setting up a beehive on the edge of his estate, where he can make his own honey – in addition to growing vegetables, owning an orchard and raising livestock.
Yet it is in the capital that he owns the most properties, and back in 2020 it was reported he had splashed a further £10million on the London property marker.
The global pop star, who made The Sunday Times rich list in May with an estimated £260million net worth, now has enough properties to fill a Monopoly board.
Five assets in the capital were incorporated into Sheeran’s vast ‘Edopoly’ property empire, taking the number he owns in London up to 22.
From a lego house to a London house: His lavish abode comfortably fits eight bedrooms, a theater, bar, staff bedroom, and swimming pool
His latest additions include two properties on Floral Street in Covent Garden, and a pair of flats by the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home down Palmer Road.
These four homes alone are thought to be among his most expensive, with conservative estimates putting them at a total value of £9million.
An insider told The Sun: ‘The amount of money he’s invested in property is staggering, but it’s a drop in the ocean compared to the £600million he earned from his Divide Tour. And it’s certainly a shrewd move to invest in property in the capital.’
Sheeran also owns five apartments in Wiverton Tower in Whitechapel worth £3.9million and a mansion in Holland Park valued at nearly £20million.
The Shape of You singer has another four properties in Holland Park worth £11million, and a trendy Portobello Road restaurant called Bertie Blossoms which will soon be converted into a pub.
There’s no place like home! In 2020 Ed splashed another £10million on the London property market growing his empire to 27 flats, houses, and mansions, as well as his own 16-acre estate in Suffolk
MailOnline previously reported that Sheeran bought several Notting Hill properties to prevent complaints about ‘loud music and parties’.
The star is said to have used his financial standing to his advantage as he snapped up the properties, by building his empire without relying on any bank loans and paying in cash, leaving him mortgage-free.
As well as investing in plenty of properties, the singer is said to have treated his family to their own place.
In 2015 the Lego House hitmaker revealed he had bought his parents John and Imogen a home in London so that they could be close by when he and wife Cherry Seaborn started a family.
He explained at the time: ‘When I have kids, when they start getting a little bit irritating, I’ve got the grandparents there.’
The couple are now proud parents to daughter Lyra Antartica, two, and Jupiter Seaborn, five months.
Country living: After amassing an estimated £160million fortune, the superstar set about creating his own extraordinary estate – dubbed Sheeranville
Sheeran’s construction work comes after it was revealed he must face trial in the US over claims he copied his 2014 smash hit ‘Thinking Out Loud’ from Marvin Gaye’s 1973 classic ‘Let’s Get It On’.
U.S. District Judge Louis Stanton in Manhattan denied Sheeran’s bid to dismiss the copyright infringement suit, saying a jury should decide on whether the two songs are substantially similar.
‘Edopoly’: The singer’s incredible £57million property empire
Ed Sheeran has accumulated an unbelievable 27 properties since 2012, both within and outside of London:. To date, his portfolio includes:
- ‘Sheeranville’ country estate (£3.7m)
- A Holland Park mansion (£19.8m)
- Two Covent Garden flats (£7.36m)
- Three in Battersea (£1.72m)
- Five apartments in Wiverton Tower in Whitechapel (£3.9m)
- Three properties down Findon Road in Hammersmith (£1.76m)
- Four other assets in Holland Park, Kensington (£11.25m)
- Three on Portobello Road (£2.64m)
- Two in Chiswick (£3.68m)
The move comes after Sheeran and his co-songwriters were awarded more than £900,000 in legal costs in June after winning their UK High Court copyright trial over the hit Shape of Year in March.
After that ruling six months ago, Sheeran lashed out at the ‘baseless claims’ being brought against singer-songwriters.
Last month, Judge Stanton said that Sheeran must now face trial in the US amid claims Thinking Out Loud is copied from Gaye’s Let’s Get It On.
The copyright infringement suit was originally lodged in 2018 – not by Gaye’s family, but by Structured Asset Sales LLC, which owns a portion of ‘Let’s Get It On’ co-writer Ed Townsend’s estate.
Structured Asset Sales (SAS) is seeking $100million in damages while alleging Sheeran and his co-writer Amy Wadge ‘copied and exploited, without authorization or credit’ the Gaye song, ‘including but not limited to the melody, rhythms, harmonies, drums, bass line, backing chorus, tempo, syncopation and looping’.
Gaye co-wrote Let’s Get It On with Edward Townsend, an American singer and songwriter who died in 2003.
They released the song in June 1973 and it hit No.1 in September that year. More than 10 years later, Gaye was shot and killed by his father, Marvin Gay Senior – whose surname is spelt differently – at their house in Hancock Park, Los Angeles, after an argument on 1 April, 1984, on the eve of his 45th birthday.
Judge Stanton said a jury must decide whether the two songs are substantially similar because music experts on both sides of the dispute disagree whether Sheeran’s song mimics ‘Let’s Get It On.’
‘Although the two musical compositions are not identical, a jury could find that the overlap between the songs’ combination of chord progression and harmonic rhythm is very close,’ Stanton said.
An attorney for Structured Asset Sales, Hillel Parness, told Reuters the company is ‘pleased’ with the ruling.
In his order, Stanton also ruled that jurors must decide whether SAS can include concert revenue in damages, rejecting Sheeran’s argument that ticket sales weren’t tied to the alleged infringement.
Sheeran’s 2014-2015 tour brought in $150 million in gross revenue, according to music industry trade publication Pollstar.
A similar suit against Sheeran by SAS is currently stayed, and a separate suit by another portion of Townsend’s estate is awaiting trial.
Cute couple: In 2015 the Lego House hitmaker revealed he had bought his parents John and Imogen a home in London so that they could be close by when he and wife Cherry Seaborn started a family