Will the buck stop here? Dollar homebuyers eye London market
4 November 2022
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It was a visit to Royal Ascot in June that clinched it for Bobby Flay. For years, the 57-year-old New York-based restaurateur and TV chef has loved visiting London; on his trip to the races this summer, though, he finally resolved to find a more permanent base. “My girlfriend and I were thinking, ‘Wouldn’t it be great to have an apartment here? Let’s come back after the summer and do this.’ And we just did.”
The couple looked at a dozen or so properties in central London before focusing on a trio of two-bedroom apartments in Chelsea, their preferred area. “We felt it had a nice warmth, we liked the attitude of the people, and we’re totally into that kind of style of architecture,” he says. Flay plans to return in a month or so to view again and make an offer, working with agent Vic Chhabria of LREO.