David Beckham is a World-Renowned Soccer player. His wife Victoria Beckham is better known as Posh Spice. The couple has four children. Abbotswood Estates of Cotswolds, UK dates back to the 1200s. The Beckhams recently purchased the property for $41.7 million.
David Beckham signed with Manchester United on July 8, 1991. His team won the Youth Cup in 1992. His professional career began in 1993. In December of 1994, he debuted in the UEFA Championship League. He became the first choice in the 1996-1997 season. He retired at the end of the 2012-2013 season and received a standing ovation as he left the field for the last time. In 2005, he opened David Beckham Academy. In 2007, he purchased an MLS expansion team which debuted in 2020.
He met Victoria Beckham in 1997 after she attended a Manchester United Game. At this time, she had a hit music career as Posh Spice, a member of the band The Spice Girls. The two were married 2 years later. They have four children. All three of their sons have followed in their father’s footsteps with a love for soccer. They all played at Arsenal Academy.
David and Victoria Beckham have long enjoyed country living. Their 24-acre estate in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire was affectionately dubbed Beckingham Palace. In addition to fame due to his sports talent, he has long been known as a fashion icon. He’s been a spokesperson for a multitude of famous companies and even had a line of cologne named after him.
The house has 22,293 sq ft. It was constructed in 1862. In addition to the sprawling European mansion, the estate has 775 acres of land. The property has 45,000 sq ft of barn space. The grounds are home to organic gardens and nearly 2,000 ewes. A stone hut and low rock walls provide a perfect counterpoint for the flower garden and well-trimmed shrubbery hedges. Another garden features shaped shrubs bordered by hedgerows. The gardens were designed by Edwin Lutyens.
The mansion has ten bedrooms and six bathrooms. There’s also a total of five living rooms inside the home. Eleven farmhouses dot the extensive property. The River Dickler runs through the estate, providing water for the livestock and an abundant stock of brown trout for fishermen.
The interior of the home is stately and traditional. It has a cozy library with a large fireplace and built-in wood bookshelves. A billiard room with a pool table leads to a sitting area. Luxurious chandeliers, period wallpaper, and marble floors are featured in many areas of the home. The wood staircase has beige carpet and white railings. The formal dining room features a table with ample seating, a large crystal chandelier, hardwood floors, and beautiful crown molding.
The living room is designed with stately elegance, including a white fireplace, beige wallpaper walls, and a large floral area rug. The ceiling has beautiful molding details that frame the crystal chandelier hanging in the center of the room.
Jon Dykstra owns an interior design company in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He's fascinated by architecture and interiors. He also enjoys gardening at his "house in the burbs" and "homesteading" at his off-the-grid boat-access cabin.
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