Michael Gove and his ex-wife are promoting the family dwelling for £400,000 lower than its estimated market worth.
The Tory housing minister and newspaper columnist Sarah Vine listed the five-bed pile in west London for £2,095,000.
It’s now bought topic to contract,.
They purchased it for £2million in April 2017 and, in the event that they get the asking value, will make lower than a 5 per cent profit.
Some housing web sites recommend it’s now price as a lot as £2.5million.
Property brokers describe the property – with a library, railed balcony and walled backyard – as “oozing type”.
A supply final night time mentioned: “It’s stunning they haven’t held out for a greater supply, however I believe they each simply wished it over and executed with.
“It’s comprehensible they didn’t need the sale to pull on, notably for the sake of their kids. It permits them each to maneuver on.”
The sale comes 4 months after a decide granted a divorce in “lower than 10 seconds” based mostly on the Cupboard minister’s “unreasonable behaviour” and that “the wedding had irretrievably damaged down”.
They break up final July after nearly 20 years of marriage and had beforehand shared the property with their two kids.
Gove, whose official title is Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, has been dwelling within the luxurious “grace-and-favour” Carlton Gardens residence in Westminster, often reserved for the International Secretary.
He’s mentioned to have moved into the £25million property on the finish of 2021 at Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s insistence.
The PM, Chancellor of the Exchequer and Chief Whip are all political positions which come full with a grace-and-favour residence.
However Gove, 54, is believed to be the primary with the comparatively junior submit of Housing Minister to be given the privilege.
Carlton Gardens has a ballroom, two eating rooms and a three-bedroom condominium – all a far cry from the Tory politician’s childhood dwelling in Aberdeen.
Gove spent the primary 4 months of his life in care after being given up shortly after start by his organic mom.
He was adopted by Ernest and Christine Gove, who introduced him up in a three-bed semi.
Vine, 55, was born in Swansea however introduced up in Italy the place her dad labored as an accountant.
She moved again to England aged 16 and began out as a journalist on the Day by day Mirror. She is godmother to one in every of former PM David Cameron’s daughters.
In an interview about her marriage break up she denied Gove had strayed, saying: “Regardless of the rumours, his solely mistress was politics. That’s what he’s in love with.”
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