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Wednesday, May 18, 2005
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Edinburgh Evening News
Mon 16 May 2005
US star tipped to buy £13.5m Scots mansion
HOLLYWOOD star Steve Martin has been named as a potential buyer for Scotland’s most expensive private home.
The Father of the Bride actor is believed to be interested in shelling out £13.5 million for Middleton Hall, near Edinburgh.
The house comes equipped with a helicopter pad, ten-feet high perimeter wall and 70 acres of lawn.
Last year, William and Anne Carrington, a reclusive couple from California, bought the 18th-century mansion designed by Robert Adam, for £2.25m.
They are understood to have ploughed millions of pounds into the A-listed neo-classical 1710 property in Borthwick, Midlothian, which features an eight-bedroom country house, two lodges, a cottage, converted stables and a loch.
James Macnab, the estate agent with FPD Savills who sold the property to the Carringtons, said he did not believe that the £13.5m asking price was unrealistic.
He said: "The price may be staggering for Scotland but it may not be for someone from America who would regard a house going for £13.5m as cheap."