Since Ricky Gervais first burst onto the UK comedy scene as early as 1998, regularly featuring as an outspoken journalist on the then famous 11 O’Clock show, the Reading born stand up comic and actor has taken the world in his stride.
The comedy star is famous for some of the most beloved television shows in recent TV history including ‘The Office’, ‘Derek’, After Life’ and ‘Extras’ so it’s pretty obvious that he’s made a fair bit of money along the way.
In 2016 it was reported that Ricky and partner Jane Fallon, spent over £10 million on a rather grand North London mansion in Hampstead Heath.
The Office star’s “ambassadorial property” is supposedly about seven times the size of an average UK home.
Boasting eight bedrooms, four reception rooms and three bathrooms, it’s pretty safe to say his cat won’t have trouble finding a nice place to camp.
Pictures were shared on Ricky’s Instagram showing the impressive scale of the property, with the staircase in particular being very impressive.
The mansion has acres of space for entertaining and even has its own swimming pool.
Inside, there are lavishly decorated rooms with unique furnishings and ornaments to die for.
Living close to Hampstead Heath, Ricky and Jane are able to use the local park for their leisure.
But of course, when if they prefer a little privacy, their own monstrous garden isn’t a bad bet either.
The rolling garden comes complete with its own traditional summer house and looks fantastic in the spring as Ricky shared on an instapost.
Of course, the perks the property don’t come without considerable costs to consider.
Land Registry documents have shown that Ricky and Jane bought the home for a mere £10.5 million!
When the couple bought it, it was considered to be one of the biggest sales in London in 2015 and around more than 50 times the average price paid for a typical home in England.
Gervais did however take a sizeable hit from the tax man in purchasing the property.
A £10.5 million home will incur a lowly stamp duty bill of more than £1.1 million.
Nice problems to be able to afford!