Take That’s Mark Owen leaves UK and sells £ 6million country mansion to move to America
TAKE This star Mark Owen has sold his country house for £ 6.5million – as he leaves the UK for a permanent move to the US.
The singer has lived in California with his family for a few years and decided to cash in his UK passbook, which cost him three times the amount he paid.
Sources insist this is not bad news for Take That, and Mark will be returning to the UK to tour with the band and collaborate on music with members Gary Barlow and Howard Donald.
They added: “Mark is only ten hours away by plane and will return to the UK whenever the group needs him.”
The singer, 49, moved to Hampshire from London with his actress wife Emma Ferguson and their three children in 2010.
He dropped £ 2.25million on the stately stack of nine rooms with six reception rooms, a swimming pool, a wet room, a tennis court, stables and paddocks.
The 9,000-square-foot Georgian pad also includes a three-bedroom cottage, a two-bedroom cottage, a Victorian shed, and a separate barn set on 10 acres of rolling countryside.
But after spending thousands of dollars on a massive Grand Designs-style makeover, Mark has now sold the pad in South Downs National Park where neighbors include Oasis singer Noel Gallagher.
Mark has occasionally given fans a glimpse of his rural paradise with Instagram videos showing his playroom with photos of the art and footprints of his children.
Another video saw him packing for a trip to his huge walk-in closet, removing clothes from large closets covered in illuminated mirrored panels.
Mark also had a library where he shared videos of himself meditating in front of rows of books above a pillow reading, “Boys only in this area. “
Another video shows Mark, worth an estimated £ 31million, hula-hooping on the table in the room where a large piece of modern art hangs over a large flat-screen TV .
In 2017, The Sun revealed how Mark plans to mentor music stars by opening a recording studio in his country’s park.
In documents filed with the local council, its planning officer said: “Mr. and Mrs. Owen would love to be able to offer the opportunity to come and record music and vocal sessions and mentor local aspiring singers / songwriters and record their music.”
Mark and Emma married in November 2009 at a church in Cawdor, Scotland, but a year later Mark admitted to cheating on his wife with up to 10 different wives – despite having only been married a few months.