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Muse’s Matt Bellamy’s Lake Como Home for Sale

He’s a multiple Grammy award-winning artist who’s ruled the airwaves fronting his band Muse for over two decades, and now you can live like the other half lives in his Italian getaway paradise

Matt Bellamy’s stunning penthouse home in Lake Como, Italy, is currently listed on Rightmove and has gained a lot of attention in the press thanks to its beautiful design, vista… and the fact that he and his band-mates recorded their 2011 album, ‘The Resistance’, in the residence.

Take a tour inside Matt Bellamy’s home

Muse's Matt Bellamy's Lake Como Home for Sale

The four-bedroom property features on the top two storeys of a 19th century building in the village of Moltrasio, originally built way back in 1829.

Muse's Matt Bellamy's Lake Como Home for Sale

The home has been magnificently refurbished by Matt, who is said to have lived there alongside ex-fiancee and Hollywood star, Kate Hudson, for a time – and boasts a truly spectacular lake view terrace complete with a swimming pool.

Muse's Matt Bellamy's Lake Como Home for Sale

As an interesting fact listed by the agent Sothebys, another world-famous music composer – Vincenzo Bellini – also called the property home once upon a time.

Muse's Matt Bellamy's Lake Como Home for Sale

The Lake Como property is listed on Rightmove Overseas by Sothebys for £1.5m or €1.75m.

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Top 10 home improvements

Bathrooms, kitchens and new central heating systems top the list of improvements for this year, but homeowners are warned that major works could invalidate their home insurance.

A new study from GoCompare Home Insurance has revealed that a new bathroom is the UK’s most popular home renovation with 39% of homeowners who carried out a major home improvement in the last five years splashing out on one. New kitchens came in second place with 38% and a new boiler or central heating system made up the top three with 34%.

Top 10 home improvements carried out in the last 5 years
1Installed a new bathroom39%
2Fitted a new kitchen38%
3Installed a new boiler or central heating system34%
4A garden make-over26%
5Installed double glazing26%
6Built an extension17%
7Knocked through rooms12%
8Fitted solar panels12%
9Created an attic conversion10%
10Added an extra bedroom9%

However, the study also revealed that 41% of those carrying out renovations did so without telling their home insurer, potentially invalidating their policy.

Matt Sanders, home insurance spokesperson for GoCompare explained, “While you don’t need to inform your insurer about routine decorating or maintenance, you should inform your provider if you’re planning on carrying out any major building or renovation work, otherwise you could risk invalidating your policy.

When planning a major renovation project, one of the first things you should do is to review your buildings and contents insurance to make sure that you have adequate cover both during and after the work has been completed.

Another important thing to note is that most home insurance policies don’t cover tradesmen or their work, so you should always check that they have their own insurance in place.  It’s also sensible to check that any tradesmen you employ are qualified to carry out the work and registered with a recognised governing body.

Remember, after completion of the work, you may need to increase your sum insured to reflect any increase in the rebuilding costs of your property and any increase in the value of your possessions.”