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What does the renovation of Boris Johnson’s apartment look like – and how much have previous prime ministers spent? | Political news

The row over how Boris Johnson financed the renovation of his Downing Street apartment has brought to light one of the UK’s most famous apartments.

Despite m JohnsonThe east office at number 10 Downing Street, all prime ministers since Tony blair lived in the more spacious apartment above n ° 11.

The Prime Ministers have an annual allowance of up to £ 30,000 from taxpayer money to help with the costs of maintaining and furnishing the four bedroom apartment, which is listed in Category 1.

Sky News takes a look at what we know about the apartment, its last renovationand what former leaders have spent there over the past 24 years.

What does the last renovation look like and who did it?

There has been speculation as much as £ 200,000 has been spent on the refurbishment of the four-bedroom residence by Mr Johnson and Carrie Symonds, the Prime Minister’s fiancee and mother of their baby, Wilfred.

Ms Symonds, 32, called the inherited home Theresa May a “John Lewis furniture nightmare” in an interview with Tatler.

A friend of hers told the Daily Mail: “The renovation is appropriate for a building of such importance. Carrie has exquisite taste.

“She is classic, breathtaking, elegant and chic. She is to be commended and not criticized.”

Carrie Symonds reportedly leading the renovation of No.11
Carrie Symonds reportedly leading the renovation of No.11

She enlisted the services of leading interior designer Lulu Lytle, who co-founded exclusive design company Soane Britain, based on London’s ultimate design street, Pimlico Road.

prince charles is a fan, just like his father, and The Rolling Stones’ Mick jagger is one of his clients.

Mrs Lytle is responsible for the terrace of the Cobblers Cove Hotel in Barbados, with its iconic wavy rattan sofas and some of the UK’s biggest homes, such as Houghton Hall, home to Lord Cholmondeley and his wife Rose.

Her style is far from the minimalism that Samantha Cameron chose for the renovation of n ° 11 and …

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This notice was published: 2021-04-27 15:54:00