Fire at Dolce and Gabbana founder’s Primrose Hill mansion
PUBLISHED: 12:31 12 March 2015 | UPDATED: 13:00 12 March 2015
A fire broke out at the Primrose Hill mansion of one of the founders of global fashion brand Dolce & Gabbana this morning.
Firefighters were called at 9.25am to a seven-bedroom detached house in Regent’s Park Road owned by fashion designer Stefano Gabbana, which is undergoing refurbishment.
Two fire engines fought flames on the third floor before firefighters requested assistance from an aerial appliance to tackle the flaming roof.
Twenty-five people left the building before the brigade arrived.
Police were also called to the scene to control traffic.
No one was injured and the fire was under control by 11.15am.
Twenty per cent of the third floor and 10 per cent of the roof were damaged.
The Italian fashion designer is yet to move into the luxury home in one of north London’s most exclusive villages, which has been undergoing renovations.
In September, the Ham&High exclusively reported that Mr Gabbana, co-founder of Dolce & Gabbana, had bought the property following an acrimonious bidding war with Hollywood couple Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson.
Builders are understood to have been readying the property this week for an anticipated visit from the owner, who paid £13.5million for the house.
Mr Gabbana had requested new windows and a fresh lick of paint to the exterior, as well as applying to Camden Council to install a new air conditioning system and wood flooring and railings in the back garden.
Neighbours had complained about breaches of Camden Council’s rules as builders allegedly worked into the night and used loud machinery after hours.
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