Former rookie star Louisa Zisman and her husband put their luxury Hertfordshire mansion on the market for £7.5m

Former trainee star Louisa Zisman and her husband have put their luxury Hertfordshire mansion up for sale for around £7.5m.

In recent years, Luisa’s Instagram posts have frequently featured the interior of the ten-bedroom mansion, which includes a pool and tennis court on its 2.8 acres of land.

According to Land Registry records, the luxury home was purchased for £5.4 million in 2014 by the retail entrepreneur and husband of Irish businessman, reality star Andrew Collins.

Louisa, 35, and Andrew, 52, have lived there since their marriage in 2015, and they’ve added plenty of expansions to make extra space.

According to property information provided by the selling agency Knight Frank, it is a “large family home” with automatic gates and an 800-foot-long driveway.

The finish and details are second to none, and no cost has been spared in a set of this stunning home, according to the home sale brochure.

According to the specifications, visitors enter through a “spectacular Crittall glass balcony” and are “welcomed by a magnificent entrance hall beautifully decorated with vaulted ceiling”.

A 6-meter handcrafted crystal chandelier illuminates the corridor, leading to a “unique spiral staircase” with a “glass balustrade featuring hand-stitched leather balustrade”.

The interiors are described as ‘beautiful finishing’ and ‘a passionate chef’s dream’, with a spacious open plan kitchen and breakfast area, fully stocked with the latest Gaggenau appliances including a teppanyaki board and built-in coffee maker.

The kitchen has “scenic views over a garden-like garden” and a comfortable, casual family lounge with an original fireplace from 1901, when the house was built.

Luisa is currently using another huge reception room outside the kitchen as a playroom for her three children.

On the other hand, the other side features a formal dining room with a fully stocked bar, a lantern canopy over a dining table for up to 18 people, and stunning floor-to-ceiling wine racks made of brass and glass.

Other reception rooms include a theater room with surround sound, star-lit ceiling and full-size screen, as well as a massive home office with doors leading to the courtyard.

The master bedroom suite features “double patio views,” two dressing rooms, and “a stunning bathroom with rainforest shower and 24 karat gold tile.”

The women’s dressing room is fully equipped with an open layout inspired by Jimmy Choo’s Bond Street store and “a makeup area complete with a hand sink in the windowsill and a wall completely mirrored with Hollywood makeup lights.”

The main house has four additional en-suite bedrooms, two of which have ‘oversized’ balconies.

One of the additional bedrooms also has a dressing room and another has a secret play/study room behind the bookcase door

The details also reveal that the bedroom can be converted into a panic room that “provides more safety and peace of mind for the occupants.”

The house, with a asking price of £7,495,000, also has a free-standing annex with a fully equipped kitchen, downstairs toilet, lounge and three en-suite bedrooms, which are described as ‘perfect for relatives, guests, staff or teenage children’.

There is also a “functional shoe room”, a gym, a sauna room, and a triple garage with accommodation above.

Outside, there is a fully equipped children’s play area and expansive lawns, while the indoor pool features a sunken Jacuzzi.

Knight Frank says the house “boasts a very high tech specification and provides the ideal ‘smart’ family home with air conditioning and Crestron lighting control system.”

The agents add: “The current owners have undertaken a comprehensive renovation program ensuring that the property offers the latest touch technology.

Crestron’s state-of-the-art system in all rooms, including the annex and pool complex, is completely controlled by iPads.

“Lutron’s low-energy lighting, final insulation, and solar PV panels all add to the occupant comfort and extremely high specification that the current owners are seeking.”

Luisa rose to prominence as the runner-up in the ninth junior series in 2013, and placed fourth on the Celebrity Big Brother the following year.

She also became a regular member of Big Brother’s Bit On The Side panel and appears frequently on daytime television.

Louisa started her career at the age of 16 with a Saturday job at a real estate agency to help pay for her horse’s maintenance, and in 2013 set up a bread supply company.

She married her first husband, Oliver Zissman in 2009, but they separated in 2014.

Andrew, her second husband, met her at a charity auction when he offered her £3,000. The couple has two children and she has a child from her previous marriage.

Andrew was valued at £72m on the Sunday Times Rich List in 2020 after selling a number of web companies, a Dublin-based insurance company, and a large stake in an Irish energy company.

Since 2016, he and Luisa have built at least four expansions for their home, including additional space in the front and side, as well as study and dining room expansions. They also received planning permission to convert a loft in 2017.

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