David Gilmour’s ‘Betrayal’ House Is Up For Sale For $18 Million


It has been reported that Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour has decided t sell his luxury seaside mansion for £18 million after receiving a severe reaction from residents in the area.

While the famous musician purchased the stunning home in 2015, it took several years to finish all the work. The house, located in Hove, a small coastal town in East Sussex, was finally ready for Gilmour to settle in two years ago. Designed by award-winning architect Keb Gavarito-Bruhn, the home was originally a 19th-century bathhouse called Medina House.

After acquiring the home, the guitarist decided to demolish and rebuild the historical building with inspiration from the original. The house features extensive sea views, a cottage, a recording studio, ample parking, and a courtyard. However, David Gilmour faced a severe backlash from the residents in the area due to rebuilding a historically significant place.

They protested the plans of the guitarist to reconstruct the home since they thought demolishing such a place was disrespectful. A resident even called it a betrayal by referring to the lyrics of Pink Floyd’s ‘Another Brick in the Wall.’ Following the backlash, the guitarist is now selling his seafront mansion for over £18 million after enjoying the property for only 18 months. Gilmour and his wife, Polly Samson, will put their home on the market later this month.

Below, you can see some of the reactions from local groups:

“We don’t need no demolition; we don’t need no thoughtless plans, no tall, dark shadows across our windows. Leave Medina House Alone.”

Another one:

“Hey Gilmour, leave our hood alone. All in all, it’s just another betrayal of us all; to you, it’s just another brick in the wall.”

Some of the other objectors addressed the installation of numerous air conditioning units by saying that they don’t want them to disturb the nearby neighbors with constant noise.