For sale: The Little White House

That’s its nickname, based on its white, stucco frontage and proximity to the American embassy. It’s for sale with a guide price of £2.5m and  – for the next year, at least – it wouldn’t be too much to claim it’s the most secure private property in the country. When the embassy extended its security zone in the wake of 9/11, the property fell within its boundaries. So – now – the buyer will come across patrolling armed guards and anti-tank blocks and need special security clearance to come and go. The embassy’s due a move, however, next year and the existing complex will become a luxury hotel. Put up with a little strangeness now and reap the benefits later, say agents Wetherell. More here. Particulars here.