ADELE may now boast a glamorous property portfolio of £34.7million – but it was her run down childhood flat that remains her favourite.
Before her rise to fame, the singing sensation lived with her mum in a very humble home in London's West Norwood, which she maintains is the "best house" she has ever lived in.
Adele, 34, who is now said to be worth a whopping £155million and owns homes in London, and Beverley Hills, Los Angeles, has fond memories of the "run down" two-bed flat.
She confessed during an interview last year that despite living in a sprawling £7million mansion, she missed the apartment.
Adele, who was raised by her single mum Penny Adkins, lived in the flat from the age of nine, until 2006 at the age of 18.
The flat is situated above a row of shops and a "discount store" on West Norwood high street, which was linked to other apartments via a series of roof terraces.
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Speaking to British Vogue as part of their Ultimate British Taste Test, Adele said the small flat she lived in with her mum was the "best house she ever lived in".
The Easy On Me singer admitted that it was often described as "really run down" because of its less glamorous location.
"I grew up in North London, in Tottenham, but we did a few years in South London when I was older," Adele told the publication.
"It was the best house I've ever lived in, it was with my mum."
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She went on: "It was amazing. We had a young family at the end with three lovely little boys who used to run up and down in nappies."
Since moving out, the discount shop underneath the singer's former home has since been converted into a pub, the Knowles of Norwood.
At 18, Adele went on to move into her own place in Notting Hill, after being offered a record deal and graduating from the Brit school.
Adele now owns a large portfolio of homes, which was recently extended to a £42million home in Los Angeles, previously owned by Sylvester Stallone.
She bought the property from the US film star last year, saddling it with a colossal £31.7million mortgage.
The Someone Like You singer has applied for a permit to remodel the interior of the sprawling eight-bedroom, 12-bathroom mansion.
She wants to strip it of all the artistic references to Rocky and Rambo — Stallone’s most famous characters – which were left around the home.
The website said the living room has a “lot of Rambo memorabilia”, including “unique, big graffiti art” which Adele is said to be in the process of removing.
Elsewhere, Adele also owns a £7million complex with THREE huge properties elsewhere in Los Angeles.
Adele bought her first home, a four bed, six bathroom property with pool and summer house, on the street in 2016 for £7million.
Following her split from husband Simon Konecki, she purchased the home opposite to keep them both close to son Angelo, eight.
The mother-of-one also owns two sprawling properties in Kensington, which she is said to have splashed £11million on.
Thanks to her impressive record sales and revenue generated from sell out tour dates, Adele has amassed a HUGE fortune, making her the richest female singer ever.
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In 2016 the singer was said to have made an incredible £40 million and by 2017 her fortune rose to £125million, making her the youngest act in a list dominated by ageing rockers such as Sir Mick Jagger and Sir Elton John.
However, as of 2020 it is estimated this had shot up to a whopping £140 million.
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