Going back to the future One Direction's Zayn Malik splashes out 2m on bizarre, futuristic country pile
14:16 GMT, 10 October 2012
He might have only found fame in the last couple of years, but One Direction's Zayn Malik is already embracing the cult of bizarre celebrity houses.
In a bid to out-do bandmate Harry Styles, who has recently purchased a plush north London pad, the 19-year-old global superstar has splashed his cash on a futuristic house in Hertfordshire.
The new pad might have 5 bedrooms and a large outdoor swimming pool, but the white and chrome new-build looks slightly incongruous in the rural English countryside.
Home, sweet, home: Zayn Malik has splashed out 2m on his newly built Hertfordshire property
With large, chrome front doors, surrounded by three large windows and a chrome garage door, the house sits back from the road behind a wooden security gate.
While most of the other houses on the street are around the 1m mark, Zayn clearly paid over the average price for the area, splashing 2m on the property.
The contemporary style house, which has sharp edges and a flat roof, has four bathrooms, a roof deck, a sun terrace and a separate steam room and jacuzzi.
Original style: Zayn has opted for a contemporary style, while bandmate Harry Styles bought a more traditional property in London
He might still be a teenager but Zayn has
made sure that his new house has an expansive wine cellar and that all
the rooms have under-floor heating.
After a summer spent jetting around the
world to promote the band's debut album, Zayn is clearly looking forward
to spending a little bit of time in his new home with girlfriend Perrie
The young West Yorkshire-born singer who's been busy promoting the band's new single Live While We're Young, over the last few days, left it to the delivery men to move house for him.
On Monday a team of removal men turned up at the new property to move in some of the youngster's possessions.
In true celebrity style, Zayn had a whole lorry full of weird and wonderful items.
Whatever interior decor that the popstar is going for, he is going to have to fit in what looks like two life-size figures of himself, which took three men to unload.
One figure wears a white suit and a red glove on its right hand while while the other has on a black leather jacket and trilby hat.
The removal men also unloaded Zayn's blue motorcycle form the lorry as a friend in a blue hoodie and grey tracksuit bottoms helped.
Whatever you're into: Removal men unload two life-size figures of Zayn from the removal van
Helping hand: The removal men unload a small blue motorcycle and what looks like a scooter