In the kitchen are black-and-white counters and tabletop, and a black six-burner stove that David personally cleans every time he cooks. “It’s pretty clean because I clean it so well,” he tells the videographer in episode two of the Netflix series. “I’m not sure it’s actually appreciated so much by my wife,” he jokes.
Upstairs, David’s high-ceilinged changing room is just as meticulously kept as the kitchen. Floor-to-ceiling white-paneled built-in wardrobes with interior lighting are arranged by David himself with the precision of a professional. “It’s all quite organized,” the former midfielder says of his closets in the docuseries. Opening the doors reveals a top and bottom row of strictly placed clothing, hung in the order of “jackets, jean shirts, shirts, and then it goes from jumpers, cardis, to T-shirts,” David says of the first cupboard. Below, slim drawers made of dark wood separately house uniformly folded underwear, neatly stuffed and folded socks, and folded T-shirts placed in stepped, color-coded stacks. Other cupboards showcase button-down shirts hung by color at the top, and suit jackets below, while yet another contains jeans and trousers.
Like most well-heeled English folk, Victoria and David purchased a proper country home in the Cotswolds, the quintessential English countryside known to attract British royalty and celebrities. They spent $7.6 million to convert three Grade II farmhouses into one nine-bedroom structure, and used antlers pinned on exposed brick walls to give it a real country feel. With the help of British landscaper Marcus Barnett, the Beckhams made extensive upgrades to the grounds, creating a ‘natural’ lake-type swimming hole filled with recycled water, adding an apiary, planting gardens, meadows, fields, and an orchard with 23 types of trees, and adding a tennis-court-turned-soccer pitch complete with bleachers. “I wanted a place where we could escape,” David says while walking around the property on an early morning in episode three of the docuseries.
The Beckhams also added an outdoor swimming pool, a traditional Estonian sauna and hot tub, and a plunge pool. One outlet even reports that the couple have put in applications to the county for another escape tunnel. There’s also a $61,000 glamping version of a safari-style tent set up near the swimming hole, with all the trappings of an outdoor kitchen, including a stainless steel coal-burning stove that doubles as a dining table. “On a Saturday morning, I just potter around this place,” David says about the tent, in the docuseries. “I love it. I’m in here from like 11 till like 9 o’clock at night, 10 o’clock at night, later sometimes, just grilling.”