The luxury mansions that would put even One Hyde Park to shame
45-bedroom mansion, Knightsbridge
Price tag: £300m
At 60,000 square foot, this seven-story pad is slightly smaller than a football pitch. But don’t worry it’s got 45 bedrooms, a humongous kitchen, gold leaf décor, a large swimming pool, underground parking and several lifts. And if that’s not enough, all of its 68 windows look out to Hyde Park.
London-based property consultant Charles McDowell thinks the owner of this “truly rarefied property” is going “to pay a lot of premium for the unusual size in that location”.
“You are going to have to wait a long, long time for something like this to come on the market again.”
17-bedroom Dudley House, Park Lane
Price tag: £200m
For Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the emir of Qatar who has stakes in Harrods, the Shard and Barclays Bank, spending £100m on just the furniture of this 17-bedroom mansion is no big deal. You see, the man’s got three wives and 24 children, the house is a necessity and luxury in equal measure. Other jaw-dropping extravagances of this house include a 50ft ballroom, 14 reception rooms and an 81ft picture gallery.
Gary Hersham, head of Beauchamp Estates, who’s taken a tour of the house describes it as a luxury property that “cannot be compared to anything else on the market.”
“There is gold leaf throughout. The other main colours are cream and neutral – it is very tastefully done. The ceilings are ornate and very high, although these have been dropped in the bathrooms, which are all marble. There is a very grand staircase, and chandeliers throughout,” he says
“The stature and grandeur of the house cannot be compared to anything else on the market, where luxury properties already sell for £4,000 to £6,000 per square foot.”
48-bedroom palace, Piccadilly
Price tag: £200m
Source: Daily Mail
What was an eyesore on Piccadilly till last year is all set to become one of UK’s most expensive homes, thanks to property magnates David and Simon Reuben. The brothers are planning to turn Cambridge House into a 48-room palace with an underground swimming pool, a gym and a 35,000-bottle wine cellar.
Not just this, the grade 1 listed building would come with an 85ft-long ballroom, a beauty salon, two guest powder rooms, eight cloakrooms and a 12-vehicle car park. Plush.
14-bedroom Heath Hall, Hampstead
Price tag: £140m
It might be the cheapest of our mega-houses, but just ordering a brochure of Heath Hall means shelling out £2,000. With a £100m price tag, this palatial property comes with 14 bedrooms, a cinema, gym, wine cellar, a snooker room, a library and indoor and outdoor pools.
The posh mansion is owned by London property tycoon Andreas Panayiotou, who is worth £400m according to Sunday Times Rich List.
Estate agent Trevor Abrahmsohn, who is handling the property says, “Before you can even look at the brochure we want to know your inside leg measurement. We want to know who you are, what you do, who you bank with – everything.
“If you get past that, we might, just might, give you a brochure. But I have to be honest, getting a brochure is a negotiation in itself.”
Five-bedroom house, Kensington Palace Gardens
Price tag: £117m
Talking most expensive homes and not mentioning Britain’s richest man Lakshmi Mittal, will be an anomaly. Back in 2008, ‘Taj Mital’ spent a jaw-dropping £117m for his third house in Kensington Palace Gardens aka Billionaire’s Row. The four-storey house has five bedroom suites plus extensive servants’ quarters.
At the time Noel De Keyzer of Savills estimated the house would easily fetch £250m as the Mittals carried out extensive work on it. One can only imagine the price tag today.
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