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London home to three of world’s top 10 most expensive properties

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19th Dec 13 10:58 am

Three of the planet’s most expensive residences expected to change hands next year are in London, a survey has revealed.

Topping the list of the most expensive homes currently on the market is Grade I-listed Regency residence at Carlton House Terrace, St. James’s. The property is estimated to be worth £250m.

Carlton Terrace

Carlton Terrace in St. James’s central London

In second place, Saudi Prince Abdul Aziz bin Fahd’s property on Kensington Palace Gardens, or “Billionaire’s Row”, as it has become known, is expected to fetch around £100m.

Billionaire's row Kensington Gardens

The world’s second most expensive residence, at Kensington Gardens

The third London property on the list is in tenth place, and is the capital’s most expensive private residence outside of Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea.  Estate agent Knight-Frank is asking £65m for the 15 bedroom Grade II listed mansion on Bishop’s Avenue, Hampstead.

Hampstead home Bishop's Avenue

The house is the former residence of William Lyle of the Tate&Lyle sugar company

The remaining properties on the list are made up of three residences in New York, and another three also in America. The only property to make the top ten list outside of the US and London is a 150-year-old palace in Istanbul, which is on the market for $115m. Bargain.

The top ten

Carlton House Terrace, London £250m

Kensington Palace Gardens, London £100m

The Owlwood Estate, Los Angeles$150m

Copper Beech Farm, Connecticut$140m

Crespi/Hicks Estate, Dallas$135m

The Residence, River House, New York $130m

The Penthouse, Pierre Hotel, New York$125m

Zeki Pasha Waterside Mansion, Istanbul$115m

One Beacon Court Duplex, New York$115m

The Bishops Avenue, London £65m

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