Again, apparently rumoured to be the most expensive house in the
world. It’s located in Kensington Palace Gardens in West London, which
has been bought by one of the richest tycoons living in Britain. For
some reason, there’s really not that much information available about
this property, especially compared to Updown Court. It formerly
belonged to Bernie Ecclestone, the Formula One racing boss, who bought
the home for £50 million as a surprise gift for his wife. The
Kensington Palace gardens houses are dubbed ‘billionaires’ row. Nearby
are Kensington Palace and the London home of the Sultan of Brunei. It
consists of the former Egyptian embassy and a one-time annex to
Russia’s embassy knocked together.
[b]What do you get for your money?[/b]
To be honest, I don’t really know. Like I said, information is limited.
However, I do know you only get 12 bedrooms. Pffft. For 70 million I
want at least 20 bedrooms, so who knows why it cost so damn much? There
are literally no pictures of this property available, so you’ll have to
settle for this ONE (I’m sorry guys)…
[*]garage space for 20 cars
[*]an oak-paneled picture gallery
[*]ornate basement pool
[*]controlled by 65 state-of-the-art CCTV cameras
[*]more than 9,000 sq ft of the same marble used in the Taj Mahal is incorporated in the design.
[b]So, who owns this dump?[/b]
Steel tycoon Lakshmi N Mittal, that’s who. He is the richest asian man
currently living in the UK. He made his fortune through his steel
company- LNM Group, one of the world’s biggest steelmaking companies,.
He purchased it in 2004, so again, like Updown Court, there’s no
telling how much it is worth now.