London, one of Europe’s oldest capitals and a center of power for close to two thousand years beckons with royal pageantry, famous landmarks, and history steeped luxury mansions. We have over the times seen some of such ultra-luxurious British mansions that have been listed for over $150 million, including the Kensington Palace Gardens located next to steel tycoon Laxmi Mittal’s most expensive home in Britain, the $250 million Taj Palace and Sultan of Brunei’s Billionaires' Row mansion in London’s most expensive street, along with the luxury terrace house in Belgravia which went on sale for $150 million. Now, another such mansion, the outlandish Heath Hall on London’s ultra-exclusive The Bishops Avenue, Hampstead ‘Billionaire Row’, built for a renowned sugar magnate in 1910, has been listed for a whopping $158 million, to become the most expensive home for sale in United Kingdom. However, it’s not just the listing price which is eye-watering, but the estate listing agents’ brochure comes at a price of $3,200.
The grand Heath Hall was originally constructed back in 1910 for William Park Lyle of the Tate & Lyle, but it later fell into disrepair after the Bank of China took it over in 1950s. Later in 2006, property magnate Andreas Panayiotou purchased it, and his development company The Ability Group transformed this 40,000 sq. ft mansion into one of London’s finest and luxurious properties.
Andreas then spent a total of $63 million to get back this three-storey house into glory.
Notably, Mr. Panayiotou reportedly employed a team of 120 tradesmen for the glorious and extensive renovation, adding a further of 8,000 sq. ft to the already substantial 19,000 square feet.
The luxurious Heath Hall’s bathrooms now boasts 12 types of Italian marble and seven types of wood, all of which were exclusively prepared in Italy.
Further, the home features a library, a dedicated home cinema, a plush steam room with sauna facility, full fitted home gym and wine cellar.
Set in 2.5 acres of meticulously manicured gardens, the home is one of the largest private properties in whole of London, but it will come with a stamp duty fee of $11.1 million.
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