Tamara Ecclestone buys $1.5m crystal bathtub
Earlier, when we reported about the million dollar crystal bathtub made from a single piece of rock crystal found in the Amazonian rainforest we were not sure about the buyer. Recently, we have found someone who has spent a fortune to laze down in this million dollar bath tub. Yes, that’s the daughter of world’s fourth richest man in Britain and Formula One racer Bernie Ecclestone, Tamara Ecclestone, who bought this luxurious piece for her $72 million house in London.
Confirming the news, Tamara Ecclestone who is not shy of shouting out about her expensive investment said “It’s costing £1 million because I’ve got to reinforce the floor and I’ve had to pay for everyone’s travel and the hauling back and polishing of the crystal. But I spend a lot of time in the bath so it’s worth it.”
This is not the first rock crystal bath tub that has been created, but a similar bath tub made of same Amazon crystal was sold at Salone del Mobile in 2008 to a Russian buyer, who forked out $858,763 for this marvelous piece. The second piece that was not a replica but a unique piece in itself was created for Harrods with a price tag of $790,310. Tamara owns the third piece of its like in the world.
Tamara had sent a team to Amazon to collect crystals to be turned into a bathtub. She and her younger sister Petra Ecclestone are always in news for their wealthy investments. Tamara was spotted at her sister’s extravagant wedding as a maid-of-honor. The whole wedding was an affair of $7.7 million and the reception featured DJ David Guetta, Black Eyed Peas and many other celebrities.
Petra Ecclestone was recently in news when she bought the most expensive home in the U.S named as The Manor. The house is spread on 4.7 acres and has a suite named for England’s Prince Charles. The house costs $150 million and belongs to this 22-year-old female. Petra got married recently in August to James Stunt in an extravagant ceremony in Rome. She arrived with her father in her vintage Rolls Royce with former Formula 1 driver Jean Alesi at the wheel. She was driven till the Odescalchi Castle in a white stunning Rolls Royce which is a gift from her billionaire father.