This Hyde Park mansion that has been empty for almost three years (obviously too expensive for even the billionaires), could be the most expensive home in the UK if sells for an offered £280 million (more than $437 million). The 60,000 sq/ft property with more than 40 bedrooms on Rutland Gate opposite Hyde Park has been on the market since 2012, after the death of its most recent owner, Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. It was originally listed with an asking price of £300m – more than double the price of the UK’s second most expensive home.
Cedric Emmanuel, managing director of the firm, told the Independent: “We have received an offer of £280 million and it is under consideration.”
“I think it is worth more, and I think we will get more,” Mr Emmanuel added.
However, the property was decked out by world renowned interior design company Alberto Pinto during an epic two-and-a-half year refurb in the ’90s. The team sourced luxury items from brands like Barovier & Toso, Laudarte, Valderamobili, Baccarat, Christofle and Baldi Home Jewels to decorate the house. It has 20 principal bedrooms and a further 20-plus bedrooms for staff. The property also has a large basement swimming pool, underground parking and several lifts.