Although it been proclaimed as world’s most expensive terraced house, London’s Cornwall Terrace Property has been recently sold for a whopping £80 million ($120 million) and thus became U.K.’s most expensive terraced house. British property tycoon Marcus Cooper is new owner of this “one of the most important private residences in London”. The house which overlooking Regent’s Park in London has been listed for £100 million in November, and now even with the discount, it’s a record price for a terraced home in U.K.
Breathtaking four-storey home spreads across 21,500 sq/ft and features seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms and 11 reception rooms as well as sports complex including a gym and inevitable swimming pool.
Despite neo-classical Stucco elevation with Corinthian pilasters and a grand two-storey bay embellished with sculpted female columns of the Greek goddess Artemis, the house also boasts all contemporary amenities, such as the high-tech gates with an automatic number plate recognition system while marble and limestone-lined halls having iPad-controlled lighting.
Located on the Outer Circle Road around Regent’s Park – which has 410 acres of gardens and leisure facilities, this luxury mansion has a beautiful 40-metre long landscaped garden and a grand double staircase which connects the terrace and landscaped areas.
Cornwall Terrace is named after King George IV, who also known as the Duke of Cornwall, and was originally designed and built in the 1820s by renowned architect Decimus Burton with the project overseen by the acclaimed John Nash.
From 1955 until the 1970s, this now U.K.’s most expensive house, became the official London residence of the New Zealand High Commissioner that hosted a many members of high society and royalty through luxurious parties.
Cooper, founder of Marcus Cooper Group, is a British real estate maven whose portfolio includes residential and commercial properties throughout the city. He famously flipped London’s second largest private residence (behind Buckingham Palace) Witanhurst for £50 million in 2008.