The Queen of England has a new neighbor — a confidential Russian oil tycoon who initially saw the residential or commercial property over Skype in October.
Windsor Park Hall, next door to Queen Elizabeth II’s main weekend house and pandemic hideaway, Windsor Castle, offered December 23 for £21.5 million ($29 million), according to the London-based brokerage behind the sale, Beauchamp Estates.
“At the height of lockdown, we showed him the house on Skype on our phones, room by room, while he was based in Russia,” Jeremy Gee, handling director of Beauchamp Estates informed The Post, including that the purchaser has actually made his fortune in the oil market.
The purchaser, who has 2 teenage kids going to independent school in the UK, flew in on a personal jet to see your home personally prior to closing on the house, Gee stated.
The nine-bedroom, 18-bathroom house is a reproduction of Wilfield House, the main home of the United States ambassador to the UK. Some 20 miles west of London, the residential or commercial property on Wick Road is the greatest offer Surrey has actually seen in the previous 5 years, Gee stated.
“Find me a home in the country with all the toys and all the facilities for teenage children,” the purchaser informed Beauchamp Estates, Gee stated.
“They already own a property in central London,” he included, “but they wanted to buy a home outside of London so next time when they’re there, they don’t have to go into London” due to the fact that of the coronavirus pandemic’s intensity in the UK’s capital. The purchaser likewise owns houses in Belgravia, London, France and Lake Monaco, he stated.
The residential or commercial property has actually 7 acres filled with box hedges, water fountains, manicured yards and gardens and tree-lined courses — plus a tennis court and helipad.
The exterior of the 29,000-square-foot home is specified by 4 neoclassical pillars and more than 20 windows. The two-story entryway hall has a customized chandelier and a winding staircase to the 2nd flooring of the entranceway.
“A £21.5 million sale in the country is exceptional,” stated Gee, who highlighted that the bedroom has double dressing spaces and restrooms and is the size of a complete house.
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Downstairs, the house is dressed up with home entertainment features, consisting of a bowling street, personal movie theater, red wine space with storage capability for numerous hundred bottles, wine-tasting space, fitness center, sauna, steam bath, altering centers, recreation room, club space and ballroom with a 120-guest capability (in non-COVID times). Plus, an indoor swimming pool is housed in a conservatory-like glass space that opens onto the yard.
“The pool is glorious, designed just like an all-glass orangery,” stated Gee.
A rich investor with a big portfolio formerly owned the house however “no longer needed it,” Gee stated. Famed British interior designers Nick and Christian Candy, who created the uber-expensive 1 Hyde Park in London, developed your home in 2012 to imitate traditional British architecture.
“Super-prime buyers, if they’re buying a country house or a mansion in the UK, they want to buy a slice of British history, architecture and craftsmanship — a slice of ‘Bridgerton,’ ” he stated, referencing Netflix’s new struck embeded in the Regency age of London.