Oxfordshire Mansion Becomes Britain’s Most Expensive Home
Britain’s most expensive home has sold to a Russian Billionaire for a breathtaking £140m price tag.
Park Place is an 18th Century mansion near Henley on Thames in Oxfordshire, and is now the property of an unidentified Russian businessman.
Country House Comprises Spa Complex
The Grade II listed Franco-Italianate home enjoys a stunning location on the banks of the Thames and boasts a myriad of exclusive features including an on site helipad, built in spa complex, private cinema and specialist security system. Marketed by property marketing professionals Knight Frank and Savills, Park Place’s £140m sale price narrowly beats the transaction for One Hyde Park in Knightsbridge into the top price slot – with the ultra-exclusive city penthouse having sold to Ukrainian Rinat Akmetov earlier this year for £136m.
Park Place Once Home to Royalty
The owner of the 30,000 square foot property and 200 acre park will be following in illustrious footsteps, with the building having once housed Frederick Prince of Wales (the eldest son of George II) and Greek shipping magnate John Latsis. The building, which was also used as a set for the 2007 St Trinian’s Film, is accompanied by a selection of outbuildings including a vaulted Grecian Grotto, boathouse and stables.
The Daily Mail reports that staff at the property marketing offices responsible for the sale were so shocked by the price tag that they had to check it with head office before processing the payment.