- One Cornwall Terrace is a Grade 1 listed mansion overlooking Regent’s Park in London
- The property is spread across 21,500 sq/ft and boasts seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms and 11 reception rooms
- The buyer would have to pay £7 million in stamp duty alone
13:27 GMT, 31 October 2012
16:39 GMT, 31 October 2012
The world’s most expensive terraced property went on sale yesterday for a staggering £100m.
One Cornwall Terrace is a Grade 1 listed mansion overlooking Regent’s Park in London.
The breathtaking property is spread across 21,500 sq/ft and boasts seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms and 11 reception rooms.
Roomy: The property is 21,500 sq/ft and boasts seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms and 11 reception rooms
expense spared: The house boasts a mixture of classic and contemporary
features from marble and limestone-lined halls to iPad-controlled
It is being marketed by Savills with
an asking price of £100m – £4,651 per sq/ft – making it one of
the most expensive houses ever put up for sale in England.
At this mega price, the buyer would have to pay £7 million in stamp duty alone.
they would also pay just £1,369-a-year in council tax – the same as a
£320,000 property with Westminster Council – the second cheapest borough
Terrace was originally designed and built in the 1820s by renowned
architect Decimus Burton with the project overseen by the acclaimed John
Rooms with a view: One Cornwall Terrace is a Grade 1 listed mansion overlooking Regent’s Park in London
Close-up: The front of the home has a neo-classical
Stucco elevation with Corinthian pilasters and a grand two-storey bay
embellished with sculpted female columns of the Greek goddess Artemis
NASH’S ARCHITECTURAL LEGACY
John Nash (1752-1835) was the son of a millwright but became an architect. He designed much of the layout of Regency London under George IV.
He was also a pioneer in the use of the Picturesque in the design of buildings and their layout which can be seen in Ravensworth Castle, County Durham, Cronk-hill, Shropshire, or Regent’s Park.
His most famous designs are the Royal Pavilion, Brighton, and Buckingham Palace – although the facade to the mall is not Nash’s work.
He trained under Sir Robert Taylor and his marriage to a mistress of the future George IV introduced him to court circles which meant he could benefit from royal patronage.
It was his close friendship with the Regent that meant he was awarded two of his most important commissions – Buckingham Palace and the Royal Pavilion, Brighton.
He had a notorious indifference to detail and relied heavily on assistants, but his strength was in composition.
The front of the home has a
neo-classical Stucco elevation with Corinthian pilasters and a grand
two-storey bay embellished with sculpted female columns of the Greek
the official London residence of the New Zealand High Commissioner from
1955 until the 1970s, playing home to lavish parties frequented by
royalty and other members of high society.
refused to discuss the end-of-terrace property, but the lavish brochure
gives an incredible insight into the home’s level of luxury.
as ‘one of the most important private residences in London’, the
four-storey home has had a no expense spared makeover to be transformed
into one of the capital’s premier ‘trophy homes’.
It boasts a mixture of classic and contemporary features from marble and limestone-lined halls to iPad-controlled lighting.
is also a sports complex which includes a gym and swimming pool and the
high-tech gates have an automatic number plate recognition system.
the mansion has a beautiful 40-metre long landscaped garden and a grand
double staircase which connects the terrace and landscaped areas.
if that isn’t enough, the home is located on the Outer Circle Road
around Regent’s Park – which has 410 acres of gardens and leisure
Outside space: The garden of the four storey property which is one of the capital’s premier ‘trophy homes’
Central location: The huge price tag means the buyer would have to pay £7 million in stamp duty alone
Cornwall Terrace is named after King George IV, who also known as the Duke of Cornwall.
The properties were used as grand residential homes for ambassadors, generals and nobility for 150-years.
At £100 million, One Cornwall Terrace is the the joint most expensive home on the open market in London.
It shares the same price-tag as Heath Hall, a 14-bedroom detached mega-mansion on The Bishops Avenue in Hampstead.
Bargain: Buyers would pay just
£1,369-a-year in council tax – the same as a £320,000 property with
Westminster Council – the second cheapest borough in London
Pricey: At £100 million, the house is the joint most expensive home on the open market in London
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‘marketed by Savills’ Is that wise in the current climate? I wouldn’t buy a loaf of bread from anything bearing that name. One to ponder, DM.
London, United Kingdom,
BETTER TO RENT ROOMS OUT TO STUDENTS.
KINGSTON UPON THAMES,
Nice but far too expensive
JUST HAD A CALL FROM THE LOTTO PEOPLE MY NUMBERS HAVE AT LONG LAST COME UP….SO HAVE JUST USED MY CREDIT CARD TO PAY THE 7MILLION POUNDS STAMP DUTY…..CANT WAIT TO MOVE IN………….
london, United Kingdom,
Gorgeous house, wonder who will buy it??
cancerville, United Kingdom,
you get a lousy class of neighbours in an area like that!
on the beach,
Wow! I’d love to live in a crib like that ~ Only in my dreams I guess! ~ (Must be astronomical to run though).
Tell it like it is
London, United Kingdom,
London, United Kingdom,
“What a super stunning house, my God we British were a talented nation of people! – Billy the Fish , York, 31/10/2012 17:03” ===== That’s right Billy, with emphasis on the word ‘WERE’ ….
East of Eden, United Kingdom,
Pity it is named after someone who committed genocide.
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