Chelsea FC’s Roman Abramovich Buys £25 Million London Property
Roman Abramovich, the fifteenth richest man on the earth, has splashed out £25 million (US$40.5 million) on a ‘stop gap’ house for him and his girlfriend, Dasha Zhukova, in one in every of London’s most up-market areas.
The Grade 2 Listed building overlooks the River Thames close to Battersea Bridge and is situated on Chelsea’s Cheyne Walk. The property features a fifty-foot long drawing room with high ceilings, 9 bedrooms, ten bathrooms, a music room and parking for eight vehicles.
The home was beforehand owned by the stone island clothes cheap painter James Whistler, Nancy Mitford’s sister, Diana, and the late Tory minister, Paul Channon.
Former guests embrace; Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall, who celebrated the Duke of Kent’s 70th birthday at the property, The Queen and Mick Jagger. In fact, The Rolling Stones frontman as soon as shared a house in Cheyne Stroll with Marianne Faithfull and has not too long ago moved again.
However, there is one small drawback for the notoriously personal Abramovich. The property was as soon as part of Chelsea Manor House stands on the site of Sir Thomas Moore’s garden which is now owned by the Nationwide Trust.
As a requirement of proudly owning such an essential building, Abramovich will have to forego his privateness because the Nationwide Trust frequently opens the entrance and its gardens to the general public.
One such occasion can be Open Home London Day between seventeenth to 18th September when hundreds of visitors are allowed entry to historically significant properties all through England.
Visitors to Sir Thomas Moore’s backyard will probably be in a position to simply look across at Abramovich’s personal gardens and maybe get a glimpse of his inside designs.
The Russian billionaire, who is price a reported £14 billion (US$22.6 billion), stunned property agents by buying a home with so little privateness as Abramovich is clearly obsessive about safety: his largest yacht, the 536 foot ‘Eclipse’, has a army grade missile defence system, bullet proof home windows and armour plating around the master bedroom.
Although it’s unlikely Abramovich will need to take such excessive measures in his new residence.
The Chelsea Soccer Membership proprietor purchased the property to stay in while his foremost house in Lowndes Square, London undergoes construction work.
Such is the extent of the work, Abramovich shall be dwelling in his temporary house for at the very least three years.
When the renovation work is complete, the eight bedroom mansion, which is spread across two stucco-fronted properties, shall be one of the crucial costly houses in Britain; price an estimated £150 million (US$ 242.5 million).
Other properties owned by the billionaire embrace; a chateau in Cap d’Antibes, on the French Rivera, two homes in an Aspen ski resort, Colorado, two villas on the Caribbean Island of St Barts and two mansions near Moscow, Russia.
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Rebecca Smith is an actual property journalist with greater than 15 years expertise. She is at present the gross sales director for Ocean Villas Group who concentrate on luxurious ocean view property investments worldwide.
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