With the housing market in a dump you can pick up some real deals like this one for just 70 million bucks. But check this out it’s got like a one car garage, and this guys wife is totally ugly. I may not have as much cash but I do have a much better looking chick and a bigger garage!
See that’s the problem with new houses today no matter how much you spend your neighbor is like fifteen feet away.
A house in Hampstead, North-West London, has become the most expensive new property ever sold in Britain.
Israeli diamond billionaire Lev Leviev paid £35million for the seven-bedroom home and plans to move in with his wife Olga and two of his nine children.
The family will make the house their permanent residence.
This is where the magic happens, nice bedroom but the color of the floor kind of makes the room look like a hamster cage.
The Leviev’s house in Hampstead which boasts a cinema and an indoor pool which transforms into a ballroom at the push of a button.
I get the feeling this guy never watched the movie it’s a Wonderful Life where the same contraption wound up getting everyone wet, then again it was a Christmas movie so he probably never has seen it.
It is in a private road where Lulu and Maurice Gibb and Ringo Starr have all had homes, so get ready to rock with the denture crowd.
The vast entrance hall boasts a $1.5 million dollar stone staircase which was carved using techniques last used 150 years ago to construct French chateaux.
You could so film a scene from Scooby Doo in this house with the bad guys chasing people back and forth.
In the drawing room, a 200 thousand dollar hand-carved stone fireplace is a replica of one at Cliveden.
As well as an armour-plated front door which weighs half a ton and cost 100 thousand dollars, the house has a nightclub, a cinema and an indoor swimming pool decorated with gold-plated mosaic tiles.
Palatial: The gold-plated pool and hot tub will obscure anyone peeing in the pool.
The house, designed to last for 300 years, also includes a gym with steam room, hair salon, sauna and spa bath.
The amazing kitchen costs fifteen times the annual wages of the average British family, so fifteen of them should be allowed to move in. British Socialists suggest the giant mansion should be divided up turned into a tenement apartment forcing everyone to live like Cubans. If that happens it will only take a few years before Brits are building makeshift boats and trying to make French beaches for a better life.
A source said: “£35 million / $70 million USD is believed to be a record UK price for a new-build property.”
The house was designed by architect William Bertram of Bath who was persuaded out of retirement.
Most airport restrooms are smaller than this, Senator Craig would be right at home in this one.
It was originally built for property developer Mansour Namaki but when he decided to move to Regent’s Park, the search started for a potential buyer.
Those interested had to provide references from solicitors and bankers before being given the two thousand dollar brochure about the house, which has been named Palladio, after the 16th century Italian considered the father of post-Renaissance architecture.
It is believed the house was sold by Trevor Abrahmsohn, managing director of Glentree International, along with sub-agent Gary Hersham of Beauchamp Estates.
Mr Abrahmsohn refused to comment on the sale, but said: “This house represents arguably the finest new-build in Europe, if not the world today.
Mansion: The vast entrance hall boasts a $1.5 million dollar stone staircase carved with techniques used in French chateaux.
House is fully gated with armored doors – this guy is totally set for a zombie outbreak.
Dining room table can only seat 12, which means he can have all 9 of his kids over for big family dinners as long as no one else comes.
“I have been in the business for 30 years and have not seen a finer example of quality craftsmanship than this.”
The house has the most up-to-date entertainment featuring a private movie theater and communication system.
I am not sure what the divorce laws are like in England, but I am pretty sure she gets to keep the house.
Infra-red cameras, lights, music, electronic doors, heating and air conditioning can be monitored and controlled externally “from a yacht in the Caribbean if necessary,” according to a source.
All of the security measures are a good idea with giant numbers of Muslims who hate Israel living in the area.
The family room transforms into a cinema at the touch of a button.
Mr Leviev, 51, is a close friend of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and is estimated to be worth $7 billion.
He donates about $50 million a year to charity and also owns homes in Israel, New York and Moscow.
He arrived in Israel from Uzbekistan in 1971 and went on to own the country’s largest diamond company.
He is the 278th wealthiest person in the world, and is believed to be moving to be closer to the City’s institutional investors.
It kind of made me wonder what would 70 million dollars buy you…
J.D. Drew could hit .250 for you
You could fire Dan Rather
Or you could buy three hundred thousand poor kids computers so they too could surf p0rn.
But if you don’t like this house these two are in the same price range:
The penthouse located at The Pierre Hotel encompasses the top three floors. Spectacular 360-degree views of Manhattan are found in this incomparable property. This French château is located within one of the world’s greatest five star hotels. The Pierre Hotel offers every conceivable service twenty-four hours a day.
75 Million Dollars House This one is on the beach and unlike Great Britain you would at least see the sun more than once a month.
This mansion was cool but I still like the rich guy who built a wicked bat cave with his own hookers in it better.