Glass mansion described as ‘Mayfair’s most expensive new home’ goes on sale for £50m

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  • September 28, 2020
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Mayfair is one of London’s most expensive areas, so it’s no surprise when property goes on the market with big asking prices.

But this latest home is particularly special – the glass mansion is believed to be the area’s most expensive newly built property with a price tag of £50m.

While it might be a little out of most budgets, there’s no harm in seeing what it’s like inside of course.

It is actually two homes, which can be sold for £25m each, or sold together to make one huge space.

The property as a whole offers 13,583 square ft of space and includes a cinema, private spa with a swimming pool, a huge roof garden, a patio and a four-car garage.

Each house had four bedrooms, with one having three reception rooms and the other another two.

The master bedroom in each have walk-in dressing rooms and a marble clad bathroom, while all the guest rooms have similar ensuite bathrooms.

Although the property itself is new, the site has a history as it was once home to Count Dino Grandi, Italy’s ambassador to the UK under Mussolini.

The original house was built in 1920 and sold to the Count in 1932.

After the war, the courtyard and surviving stables were transformed into commercial premises, and the rest was turned into post-war housing.

But five years ago, a developer bought the commercial site and built the new glass mansions.

Now finished, the properties are ready to move into.

Gary Hersham, Founding Director of Beauchamp Estates, told the Daily Mail: ‘The houses have been designed so that they can be easily configured into a single 13,583 sqft mansion interconnected on all floors providing eight bedrooms, four reception rooms and two levels of leisure facilities.

‘In the £20 million plus ultra-prime marketplace, we have found that COVID-19 has been a ‘gamechanger’ with buyers now choosing houses, where they can completely control access and their living environment, in preference to apartment buildings where there are the issues of shared access, visitors they don’t know and staff meeting lots of people.’

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