Holiday home ?

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  1. Beano

    Beano Well-Known Member

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    2-8a Rutland Gate in Knightsbridge, overlooking London’s Hyde Park, was sold for £210 million to the family office of CC Land’s chairman Cheung Chung Kiu, in January 2020. Photo: Wikipedia
     
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  2. wylie

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    I'm guessing that's the whole building for the money? Nice...
     
  3. KateSydney

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    Well it can only go up. Not as if they're building many more 20 bedroom houses opposite Hyde Park.
     
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    The address suggests an apartment!
     
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    2012 September - the house is reportedly for sale for £300 million (not on the open market).

    2015 June - The owners are said to be preparing to sell the property's entire contents - from ornate chandeliers to jewel-encrusted bidets to curtains, doors and even gold-plated waste-paper bins - by public auction, in a knock-down fire sale at which no low offer is too insulting, reports The Guardian.

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    2–8a Rutland Gate is a large white stuccoed house originally built as a terrace of four houses in the mid 19th-century. The four houses were later converted into a single property.[3] A competition to redesign the house was held in 1982 and won by the architectural firm YRM. The present 2–8a Rutland Gate was built between 1985–7 replacing 2 Rutland Gate and 4-8a Rutland Gate, a group of 1930s houses. The Survey of London describes the design of the present 2–8a Rutland Gate as "One of YRM's least Modern designs...the building comprises a rather bland white palazzo."[2]

    In 2012, the house was described as having seven storeys and 45 bedrooms, with a total size of 60,000 sq ft. The interior of 2–8a Rutland Gate has a swimming pool, underground parking, several lifts, and substantial interior decoration of gold leaf. The interior of the house was described as having been decorated by Monzer Hammoud by The Guardian and by the French designer Alberto Pinto by the Evening Standard in July 2015.[3] The windows of the house are believed to be bulletproof provided and installed by the Italian company Ditta Gian Paolo Piovesan & James Andrew Piovesan.[4]

    2–8a Rutland Gate has been likened to two other palatial London houses, Bridgewater House in St James's, and Dudley House in Mayfair.[1]

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  7. DaveM

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    Small mum and dad holiday house.
     
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