When one of the richest royal families of the world decides to build a gigantic luxurious mansion in the most expensive city of the world you can imagine the costs we are talking about. The expenses will be staggering but it seems the royals have the golden touch.
Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned, one of the three wives of Qatar’s former emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, bought three prime properties in London’s Regent Park and plans to combine them to build a huge mansion. This is slated to be UK’s first private residential property to cost 200 million pounds.
Top architect, lawyers and designers will oversee the transformation of these properties into a 33,000 square feet luxurious mansion. One can only imagine the interiors of this as it will house 13 rooms, a spa, a heated swimming pool, beauty salon, a gymnasium, massage areas, children’s floor, nanny’s quarters and the butler’s quarters.
Heated kitchen seats will keep its inhabitants warm in winter and during summer the Italianate gardens can be done up to resemble a ballroom. Guests will be given a choice of bedrooms and can enjoy a smoke in the cigar room and drink the choiciest wines from the ‘wine cave’. In a mansion of this size, the lights will be controlled by an Ipad and the numerous staff will be given quarters within the mansion itself.
They also own Shard, the tallest sky scraper in Europe, the Olympic Village and Harrods. This grand mansion will be the London home of their son Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani who is Qatar’s current emir. This young 34 year old was educated at Harrow and Sandhurst and will soon call this palace home.
[Via – RT]