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06-03-2010, 07:10 PM #1
Most Expensive House In The World
Itís located 25 miles outside of London. Among the estateís neighbours are the Duchess of York, Elton John, and, at nearby Windsor Castle, the Queen. So, what exactly would you get for your money? Well, you know, just the basic:
■five swimming pools
■50-seat screening room
■24-carat-gold leafing flooring
■all-weather, floodlit tennis courts
■22 bedroom and bathroom suites
■estate managerís office
■Heated marble driveway
■Underground garaging for eight limousines
■a shooting gallery
■30 self-contained luxury apartments
IS THAT ALL?
Donít be silly. The master bedroom has its own swimming pool accessed by a private glass lift. The roof has an infinity pool and hot tub encased by a glass barrier that allowed sky and water to meet. The reception hall occupies a footprint larger than most five-bedroom houses. It is dominated by marble columns and a sweeping double staircase modelled on one owned by fashion designer Versace.
So, who owns this little shack?
Apparently the proud owner of Updown Court is multi-billionaire crown prince of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The racehorse owner, who already owns a property in Chertsey in Surrey, is expected to entertain official guests at the mansion.