London, May 21: Qatar’s royal family have renovated what is tipped to become Britain’s most valuable private residence – after splashing out millions of pounds on a grade II-listed mansion now worth 200 million pounds.
Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the emirr of Qatar, has splurged millions on ‘Dudley House’ in London’s Park Lane since acquiring it for 37.4 million pounds in 2006, the Daily Mail reported.
The 19th century sprawling property, which boasts of stunning view across Hyde Park in central London, will now have 17 bedrooms and 14 reception rooms.
The 185-year-old mansion also has 50ft ballroom, an 81 ft picture gallery and furniture, which on its own is said to be worth 100 million pounds.
Moreover, it has an enormous 44,000 sq ft of space and has undergone a 75-million-pound renovation post its acquisition by the ruler.
“There is gold leaf throughout. The other main colours are cream and neutral – it is very tastefully done,” said Gary Hersham, head of Beauchamp Estates.
“The ceilings are ornate and very high, although these have been dropped in the bathrooms, which are all marble. There is a very grand staircase, and chandeliers throughout.
“The stature and grandeur of the house cannot be compared to anything else on the market, where luxury properties already sell for 4,000 to 6,000 pounds per sq ft,” he added. (ANI)