An anonymous Russian billionaire has reportedly purchased Park Place, the most expensive home in Britain, for a cool $228 million.
The estate, near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, has an incredible array of amenities and a storied past.
From All Headline News:
The home, Britain’s most expensive, was once owned by Frederick, Prince of Wales, the eldest son of George II. Developer Michael Spink bought the sprawling estate in 2007 for GBP 40 million, or more than $65 million, and spent millions more on renovations.
The Franco-Italianate mansion rests on Thames on the Henley. It includes 200 acres of parkland, 27 bedrooms, listed monuments, houses, cottages, stables and a boat house. It also has two golf courses,10 tenanted cottages and another eight in need of renovation.
The main house dates from the early 18th century. It was extensively rebuilt in the late 1800s.The interior rooms of the castle-like home still have the original stone fireplaces and stained glass windows. The ghost of Mary Blandy, who was accused of poisoning her father in 1792, is said to haunt the grounds. Many say they have seen her specter and other unexplained phenomenon.