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(Daily Mail)   Can you afford $160million price tag for the UK's most expensive house? How about the $3000 cost of the brochure for the house?   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 69
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2012-08-24 08:37:57 PM
It's absolutely hideous on the inside. I'd make them knock 30 million off the cost just so I could redo the all white interior.
 
2012-08-24 08:41:03 PM

Lsherm: It's absolutely hideous on the inside. I'd make them knock 30 million off the cost just so I could redo the all white interior.


Yeah, looks pretty sterile.

i.dailymail.co.uk

And that seems like a pretty meager theater room for a $160 million dollar house.
 
2012-08-24 09:56:41 PM
3k for the brochure? that should slow down the riff-raff...
 
2012-08-24 10:46:18 PM
i.dailymail.co.uk
Labour of love... and money: Heath Hall was bought by property tycoon Andreas Panayiotou (pictured) in 2006 after falling into disrepair and he has spent £40million bringing it back to its glorious best

He looks like he needs to be at the gym in 26 minutes
 
2012-08-24 10:48:09 PM
If you wanted to spend that kind of coin on a house, wouldn't you just build it yourself? No way in hell it's actually worth $160million. Not many buyers in that range, fewer still are suckers.
 
2012-08-24 11:37:59 PM
What a maroon.
 
2012-08-24 11:41:41 PM
what, no but there are people starving comments yet?
 
2012-08-24 11:46:05 PM
Well, you can definitely tell that the former owner is of Mediterranean heritage.

/nouveaux riche have no taste
//just ask Limbaugh:

elitechoice.org
 
2012-08-24 11:48:36 PM
I been thrown outta better dumps than that.
 
2012-08-24 11:50:21 PM

brianbankerus: If you wanted to spend that kind of coin on a house, wouldn't you just build it yourself? No way in hell it's actually worth $160million. Not many buyers in that range, fewer still are suckers.


Pretty much. If I had that kind of money I would build from scratch for sure. Of course this house doesn't look worth nearly that amount. Perhaps it's the land value that bloats the price tag, or the history, but either way, good lucking selling it.

These types of situations should remind all of the super wealthy out there to not build monstrosities such as these because they seem difficult to unload. Of course I suppose that isn't of much concern to them.
 
2012-08-24 11:50:38 PM
Meh, any minute now you'll be able to get the brochure on pirate bay, it's already on the good private trackers but I can't tell you which ones. With my fiberoptic connection and hacking skills I have downloaded the plans to the entire house and am currently virtually sitting in the theater as we speak watching Looney Tunes reruns. Suckers!
 
2012-08-24 11:51:19 PM
Too small. This is my family's ancestral home. A room for every day of the year.
 
2012-08-24 11:52:38 PM
So he's customized a house to the point that a person who would pay that much for a house would more likely build it themselves? Congrats to him for having an extremely expensive house I guess.
 
2012-08-24 11:55:54 PM

divx88: what, no but there are people starving comments yet?


I'm starving, gotta go find a snack...
 
2012-08-24 11:59:58 PM
that place needs some Charlie work
 
2012-08-25 12:00:09 AM

OgreMagi: Too small. This is my family's ancestral home. A room for every day of the year.


My God man! It took 45 seconds just for the Wiki page to load.
 
2012-08-25 12:02:47 AM

miss diminutive: He looks like he needs to be at the gym in 26 minutes



Came for that. Leaving satisfied.

Good heavens that interior is tacky. I am not familiar with this man. The article said he was a sugar magnate. Did he grow up with money, or was this individual success? Because that looks like the kind of mess one sees in the homes of the nouveau riche, such as in the entertainment industry and third world dictatorships, not what someone of breeding would find appealing. It was straight out of an episode of Cribs. "Yo, yo, yo, check out this fly bathroom, yo. Wait'll you sees mah home theatre. It's dope. Can a bruthah get a 'Wha Wha!'?"
 
2012-08-25 12:04:18 AM
www.standard.co.uk
*approves*

"If there is one thing I cannot stand, it's snobbery and wannabeism. People who try and pretend they're superior. Makes it so much harder for those of us who really are!"
 
2012-08-25 12:04:48 AM
Damn. That's 320 chicks at the same time.
 
2012-08-25 12:09:47 AM

OgreMagi: Too small. This is my family's ancestral home. A room for every day of the year.


Cool. Do you have a picture of it in your trailer?
 
2012-08-25 12:14:36 AM
Well mom, remember my dream of owning a big house on a hill and how I used to wish for a living room with a plaster lion in it from Mexico and how I always wanted a large twenty four seat dining table in a dining room with original oil paintings by Michelangelo and Rembrandt and remember how I always wanted a rotating bed with pink chiffon and zebra stripes and remember how I used to chit chat with dad about always wanting a bathtub shaped like a clam and an office with orange and white stripes and remember how much I wanted an all red billiard room with a giant stuffed camel and how I wanted a disco room with my own disco dancers and a party room with fancy friends and remember how much I wanted a big backyard with Grecian statues, s-shaped hedges and three swimming pools? Well, I got that too.
 
2012-08-25 12:16:04 AM
Even phoning the place up costs a packet.
 
2012-08-25 12:16:35 AM
How quaint, I'm sure it will be fine quarters for the summer help.
 
2012-08-25 12:17:57 AM

miss diminutive: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 472x527]
Labour of love... and money: Heath Hall was bought by property tycoon Andreas Panayiotou (pictured) in 2006 after falling into disrepair and he has spent £40million bringing it back to its glorious best

He looks like he needs to be at the gym in 26 minutes


Beat me to it. Someone needs to shoop a glass of champagne into his hand.

/shakes tiny fist
 
2012-08-25 12:19:55 AM
Usually I love the look of marble - but that tub is hideous.
 
2012-08-25 12:21:21 AM
shrapnel. just pay it.
 
2012-08-25 12:21:56 AM

Don't Troll Me Bro!: miss diminutive: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 472x527]
Labour of love... and money: Heath Hall was bought by property tycoon Andreas Panayiotou (pictured) in 2006 after falling into disrepair and he has spent £40million bringing it back to its glorious best

He looks like he needs to be at the gym in 26 minutes

Beat me to it. Someone needs to shoop a glass of champagne into his hand.

/shakes tiny fist


And shoop that table into a BMW.

/shakes tiny fist back
 
2012-08-25 12:22:27 AM

HopScotchNSoda: miss diminutive: He looks like he needs to be at the gym in 26 minutes


Came for that. Leaving satisfied.

Good heavens that interior is tacky. I am not familiar with this man. The article said he was a sugar magnate. Did he grow up with money, or was this individual success? Because that looks like the kind of mess one sees in the homes of the nouveau riche, such as in the entertainment industry and third world dictatorships, not what someone of breeding would find appealing. It was straight out of an episode of Cribs. "Yo, yo, yo, check out this fly bathroom, yo. Wait'll you sees mah home theatre. It's dope. Can a bruthah get a 'Wha Wha!'?"



He's not a sugar magnate. The house was built by a sugar magnate. He's a real estate mogul. Sounds like he's got a pretty interesting story too. According to the press on him, he's the son of Greek immigrants who grew up in London's West End and aspired to being a boxer, but his mother persuaded him to go to work in the families dry cleaning business.

He had a head for business and good sense about rolling profits into expansion, and turned the family's one shop into six, and then started focusing on store fronts that had flats overhead so that they could pull in rent from tenants too. Then he turned his business exclusively towards property... focusing on buy-to-let properties without over-leveraging himself... never financing more than 55% of his properties.

Long story short, he's reputed to have made about £500 million over the last 10 years... or nearly $800 million.

Of course, often as not "son of ____________ immigrants" is put out there to conjure up all this boot-strappy Horatio Alger imagery. But, nobody ever said immigrants are necessarily poor. They may have gone to London a fairly comfortable family, who simply expanded on an already respectable nest egg..
 
2012-08-25 12:24:37 AM
Bishops Avenue is now known as Billionaires' Row because of the incredible wealth of the residents which include the Saudi Royal Family.

I farking hate those people so much. The oil princes and their playgrounds in the West just piss me off to no end. They control so much of the world because of dead animals under their sand.  It's like a group of villains in a children's book, but the world never learns its lesson and tells them to fark off.

fark. I really do loathe them and sometimes it bothers me but not by much.
 
2012-08-25 12:25:36 AM

miss diminutive: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 472x527]
Labour of love... and money: Heath Hall was bought by property tycoon Andreas Panayiotou (pictured) in 2006 after falling into disrepair and he has spent £40million bringing it back to its glorious best

He looks like he needs to be at the gym in 26 minutes


Maybe it's my monitor, but buddy there is the same color as the wooden table he's sitting on.
 
2012-08-25 12:26:14 AM
err... "go to work in the families family's dry cleaning business"
 
2012-08-25 12:28:02 AM
Does it have a car elevator? I dont want it if it doesnt have a car elevator.
 
2012-08-25 12:33:02 AM
without a dungeon for whipping the servants i couldn't even consider it.
 
2012-08-25 12:35:37 AM
I know that I may be in the minority here, but from the outside, those windows look horrible.
 
2012-08-25 12:38:34 AM

fusillade762: Lsherm: It's absolutely hideous on the inside. I'd make them knock 30 million off the cost just so I could redo the all white interior.

Yeah, looks pretty sterile.

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 850x572]

And that seems like a pretty meager theater room for a $160 million dollar house.


It looks like Sonny Crockett's home theatre.
 
2012-08-25 12:39:10 AM
I could never live in a house like that. I would be too afraid of breaking something worth a fortune by sneezing wrong.
 
2012-08-25 12:41:59 AM
That bathroom is filthy. Look at all that mildew!

img546.imageshack.us
 
2012-08-25 12:42:52 AM

brianbankerus: If you wanted to spend that kind of coin on a house, wouldn't you just build it yourself? No way in hell it's actually worth $160million. Not many buyers in that range, fewer still are suckers.


Yeah, because there are plenty of vacant lots available in London to build upon
 
2012-08-25 12:46:19 AM

Diogenes Teufelsdrockh: That bathroom is filthy. Look at all that mildew!

[img546.imageshack.us image 640x438]


Not only does it look nasty, why are there 8 towels? If I could afford a place like that, I could afford to have staff who reset my bathroom after each use.
 
2012-08-25 12:54:34 AM

jtown: Diogenes Teufelsdrockh: That bathroom is filthy. Look at all that mildew!

[img546.imageshack.us image 640x438]

Not only does it look nasty, why are there 8 towels? If I could afford a place like that, I could afford to have staff who reset my bathroom after each use.


Because if you can afford a place like that, you can also afford 7 hot chicks to cram into that grotesque tub with you?
 
2012-08-25 01:01:08 AM

OgreMagi: Too small. This is my family's ancestral home. A room for every day of the year.


Yeah well you're kinda screwed there on a leap year, aren'tcha Chauncey...
 
2012-08-25 01:04:07 AM
The point being missed is this is a city house. On the most desirable street in London.
 
2012-08-25 01:04:13 AM

schief2: jtown: Diogenes Teufelsdrockh: That bathroom is filthy. Look at all that mildew!

[img546.imageshack.us image 640x438]

Not only does it look nasty, why are there 8 towels? If I could afford a place like that, I could afford to have staff who reset my bathroom after each use.

Because if you can afford a place like that, you can also afford 7 hot chicks to cram into that grotesque tub with you?


That tub better come with some kind of warming mechanism. I'm not plopping my rich ass into a tub with seven babes that's going to freeze me
 
2012-08-25 01:06:46 AM
$160 million for THAT!? Fugeddaboudit!

For that price I'll take a penthouse in midtown Manhattan or downtown Brooklyn and have over $150 million left over for things like:

A second penthouse in midtown Manhattan or downtown Brooklyn
A "suburbia"-type home in Queens or Nassau with a garage that's bigger than the house proper
Enough cars to fill that garage
Vacation homes in Florida, Hawai'i and/or the Caribbean (the Florida home would only need a one- or two-car garage, what with me not really being able to drive more than one car at a time [two, if using one to tow the other] when making 1000+ mile road trips)
Property taxes on the same
Enough investments/interest-bearing bank accounts that I could live on the interest alone
And, of course, two chicks at the same time.


/it's a nice house, but not $160,000,000 nice
//hell, it's not even $16,000,000 nice
///and of all the rooms to NOT have an all-white interior, why the hell did that rich idiot pick the bathroom?
 
2012-08-25 01:07:44 AM

HopScotchNSoda: Well mom, remember my dream of owning a big house on a hill and how I used to wish for a living room with a plaster lion in it from Mexico and how I always wanted a large twenty four seat dining table in a dining room with original oil paintings by Michelangelo and Rembrandt and remember how I always wanted a rotating bed with pink chiffon and zebra stripes and remember how I used to chit chat with dad about always wanting a bathtub shaped like a clam and an office with orange and white stripes and remember how much I wanted an all red billiard room with a giant stuffed camel and how I wanted a disco room with my own disco dancers and a party room with fancy friends and remember how much I wanted a big backyard with Grecian statues, s-shaped hedges and three swimming pools? Well, I got that too.


Okay that was really chucklable.
 
2012-08-25 01:10:59 AM

onyxruby: I could never live in a house like that. I would be too afraid of breaking something worth a fortune by sneezing wrong.


If you lived in a house like that, you would have enough money to not care.
 
2012-08-25 01:23:39 AM
Brilliant Idea if you didn't really want to sell the house.
I'd like to buy you're house.
Have you bought our brochure?
Over and over again never closing.
 
2012-08-25 02:05:53 AM

T.M.S.: The point being missed is this is a city house. On the most desirable street in London.


Pretty much this.
A 900 sq. ft. 2 bed apartment will go for around £1million in that area, so just the fact that it's in 2.5 acres of land massively increases the price.
 
2012-08-25 02:44:14 AM
The house is impressive, but the interior décor just sucks. Put a little color in it. Get rid of those awful black and white tiles. Add some nice wood paneling and crown moldings. WTF is it with the rich these days, decorating their homes to have all the warmth of a hospital ER or morgue?

BTW. Those two tall backed chairs by the entryway fireplace made me want to hurl.

I've been in some homes of the very wealthy and found them to be comfortable, pleasing to the eye and the senses, but these have been built by older people. Usually, an army of maids is needed to keep everything clean and shiny.

I walked into the front room of one 'modest' place and found marble floors, a grand piano, a comfortable couch, very high ceiling and my foot steps echoed. That room alone was bigger than my two bedroom apartment at the time. At least she had potted plants scattered about to add a nice amount of green to the place.
 
2012-08-25 03:13:22 AM
That place really does look hideous on the inside. The bathroom really is striking, but not in a good way. I think that if it were my money and place to do as I wished, I'd give a lot more thought to actually restoring it to its original historic appearance, with modern conveniences. When I look at the outside of that place, I'd really expect to see a lot of rich wooden paneling, brass and leather on the inside, not a weird jumble of sterile white and bizarre neon lighting effects.

Also WTF is up at the Daily Fail? All the same information is repeated in the headline, bullet points, captions and the article. It's like reading the same article three times simultaneously.
 
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