In 2006, British property mogul Andreas Panayiotou bought London's Heath Hall, a hulking Edwardian estate built in 1910 for sugar magnate William Park Lyle. After five years and a reported £40M (about $60M) in repairs and renovations, the sprawl was back on the market by 2011, this time asking a heart-stuttering £100M ($151M, by today's exchange). Well, apparently not even a ridiculously wealthy, estate-snatching Ecclestone was willing to shell out that kind of money, for the 27,000-square-foot mansion has been PriceChopped to £65M ($98M)—pricey, sure, but not nearly as pricey as London can get.
Inside, the house is white-washed and contemporary, with restored hardwood floors, a colonnaded indoor pool, a 647-bottle wine cellar, and a panic room. The most opulent details are perhaps in the bathrooms, though, where the developers used seven types of wood and 12—yes, twelve—kinds of Italian marble, including, a tub carved from a single block of the stuff. In all, there's 14 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, and six reception rooms plunked atop 2.5 acres of London's own "Billionaire's Row." See it all, above.
· Tuesday Floor Plan Porn: Heath Hall [The Real Estalker]
· 59 The Bishops Avenue, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London [Knight Frank]
· All Blockbusters coverage [Curbed National]
· The Over-the-Top Details of London's $164M Heath Hall [Curbed National]