London’s priciest listing: 18 Carlton House Terrace at a whopping £250M/$380M

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Reportedly built in early 19th century in a very exclusive street, Carlton House Terrace, in the St. James’s district of the City of Westminster, with just a few residential properties, this majestic white-stucco faced residence is rumoured to be listed on the secret ‘grey market’, as the alleged Saudi royal owner is very secretive, forbidding any interior photographs for reasons of security. Apart from the eye-popping price-tag, the buyer will have to pay £17.5M in stamp duty.

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The historic six-storey Grade I Regency mega-mansion is in the heart of London, just off The Mall and within easy reach of St. James’s Park, Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar Square and Piccadilly Circus. Considered to be ‘the finest residence in London’, according to the property’s secret sale brochure, this regency townhouse is registered in The British Virgin Islands and was designed by noted John Nash. The lavish interior living space is almost the size of a football pitch, nearly 50,000 square feet spread over three floors. Inside pictures are scarce but there are black and white pictures taken in the 1890s showing an expansive ballroom and a stunning double staircase.

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It is worth mentioning that currently Britain’s priciest street is West London’s Egerton Crescent with terraced houses whose price tags – over 32.5 times the average British house price – can  get down to £8M.