People who live in glass houses should not throw stones, especially those who live in $ 70 million glass houses.
This £ 50million glass duplex on 0.6 acre land in Mayfair, London is worth around US $ 68.6million. The 13,583 square foot mansion has eight bedrooms and a striking frosted glass exterior.
New tenants try it out before deciding whether to buy. Designed to accommodate a family or two, the mansion has been split up and rented out by wealthy French and German families who are independently considering buying all or part of the house. The rental is £ 17,000 – approximately $ 23,300 – per month.
“It’s designed in a really smart way. It’s a large house or it can be configured essentially as two separate large houses because of the interconnections on each of the floors, ”said Peter Wetherell, founder and chairman of London-based Wetherell, in a statement.
The house has floor to ceiling windows and plenty of skylights, but if a glass barrier between indoor and outdoor living does not allow you to get enough fresh air and sunlight, the house offers balconies, a winter garden. and a combined space of 1,251 m². roof garden on foot. The green house is powered by carbon neutral geothermal engineering, according to the press release.
“The premium rental values reflect the quality of the program and the facilities provided, such as private cinemas, spa and pool facilities and underground parking” in the four-car garage, said Gary Hersham, founding director of Beauchamp Estates , based in London, in a report. Beauchamp Estates rented half of the mansion.
In addition, it has two spas, each with saunas, steam rooms and changing rooms. One spa also has a gym, lounge terrace, and swimming pool, while the other has a hammam, which is a series of rooms ranging from hot to cold.
“The Turkish-style hammam has a sauna, massage room and steam room with varying levels of heat,” Wetherell said. In the last room, “ice and snow come from the ceiling into a large sculptural basin, and a masseur puts fresh snow and ice all over the body. It is based on a Greenland massage and health tradition that firms the skin. Then you go to the sauna to relax. It’s really cool.”
The house has a total of five spacious reception rooms, two open kitchens and breakfast areas, two elevators, two private cinemas and an office.
The unique house was designed by a developer from Mayfair and Richard McCarthy of the architectural firm Scott Brownrigg. Beauchamp Estates and Wetherell had rental listings.