A Grade I-listed 13-bedroom manor house that apparently featured in James Bond films has been listed for sale with a price tag of £75m, which would make it one of the most expensive properties outside London.
Set in 43 acres (17 hectares) of Buckinghamshire parkland designed by 18th-century landscape architect Lancelot “Capability” Brown, Denham Place is being sold by billionaire cosmetics magnate Mike Jatania.
The Rightmove listing describes the house, built between 1688 and 1701, as an “exceptional residence [that] it has been fully restored, and apart from acquiring one of the royal palaces on crown property, there is nothing of this grandeur or provenance so close to central London.”
The 28,525-square-foot property, described by the three realtors selling it as “a private palace,” features “state room-style main entertaining spaces” as well as a “family kitchen” and professional catering kitchen.
Jatania, 58, who crystallized a $200 million fortune by selling her Lornamead cosmetics empire to Hong Kong’s Li & Fung in 2013, said she hoped the pound’s plunge would attract would-be super-rich buyers from the United States. United States and the Middle East.
“In central London, people like Ken Griffin and other hedge fund managers have bought property, so I’m sure the Americans will see that,” Jatania, who moved to Monaco tax-free, told Bloomberg. “There’s also been a lot of wealth created in the Middle East recently, and we know that families there have a tradition of owning London houses.”
The house is being marketed by estate agents Savills, Knight Frank and Beauchamp Estates. Gary Hersham, the founding director of Beauchamp Estates, said: “With an illustrious provenance that includes royalty, a banking magnate and celebrity film producers, Denham Place is a true trophy. In the past three years, we have seen a significant increase in UHNW [ultra-high-net-worth] families looking for large country estates close to central London, providing them with the perfect home where they can have complete control of their living environment.”
Khatania, often ranked among Britain’s richest Asians, is believed to have bought the house for around £20m in 2000 from the Rothmans cigarette company, which used the house as its international headquarters.
Over the years, it has been home to members of the Bonaparte imperial family, American banker JP Morgan, politician and film financier Lord Robert Vansittart, and Harry Saltzman, who co-produced the first nine James Bond films at Pinewood Studios. 10 minutes by car. far.
He chose to set some James Bond scenes in the home’s library, according to a Beauchamp Estates spokesman.
In addition to the main house and grounds, which include a paddock, lake, orchard, formal sunken garden and walled garden, the property includes a Grade II listed coach house, cottages, ancillary buildings and substantial garages for vehicles. .
There is planning consent to convert the carriage house into a ‘VIP health spa’ which includes a gymnasium, changing rooms, sauna, steam room, lounges, three treatment rooms, two wet treatment rooms and a 15-foot outdoor swimming pool. meters “that can be closed with a glass greenhouse”.