A 60,000 square foot property in Knightsbridge, thought to be the most expensive ever marketed in Britain, is seeking buyers, at an asking price of £300m.
The 45-bedroom palace overlooking London’s Hyde Park has been offered to a few super-rich international players in the hope of finding a buyer.
It was built as four separate family properties before being converted into one and boasts a swimming pool, industrial-sized kitchen, lifts and underground parking.
The decor is rumoured to feature gold leaf worth millions of pounds and the 68 windows facing the park are said to be made of bullet-proof glass.
The mansion was owned by former Lebanese prime minister Rafiq Hariri, a billionaire tycoon who was assassinated in a bomb blast in Beirut in 2005.
After his death, it was given as a gift to crown prince of Saudi Arabia Sultan bin Abdulaziz, a business associate of Mr Hariri who died last October.
Property consultant Charles McDowell told the Financial Times: “It is a truly rarefied property on the market and whoever buys it is going to pay a lot of premium for the unusual size in that location.”