The white palazzo-style building, which has 45 bedrooms, is being discreetly offered to a select group of wealthy international buyers.
A reported price tag of £300 million would smash Britain’s existing house-price record of £140 million, which was achieved on a 300 year-old house in Henley-on-Thames last year.
OK, vastly expensive palace in London. But is the expense actually unusual?
The asking price shows just how far adrift the London property market is from the rest of Britain. According to Halifax, the average house in the UK costs £160,250, meaning that whoever buys the mansion would be buying the equivalent of 1,872 typical homes.
The house seems very like one of the vast Ducal palaces more than anything else. The London palaces, not the country ones.
The question being, historically, was 2,000 times the cost an unusual multiple between such palaces and the average home? I have no idea but does anyone else?