£ 29million Georgian mansion with 70 rooms and bowling alley
Hampton Hall, Queens Drive, Greater London, KT22 0PB UK – £ 29,000,000 ($ 40,110,650)
Property is the new frontier in the space race, a trend reflected in changes to London’s 10 richest postcodes.
When it comes to London, there certainly isn’t much roomier than Hampton Hall, a 29,116 square foot faux Georgian mansion with over 70 bedrooms, indoor and outdoor recreation facilities and a two-story garage. If his 1.3 acre plot seems a bit claustrophobic, potential buyers have the option of purchasing two more plots, giving them so much space that even Brian Cox would be happy.
Do not be fooled by the bucolic setting of the property either; it is just 12 miles from the exclusive boutiques of Knightsbridge, Mayfair and Bond Street, as well as concert halls, galleries, fine dining and world-class nightlife.
Heathrow and Gatwick International Airports are both reachable within 30 minutes, as are a host of private airfields offering exclusive access to London’s global financial center.
What is the story?
Hampton Hall will be located on one of the largest grounds in the Crown Estate and is influenced by the majestic architecture of 16th century English county manors. The Crown Estate is an independent commercial real estate business that is owned by the monarch for the duration of his reign, but cannot be sold by him and the profits go to the Treasury. A portion of its profits go to support official royal functions.
The mansion has yet to be built but will be featured in Cotswold stone, flanked by fluted Corinthian columns with a 380 square foot frontage. The architect has submitted interior designs, but these serve as a guide and buyers have the flexibility to design the property as they wish.
Period houses in the area tend to be razed and therefore the development offers a rare opportunity to purchase a fake Georgian mansion in one of the most prestigious estates in the country.
While knock-off period properties may not be to everyone’s liking, they offer “all the fantasy and no upkeep,” according to broker Sotheby’s Realty International.
Who would Hampton Hall be suitable for?
Sotheby’s says the potential buyer is likely someone who has done well in the city and owns multiple properties.
While access to the City of London is a prerequisite, Sotheby’s believes it is faster to get there from Hampton Hall than from parts of Fulham. Thus, buyers benefit from all the advantages of the rural city. You can “breathe fresh air,” says Sotheby’s.
Air quality is a concern for everyone and especially for young families. Another of their needs is education and any shopper with school-aged children will be able to choose from an array of top establishments such as ACS International, Danes Hill, Charterhouse, Reeds and King’s College Wimbledon.
Sports enthusiasts will be delighted by the location. Surrey has more golf courses than any other county in England and is a perfect fit for some of the UK’s most renowned racetracks including Ascot and Sandown.
The mansion’s amenities include a fitness center, indoor pool, and even a bowling alley.
If shopping is enough for a sporting activity, then Hampton Hall has everything you need for day-to-day living with nearby Esher, Cobham and Weybridge offering independent shops, boutiques and award-winning restaurants.
Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, Richmond Park, the North Downs and the Guards Polo Club in Windsor Great Park are all nearby and offer traditional English which Love in fact director Richard Curtis has bottled and sold by the gallon in his cinematic work.
Meet the neighbors
Naming the illustrious inhabitants of the Crown Estate is beyond Sotheby’s responsibility, but the owner of Hampton Hall can be assured of rubbing shoulders with luminaries in business and sport, as well as prominent members of the Gulf royal families.
The shiny grass of Wimbledon is currently pounded by the world’s best tennis players – and one particularly notable star calls the Crown Estate her home.
Hampton Hall amenities
- Dressing rooms
- Bowling alley
- Indoor pool
- Fitness center
- Staff quarters
- 70 rooms including 11 bedrooms
Hampton Hall is available and on the market with Sotheby’s International Realty
Update: July 3, 2021, 7:00 a.m.