Did you know that a garage, previously used to store cars in London, has just been sold at a whopping £24m (Rs 240 crore)?
Situated right in the middle of Mayfair, London’s poshest neighbourhood, the cost of this erstwhile garage is 130 times more than the average property British property.
Used to store Bentley cars in the past, this was later converted into mews house.
Going by the London’s rumour mill, the new owner is the former deputy prime minister of Qatar, Hamad Khalifa Abdullah Al-Attiyah. Curiously though, this had sold for just £7.4m (Rs 74 crore) in 2011. Londoners are baffled as to how this property in the heart of the city could appreciate 300 percent when the national average has been in single digit.
The Reeves Mews house was originally built in the 1920s to store cars raced by the legendary Bentley Boys at Le Mans. But since then, everything apart from the original facade has been replaced.
Spread over 6,200 sq ft, this has four floors, six bedrooms including a master with two bathrooms and two dressing rooms. This costliest garage also has two staff quarters, a wine cellar, a cinema, a lift, a gym and a rooftop garden.
James Robinson, general manager at mews specialists Lurot Brand, said, “For many years, mews houses were the rubbish behind the main homes…now they are like a little oasis.”
Indeed, a very expensive oasis for Rs 240 crore.