£250 million (€293 million) – this is the initial asking price of what is considered to be the most expensive residence in the United Kingdom currently on sale. Number 18 Carlton House Terrace is a six storey mansion with approximately 4650m2 living space. On a historic street with two terraces, each comprising nine white stucco-faced residences constructed between 1827 and 1832, the property is situated in the St. James’s district of the City of Westminster. The mansion, which has been put on the market by a member of a Middle Eastern royal family, is on the same street as the Royal Society and just a short distance from Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square.
Carlton House Terrace has been the home of British Prime Ministers such as Lord Palmerston, Earl Grey and William Ewart Gladstone. Other famous former residents of these emblematic buildings include the German Ambassador Joachim von Ribbentrop.
The privileged new owner of number 18 on Carlton House Terrace will share the address with institutes such as the Turf Club, the British Academy and the Institute of Contemporary Arts, whose important occupants and visitors can be seen strolling along this iconic Westminster street.