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$220 Million = World’s Most Expensive Home

  • August 13, 2010

by Mark Wellborn

$220 Million = World's Most Expensive Home: Figure 1
One Hyde Park

There is not a typo in that headline.

In this week’s departure from all things DC real estate, we report on what is supposedly the most expensive home purchase ever. Luxist.com recently reported that a six-bedroom penthouse was purchased at One Hyde Park in London for the equivalent of $220 million. One Hyde Park is a four-building luxury development that overlooks Hyde Park, one of the largest parks in central London. The project will be finished later this year.

$220 Million = World's Most Expensive Home: Figure 2
The view from the most expensive home in the world.

It seems that $220 million buys you protection more than anything. The two-level penthouse has bullet-proof windows, a panic room and the security guards at the project are former members of England’s elite Special Air Service (SAS). Given such a high level of security, it is no wonder that the buyer is rumored to be a major player in the oil trade from either the Middle East or Nigeria.

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