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Gated Gleneagles community hosts Scotland’s most expensive developer home

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February 22 2012

Gated Gleneagles community hosts Scotland’s most expensive developer home
A 16,000sq/ft mansion has been placed on the market by property agents Smiths Gore for a mere £8m, which they term a “bargain”.

The voluminous build has been named ‘The Whitehouse’ and sits within an exclusive gated community of 14 homes at the Gleneagles Hotel and Golf Resort.

Currently under construction the house has been described as a blend of Georgian and Art Deco and will include a swimming pool, cinema, orangery and three car garage when it completes this summer.

Smiths Gore’s John Coleman justified the exorbitant price tag saying: “at £500 per square foot it is a relative bargain compared to other luxury properties worldwide which go for ten times that. In Hong Kong the average price of luxury property is almost £7000 per sq ft and in Mayfair in London sales are achieving £5500 per sq ft.”

Coleman continued: “With its sophisticated mix of Georgian and Art Deco styles, lavish opulence and magnificent hall, it is redolent of the Great Gatsby days and one can imagine cocktail sipping decadence with black ties and white piano. But it is also a bright, family home and would be ideal for either full time living or part time indulgence.”

Any future owner will find themselves in good company with steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, who is building a six bed holiday home nearby at a reputed cost of £15m.
4 The Queens Crescent by Leadingham Jameson Rogers + Hynd
4 The Queens Crescent by Leadingham Jameson Rogers + Hynd
9 The Queens Crescent by Hartington Fleming & Worsley
9 The Queens Crescent by Hartington Fleming & Worsley

8 Comments

Auntie Nairn
#1 Posted by Auntie Nairn on 22 Feb 2012 at 13:25 PM
I suppose it's true that the one thing you can't buy is taste.
dirige
#2 Posted by dirige on 22 Feb 2012 at 15:08 PM
I don't know where people find the money to buy a £80k home, never mind £8m
Marseille
#3 Posted by Marseille on 22 Feb 2012 at 16:14 PM
Boke.
Jimbob Tanktop
#4 Posted by Jimbob Tanktop on 22 Feb 2012 at 16:40 PM
The reason why most folk can't afford to buy an £80k home is so some people can afford to buy an £8m used-once-a-year golfing hideaway.
Sir Bodger Impetraz-Smythe
#5 Posted by Sir Bodger Impetraz-Smythe on 22 Feb 2012 at 17:53 PM
When completed this dwelling will provide the natives with a splendid opportunity to become employed as domestics, while others can aspire to be used as bait for the hounds.
Cateran
#6 Posted by Cateran on 22 Feb 2012 at 20:49 PM
It's being built for Lord Trump of Menie, right?
Connie G.
#7 Posted by Connie G. on 3 Sep 2013 at 18:14 PM
I've recently met a kind gentleman through a construcrion website. He said he is supervising the construction there for approximately 10 more weeks. I am a New Orleanian who has only dreamed of visiting Scotland some day. Dreams do come true sometimes.
William Purse
#8 Posted by William Purse on 12 May 2014 at 16:13 PM
I've looked carefully at the plans and must say, when I get money, I'd certainly buy it.

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