Deciding to spend $160 million on a mansion that should symbolize the power and wealth of the Hinduja family, the respective family will now have their name put among Britain’s finest society. The location of the house, a few steps away from the Buckingham Palace, gives the billionaire NRI family the status of neighbors to Queen Elizabeth II.
It took the £6 billion Hinduja brothers five years and £40 – £50 million to restore the four properties that serve as base for this mansion. This is apart from spending £58 million on buying the derelict property. Right across the street, the Queen of the United Kingdom has her residence.
This particular residence that the Hinduja brothers have bought is the largest Grade-1 home in London, being now the home of Srichand, Gopichand, Ashok and Prakash Hinduja. The Buckingham Palace is not the only famous residence in their surroundings. There is also the St James Palace.
Located on Carlton Terrace, the mansion is built over six floors, comprises 50 rooms and it was originally built for King George IV back in the 1820s. The rooms will be grouped up to form 4 apartments for each of the brothers, and, covering an area of 70,000 sq ft, it’s more than enough.
The mansion also boasts a private cinema, swimming pool, dining room with a huge glass central table that may accommodate up to 30 people. English Heritage supervised the renovation of the huge home, adding solid marble floors, Honduran mahogany paneling and Italian chandeliers. And it’s truly a great place to live in.