Updown Court - Windlesham -Surrey
Updown Court is a neo-classical Californian style residence situated in the village of Windlesham in Surrey, England and was, in 2006, the most expensive private home on the market anywhere in the world. It is currently the largest private residence to be built in the United Kingdom since the 19th century and was listed with Savills and Hamptons International (estate agencies), in 2005 for £70 million (138 million USD). This 103-room mansion has 58 acres (230,000 m2) of landscaped gardens and private woodland. The property has been constructed using some of the rarest materials on Earth, notably marble from Italy.
History of Updown Court
The Estate: Updown Court is entered by a Â£2 million (3 million USD) heated marble driveway.
The gatehouse incorporates two bedrooms, a conservatory, a kitchen/breakfast room, a sitting room, two separate powder rooms, a security room and waiting area.
Attached to the three bedroom guest accommodation is the block providing further garaging for four large vehicles, the laundry and the estate manager’s office with ensuite facilities.
Â Updown Court has 103 rooms, of which 24 are bedrooms, each with its own marble en-suite bathroom. Among other features, it has a fully automated two-lane bowling alley, five swimming pools including an Infinity pool, a squash court, a floodlit tennis court, a wine cellar with a capacity for 3,000 bottles and a panic room. There are 5 acres (20,000 m2) of more than 30 different types of imported Italian marble, expansive terraces, and a customizable cinema with a 50 seat capacity. It also features an underground garage, with granite flooring, that has enough room for eight luxury cars or limousines.
The East Wing holds the Master-bedroom Suite consisting of a sitting area,
a limed oak corridor between the bedroom and the bathroom
direct access to the East Wing pool balcony and the glass lift to the pool area from the Master Bedroom.
There are two powder rooms, conference room and library/reading room.
The West Wing at ground floor
level includes a cherry panelled office,
private sitting room,
two further powder rooms and the banqueting hall.
There is access to the West Wing pool, which is surrounded by marble pillars and which includes a beauty salon, sauna and male and female dressing rooms.
The penthouse floor
each with two bedrooms, reception area, bathroom
kitchen, two dressing rooms, two walk through sitting/dining rooms, a terrace with infinity pool and central leisure/reception area.
There are also a further three balconies/terraces, including the large terrace over the port cochere.
which can hold up to eight luxury cars
and the gymnasium area.
and wine cellar. There is also a walk in strong room/safe,
with the breakfast room.