London: The world's most expensive flat has been sold for 200 million pounds in Monaco, despite mysterious murder of its previous owner in the main reception room.
The two-floor penthouse – which includes a double-height library and vast roof terraces complete with mature 15-foot trees and infinity pool – has now been snapped up on a 97-year lease at a staggering price of 240 million euros (199mn pounds) by an unnamed Middle Eastern investor, thought to be an Arab sheikh, the Daily Mailreported.
Besides having a highly-secured panic room with reinforced glass and surveillance cameras, the swanky house has other hi-tech facilities such as cinema screens, which emerge from walls at the touch of a button, and numerous walk-in wardrobes and dressing rooms.
It has a leisure room equipped with billiard tables and arcade video games, Jacuzzi and spa, as well as a media room with special executive chairs, which can convert into beds in case of over-work. ...more
08:39 AM, Sep 14, 2010