King George IV's $160 Million Estate Hits the Market (House of the Day)

King George IV's Cornwall estate
King George IV's Cornwall estate



Sick of staring dreamily at gorgeous, multimillion-dollar international listings? Of course you're not! Like us, you'll be especially tickled by today's House of the Day, which happens to not only be one of the most expensive listings in the world, but also boasts history to boot. These digs on London's Regent's Park were commissioned by King George IV, the Duke of Cornwall, in the early 19th century.

As if that weren't classy enough for you, this palatial $159.76 million house, clad in marble-and-limestone, is one of eight separate and regal residences that make up historic Cornwall Terrace. But it has its own 21,500 square foot plot that includes a swimming pool and landscaped gardens. Naturally.

It's a Grade I building, meaning that it must be historically preserved. See some gorgeous pictures below. (Don't expect classic, 19th century decor, though: Its interiors have been so modernized that King George IV is probably rolling in his grave).

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Christie's Great Estates has the listing.