Friday, February 23, 2007

[birthday present] just a little house in the country

Introducing the new home I just bought for a birthday present to myself. You like it?

Updown Court in Windlesham, Surrey, has 58 acres of gardens and woodlands, five pools, 22 marble bathrooms and more than 50,000 square feet of living space, according to the list posted on, which did not say who the seller was. Oh, and a bowling alley, too.

Coming a close second is The Hala Ranch (welcome in Arabic), a 95-acre property in Aspen, Colorado, owned by Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, the former Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States - a job that must pay well as the asking price is $135 million. The 56,000-square-foot mansion has 15 bedrooms and 16 baths.

You doing anything speical next weekend?


Ellee said...

Now don't make promises you can't keep. I'm sure Welshcakes would love to come too, we could have a great bloggers' bash.

CityUnslicker said...

erm..berezovsky lives there.

I doubt he is heading home though....

james higham said...

Lady Ellee, I couldn't imagine a more pleasurable weekend but fair's fair - we'd need to bring Tom, CityUnslicker or such personage for an extra bit of spice. What say you, CUS?