Polish billionaire Dominika Kulczyk purchased a home near Harrods department store in London for 57.5 million pounds ($74.7 million), at the most recent sign that the town’s long-moribund luxury housing market is gradually coming back to life.
Kulczyk purchased a home in a prime Knightsbridge backyard square from Mike Spink, a residential developer famous for promoting a historical mansion near Buckingham Palace annually to hedge fund billionaire Ken Griffin. Kulczyk made the buy from accepting control of their Farringdon Property Trust, filings show.
As the world hurried to benefit from their pound and wrap up prices prior to a tax on purchases could kick, the very top of London’s residential property market saw some prices.
Chinese home magnate Cheung Chung Kiu agreed a month to purchase a palatial home at Knightsbridge for at least 200 million pounds, breaking up the capital’s cost record.
However, the sale also makes evident that while prices are picking up, costs are usually still lagging behind. The amount Kulczyk compensated for your home — a detailed redevelopment of 2 stucco-fronted Georgian townhouses — has been under Savills Plc’s 65 million-pound evaluation, yet another filing shows.
Prices for luxury homes in London’s toniest regions were flat last month, stopping a 12-month decrease of 2.1 percent, according to a report from agent Knight Frank.