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FRIDAY FUNNIES: The rental lifestyle of the rich and famous

05 September 2014 Staff Reporter

If you think your rent is high, consider the poor billionaires renting the most expensive rental in London.

According to Cameron Pearson, a UK luxury real estate agency, the penthouse at the Knightsbridge is now renting for £60,000 a week for short-term rentals, which works out at close to AU$99,000 a week, or just under $400,000 per month (photos below).

You can, however, get a discount — renting for only $41,000 a week — if you rent for more than six months. What a bargain!

By way of comparison, New York's most expensive rentals are about half that price.


Jonathan Miller, of appraisal firm Miller Samuel Inc., said he knows of at least one rental in New York, at the Waldorf Towers, that lists for $200,000 per month. But that's among the highest in town, as reported by CNBC.

So, what do you get for $14,000 a day — or $590 per hour — at the Knightsbridge?

Cameron Pearson said the penthouse, overlooking Hyde Park, is about 8,600 square feet, with six bedrooms and seven baths, including 'his and her' bathroom suites with their own terraces. It also comes with parking and a porter.

A spokesman for Cameron Pearson said interest has been strong, mostly from rich overseas businessmen staying in London.

"It's the only penthouse of its kind for rent," he said.

Have a look for yourself.


Source: Wellington Court Property


Source: Wellington Court Property

The dining room has seating for at least 14 people. When guests are not looking at the views over Knightsbridge and Hyde Park through the floor-to-ceiling windows, they may be admiring details like the Swarovski crystal detailing in mirrored bar and wall units in the room.


Source: Wellington Court Property

The master bedroom, with its all-white interior, was created to be a soothing retreat. The carpet is silk and the leather headboard has Swarovski crystal detail.


Source: Wellington Court Property

The master bedroom has 'his and her' bathroom suites. The 'her' bathroom, pictured here, is lined with Calacatta marble to complement the all-white interior of the bedroom.










FRIDAY FUNNIES: The rental lifestyle of the rich and famous
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