The situation in the luxurious castle of Abramovich in France is described
Journalists described the situation in the luxurious Chateau de la Croe, which belonged to the Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich and was recently confiscated by the French government as part of sanctions measures. The Daily Mail writes about it.
According to the publication, the billionaire bought a mansion built in 1926 on the Cote d’Azur on seven hectares of land for 15 million pounds in the early 2000s, three decades after a major fire in the villa.
Commissioned by British newspaper magnate Sir William Burton, the elegant villa once had 12 bedrooms, eight bathrooms (one of which was rumored to have a 20 carat gold-plated swan-shaped bathtub), a tennis court and a 24-seat living room. – it was argued that in its splendor the castle could compete with Buckingham Palace.
It is known that the entrepreneur carried out repairs in the mansion and spent about 125 million pounds to install a gym and a cinema in the basement, equip a 15-meter rooftop pool and make furniture and accessories to order. The son of the famous Belgian landscape designer Peter Wirtz was invited to decorate the lush gardens and flower beds with Californian and Mediterranean plants.
It is noted that Chateau de la Croe is a castle with a rich history – before Abramovich, British King Edward VIII and his partner Wallis Simpson, King Leopold III of Belgium, King Farouk I of Egypt, Greek shipping magnate Aristotle Onassis and his wife Athena Livanos rested and lived there.
Since Abramovich bought the estate at Cape d’Antibes on the French Riviera, the value has risen to £90 million, according to the Daily Mail.
At the end of March, journalists found out that the number of properties owned by Abramovich and his family members turned out to be more than previously thought. It became known that only in the UK the businessman owns 53 private houses and 17 commercial buildings and land plots.