A mansion which was once the home of a West Country MP has been put up for sale for £49 million.
The property – regarded as an architectural masterpiece and one of London's finest homes – was built in 1896 for Russell Rea, a Victorian shipping magnate and former Gloucester MP.
The eight-bedroom mansion was made using terracotta detailing and has been comprehensively refurbished by craftsmen and fitted with every modern convenience.
The result is an eight-bedroom home with seven bathrooms, a staggering vaulted reception room, four further living rooms and a galleried hallway.
There is also a cinema, steam room, gym and palatial swimming pool room which looks like something a Roman emperor would bathe in.
The four-storey home, on Lyndhurst Road in Hampstead, London, also has a large garden, outdoor swimming pool and separate staff flat.
It has been put on the market with Beauchamp Estates for £49 million – one of the highest prices for a home in the UK – and 300 times the average house price.