John Caudwell, owner of phone retailer Phones 4u, lives in a $340 million mansion with a ballroom, movie theater and bar.
The mansion of more than 4,100 square meters in Mayfair, London, England is where Caudwell, 68, is living with his partner Modesta Vžesniauskaitė and 6-month-old son William. This is considered the most expensive villa in the UK today.
This lavish mansion features a ballroom, bar and cinema. Caudwell once admitted that the decoration of the villa when he first bought it was quite ostentatious, so he had to make a few adjustments.
According to Caudwell, the gilded ballroom is the least modified part of the mansion. “The size of the room was unbelievable,” the British billionaire recalled his impression when he first saw what is believed to be London’s largest private ballroom.
In the cinema room, Caudwell equipped high-class leather seats with red velvet pillows and popcorn machines like in the theater. He shared that this is a great room with very impressive picture and sound quality.
To create a personal mark, the British billionaire hung on the walls of his house pictures of family members posing like many famous people such as Audrey Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe. Caudwell also organizes charity events in the foyer of the villa.
One of Caudwell’s favorite places is the dining room, which he decorated to resemble an Asian garden, inspired by his love of Thai food.
In addition to phone retailer Phones 4u, Caudwell also invests in fashion, real estate and a number of other industries. In the 2016 Forbes World Billionaires List, he is ranked 722nd with a fortune of about $2.4 billion.
Ngoc Anh (Follow Mirror)