Roman Abramovich has put his Lowndes Square uber-project up for sale for £70m, despite it needing an estimated additional £15m to finish it off.
The Chelsea-owner began the project in 1998 by buying one of nine maisonette in a Lowndes Square building. Over the next 14 years, Abromovitch bought up the other flats in that and an adjoining building, spending a rumoured £35m in the process. He then, according to reports in the Daily Mail, snapped up the freeholds for both buildings for £1.8m.
The plan, it seems, was to