For me it would be a Scottish castle like this
I’d build my own house
You’d never be done cleaning it
you would have serfs surely ?
A chalet in a very good ski resort.
A large Manhattan penthouse apartment with views , preferably near Union Square or Soho
That looks epic, I’m actually thinking £8m seems pretty cheap compared to the “basic” houses selling for a couple million just because it’s in a nice area. Of course would need a lot more to keep the thing running and staff it.
As my friend tells me every time we bring this topic up -
If he won 1 million, he’d buy 3 flats at 250,000 and rent them out, which would bring in an income of about £25,000 which is enough to live on, and then add the other 250,000 into savings to spend when and if needed
How big a win are we talking?
Ummm… Euromillions £170m?
At £170m you could commission your own castle
If buy a penthouse in New York City and a mansion somewhere in the UK countryside. Alternate between the two and rent out the NY penthouse for a few months of the year for some bonus income.
A 4 bed detached house in a nice area of Glasgow. South facing garden, double garage, enclosed back garden for the dogs. Don’t need anything more so the other £168m can be invested for continuing income, allow for first class flights for holidays/months away, and a lot can go to charity/funds etc.
I reckon a penthouse in Manhattan, a beach house in Malibu, and maybe somewhere on the beach in Okinawa (never been there but it looks awesome)
I’ve had the image in my mind of a top floor penthouse in Berlin near the Brandenburg Gate with views all round to the park and the wider city. Not even sure there is such a thing - might be just fantasising - but love that area so much
With £170m I’d buy up empty or development plots across the city (London) and build pocket (and not so pocket) parks on them so people have a space to think and time out from the city and provide wildlife a refuge.
With that castle you’d burn through your winnings in no time. Imagine the maintenance, cleaning, heating and everything else and that’s just the inside. The grounds would take a huge amount of upkeep too
I’d buy a nice plot of land somewhere and would build my own Wouldn’t want someone driving up to and wandering around my house because they didn’t get the memo that it’s no longer a public attraction
With a win that big, I’d buy a couple properties for my family (one in Glasgow and one near to my parents) and one each for my close family, plus probably one in London that I could let to friends down there (I know a lot of folk in theatre!) and stay in from time to time
I’d hate to have somewhere so big that the maintenance became a burden
Very true, but on the basis that the win is £170m, that still leaves £162m to burn through. It also seems very ‘good value’ when for the same amount of money gets you a 3 bed flat in London…