FEBRUARY 16, 2002
Bernie's new purchase is Britain's most expensive house
The mansion is so big that it has underground car parking for 20 cars (which would be nowhere near big enough for Ecclestone's automobile collection) and has a ballroom, an oak-panelled picture gallery, a Turkish bath, hairdressing salon and a swimming pool.
Bernie currently lives in a rather more modest $6m house in Chelsea Square.
The Daily Mail says that Ecclestone's new house (which may be simply a property investment) is still not the world's most expensive house as computer billionaires Bill Gates and Larry Ellison have spent rather more on their residences in Seattle and Silicon Valley respectively. Ellison's house is expected to cost him more than $150m by the time it is finished.