Celebrating Queen's birthday at British ambassador's residence (archives)
Photo: Mati Milstein, British Embassy Tel Aviv

UK ambassador's home on the market

First-hand from the Queen: Estate located in heart of Ramat Gan offered for NIS 36 million; includes 600-square-meter house surrounded by spacious garden with swimming pool

Want to live like royalty? The British Embassy in Israel has put the ambassador's official and luxurious residence on the market, for the "modest" price of NIS 36 million (about $9.5 million).


The UK ambassador's residence is a real estate, located on Ramat Gan's Hamaalot Alley and stretching over 2.86 dunam (more than half an acre). The house itself measures 600 square meters (6,500 square feet) in size and is surrounded by a spacious garden with a swimming pool.


The place has served as the British ambassador's residence for the past 60 years. It was the first home the Kingdom bought for its envoy in Israel, and it has not been replaced since.


The house accommodates every British foreign minister visiting Israel, and even Prince Philip stayed there during his visit to the Holy Land. Every year, the ambassador hosts a party celebrating Queen Elizabeth's birthday in the house's garden, as well as other official ceremonies.


The sale is part of the British government's new efficiency policy, which includes selling large and expensive assets abroad. Instead of the luxurious residence, the government plans to buy a modest and cheaper home for its ambassador in Israel.


Inside the house (Archive photo: Mati Milstein, British Embassy Tel Aviv) 


Inter-Israel Real Estate Consultants, the representative of Cushman & Wakefield in Israel, has been tasked with selling the home.


"The British ambassador's home is located in one of the most luxurious places in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area," says Inter-Israel CEO Adrian Blumenthal. "The topographic height, the central location with easy access to any place in Ramat Gan and Tel Aviv, along with quick and easy access to the Ayalon Freeway and other highways, make this place particularly attractive.


"Moreover, we are talking about a very quiet and peaceful street, an unusual green lung in the heart of the city."


The ambitious real estate agent believes that in spite of its high price, finding a buyer for the luxurious home will be an easy mission. "With all of the building's history and uniqueness, it will undoubtedly spark a great amount of interest on the past of foreign and Israeli buyers and entrepreneurs."



פרסום ראשון: 09.29.11, 08:07
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