Lord of the Dance pays out €28m for plush London pad
Published 20/05/2015 | 02:30
Lord of the Dance Michael Flatley has splashed out an estimated €28m on a plush new London home.
The north Cork-based dancer runs his global entertainment empire from London and was previously based in a picturesque but smaller property in Knightsbridge.
However, he has now snapped up a stuccoed mansion in the prestigious Belgravia area, just off Eaton Square.
London reports have indicated the property was on the market with an asking price of around £20m (€28m), with interest being expressed by both wealthy Arab and Russian buyers.
A source indicated that the new property offers the dancer the attraction of more family space.
Mr Flatley and his wife, Niamh, also have homes in Castlehyde in north Cork and Barbados in the Caribbean.
His bought the 18th Century Castlehyde House outside Fermoy for €3m in 2001 and lavished €27m on restoring the property to its former grandeur.