Tycoon owner of Annabel’s nightclub plans to demolish Victorian mansion and rebuild

Richard Caring pictured with second wife Patricia Mondinni in London in June

Richard Caring pictured with second wife Patricia Mondinni in London in June

Richard Caring pictured with second wife Patricia Mondinni in London in June

 

Tycoon and restaurateur Richard Caring plans to demolish a Victorian mansion in an exclusive part of London before building a two-storey home and iceberg basement.

 

Mr Caring, who owns Annabel’s nightclub and The Ivy, purchased the property for £40million in January, just five years after it went up for sale at £105million.

 

The 70-year-old hopes to bulldoze two cottages on the site in south Kensington, which were combined into a single dwelling by a previous owner.

 

Plans submitted to the local authority reveal that Mr Caring proposes to build a new family home in its place, complete with a massive master bedroom with ‘his and her’ dressing rooms.

 

The plans also include ‘five additional bedrooms for nannies and children’, a drawing room measuring 48 feet and a vast dining room with space for 16 people.

 

Mr Caring has already received planning permission for a double-level basement, which will have a 50ft-long swimming pool.

 

Drawings show that the iceberg basement will also have a gym, a cinema, sauna and steam rooms and a beauty treatment area.

Mr Caring married his second wife, Brazilian businesswoman Patricia Mondinni, in March of this year.

 

The couple were thought to be expecting a third child in October, with plans to call her Annabel after the Mayfair nightclub he owns.

 

Plans submitted to the local authority reveal that Mr Caring proposes to build a new family home (pictured), complete with a massive master bedroom with 'his and her' dressing rooms

Plans submitted to the local authority reveal that Mr Caring proposes to build a new family home (pictured), complete with a massive master bedroom with 'his and her' dressing rooms

Plans submitted to the local authority reveal that Mr Caring proposes to build a new family home (pictured), complete with a massive master bedroom with ‘his and her’ dressing rooms

 

The tycoon lived at his former north London mansion, called the Versailles of Hampstead, with his first wife Jacqueline Stead.

 

Mr Caring’s proposal to Kensington and Chelsea council is expected to be given to go-ahead by its planning authority tonight.

 

However the plans have proved unpopular with neighbours, with 22 letters of objection filed.

 

One resident wrote: ‘It would seem that money can buy whatever its owner wishes with scant regard for the neighbours.’

 

The tycoon lived at his former north London mansion, called the Versailles of Hampstead, with his first wife Jacqueline Stead

The tycoon lived at his former north London mansion, called the Versailles of Hampstead, with his first wife Jacqueline Stead

Richard Caring and Patricia Mondinni

Richard Caring and Patricia Mondinni

Mr Caring lived at his north London mansion with his first wife Jacqueline Stead (left with son Jamie) before marrying his second wife Patricia (right)

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Tycoon owner of Annabel’s nightclub plans to demolish Victorian mansion and rebuild

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