Britain’s Most Expensive Homes viewers were left shocked last night after a mortgage broker rejected a £4.5 million penthouse in Kensington because his client ‘doesn’t like kitchens.’
The show, which aired last night, went inside exclusive estate agent Sotheby’s as they marketed historic houses, stately homes, millionaire mansions and penthouse pads to various high end clients.
The programme saw a Kensington penthouse up for sell for £4.5 million, with a jacuzzi, a huge marble kitchen and a stylish open plan lounge.
However mortgage broker Si explained that his client would be put off because he wouldn’t use the kitchen and instead planned to order food from ‘apps’.
Many of those watching were left stunned, with one writing: ‘Britain’s most expensive home, with the most amazing kitchen and buyer doesn’t like to cook or the smell from the kitchen.
Britain’s Most Expensive Homes viewers were left shocked last night after a mortgage broker rejected a £4.5 million penthouse in Kensington because his client ‘doesn’t like kitchens’
Mortgage broker Si explained that his client wouldn’t put an offer in for the property because he wouldn’t use the kitchen and instead planned to order food from ‘apps’.
‘This is the best comedy on TV at the moment.’
Another added: ‘Are you watching Britain’s most expensive homes? This guy has a client apparently the kitchen is a dealbreaker because he doesn’t like to cook.
‘Most ridiculous I’ve ever heard!’
Appearing on the programme last night, estate agent Polena explained she had a brand new listing which was a stone’s throw from the Natural History Museum.
Many of those watching were left stunned, with some saying the attitude towards the kitchen was ‘bizarre’
The £4.5 million penthouse had three bedrooms and three bathrooms, as well as a stunning open plan living area.
It led out to a landscape terrace and rooftop garden providing spectacular views over the London skyline.
On the floor below were three bedrooms and two en-suite bathrooms.
Polena showed off the apartment on social media, saying: ‘The idea is to create a buzz before it appears on the market.’
The £4.5 million penthouse had three bedrooms and three bathrooms, as well as a stunning open plan living area
The main floor of the penthouse was taken up by a huge open-plan living space, including a lounge, kitchen and study
Si, mortgage broker to the super rich, was the first one to attend a viewing, explaining: ‘We work with a whole lot of international clients looking to buy property in central London.’
Meeting Polena at the property, Si explained his client was a bachelor working in finance who was relocating from South Africa to London.
He said: ‘He has a selection of super cars so the parking is something I’m a bit worried about.
‘He is looking for a cool apartment which offers entertaining space. The most important thing is a roof terrace or a garden.
The stunning property had a monochrome colour scheme with a black kitchen and a huge grey sofa (pictured)
As he walked into the apartment, he said: ‘Oh my god, this is amazing.’
But while Polena said she was amazed by the huge marble island, Si explained that it wouldn’t be a selling point to his client.
He explained: ‘My only concern is that he doesn’t like to cook. For him, it’ll be the thing of being an open plan kitchen, which is a slight issue.’
Polena said: ‘I have never heard before that the buyer doesn’t like to have a kitchen. I hope we’ll find a way to sort this out.’
The open plan area led out to a landscape terrace and rooftop garden providing spectacular views over the London skyline
Si added: ‘He doesn’t like cooking and he doesn’t like the smell.
‘Ideally, he wants a five-car garage and a separate kitchen.’
And after Polena asked how his client would eat, Si added: ‘I think he would probably be using one of those apps for delivering food.’
Polena added: ‘Oh so he could just look at the beautiful marble and have his drinks.’
On the floor below were three bedrooms and two en-suite bathrooms, all within the grey colour scheme (pictured)
Polena said she had ‘never heard before that the buyer doesn’t like to have a kitchen’ and said she hoped they could find a solution to the problem
He later said: ‘The open plan kitchen may be an issue so it may be a question of whether he can compromise.’
However many of those watching were left baffled by Si’s buyers attitude towards the kitchen.
One wrote: ‘That’s bizarre, the most important room in a property is the kitchen but this buyer doesn’t even enjoy cooking.
‘That kitchen in the South Kensington apartment is really nice as well.’