The Cotswolds scheme with permission to build a mansion inspired by the Great Gatsby arrives on the market for 20 million pounds

A plot with planning permission for a Great Gatsby-inspired mansion has been put on the market for £20m – but the final product could fetch more than £100m.

The massive 68,000-foot mansion, called St John’s House, will contain more than 80 rooms and floor space equivalent to more than 60 average family homes.

It is currently just a 60-acre plot of gardens with its large stone barn on the edge of the village of Ramsden in Oxfordshire.

But the proposed property is the result of nearly 25 years of application planning and design work by world-renowned architect Professor Robert Adam.

The land and estate design, which will be the largest Palladian home built in the UK for over 100 years, has hit the market for £20m with Sotheby’s International Realty.

The stately 68,000-square-foot St John’s House will come with more than 80 rooms and floor space equivalent to more than 60 average family homes (CGI for the grand new home planned in Ramsden, Oxfordshire)

The proposed property is the result of nearly 25 years of application planning and design work by world-renowned architect Professor Robert Adam.  Pictured: CGI showing a rear view of the planned palace

The proposed property is the result of nearly 25 years of application planning and design work by world-renowned architect Professor Robert Adam. Pictured: CGI showing a rear view of the planned palace

The plot is now up for sale for £20m - although the final product is estimated to be more than five times that amount.  The land and associated property design is sold by Sotheby's International Realty

The plot is now up for sale for £20m – although the final product is estimated to be more than five times that amount. The land and associated property design is sold by Sotheby’s International Realty

Pembroke, Marcus Love's estate in Glen Cove, New York on the north shore of Long Island, which has hosted parties attended by F. Scott Fitzgerald, who went on to write The Great Gatsby

Pembroke, Marcus Love’s estate in Glen Cove, New York on the north shore of Long Island, which has hosted parties attended by F. Scott Fitzgerald, who went on to write The Great Gatsby

Plans include a massive master suite that occupies the entire upper floor, a large ballroom and an underground car museum to house 50 exotic motors.

The indoor sports complex will have a swimming pool, gymnasium overlooking the ballroom, recreation room, preparatory kitchen, bowling alley, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room.

The lavish entertainment floor, known as the “Piano Nobile,” includes a formal dining room, music room, formal living room, and games room overlooking the orangery.

There will also be two portal homes, a free-standing guest porch, a guest lodge, and a five-bay garage.

Outside, the property, which overlooks the Cotswolds, will have landscaped gardens, a tennis court and a second swimming pool.

Guy Bradshaw, Managing Director of Sotheby’s International Realty, said: “This sale provides the opportunity to create a significant and distinctive once built home that will be one of the most special and important in the UK.

CGI image showing the exterior of the massive mansion planned to be built in Ramsden, Oxfordshire.  There will also be two portal homes, a free-standing guest porch, a guest lodge, and a five-bay garage

CGI image showing the exterior of the massive mansion planned to be built in Ramsden, Oxfordshire. There will also be two portal homes, a free-standing guest porch, a guest lodge, and a five-bay garage

Southern view from the master bedroom in the planned mansion.  Outside, the property, which overlooks the Cotswolds, will have landscaped gardens, a tennis court and a second pool.

Southern view from the master bedroom in the planned mansion. Outside, the property, which overlooks the Cotswolds, will have landscaped gardens, a tennis court and a second pool.

Side view of the striped palace.  Managing Director Jay Bradshaw said: 'This sale provides the opportunity to create an important and distinctive home once built, which will be one of the most special and important in the UK.

Side view of the striped palace. Managing Director Jay Bradshaw said: ‘This sale provides the opportunity to create an important and distinctive home once built, which will be one of the most special and important in the UK.

All rooms, terraces and main gardens will offer unparalleled views of the most magnificent uninterrupted landscapes and sunsets across the Cotswolds (CGI image showing the planned mansion)

All rooms, terraces and main gardens will offer unparalleled views of the most magnificent uninterrupted landscapes and sunsets across the Cotswolds (CGI image showing the planned mansion)

It took more than 20 years to secure blanket approval for the planning, and we believe it will no longer be possible to build something of this stature on this site.

If someone in the area were to spend £50m on construction, they would have installed every conceivable security feature within the structure and the finest interior finishes.

This would make it not only the largest new home to be built in the UK in over a hundred years but also the only home built from the ground up.

Designed by one of the most respected architects of our time, it offers views that make you feel like you’re living inside a Constable panel.

“Once completed, we expect the final value to be in excess of £100m.”

A black and white photo showing the Pembroke dining room in Glen Cove, New York, which also features a similar layout to the mansions and estates written in The Great Gatsby

A black and white photo showing the Pembroke dining room in Glen Cove, New York, which also features a similar layout to the mansions and estates written in The Great Gatsby

One of the bedrooms at Pembroke - Marcus Loew's estate in Glen Cove, New York, on the North Shore of Long Island

One of the bedrooms at Pembroke – Marcus Loew’s estate in Glen Cove, New York, on the North Shore of Long Island

A billiard room in Pembroke on the North Shore of Long Island in a photo shared by the New York Historical Society

A billiard room in Pembroke on the North Shore of Long Island in a photo shared by the New York Historical Society

Floor plan showing the ground floor, patio and pool areas.  There will also be two portal homes, a free-standing guest porch, a guest lodge, and a five-bay garage.

Floor plan showing the ground floor, patio and pool areas. There will also be two portal homes, a free-standing guest porch, a guest lodge, and a five-bay garage.

Floor plan showing the second floor.  Plans include a massive master suite that occupies the entire upper floor, a grand ballroom, and even an underground car museum to house 50 exotic engines.

Floor plan showing the second floor. Plans include a massive master suite that occupies the entire upper floor, a grand ballroom, and even an underground car museum to house 50 exotic engines.

All rooms, terraces and main gardens will offer unparalleled views of the stunning landscape and sunsets across the Cotswolds.

Piano Nobile is designed to entertain “exceptional ceiling heights” and “enormous entertainment spaces.”

In addition, the ballroom level – inspired by The Great Gatsby – offers a “large” reception room, a bar and a private cinema, as well as a professional “proper” kitchen.

If built according to approved plans, St John’s House can be likened to Updown Court in Windlesham, Surrey, which is also set on 60 acres but is 25 percent smaller than the proposed Oxfordshire pile.

Updown Court was originally built in 1924 but was destroyed in a fire, with the palace completed 15 years earlier.

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