He is believed to have bought it for pounds 800,000, but neither Mr Robinson nor his wife, Marie-Elena, ever lived there. Earlier this month it was sold for nearly pounds 6m. The couple, who live in another Lutyens mansion in Surrey, had intended to use the house to entertain friends.
The Robinsons spent pounds 1m renovating the Victorian hunting lodge house, which was once used as a school and had fallen into disrepair. The house was built in 1901 for Herbert Johnson, a stockbroker, adventurer and friend of the architect.Reuse content