Rishi Sunak is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and leader of the Conservative Party – a role that comes with the keys to one of the most recognized homes in the country.
10 Downing Street in London is one of the world's best homes, with a history that dates back around 300 years. Comprising 100 rooms, the 17th-century property includes a private residence for the prime minister on the third floor – and there is a kitchen in the basement.
However, beyond residing on this famous Westminster street, Rishi has a vast property portfolio around the UK and the world. Here, we delve into his most notable properties.
Rishi Sunak's property portfolio
Before becoming Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak lived in a $7.4 million (£6.6 million) mews mansion in Kensington with his wife, Akshata Murthy, and their two daughters. British newspaper The Daily Express suggests the West London property offered the family an excess of space with its four bathrooms and two reception rooms that are spread over four floors.
Beyond the home's interiors, the Kensington Mews has access to a city garden that offers some privacy in the capital. Previously, the ex-Chancellor lived in an apartment above the UK Prime Minister's official central London residence at 10 Downing Street (above) to be close to former Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who lived in the larger apartment over 11 Downing Street.
Reports suggest Rishi Sunak redecorated the apartment at his own expense before making it his home.
Alongside this residence, Rishi Sunak reportedly has another home in the Chelsea neighborhood, located on Old Brompton Road. This is described as a 'holiday home' for visiting relatives.
Over 230 miles north of London, Rishi Sunak and his family also own a rural country estate named Kirby Sigston Manor in Kirby Sigston, North Yorkshire. This village falls within the Prime Minister's constituency in Richmond near York.
This Georgian mansion is said to be set in a 522,720 sq ft (12 acre) estate, which features a large swimming pool the family can enjoy when in northern England. The home is also situated near the idyllic Cod Beck river, known for its wildlife and surrounding moorland.
However, Rishi Sunak's property collection expands beyond the UK to the west coast of the US, where the family own a penthouse apartment in Santa Monica, California. After marrying Akshata Murthy in Bangalore in 2009, the couple reportedly based themselves in California before investing in homes in the UK.
Rishi Sunak now resides at least part-time in Downing Street and also at his official countryside residence, Chequers (seen below).
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Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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