By Tom Westcott.
London, 27 October:
The luxury Qaddafi-era home of the former Libyan Ambassador to Canada has been put on the market . . .[restrict]for seven million dollars, according to Canadian paper the Ottawa Citizen.
The 10-bedroom mansion in Ottawa has apparently been put up for sale by the current Libyan officials in Canada, having stood empty since last year’s revolution. The mansion is understood to be one of many international Qaddafi assets frozen after his downfall.
The property is located in the wealthy Rockcliffe Park area of the city, favoured by ambassadors to Canada. The building boasts some 10,000 square feet, including five entertaining rooms, nine bathrooms and even a special ‘dog shower’ in the basement.
The luxurious mansion is apparently finished to a very high standard with unusual features such as lavish marble-floored bathrooms and a two-storey, two-bedroom “house within a house” for visitors.
Saif al-Islam Qaddafi is said to have visited the mansion. The estate agent dealing with the property met Saif at a function at the ambassadorial residence and reportedly told the Ottawa Citizen that he “seemed like a very nice gentleman”. [/restrict]