Mansion where 30,000 married has £500k price cut after failing to find a match

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A MAGNIFICENT townhouse where 30,000 Scots tied the knot has had its price cut by £500,000 after failing to find a match.

The 12,000sq ft, four-storey edifice in Glasgow served as the city’s register office from 1994 to 2013.

The property at 22 Park Circus – known as La Casa – was put on sale a year later for £2m, with potential buyers told it could serve as anything from a mansion to a consulate.

But the price has been slashed to £1.5m after failing to sell at the original price.

On entry to the property, there are a series of columns, leading up to the marble staircase.

 

The ceilings feature stunning artwork

 

The ceilings are lined with spectacular cornicing, whilst the tiled walls contain period artwork.

There are also spectacular views over the circus’s central park.

At 12,000 square feet, it is the same size as the Miami mansion which formerly belonged to four-time NBA most valuable player LeBron James, which sold for $13.4 million (£10.7 million) in 2015.

Rettie, who are selling the property, said: “The property lends itself to a wide range of uses such as a private dwelling house, Consulate Embassay, Art Gallery and Library and a number of recreational uses and benefits from some modern amenities including a modern lift system.

 

The magnificent townhouse has had its price cut by £500,000

 

“One of the most striking features is the elaborate forged metalwork throughout which was commissioned by the original owner, stilll a main feature of the property today.”

The house was originally built for Walter Macfarlane, a wealthy Glasgow industrialist and founder of the Saracen Foundry back in 1874.

It was acquired as an Italian social club in the 1930s, and was know as Casa D’Italia, before being used as the Italian Consulate after the second world war.

The building was awarded A-listed status in 1970, and became a registry office in 1993.

For a period of time it was the only venue in the city for civil weddings, and those who were married there include Taggart actor Colin McCredie.

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