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[EN IMAGES] An abandoned luxury chalet bought for 24 million euros

[EN IMAGES] An abandoned luxury chalet bought for 24 million euros

A luxury chalet in the elegant resort of Courchevel in the French Alps, where the abandoned construction site for years opposes the Corsican and Russian oligarchy meadows, was bought at auction for 24 million euros ($ 35.4 million) on Friday.

The sale was made in Albertville Court on behalf of the Russian, Nikolai Sarkisov, a regular man in Courchevel who made his insurance fortune.

In 2010, he joined Corsica, Fran├žois-Xavier Susini, the resort’s restaurant owner, to build Chalet Apopka, a 2,753 square meter mansion consisting of eight rooms with a sauna, jacuzzi, pool, gym and bar. Private cinema.

France Press agency

Mr. Susenyi was responsible for finding the land and obtaining the building permit, while Mr. Sarkisov financed the process through bank loans, and each one ultimately had to own half of the Apopka and profit from their location, according to their agreements.

The chalet was supposed to welcome its first customers in the winter of 2015, at a rate of 300,000 euros ($ 443,000) a week during the height of the season. But the site was delayed and the atmosphere turned between the two men, who are opposing the courts, since then.

France Press agency

As part of their dispute, Mr. Susenyi claimed full ownership of the country house, but Mr. Sarkisov obtained it, confiscated it and put it up for auction in order to recover his original stake.

Friday afternoon, a lawyer succeeded in placing an offer of 24 million euros on behalf of a company that “likely” will find its Russian successor, according to Corsica’s lawyer, Mai Maurice Lantorne.

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“I do not support this information,” said lawyer May Didier Camus, who made the bid. After he himself auctioned off the cottage on behalf of Mr. Sarkisov.

France Press agency