A mansion the place a millionaire vogue tycoon was murdered in what stays one among London’s most high-profile unsolved crimes has been put up on the market for £12million.

The seven-bedroom dwelling, in luxurious The Bishops Avenue, close to Hampstead Heath in North London, was the scene of the killing of Aristos Constantinou, the founding father of the Ariella clothes label.

On New 12 months’s Day in 1985, he was shot lifeless with silver-coloured bullets by masked males within the property’s chapel and, greater than 35 years on, the killer has nonetheless not been recognized. 

The chapel was eliminated when the house was offered by the Constantinou household in 2015. 

Constantinou’s spouse, Elena, was current on the evening of the homicide. In 1997, police sought prices towards her however she has all the time strongly denied having any involvement in her husband’s dying.

In 2017, the Metropolitan Police reopened the case, and, in January final yr, Constantinou’s brother Achilleas mentioned he had been advised by officers that the Crown Prosecution Service have been set to resolve whether or not to prosecute an recognized suspect.

The 66-house Bishop’s Avenue has lengthy been referred to as ‘Billionaires’ Row’ as a result of it has been dwelling to a few of the world’s most rich individuals.

However photos in 2019 confirmed the way it had fallen into disrepair, with most of the properties uninhabited.

A mansion the place a millionaire vogue tycoon was murdered in what stays one among London’s most high-profile unsolved crimes has been put up on the market for £12million

The seven-bedroom home, in luxurious The Bishops Avenue, near Hampstead Heath in North London, was the scene of the killing of Aristos Constantinou (pictured above with his wife Elena), the founder of the Ariella clothing labe

An image of the front of the property taken shortly after Constantinou's death

The seven-bedroom dwelling, in luxurious The Bishops Avenue, close to Hampstead Heath in North London, was the scene of the killing of Aristos Constantinou (pictured left along with his spouse Elena), the founding father of the Ariella clothes label. Proper: A picture of the entrance of the property taken shortly after Constantinou’s dying

The property as soon as owned by Constantinou sits behind electrical gates. Inside, there’s a grand entrance corridor with marble flooring, lavish décor and an infinite, glittering chandelier.

There may be additionally an indoor swimming pool in a separate annexe which additionally boasts a sauna and spa.

Property brokers Knight Frank say the house, very like neighbouring properties on the street, is in want of ‘complete renovation’.

Nonetheless, the sale comes with planning permission for the property to be demolished.

Constantinou, the son of a grasp tailor, graduated from the London School of Vogue in 1965 labored for Mattli the Couturier in Mayfair earlier than beginning his personal enterprise.

His brother joined him after graduating from college and the pair shaped the corporate Ariella.

The property once owned by Constantinou sits behind electric gates. Inside, there is a grand entrance hall with marble floors, lavish décor and an enormous, glittering chandelier

The property as soon as owned by Constantinou sits behind electrical gates. Inside, there’s a grand entrance corridor with marble flooring, lavish décor and an infinite, glittering chandelier

The property also boasts this lavish dining room, which is perfect for owners who want to host large dinner parties or big family gatherings

The property additionally boasts this lavish eating room, which is ideal for homeowners who need to host massive dinner events or massive household gatherings 

The lavish bathroom boasts fittings including an enormous bath and also has detailed landscape illustrations on the walls

The lavish lavatory boasts fittings together with an infinite tub and in addition has detailed panorama illustrations on the partitions

On the time of his homicide, the corporate had 11 shops and greater than 300 wholesale accounts internationally. 

A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Police advised the Night Normal: ‘The Metropolitan Police Service stays dedicated to fixing the homicide of Aristos Constantinou who was brutally murdered in East Finchley on New 12 months’s Day in 1985.

‘As with all undetected homicide, we’ll act on any new data we’re given and perform common opinions of the case. A assessment of this case is at the moment ongoing.’

The Daily Mail's report of the murder

The Each day Mail’s report of the homicide

Within the aftermath of the homicide, The Each day Mail reported how Constantinou was shot lifeless by raiders who have been apparently making an attempt to pressure him handy over valuables price round £1.5million (£4.7million in right this moment’s costs). 

The murderers obtained into the property although Constantinou had put in an elaborate safety system. 

After her husband was shot, Mrs Constantinou was reported to have run ‘screaming’ from the home earlier than flagging down a passing motorist. 

Police believed on the time that Constantinou might have been killed after he tried to battle the intruders, as a result of he had accidents to his proper hand when his physique was discovered. 

The Hampstead dwelling, which has gardens of simply over half an acre in dimension, was final offered in 2015 for £9million, based on the Night Normal.

Trevor Abrahmsohn, the managing director of luxurious property agent Glentree, advised the newspaper that he offered the house on behalf of the Constantinou household to an Indian businessman.   

He claimed that the house nonetheless had the chapel by which Constantinou died, together with bullet holes which have been nonetheless seen.   

‘I feel that most individuals would need to knock the home down and begin once more as a result of it’s a little bit higgledy piggledy and it’s all very dated,’ he mentioned. ‘It is not going to be everybody’s cup of tea.’ 

Talking in 2019, Constantinou’s brother, who based Ariella with him, mentioned: ‘After 35 years of no closure, our household is eagerly awaiting this lengthy overdue step in direction of lastly attaining closure and justice.’

Mr Constantinou mentioned that he had been advised repeatedly by police that the proof ‘solely pointed to 1 suspect’, however the CPS had all the time wished extra inquiries carried out.

He mentioned that this was ‘disappointing’ when he had been advised by officers there was ‘overwhelming proof’ for a prosecution.

After her husband was shot, Mrs Constantinou was reported to have run 'screaming' from the house before flagging down a passing motorist

After her husband was shot, Mrs Constantinou was reported to have run ‘screaming’ from the home earlier than flagging down a passing motorist

After her husband was shot, Mrs Constantinou (pictured above with her husband) was reported to have run 'screaming' from the house before flagging down a passing motorist

Mrs Constantinou at her husband's funeral

After her husband was shot, Mrs Constantinou (pictured left together with her husband and proper at his funeral) was reported to have run ‘screaming’ from the home earlier than flagging down a passing motorist. Police believed on the time that Constantinou might have been killed after he tried to battle the intruders, as a result of he had accidents to his proper hand when his physique was discovered

On the day of the tycoon's funeral, his coffin was carried in a horse-drawn hearse. The murderers got into his property even though Constantinou had installed an elaborate security system

On the day of the tycoon’s funeral, his coffin was carried in a horse-drawn hearse. The murderers obtained into his property although Constantinou had put in an elaborate safety system

He added: ‘I’ve been very upset by the CPS’ earlier choices to not prosecute.

‘We’ve got been advised by the police repeatedly since 1986 that the proof solely pointed to 1 suspect, however the CPS all the time wished extra enquiries to be carried out.

‘In 1997 the top of the second police investigation advised us the proof towards this suspect was now overwhelming, however the CPS inexplicably refused to order the police request for an arrest and prosecution.

‘The present and third police investigating crew has labored tirelessly and uncovered new proof supporting and strengthening the conclusions of the second police report of 1997 and is searching for the choice of the CPS to proceed with ordering this arrest.’

The Hampstead home was last sold in 2015 for £9million. Above: Another image shows the marble floors and ornate furnishings

The Hampstead dwelling was final offered in 2015 for £9million. Above: One other picture exhibits the marble flooring and ornate furnishings

Estate agents Knight Frank say the home, much like neighbouring properties in the street, is in need of 'comprehensive renovation'. Above: One of the bedrooms

Property brokers Knight Frank say the house, very like neighbouring properties on the street, is in want of ‘complete renovation’. Above: One of many bedrooms

The sale comes with planning permission for the property to be demolished, meaning that a new owner can construct their own mansion

The sale comes with planning permission for the property to be demolished, that means {that a} new proprietor can assemble their very own mansion

The home has gardens of just over half an acre in size. Above: The property is seen from afar, as a delipidated fixture is seen in the grounds

The house has gardens of simply over half an acre in dimension. Above: The property is seen from afar, as a delipidated fixture is seen within the grounds

Any new owner will need to spend a lot of money on the property to make it as desirable as it once was. Above: Parts of the property and grounds

Any new proprietor might want to spend some huge cash on the property to make it as fascinating because it as soon as was. Above: Elements of the property and grounds

Previous householders on The Bishop’s Avenue have included the Sultan of Brunei, Saudi royals, Heather Mills and Sir Billy Butlin – the founding father of the vacation camps.

Billionaire Richard Desmond, the previous proprietor of the Each day Specific newspaper, additionally owned a mansion on the street.

A row of 10 properties, price £73million, has stood empty since they have been reportedly purchased by the Saudi royal household.

An investigation by the Guardian in 2014 discovered that the row of mansions is collectively price roughly £350million. It’ll now be price considerably extra.