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Property Here - Friday, October 25, 2013

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Aerial view of the two houses John Caudwell plans to link. Picture: Snapper Media.

Aerial view of the two houses John Caudwell plans to link. Picture: Snapper Media.

AN ex used car dealer is linking his two mansions almost a kilometre apart with a tunnel to create one of the world's largest - and most expensive - homes.

UK mobile phone magnate John Caudwell is planning a 1300sq m underground extension to merge his two Mayfair mansions, the Daily Mail reports.

One of John Caudwell's homes in Mayfair that will be linked to create the new mansion. Picture Supplied

One of John Caudwell’s homes in Mayfair that will be linked. Picture Snapper Media

At 4700sq m his new 'iceberg' mega home will be larger than a football field and only slightly smaller than Westminster Cathedral once finished.

Mr Caudwell, 61, plans to create a personal leisure complex linking his two properties, according to the plans submitted to Westminster Council.

Billionaire builds $421m man cave

A home that will be linked to create the mega mansion. Picture: Snapper Media.

The new underground area would include a games room, swimming pool, sauna, kitchen, salon, media room, plant room and car park.

A lower ground floor would feature bedrooms, staffrooms, security rooms along with two suites and a laundry room.

John Caudwell. Snapper Media

John Caudwell. Snapper Media

Mr Caudwell started off in the business world as a second-hand car dealer before forming Phones4u. The self-made man sold the phone company for $2.5 billion in 2006 and is believed to be Britain's highest income tax payer.