The U.S.’ priciest house for sale is a Bel-Air mansion for $250M
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It has all the hallmarks of a Big Deal house: 38,000 square feet spread across four floors, 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, three kitchens, a 40-seat movie theater, an 85-foot Italian glass infinity pool with a swim-up bar and 270-degree hilltop views from downtown to the ocean.
To snag a billionaire buyer, sellers of ultra-elite properties are throwing in a raft of stunning extras. It’s become about selling a glamorous lifestyle. The fully furnished Bel-Air home comes with a $30-million fleet of exotic cars and motorcycles parked in the foyer, including a custom Rolls-Royce, a Bugatti and a vintage Allard and the helicopter from ’80s TV show Airwolf.’
The four-lane bowling alley has shoes in every size, and the $200,000 built-in candy wall is filled with towering cylinders of sweets. Two wine cellars are stocked with hundreds of bottles of Champagne and wine. There are glass ping-pong and billiards tables that were custom-built, and 130 artworks collected from around the world.
Want even more status symbols? A helicopter is parked on the roof — craned in because the house doesn’t have a permit for landings and takeoffs. A Hobie Cat sailboat sits on a deck ready for imaginary voyages. Stuck in the crocodile-embossed elevator? The house comes with seven full-time employees, who live in a separate staff wing.
The home “comes with everything,” owner-developer Bruce Makowsky said. “You don’t even need a toothbrush.”
At this level of real estate, such exorbitant amenities help set properties apart from the competition. Los Angeles real estate has rocketed upward, propelled by a stable economy and an influx of wealthy, often foreign, buyers looking to buy a slice of sunny Southern California life.
Makowsky, meanwhile, envisions a buyer who’s a bit of a homebody, someone who appreciates a house on steroids and sees little reason to venture into town. “You’re close to heaven, and you never want to leave,” he said.
In the fast-moving luxury real estate market, something bigger and better is always around the corner. Sure enough, Nile Niami, a film producer and speculative developer, is building his own Bel-Air showplace, a 100,000-square-foot giga-mansion with its own casino and a 30-car garage. Target asking price: $500 million.
Source: LA Times