Most of Bel Air might have been recently terrified by the wildfire raging through California, but the sought after area still plays host to America’s most expensive house.
The mansion in question has been listed for $250 million (R3,4 billion), and sits on an extravagant 38 000 square foot property.
According to CNN, some of its features include:
12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, five bars and three kitchens and comes complete with its own moat, four-lane bowling alley and an 85-foot Italian glass infinity pool fitted with an hydraulic theater-sized [sic] movie screen.
Oh, but of course there’s more. It also has a spa, fitness centre, two cellars already stocked with a multi-million dollar wine collection and a 40-seat, James Bond-themed home cinema.
Not enough? Okay then, how about “an art collection comprised of more than 100 carefully curated pieces including an interactive installation by British artist Dominic Harris and an oversized Leica camera by Chinese sculptor Liao Yibai, valued at $1 million”.
Or a helipad that already has a helicopter.
Not keen on flying? Well, my dear, the garage has a 12-car “auto gallery” that includes a Bugatti Veyron, a Pagani Huayra, a Rolls-Royce Dawn and a range of other rare vintage automobiles valued at over $30 million.
While that might all seem a bit excessive, Bruce Makowsky, the billionaire owner of BAM Luxury Development group, says that “the home took over four years to construct and furnish, and is designed to cater specifically to the needs of a select few billionaires”:
“It baffled me that no one was developing luxury real estate at those high levels for the super wealthy,” he says in a statement.
“I set up my real estate development company in Beverly Hills, California, to cater to the super affluent that demand the very best in life.”
In other words, it’s the ultimate billionaire starter pack:
Imagine how long it would take for you to discover everything that’s tucked away in every nook and cranny?
Yeah, I am more into collecting my own stuff.
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