Monday 11 December 2017

WATCH: Take a look inside America's priciest mega-mansion on sale for $250 million and designed for the 'super wealthy'

Nick Allen

A 38.000 sq ft mega-mansion reported to be America's most expensive home has gone on sale with a price tag of $250 million.

The property in the exclusive Los Angeles suburb of Bel-Air has 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, three kitchens, a 40-seat James Bond-themed cinema, an 85ft infinity pool, and panoramic views.

There are six bars, a spa, two fully stocked champagne cellars, a four-lane bowling alley, custom-made glass ping-pong and pool tables, and a room filled with sweets.

The four-floor house also comes with a a fleet of luxury cars worth $30 million, including a one-of-a-kind Pagani Huayra, a Rolls-Royce, and a Bugatti.

Walls are hung with an art collection featuring 130 works from around the world, table settings are by Roberto Cavalli table. Seven full-time staff, including a chef, chauffeur and masseuse, will live in a separate wing.

The previous highest asking price for a home in America was $195 million for a mansion in Florida, and the new Bel-Air one is expected to be the most expensive ever sold.

It is fully furnished so the buyer can move straight in.

Bruce Makowsky, the developer, told the Los Angeles Times: "It comes with everything. You don’t even need a toothbrush.”

His inspiration came from seeing billionaires living on mega-yachts.

He told CNBC: "People spend two weeks a year on a yacht, but they live in a house. I wanted this to be the ultimate mega-yacht, but on land.

"This home was curated for the ultimate billionaire who wants the best of everything that exists in life."

The 30-ft TV screen in the lounge is believed to be the biggest in any private residence.

Last year the Playboy mansion in Los Angeles sold for $100 million and there are currently a dozen houses for sale in the city with price tags of more than $50 million.

Developer Nile Niami is currently building a 100,000 sq ft property in Bel-Air, dubbed the "giga-mansion," which he hopes to list for $500 million.

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