It finally has a price: $ 295 million. And while that’s a far cry from the rumored initial claim of $ 500 million, the 105,000-square-foot Bel-Air giga-mansion known as “The One” is poised to become the world’s largest home. expensive never sold in the United States.
Of course, that all depends on the outcome of next month’s highly publicized and unqualified global online auction hosted by Concierge Auctions. Did we mention that there is no reserve?
âThe auction is really a call to action; a way to let everyone know that ‘The One’ is finally for sale and will be sold to the highest bidder, âsaid Aaron Kirman, listing broker and Aaron Kirman Group President at Compass. Robb Report.
To earn this coveted “most expensive” honor, the home must sell for over $ 238 million that hedge fund manager Ken Griffin dropped on the top four floors of an unfinished condo tower at 220 Central Park South in New York in 2019.
After ten years in the making, “The One” was the dream of Hollywood film producer turned mega-mansion developer Nile Niami. In the early 2000s, Niami commissioned star architect Paul McLean to design the âmost expensive house in the urban worldâ.
Now, finally complete, this astonishing 3.8-acre hilltop property, with 360-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, downtown Los Angeles, and the snow-capped San Gabriel Mountains, almost defies description.
To put that 105,000 square feet of space into perspective, it’s twice the size of the White House and eclipses the 68,500 square feet that is Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California. Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach? No comparison with just 62,500 square feet.
And what “the One” offers in true and breathtaking abundance are some of the most luxurious and luxurious amenities ever created in a private residence. As are the 42 bathrooms and 21 bedrooms, one of which is the 5,000 square foot master suite with huge walk-in closets, an adjoining two-story office and a private pool. Above is the central 10,000 square foot skydeck with its own putting green.
On the recreation level of the third floor, there is a four-lane bowling alley, a 64-foot-long indoor swimming pool, a wellness center with an expansive gym, a hair and beauty salon on duty. full and a juice bar. Here you’ll also find the cineplex-sized movie theater with 40 seats and state-of-the-art Dolby Digital sound. And a few steps away is the wine cellar with racks for 10,000 bottles, as well as a cigar lounge.
And when you want to dance the night away with friends, there’s a huge nightclub with a DJ booth and ear-bleeding sound. For more formal gatherings, there is the âPhilanthropy Wingâ which hosts fundraisers and charity galas for up to 200 people.
âThis third level is about having fun, socializing and just enjoying life,â says Kirman. âIt’s basically a daylight basement with glass walls and this amazing pool with amazing views. The juice bar is bigger than most houses.
To show off your collection of supercars, under the house there is a garage large enough for 30 cars, as well as a two-car turntable for that matching pair of Porsches.
The house itself is surrounded on three sides by moat-style infinity pools with massive decks for entertaining. Need to sweat before breakfast? Take a few laps of the 400-foot glass-walled jogging track.
And if 21 rooms aren’t enough to accommodate all of your friends and family, there’s a 4,000-square-foot, three-bedroom guesthouse nearby.
Understandably, with its price tag of $ 295 million, the house is sold furnished and with all of the expensive artwork included. These include pieces by acclaimed artists like Mike Fields, Stephen Wilson and Simone Cenedese.
âWith the current zoning restrictions, no one could ever build a house this size in Los Angeles again,â says Kirman. âIt is truly unique, not only because of its size, but also because it sits on the best headland in LA and Bel-Air, which is arguably the most exclusive neighborhood in the world.â
So who is going to buy “The One”? Kirman believes it will go to a foreign buyer, but doesn’t rule out the odd tech mogul or investment banker. “The only thing that is certain is that you really have to be a billionaire to buy this property.”
While Kirman shares the high-profile list with fellow brokers Branden and Rayni Williams, of Williams & Williams at the Beverly Hills Estates, the janitor’s online auction is scheduled for February 7-10.
See it as the one and only chance to buy “the One”.
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