Mega-man­sion tops US price list

China Daily (Canada) - - ACROSS AMERICA - By AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

In the exclusive Bel Air neigh­bor­hood of Los An­ge­les sits a new mon­u­ment to op­u­lence, a $250 mil­lion mega-man­sion that’s now the most ex­pen­sive home listed for sale in the US.

T he four-level, 3,500-square-me­ter prop­erty comes with a seven-mem­ber staff, a $30 mil­lion car col­lec­tion and an in­fin­ity pool com­plete with a swim-up bar, 270- de­gree views of the city and a 6-me­ter out­door tele­vi­sion.

It has 12 bed­room suites, 21 bath­rooms, five bars, three gourmet kitchens, a spa, a 40-seat movie the­ater, and a bowl­ing al­ley.

The man­sion was built on spec­u­la­tion, or with no buyer in mind. And only 3,000 peo­ple in the world could af­ford to buy it, said Bruce Makowsky, the de­vel­oper and owner of the home who made his for­tune as a hand­bag de­signer.

“Af­ter be­ing on ma­jor mega-yachts across the world and on beau­ti­ful pri­vate air­craft, it didn’t make sense to me that peo­ple were spend­ing $350 mil­lion on a boat, $100 mil­lion on a plane and they’re liv­ing in $20 mil­lion and $30 mil­lion homes ... The homes have not kept up with the toys.

“So my feel­ing is if you’re go­ing to spend over 12 hours a day in your home it should be the most amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in the world,” he said.

AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS JAE C. HONG /

Top: The in­door and out­door din­ing ar­eas in the $250 mil­lion man­sion in the Bel-Air area of Los An­ge­les. The prop­erty in­cludes 12 bed­room suites, 21 bath­rooms, five bars, three gourmet kitchens, a spa and an in­fin­ity swim­ming pool. Above: A he­li­copter sits on the rooftop of the man­sion.

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