When most of us move, the checklist looks something like this: Does it have enough outlets? Is there ample closet space? Is there decent water pressure in the shower? Will my Ikea couch fit through the door?
But the man who moves into this sprawling pad won’t be “most of us,” and his checklist will involve a bowling alley, a helipad, a candy wall, and a squad of luxury cars.
Welcome to America’s most expensive home.
For US$250,000,000, this ultra-exclusive Bel Air abode could be yours. Those nine digits entitle you to 38,000 sq ft of mansion plus 17,000 sq ft of entertainment decks, spread out over four meticulously curated levels and boasting 270-degree views of the mountains, the ocean, and the Los Angeles skyline.
You may be wondering what could possibly fill so much square footage. The answer is two master suites, 10 oversized VIP guest suites, 21 bathrooms, three gourmet kitchens, two commercial elevators, two fully stocked champagne/wine cellars, and five bars. There’s also a state-of-the-art fitness centre, an 85-ft glass tile infinity pool, and a massage studio/wellness spa.
LA is the capital of the entertainment world, and in keeping with its A-list location, the mega-home leaves little opportunity for boredom. A 40-seat 4K Dolby theatre boasts a James Bond theme. A four-lane bowling alley/lounge connects to a room with custom glass foosball tables and a $200,000 candy wall that would make Willy Wonka jealous.
More than 100 art installations – including the actual helicopter from the ’80s TV show Airwolf – are placed throughout the space. With the flip of a switch by the pool, a massive outdoor hydraulic cinema-sized screen emerges. A pair of mini Sea-Doos and a small catamaran also come with the pad.
And then there’s the auto gallery. Below the infinity pool is a fleet of exotic cars and motorcycles worth more than $30 million, including a custom Rolls-Royce, a Bugatti, a vintage Allard, and a baby Formula 1 race car.
Read the listing here and prepare to gently weep.