This home, which be listed this week, will knock a $195 million mansion in Manalapan, Florida off its perch as the most expensive property for sale in the U.S. Additionally, it's been reported that a 74,000-square-foot spec property in Bel Air could list for a staggering $500 million, but that is still under construction.
The sheer footprint of the mansion, spread across 38,000 square feet, is a sight to behold. To entice a billionaire buyer, and to set it apart from the other exorbitant homes for sale in the area, the property also comes with a $30-million auto collection, 130 art installations, custom luxury furnishings and a decommissioned helicopter parked on the roof.
"The budget was there is no budget", the developer of the Bel Air home, Bruce Makowsky, wrote on the real estate's advertising website, calling the home a place for the "ultimate billionaire". The house also has an elevator inside. In addition, seven staffers paid for two years are included. "Until now, the ultra-luxury market was void of homes that even came close to matching the level of mega-yachts and private jets that billionaires spend millions of dollars on every year".
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If the property does sell for its $250 million asking price, it will become the most expensive home ever sold in L.A. County.
Below the infinity pool is a sprawling auto gallery with more than $30 million in cars including a baby Formula 1 race vehicle that goes from zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds. Next to the bowling alley is a massive $200,000 candy wall, which evokes Willy Wonka, the Golden Ticket and the hope that - just maybe -Gene Wilder isn't really gone.
"I am not a mercenary - I would love for the buyer to be someone from California, maybe a Geffen or a Spielberg", he says.