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PHOTOS: At $250m, this Los Angeles home is most expensive listed in US

It took about 300 people to build the massive Bel Air property, which has panoramic views of the Los Angeles area. (Reuters)

Up for a dream home? Here is a mega mansion that you might fancy, provided of course coughing up a cool $250 million is not a problem.

The mansion, available in the exclusive Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles, is said to be the most expensive home listed in the United States.

The passion project of developer and handbag tycoon Bruce Makowsky, the four-level, 38,000-square-foot mansion built on spec includes 12 bedroom suites, 21 bathrooms, five bars, three gourmet kitchens, a spa and an 85-foot infinity swimming pool with stunning views of Los Angeles. There’s also a 40-seat movie theater, a bowling alley, and a fleet of exotic and vintage cars worth $30 million.

 

Developer Bruce Makowsky walks up the handcrafted steel staircase next to a large sculpture of a Leica camera at a $250 million mansion he built in the Bel-Air area of Los Angeles. (AP)

 

According to Makowksy, only 3,000 people in the world could afford to buy it. Mawkosky said that spending big on mansions such as this should be the same as buying expensive boats and planes. “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 added.

Makowksy calls it the eighth wonder of the world. “I’ve had a couple people come in here and say it’s in the top seven - one of the other seven could go away”.

“Every single inch of this house is breathtaking. It’s a sensory overload. I’ve shown this house about 25 times now. People go in and use just about every adjective on half of the lower level. There’s no more adjectives. They just become numb. Every single thing in this house makes you feel like you’re in heaven.”

The extravagant 38,000 square foot property was developed over four years with more than 300 people working on it, according to Mawkoswy, which he believes is the reason why its listed as the most expensive home in LA.

Mawkosky’s mogul includes cars worth 30 million-dollar ranging from exotic sports cars to vintage cars. The 250-million-dollar mansion has a 270-degree view from the snow-covered mountains all the way down to LA.

“Seven full-time staff come with the house, which is crazy. So if you want the best chef in the world, you have her, and if you want a masseuse we have you all hooked up,” Mawkowsy said.

 

Photo shows an 85-foot infinity swimming pool at a $250 million mansion in the Bel-Air area of Los Angeles. (AP)

 

“We have water features that go completely around the house. We have stones from 50 different quarries from around the world, the most beautiful precious stones running through the house... I truly believe the value is here.” He added.

The developer believes the property should be fallen in love with.

According to him, money should not be kept in the bank – but - billionaires should enjoy every second of their life. “this isn’t rehearsal - this is real life - or do they just want to look at a number in the bank?” he added.

 

Developer Bruce Makowsky poses for a photo on the balcony off the master bedroom of a $250 million mansion he built in the Bel-Air area of Los Angeles. (AP)

 

Photo shows classic cars valued over $30 million in the garage area of a $250 million mansion in the Bel-Air area of Los Angeles. (AP)

 

Photo shows the indoor and outdoor dining areas at a $250 million mansion in the Bel-Air area of Los Angeles. (AP)

 

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Last Update: Tuesday, 7 February 2017 KSA 15:59 - GMT 12:59
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