LOS ANGELES – At $250 million, a new mega mansion in the exclusive Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles is 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.
According to Makowksy, only 3,000 people in the world could afford to buy it.
“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.” Makowsky said. “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.”
Makkowsky described the home as “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.”