Real estate developer Bruce Makowsky estimates that there might be only 3000 viable buyers for his newest housing project. If that sounds like a gamble, it is—but one that could pay off in a major way. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the $250 million price tag dangling from the front door of his newly built luxury property at 924 Bel Air Road in Bel Air, California, makes it America’s most expensive home.
The specs are a few degrees removed from what you might find in your standard Century 21 booklet. The 38,000 square-foot construction boasts 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, a 4-ton stainless steel spiral staircase, a fully loaded 40-seat home theater, a poolside movie screen, three kitchens, and five bars.
The property also comes with plenty of character. There’s a parking garage with more than $30 million worth of luxury automobiles, including Ferraris and Bentleys; a massive candy dispensing wall tops off a game room next to a bowling alley; the helicopter from the 1980s television series Airwolf sits on the grounds. (It’s non-operable.)
Makowsky has good reason to be optimistic: He sold a $147 million spec home in 2014 and told The Hollywood Reporter that if the wealthy spend $200 million on yachts, they’ll be open to spending a little more on a land-locked property.
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[h/t The Hollywood Reporter]