Michelle Oliver’s longtime client and friend, Bruce Makowsky, has just released what is currently listed as the most expensive home in America.
This newly built modern estate overlooking Los Angeles with 280 degree views has just become the most expensive home listed in the United States. At 38,000 square feet, the home spans four levels, has 12 bedrooms 21 baths and is sold turnkey with all the bells and whistles imaginable. Everything in the house is included — from the $30 million worth of cars, and millions worth of fine art, and a 7-person full-time staff which is included in the price of the home for the first two years.
Bruce’s inspiration for the property, which took four years and 250 workers to build, came from his love of yachting. He realized people were spending 2-8 weeks of the year on a yacht priced at a 100-million-dollar or more and yet they are living in a $30-million home. With that Bruce set off to curate what was soon to be the most amazing estate in Bel Air with a record-breaking price of $250 million dollars.
The main floor is 17,000 square-foot of entertainment with a four-lane bowling lounge that has a wall of gold bowling pins and bowling shoes of every size. Next to the bowling alley is a massive $200,000 candy wall, with custom-built glass ping pong table, four glass foosball tables and a $12,000 glass pool table. The entertainment level has the largest TV in any residential home — at nearly 30 feet. As well as one of the most advanced home theaters ever built: a $2 million screening room with 40 reclining seats made from hand-crafted Italian leather, and a 22-foot screen and a sound system with 57 speakers and 16 subwoofers that you feel as much as hear. The 4K projector is also preloaded with 7,000 movies and loads of games.
Also on the lower level entertainment floor is the auto gallery with over and a $30 million worth of the rarest, fastest and most expensive cars in the world that all come with the house. They include Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Bentleys, a one-of-a-kind Pagani Huayra that costs more than $2 million; a baby Formula 1 race car that goes from zero to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds, the famous "Von Krieger" 1936 Mercedes 540 K Special Roadster, which is worth more than $15 million; and 10 of the rarest and fastest motorcycles ever built — including a "first of firsts" electric Sora superbike.
Giant panels of motorized sliding glass open to create massive rooms with both indoor and outdoor living, outside the 85-foot infinity pool drops off into a sweeping view of Los Angeles and beyond. It's got a swim-up bar, oversized Jacuzzis and a pair of mini Sea-Doos and a small catamaran. To Top it all off an outdoor hydraulic pop-up 18-foot wide, 12-foot tall, 4K TV screen that pops out of the landscape and rises over the pool.
If the property sells for $250 million, it will become the most expensive home ever sold in America. Holding the record currently for the most expensive home ever sold in the U.S. is a $147 million-dollar East Hampton pad which sold back in 2014. Currently on the market is the former Candy and Aaron Spelling estate that listed in October for $200 million making it the second most expensive listing compared to the Bel Air Mansion. If both homes sell for asking price they will be surpassing the latest sales from 2016, Owlwood Estate that sold at $100 million and the Playboy Mansion which sold for $90 million.