SOLD FOR $50,000,000?

Listed at $2500 per sq ft, a 20,000 sq ft Bel Air, California uber-mansion on l.76 acres was reported sold for the list price of $50,000,000.  This sale brings luxury, opulence and comfort back to the market with its impeccable and extremely tasteful interior, suitable for the most discerning buyer. 

Built in 2003, there are 8 bedrooms and 16 bathrooms and rolling park-like grounds within this gated, private compound. Seller is Bren Simon, widow of Melvin Simon who owned Simon Property Group, the largest public US real estate company and builder of many of the nation’s malls.

The property was purchased in the summer of 2006 for $27,500,275, and in June of 2007, the owners purchased the property next door for $8,800,000, knocked down the existing house and replaced it with a private parking area.  The house is 3 stories high, has a subterranean garage with parking for 10 cars, 7 fireplaces, 1 elevator, a guest house and poolside lounge.  The master bedroom is an astonishing 2000 sq ft.

The driveway is crushed granite.  Lavishly appointed interiors include a living room with over-sized herringbone patterned hardwood floor, wood coffered ceiling, and many French doors that open out to terraces and gardens that ring the residence.  The formal dining room is banquet hall size.  The library has intricately detailed and inlaid wood paneling and celadon accents.

Family quarters include a gourmet kitchen, media/music room, billiard room, wine cellar and exercise area, spa and pool.  The rectangular outdoor pool is between the house and the Bel Air Country Club golf course.  

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