America’s Most Expensive Home Costs a Paltry $250 Million
The most expensive home in the U.S. is everything you think it would be -- and more.
Behold this mansion in Bel Air, Calif. that is currently on the market for $250 million. That's $55 million more than the current most expensive home in the country.
At 38,000 square feet, the mansion boasts more amenities than Donald Trump does tweets. At four stories, it comes with a dozen bedrooms, 21 bathrooms and three kitchens, so you can be forgiven for thinking this is more like a hotel than a house.
If the estate should get its asking price, it may go down as the most expensive house on the planet, since the highest cost paid for a home is believed to be $221 million for one in London.
The abode was constructed by developer Bruce Makowsky, who heads BAM Luxury Group. "I wanted to redefine what super-high-end luxury homes are all about," Makowsky, who built the home without a buyer in mind, said. "I wanted to break all the molds. The level of quality and attention to detail in this house is unsurpassed. And I wanted to create the greatest feeling that you can have being at home."
Makowsky certainly may have "broken the mold." Here's a look at some of the other amenities:
- four-lane bowling alley complete with gold pins
- screening room valued at $12 million that seats 40 and features 30-foot TV
- game room with glass ping-pong, Foosball and pool tables
- 85-foot pool with swim-up bar and pop-up TV
- a pair of wine cellars
- helipad and helicopter
- car collection with 30 vehicles valued at $30 million
- 130 pieces of art lining the walls
- house staff
- two elevators
- two staircases worth $2 million apiece (yes, staircases)