Why do we think the intended market for this house consists of Middle Eastern princes and latter-day Howard Hughes types? The listing for this five-bedroom, seven-and-a-half bath house boasts it's "ONE OF THE SAFEST HOMES IN THE WORLD." The "modern-day fortress" includes not just two panic rooms, but also two "safe cores" - and we're not even sure what that is. There's also a heliport (for fast escapes?), a wine cellar, elevator, theater, and parking for twenty. Yes, twenty. There are also 80 windows, which seems at odds with the rest of the marketing of this house. The house was designed by Al V. Corbi, who has apparently been producing security systems for "individuals, super yachts and governments worldwide." It's also been featured on The Today Show, CNBC, Oprah, and in other media outlets. Listing price is $9.995 million, but that's a small price to pay for peace of mind, no?
· 8570 Cole Crest Dr Los Angeles, CA 90046 [Redfin]