The Real Estalker hears a juicy rumor that there may be a new member in the $150 million asking price club--and this is not a historic estate or a Spelling mansion; it's not even in Holmby Hills! Ok, it is in Bel Air, though. The crazy-ass compound was finished in 2010 and sits on about an acre and a half on Nimes Road. According to RE, "The village-like residence—an interconnected collection of structures designed by Richard Landry and composed mostly of glass, steel, smooth stucco and rough-cut sandstone—sits high and tight tighttight ... and surrounds a fully-enclosed, piazza-like central motor court." According to Robb Report, which named the house the Ultimate Home 2011, the house has 28 bedrooms; Redfin (which does not have a live listing),says it has 32 bathrooms. The service, staff, and guest buildings (because of course!) are linked by a footbridge over the motor court, which tops an underground parking garage.
In just short of 40,000 square feet, there's also a home theater, a recording studio, a zebra wood library, a full spa with gym and massage rooms, a heated loggia, a pool with a tanning shelf, terraced fruit orchards, and an outdoor kitchen. The owner is a mystery, but appears to be "one Saudi prince or another," says RE; he bought the property from Burt Bacharach back in 1993. That rumored asking price again: $150 million.
· Your Mama Hears... [Real Estalker]
· Above and Beyond [Robb Report]