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Designer Max Azria Wants $88 Million For Mansion That Won't Sell

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After failing to sell at $85 million, Azria is now trying his luck at an even higher price

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again but also ask for $3 million more. That's the plan for the lavish Holmby Hills home of designer Max Azria, who founded the BCBG Max Azria Group, reports the Wall Street Journal. Azria listed his estate about a year ago for $85 million, but withdrew it from the market after eight months. Now he's putting it back on the market, but this time, listed with a different brokerage for $88 million.

Why tack $3 million onto the already high price of a mansion that couldn't sell? One of the new listing agents at Hilton & Hyland tells the WSJ that the price hike is totally understandable, considering that prices of all luxury homes in LA are on the rise.

Azria's roughly 30,000-square-foot mansion was originally designed by architect-to-the-stars Paul R. Williams in the 1930s, and has been updated by Azria and his wife since their purchase of the place in 2005. It's reported that the couple spent $30 million on renovations and upgrades to the house, undoubtedly on things like the "floor-to-ceiling waterfall chandelier ... made from over 150,000 crystals" in the grand entryway that greets guests upon arrival.

The house has 17 bedrooms; a home theater; a swimming pool with a bar; a "Moroccan-themed" pool house; multiple gardens; a home office with a domed, gold-leafed ceiling; a greenhouse; another greenhouse that's been converted to a gym; and a tennis court. In all, the estate is almost three acres. That new pricetag again was $88 million.