$88 Million Will Buy You a Life-Sized Chess Set and More
This Holmby Hills Mansion Is One of a Kind
What would you do if someone handed you $88 million? Perhaps you would invest in a tech company, or start a new enterprise, fund a charitable nonprofit, or maybe you might splurge on a magnificent piece of real estate. If it turns out you are in the market for a superfluous piece of property, you’re in luck: one of the most beautiful Los Angeles estates is for sale.
In Holmby Hills, the crown jewel of LA’s “Platinum Triangle,” the 3 acre, 60 bedroom Maison Du Soleil is listed for a steep $88 million. What in the world would make a home worth an $88 million price tag? Read on to find out.
Hollywood Architects and Their Fascinating Homes
There are homes, and there are empires. The Holmby Hills Maison Du Soleil certainly falls in the latter of the two categories, as this sprawling estate belongs to fashion designer Max Azria. Azria has built his empire as the founder of BCBG Max Azria, a contemporary women’s clothing line, and he serves as the chair of BCBG Max Azria Group – a conglomerate of more than 20 retail brands.
With a fashion empire on lock, Azria turned to purchasing a piece of real estate that would match his fashion legacy. In 2005, Azria bought this Holmby Hills mansion for $14.4 million from Sidney Sheldon, a famed novelist and television writer.
Steeped in Wealth, Steeped in History
The glorious Maison Du Soleil was expertly designed in the 1930s by the classic Californian architect Paul Williams. During his time, Williams was revered as the mastermind behind a wealth of renowned Hollywood homes, including the residences of Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra, and Danny Thomas.
Williams designed the home at 10250 W. Sunset Boulevard to sprawl across a stunning 30,000 square foot property. Fit for a king or old Hollywood glamor, the iconic residence features 60 rooms that merge classic architecture with contemporary design.
$88 Million Worth of Gardens, a Bath House and More
Yes, you could buy a company for $88 million (Canadian apparel maker Gildan Activewear is purchasing American Apparel for $88 million in cash), but aren’t you at least curious what $88 million worth of a Hollywood home would look like?
This luxurious estate is comprised of 17 beds, 22 baths and amenities suited to the most discerning taste. Blurring the line between outdoor living spaces and the interior through extensive transparency is central to the design concept. The open floor plan allows guests to capture breathtaking views of the grounds, which includes five enchanting gardens, a sophisticated bath house, a glass-enclosed tennis court (complete with an elevated viewing box), and a zero-edged pool.
At $88 million, the home spares no extravagance, as the Moroccan bath house includes a sauna, spa, steam shower, a glass-ceilinged fitness room, and a greenhouse for organic produce.
Inside, the home sustains its air of grandeur, as the home boasts bedrooms with Kardashian-worthy walk-in closets and a 6,000 square foot movie theater with popcorn bar included, but service sold separately. The home’s sophisticated amenities extend to every corner of the estate, creating a home poised for posh lifestyles and large-scale entertaining. Is this where you’d put $88 million? Learn more and read the full listing details at Homes.com.