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Luxury as Architecture, Luxury as Art
Fashion designer Coco Chanel once said, “Luxury is the opposite of vulgarity.” Whether or not you agree with that sentiment will have much to do with how you view this listing for a new Bel Air, California home by luxury developer Bruce Makowsky. The home is located on an acre of beautifully sculpted grounds in the ultra-exclusive Bel Air enclave of Los Angeles, and enjoys more than a 270 degree panoramic view of everything between the Pacific Ocean and the skyline of Downtown Los Angeles.
The home is expensive; sit may even be the single-most expensive listing ever in the history of American real estate for a “single family home.” But with so many luxury appointments, so many beautiful views, a virtual paradise both inside and out, parking for both a car collection and a helicopter, and its location next to all the action of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, it just might be worth the $250,000,000 asking price.
The home is 38,000 square feet of new construction, with an additional 17,000 square feet of deck space outside. There are two master bedroom suites in the home, as well as ten guest suites. The home boasts twenty-one bathrooms in total, along with five bars, a wellness spa and massage studio, three kitchens (all with top of the line appliances), and a fully furnished fitness center.
The home also comes with an eighty-five foot outdoor infinity pool constructed of glass tiles, an in-home theater with Dolby sound and seating for forty guests, a four-lane bowling alley with its own lounge area, two wine cellars already fully stocked, and a thirty-million dollar classic car collection. The car collection and several other gorgeous art pieces and objects are on display in various galleries and rooms throughout the house. And the home currently employs a full-time staff of seven.
The Man Behind the Mansion
Bruce Makowsky, a fashion accessories designer and real estate developer, says, “True luxury is rebellious, above the status quo – it is lofty, it is life amplified by reverie, it is boundless beauty. But perhaps what makes luxury so unique is its rareness, its loftiness and its seductive unattainability.” This home, with amenities befitting a small ultra-luxury boutique hotel, exemplifies that philosophy.
Which Megastar Will It Be
With the home only just listed, it remains to be seen who, among the few that can afford such a home, will jump at the opportunity to surround themselves in such complete luxury. Whether a sports super-star, king or queen of pop, movie mogul, or business tycoon, purchases this home, it’s sure to have a long and storied history.