Hey, brother, can you spare $85 million? Mohamed Hadid, known for developing Ritz-Carlton hotels and building high-end homes with an Old World flair, has listed his own such residence in Bel-Air for sale at that dizzying price. It is not the most expensive listing in Los Angeles on the market right now, but its "wow factor" certainly runs high.
To start, the home has 10 bedrooms and 14 bathrooms in 48,000 square feet, all sitting on 2.2 prime Bel-Air acres. The home has an all-steel construction with an imported Jerusalem stone exterior. The main level includes a reception hall, formal living and dining rooms, an informal dining room, a family room with a bar lounge, a music room, a library, the main kitchen, a butler's pantry and a staff bedroom and office.
The lower level is where the larger parties take place. There's a 5,000-bottle wine cellar and tasting room, a grand ballroom that seats up to 250, a commercial kitchen, a screening room, a gym, a Moroccan room, a Turkish hammam and a game room.
The master bedroom suit is on the upper level, which includes a sitting room, a powder room, his and hers bathrooms and dressing rooms, three family bedroom suites plus a second master suite with its own lanai and a small gym.
There are staff quarters over the garage and an open motor court for 20 vehicles, plus garage facilities to accommodate two limousine-length vehicles.
The park-like grounds include a swan pond, fountains, rose gardens, a 70-foot infinity pool, a 12-person spa, an alfresco dining area, an outdoor kitchen with pizza oven, fireplaces and courtyard dining for 100 guests. There are 19 fireplaces in all, an elevator and commercial-grade utility and entertainment systems throughout the house.
Hadid designed, built and decorated the main residence himself. He developed Ritz-Carlton hotels in New York, Houston, Washington, D.C., and Aspen, Colo., and has built commercial and residential developments and high-end custom homes in Beverly Hills, Aspen and Mexico throughout his 30-year career.
Joyce Rey and Stacy Gottula, Coldwell Banker Beverly Hills, share the listing. Rey is also the listing agent on Fleur de Lys, the 5-acre Bel-Air estate that is Los Angeles' highest-priced listing at $125 million.Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times