Nile Niami’s latest creation aims for $65 million in Bel-Air
What do you get when you pair an ultra-modern, high-concept architect with a film producer-turned-spec developer with a penchant for over-the-top opulence and gargantuan price tags? This Bel-Air showplace, which just hit the market for $65 million.
The nearly 30,000-square-foot mega-mansion is the latest collaboration between architect Paul McClean — who’s designed homes owned by Calvin Klein and the Winklevoss twins — and developer Nile Niami, whose extravagant playgrounds cater to the richest of the rich.
Their other efforts together include the Opus, an $80-million golden-gated mansion with a Champagne room stocked with Cristal, as well as the One, a 100,000-square-foot giga-mansion with its own casino, IMAX theater and jellyfish room. The One has not yet surfaced for sale, but it has been teased in the media for years with a target asking price of $500 million.
Niami and McClean’s lastest collaboration showcases splendor as much as the others. Spanning two acres in the affluent Westside pocket, the prized property holds a contemporary home with nine bedrooms, a 160-foot outdoor pool and a 30-foot water wall.
Reflecting pools with floating steps surround the estate, which opens to a grand foyer under 25-foot ceilings. A curved staircase navigates the floor plan, breaking up the crisp, clean lines featured throughout the rest of the interior.
Traditional living spaces include an expansive living room, a chandelier-topped dining room, a marble kitchen and an indoor-outdoor family room with a built-in fireplace. For amenities, there’s a movie theater, a glass wine cellar, a hair salon and a gym. A wellness spa boasts a massage studio and separate facial and yoga rooms.
Walls of glass open outside, where a kitchen, outdoor shower and landscaping surround the massive swimming pool.
Jennie Priel and Aaron Kirman of Compass’ Aaron Kirman Group hold the listing.
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