The Manor overtakes Bruce Makowsky’s spec house to be America’s priciest home
The most expensive home for sale in America is still found in Los Angeles, but it’s no longer the larger-than-life mansion that debuted a year ago in Bel-Air at $250 million.
The speculative wonder of owner-developer Bruce Makowsky has returned to the Multiple Listing Service at $188 million. That’s a price cut of $62 million for the flashy contemporary referred to as Billionaire, or a roughly 25% reduction off the original sticker price.
Now atop the upper crust in real estate is Los Angeles County’s largest single-family home, the Manor in Holmby Hills, which has spent 17 months on the market with an asking price of $200 million.
At that price, it is the most expensive home publicly listed for sale in the U.S., according to Realtor.com. And while Billionaire has lost certain bragging rights, it’s still the second priciest coast to coast.
Panoramic views extend from the cityscape to the ocean.(Berlyn Photography)
A pop-up television screen and a swim-up bar accompany the 85-foot-long infinity-edge swimming pool.(Berlyn Photography)
A custom floating staircase connects the second and third floors.(Berlyn Photography)
Walls of Jay Z’s Armand de Brignac champagne fill two wine cellars, and a modern fixture tops the formal dining room.(Berlyn Photography)
The bowling alley has four lanes and comes stocked with bowling shoes in every size.(Berlyn Photography)
Automated recliners fill tiered rows in the 4K movie theater.(Berlyn Photography)
A car and motorcycle collection valued at $30 million is included in the $250-million asking price.(Berlyn Photography)
In the candy room, a signature of the developer, guests can fill bags with sweets.(Berlyn Photography)
There’s also a state-of-the-art fitness center and a massage room.(Berlyn Photography)
The 38,000-square-foot showplace sits on a property formerly owned by NFL player turned television host Michael Strahan.(Berlyn Photography)
For the sake of comparison, here’s how the mega-mansions stack up.
The Manor has 56,500 square feet of living space — 1,500 square feet more than the White House. Billionaire has 38,000 square feet of interior.
The Manor has 14 bedrooms. Billionaire has a dozen.
There are 20-plus bathrooms — 10 times the prototypical American home — in each mansion, but the Manor has a slight edge with 27 to Billionaire’s 21.
For entertaining, the Manor has a bar and a wine cellar with a tasting room. Billionaire comes with five bars and two fully stocked Champagne rooms.
The Manor has a two-lane bowling alley. Billionaire’s bowling alley, which adjoins an auto museum, has four lanes.
Spa facilities at the Manor include a hair salon, a tanning room and a massage parlor. Billionaire’s pampered details consist of a massage studio/wellness spa.
For a movie in, the Manor has a screening room. Billionaire is outfitted with a 40-seat, 4K Dolby Atmos home theater.
The Manor has two swimming pools and a tennis court. Billionaire has one, 85-foot infinity-edge pool and an ornamental rooftop helicopter.
Rick Hilton and David Kramer of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie’s International Realty, hold the listing for the manor. Shawn Elliott of Nest Seekers and Branden and Rayni Williams of Hilton & Hyland share the listing for Billionaire.
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