One of the most expensive homes in LA
One of the most opulent homes in the 90210 zip code (not an easy title to claim) is looking for a buyer. Billionaire couple Steven and Christine Udvar-Házy are selling an enormous Beverly Park mansion called “Villa Firenze” for the astronomical price of $165 million.
That’s a little short of the $188 million listing price attached to the Bel Air spec house known as “Billionaire,” as well as the $200 million owner Petra Ecclestone hopes to get for “the Manor” in Holmby Hills. But the price is also more than four times higher than anything ever sold in the gated neighborhood north of Beverly Hills, according to Yolanda’s Little Black Book.
One of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Los Angeles, Beverly Park has been home to numerous billionaires, as well as celebrities like Mark Wahlberg and Eddie Murphy. This particular home is certainly among the most extravagant in the area.
Described in listing material as an “authentic Italian village,” the residential compound includes more than 30,000 square feet of living space spread across nine acres. The interiors are replete with marble staircases, lofty ceilings, chandeliers, and other ornamental features.
The grounds around the home boast a swimming pool and pool house, a tennis court, walking trails, and guest houses. There’s also a motor court with enough space to accommodate 30 vehicles.
If sold anywhere near the asking price, the house could become the most expensive ever sold in Los Angeles. As it stands now, no LA home has sold for over $100 million, though two—the Playboy Mansion and a Holmby Hills spec mansion—have fetched exactly that amount.
Nationwide, the most expensive home ever sold was a Hamptons estate that netted nearly $150 million in 2014. Shawn Elliott of Nest Seekers International, who is one of the listing agents for “Billionaire,” told Curbed earlier this month that “there’s no question” that price record will soon fall.