It's not every day that news of a home sale gets tongues wagging in Hollywood, where multimillion-dollar houses and glamorous estates are just a part of the landscape. But not many properties can match "Fleur de Lys."
The French-style estate sold for a record-breaking $102 million -- more than any other house in Southern California history -- and the second-most expensive home ever to sell in the U.S.
The billionaire buyer of the 50,000-square-foot estate, whose identity has not been disclosed, reportedly paid cash for the home following a bidding war.
The Los Angeles mansion sits on five acres of land. It has 12 bedrooms and a whopping 15 bathrooms. It features a 3,000-square-foot wine cellar complete with tasting room, as well as a ballroom that can accommodate 300 people and a digital theater for film screenings.
Outside, there are tennis courts, a pool, separate gym facility and manicured formal gardens. To reach the estate, guests drive up a half-mile-long gated and tree-lined driveway.
Holmby Hills, where the house is located, is a highly exclusive neighborhood that is home to many celebrities, as well as the famous Playboy Mansion. It borders Bel-Air and Beverly Hills, and straddles Sunset Boulevard.
The most expensive home ever to sell in the U.S. was in Woodside, Calif., not far from Silicon Valley. The price tag on that estate was $117.5 million.
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