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Inside the most expensive home in America

Most expensive home in the US
Inside the most expensive home in America 01:07

Move over, Playboy mansion.

A sprawling four-level home is on sale in Los Angeles for the highest asking price ever recorded in the U.S. for a single-family residence, The Associated Press reports.

The 38,000-square-foot edifice, in the city’s exclusive Bel Air neighborhood, includes 12 bedroom suites, 21 bathrooms, five bars, three kitchens, a 40-seat movie theater, a spa, a bowling alley and an 85-foot infinity swimming pool. 

But wait, there’s more. Since you’ll need wheels in La-la-land, the home also comes with a fleet of exotic and vintage cars.

This Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 photo shows an 85-foot infinity swimming pool at a $250 million mansion in the Bel-Air area of Los Angeles. The mansion is the most expensive home listed in the U.S. Jae C. Hong, AP

The home is the creation of Bruce Makowsky, a fashion designer and property developer, who calls the home “the eighth wonder of the world.” 

Price? A measly $250 million.

At that price, only about 3,000 people in the world could afford to live there, Makowsky told the AP. He’s shown the home to 25 so far, he said.

This Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017, photo shows the four-lane bowling alley at a $250 million mansion in the Bel-Air area of Los Angeles. Jae C. Hong, AP

“The reason it’s $250 million is because of all the work for the past four years of having 300 people inside here, the art curations inside the house,” he told the AP. “We have water features that go completely around the house. We have stones from 50 different quarries from around the world, the most beautiful precious stones running through the house ... I truly believe the value is here.”

Included in the sticker price is a fleet of luxury and vintage cars valued at $30 million, including a one-of-a-kind Pagani Huayra, 1936 Mercedes 540 K Special Roadster and 10 motorcycles. Makowsky is also throwing in two years’ salary for the household staff of seven. 

Makowsky hopes that a billionaire who might spend $350 million on a private jet or a boat will be moved to buy the home. “My feeling is if you’re going to spend over 12 hours a day in your home, it should be the most amazing experience in the world,” he said.

“It’s the kind of thing where I can’t sell it. Somebody has to fall in love with it and die over it,” he added. 

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