By Jennifer Ebert published
A huge $160 million mansion in Beverly Hills, California, is heading to auction, making it the most expensive listing ever to do so.
The gorgeous nine-acre estate, called Villa Firenze, will be sold to the highest bidder, with no reserve, by Concierge Auctions next month.
The property has more than 20,000 square feet of living space, with three guest residences, 13 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms and eight half-baths, according to the listing on Hyland & Hilton.
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Its billionaire owner, Steven Udvar-Hazy, first listed the property in 2018 for a reported $165 million.
Steven Udvar-Hazy, who emigrated to New York at a young age, is considered one of the founders of the aircraft leasing industry.
He started International Lease Finance, which was sold to insurer American International Group in 1990 for $1.3 billion. He is executive chairman of Air Lease. Forbes estimates his net worth at $4 billion.
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The home, built over five years by architect William Hablinski, features marble and stone flooring, arched doorways and multiple fireplaces.
With more than three decades of experience, William Hablinski is an award-winning architect best known for designing high-end residences that combine historical architectural elements with modern lifestyles – and this palatial home is no exception.
Opening to a grand foyer, the vast area beyond contains 20,000 square feet of formal entertaining space.
Some of the more outstanding features include large windows – some two-story, grand fireplaces and surrounds, coffered ceilings and wide-arched walk-throughs.
The grounds include a two-story guest house, swimming pool, pool house, tennis court and walking trails.
Unsurprisingly, America's most expensive home is located in L.A.’s most expensive neighborhood.
The estate is the largest in North Beverly Park – and exclusive gated community – many with private guards.
If you do make a bid for this glorious home, you will be in famous company. Denzel Washington, Sylvester Stallone, Mark Wahlberg, Rod Stewart, Kimora Lee Simmons and more red-carpet regulars and business moguls call Beverly Park their home.
America’s most expensive mansion, currently listed at $160 million, will be auctioned by Concierge Auctions in cooperation with agents Jeff Hyland and Rick Hilton of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills on January 26th with no reserve and no minimum bid.
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Where is the most expensive house?
A house called Antilia, in Mumbai, India, is said to be the world's most expensive house. It has been valued at $1 billion, and is owned by Mukesh Ambani, who is chairman of Reliance Industries, and said to be the richest person in India.
Jennifer is the Digital Editor at Homes & Gardens. Having worked in the interiors industry for a number of years, spanning many publications, she now hones her digital prowess on the 'best interiors website' in the world. Multi-skilled, Jennifer has worked in PR and marketing, and the occasional dabble in the social media, commercial and e-commerce space.
Over the years, she has written about every area of the home, from compiling design houses from some of the best interior designers in the world to sourcing celebrity homes, reviewing appliances and even the odd news story or two.
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