LOS ANGELES – With interiors featuring limestone floors with marble and maple inlay, hand-painted ceilings, and paneling of maple burl wood, the most expensive private home to ever hit the U.S. real estate market went on sale for $195 million.
The private compound, designed to resemble a Mediterranean villa, is set on 25 acres in Beverly Hills. The Palazzo di Amore features more than 53,000 square feet of living space, a vineyard and multiple wine cellars. The property provides garage parking for 27 cars and can accommodate parking for up to 150 cars on-site.
The main floor of the residence boasts a grand chef's kitchen replete with classically-styled cabinetry and a commercial size walk-in refrigerator. It is complemented by a secondary staff kitchen, and a fully-equipped butler's pantry.
The bedroom features a fireplace with hand-carved wood mantel and a sitting area with Juliet balconies and a large picture window offering sweeping views. The his and her baths include showroom-quality walk-in dressing rooms. His master bath features a traditional hammam, a Turkish style spa highlighted by custom hand-painted wooden panels, a fireplace and floor-to-ceiling iridescent Moroccan tiles.
Palazzo di Amore was developed by Mohamed Hadid and includes architecture by Bob Ray Offenhauser and design by Alberto Pinto. The marbled two-story sky-lit entry features graceful twin curving staircases. The living room, dining room, breakfast room, game room, office and family room all open onto the manicured grounds highlighted by a waterfall set into the hillside.
The outdoor entertaining areas include a striking 128-foot scenic reflecting pool and fountain. The recreational facilities include a swimming pool, a spa, an outdoor barbecue area and tennis court.
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