1st up, Nick Cage's Bel Air mansion, 363 Copa De Oro, originally built by Charlie Chaplin, originally offered at $35 million, finally sold for $11 million:
Next, Candy Spelling's house, originally up for $150 million, eventually sold for $85 million to Petra Ecclestone: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmWpACNoHtw
Most expensive spec home ever built, Portabello, in Orange County: http://portabello.com/ http://twistedsifter.com/2011/06/portabello-estate-orange-co...
Supposedly ask $75m, supposedly sold $35.1m, but that's up to question: http://priceypads.com/21595/portabello-estate-sold/
Antilia, Mukesh Abmani's "billion dollar" 27-story pleasure palace for six:
And, for shits'n'giggles, the "Darth Vader House", a landmark up Solstice Canyon (which I think is under foreclosure): http://la.curbed.com/archives/2007/09/malibu_mystery.php
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Your waterfall muse is nice. Worth working for. Reminds me of Lawrence Halprin: http://whereintheworldispatty.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02... - He's big out here :)
Maybe this doesn't fit in this thread... but oh well.
My grandparents are selling the house where I spent countless hours growing up. My wife and I were married there. It's an amazing place and I'd like to see it in the hands of a good human.
Absurd... no, miraculous imo -yes.
Used to be the largest private estate ever built in the US. (It could still be, I have no idea). My in laws live in Asheville so it's often referenced. Pretty amazing.