Saturday, March 4, 2017

Oh, My.

These are photos from a spec-built house (click link for the video) in LA that is currently on the market for a quarter of a billion dollars.  A quarter of a BILLION, y'all. WTH!!!

The $200,000.00 candy wall, because?

From the article linked to above:  

At 38,000 square feet, the home spans four levels, has 12 bedrooms, 21 baths, seven staffers, three gourmet kitchens, five bars, two commercial elevators, a massage studio/wellness spa, a fitness center and a James Bond-themed, 40 seat Dolby Theatre. The main outdoor deck features an 85-foot Italian glass infinity pool, a swim-up bar and a pair of mini Sea-Doos and a small catamaran.  At the flip of a switch, a massive outdoor hydraulic theater-sized screen emerges, the aim of which, according to Makowsky, is to bring the Hollywood Bowl to Bell Air.

But wait!!!  There's more!!! (of course there is.)

Below the infinity pool is a sprawling auto gallery with more than $30 million in cars including a baby Formula 1 race car that goes from zero to 60 mph in 2.8 seconds (Not in LA it doesn't). There are Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Bentleys and at least a half dozen motorcycles---including a "first of firsts" electric Sora superbike.

Among the 130 art installations are chrome sculptures of skateboards and guns, an interactive digital work that stars Disney's Seven Dwarfs and a champagne pinball machine. Next to the bowling alley is a massive $200,000 candy wall, which evokes Willy Wonka, the Golden Ticket and the hope that --- just maybe --- Gene Wilder isn't really gone.  (Oh, c'mon) AND:

The helicopter from the '80s TV show Airwolf sits parked on a rooftop helipad (it's a "sculpture," says Makowsky, who notes that the helicopter is inoperable.) 

So yes, it's OVER THE TOP, geeze Louise. (But I do love the views and the pool. I've always said that I would sell my soul to have my own pool, but so far, there have been no takers.)

Now this is a spec house which makes the whole thing a bit of a risk, but the builder says that he thinks there are about 3,000 potential buyers. I get that if you are really, really, really wealthy, you are exempt from paying taxes (seems fair, right?), but what I don't get is that I didn't know it was legal to sell or buy People, Real Human Beings. But I guess it must be legal because the house comes with seven staffers, presumably live humans.

Just how does that work???

1 comment:

Susan Farner said...

I saw a story about that on TV! WAY OVER THE TOP even for LA!

Keep on dreamin'....