Le Belvedere, a sprawling sandstone palace in Bel Air, which sold on June 4, 2010 to an unidentified European family, for as much as $72 million, is now again listed for sale with an asking price of $85 million. The home, which sits on 2.2 acres of land, was designed and built in the 1980s by developer Mohamed Hadid, former owner of Ritz Carlton Hotels, for his personal use.
The main residence, made of Jerusalem stone is 48,000 square feet, and spread over three floors. Property includes staff quarters over the garage, a garage big enough for two limos, a swan pond, rose gardens, a 12-person spa, a 70-foot infinity pool, large spa, outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven, 19 total fireplaces (inside and out), a reception hall, 5,000 bottle wine cellar, courtyard dining for 100 guests and a grand ballroom that can fit up to 250 people. There are also some unique touches, including a Moroccan room with a Turkish bath.
The home has been designed to have the feeling of an old home, Hadid says. I design these homes to make them feel warm inside. [Le Belvedere]