This super luxury 23,000-square-foot contemporary home just hits the market at $85 million. The eight-bedroom, 15-bath Beverly Hills mansion is so extravagant, so it reportedly eyed up by Beyonce and Jay-Z. Perched on a hill, this mansion has views that sweep from downtown Los Angeles to the Pacific. Some of extraordinary details include Fendi furniture, Ralph Lauren lighting, a wall of caramel onyx worth $200,000, 12-seat vodka bar, 2,500-bottle and fully stocked wine cellar, Dom Perignon logo door handles worth $50,000, $40,000 Lalique crystal vase and an 18-seat screening room with doors clad in Italian lizard skin.
The estate was developed by Bruce Makowsky, who made his fortune selling handbags through department stores and the QVC television channel.
“There was a void of homes for super-wealthy people, and that’s why I did it,” Makowsky said while sitting near a curved 54-foot (16-meter) glass wall that slides open to an infinity pool with iPad-controlled fountains. “I don’t think there’s anybody who’s served up $85 million-to-$100 million homes at this level for somebody to step into and buy.”
This is Makowsky’s sixth house project since moving from New York to L.A. several years ago to “retire.” But this $85-million custom home will not be the crowning achievement of his retirement. A home twice the size of this one is already in the works in Bel-Air.