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Photos: Massive Bel Air Mansion Expected To Net Over $100 Million
A spec mansion in Bel Air—meaning it hasn't even been built yet—is expected to sell for $100 million. Skygarden is the name of this future mansion designed by South African architectural firm SAOTA and developed by Woods + Dangaren and Woodbridge Luxury Homes. It should be finished in 2018, upon which it will likely sell for over $100 million, assuming Donald Trump hasn't turned our country into a crumbling dystopia.
Luxury real estate firm Mercer Vine holds the future listing. Mercer Vine founding partner said via a release that the "compound was meticulously designed to pair the private Bel Air lifestyle with the most modern design elements, amenities and entertainment spaces."
These amenities include two infinity pools, a glass elevator, a theater, a wine cellar, a gym and a spa with a sauna, steam room and plunge pools. There are six bedrooms, which includes a 2,700-square-foot master suite. Oh, and there's housing planned for the staff. The whole thing should come in at about 15,000 square feet, according to WSJ.
It's pretty impressive, but it isn't the biggest, priciest, unbuilt home in Bel Air. That honor goes to the $500 million estate developed by Nile Niami. This mansion, if completed, will be the largest in the U.S. And it comes with a casino. According to GQ, that mansion also has jelly fish tanks, five swimming pools and a nightclub.
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