Bel Air Mansion Now Nation’s Priciest. So What’s In It?

Bel Air Mansion Now Nation's Priciest. So What's In It?

Las Vegas has its share of mansions.

There’s no shortage of seven-figure homes in Las Vegas, and more than enough eight-figure estates dotting the valley, as well.

However, there’s not a home in the country, except maybe the Vanderbilt-owned, North Carolina-based Biltmore Estate, the largest private home in the country, that can go amenity-for-amenity with the $250-million, Bel Air home of Bruce Makowsky.

Makowsky is a part-time real estate developer and—because, why not—QVC handbag designer, who recently listed a home many are calling the Eighth Wonder of the World.

Bel Air Mansion Estate

Sure, that’s more marketing speak than anything, but it does make us wonder who will buy it.

Makowsky says there are only about 3,000 people in the world who can afford to own the property, which overlooks all of Los Angeles, has a helicopter pad, candy room, and swim-up bar.

A good portion of the value isn’t coming from the house itself.

Like many properties on the extreme high end of the market, it comes with a garage full of rare and exotic cars and motorcycles, and an art collection also worth tens of millions of dollars.

There’s also a 40-seat movie theater, four-lanes on which to bowl, and five bars spaced amongst its 38,000 square feet.

In terms of space, the new owner will have his choice of 12 bedroom suites and 21 bathrooms. The chef can prepare meals in one of three kitchens.

The home takes up four levels on a bluff with views of the LA skyline and the Pacific Ocean. It was two wine cellars.

Makowsky had rare stones from 50 quarries around the world installed around the home, which is also surrounded by water features. (One can only imagine what the water bill might be for such a place.)

One might think all those prized extras would be worth something to the owner. They probably are.

Without them, though, a house at that level of the economic ladder simply doesn’t show as well. It has to be sold as a move-in ready lifestyle, not just another home in Bel Air.

Oh, we forgot to mention that the boat can’t be used because there’s not direct access to water from the house and the helicopter can’t take off because the proper permits aren’t secured.

But maybe one of the seven staff members who come with the house can help the new owner with that.