The Most Expensive House For Sale In The United States
There's a new top to the list of the most expensive houses on the market in the United States. Topping the list now is Beverly House, the Beverly Hills mansion of William Randolph Hearst and Marion Davies. It has hit the market at an astronomical $165 million. The pink stucco home also comes with 6.5 acres of land that include four houses, an apartment and a cottage for the security staff. The stats here are dazzling: three separate pools, 29 bedrooms, a movie theater and a disco (the main house has just nine bedrooms). The home was built in 1927 for banker Milton Getz and designed by Gordon Kaufmann. Hearst bought it for $120,000 in 1947. The LA times reports that the home is currently owned by attorney-investor Leonard M. Ross, who is looking for a "lifestyle change." Ross bought the home in 1976. If you had acted fast 20 years ago, when the home was briefly on the market, you could have picked this place up for $25 million. As Curbed LA mentioned the home has been in several movies including The Godfather, The Jerk and The Bodyguard.
No house in the U.S. has sold for over $100 million yet, although the deep-pocketed have plenty to choose from, including the $155 million mansion being built in Montana, Prince Bandar's compound in Aspen for $135 million, Fleur de Lys also in Beverly Hills for $125 million and Trump's offering in Palm Beach for $125 million. Check out a gallery of the previous leaders of the pack here. And for even more real estate gawking, a look at some of the homes the world's billionaires have constructed. Maybe one of these guys needs a Beverly Hills mansion as a second home.