Exterior view of Villa Firenze in Beverly Hills, California
A $ 160 million mansion in Beverly Hills, California is on the way to the auction block. This makes it the most expensive offer that has ever been auctioned.
The 9 hectare property called Villa Firenze will be sold to the highest bidder by the concierge auction next month without reservation. Billionaire Steven Udvar-Hazy first listed the property in 2018 for $ 165 million.
"We look forward to finding an owner as unique as this property on auction day," Udvar-Hazy said in a statement.
The property is the largest in North Beverly Park, an exclusive gated community where Denzel Washington, Eddie Murphy, Sylvester Stallone, Rod Stewart, and Kimora Lee Simmons lived. The property has more than 20,000 square meters of living space with three guest apartments, 13 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms and 8 toilets.
The pool is one of the highlights on the grounds of Villa Firenze.
Built over five years by architect William Hablinski, the house features marble and stone floors, arched doors, and multiple fireplaces.
There is a swimming pool, pool house, tennis court and hiking trails on the premises.
Udvar-Hazy, who immigrated to New York from Hungary at a young age, is considered one of the founders of the aircraft leasing industry. He founded International Lease Finance, which was sold to insurer American International Group in 1990 for $ 1.3 billion. He is Executive Chairman of Air Lease Corp. Forbes estimates his net worth at $ 4 billion.
An aerial view of the grounds of the Villa Firenze in Beverly Hills, California.
The most expensive home previously auctioned was an oceanfront mansion in Hillsboro Beach, Florida. The 30,000-square-foot lot known as Playa Vista Isle was listed for $ 159 million in 2015. It was auctioned at Concierge Auctions for $ 42.5 million in 2018.
A large entrance to the 28,000 square meter main house
Interior view of Villa Firenze in Beverly Hills, California
Marble arches and vaulted ceilings add European charm
With vaulted ceilings and marble arches, Villa Firenze is reminiscent of an Italian villa.
Interior of the Villa Firenze
Spacious living areas
A spacious living area in Villa Firenze
A dramatic driveway leads to a fountain and a courtyard that can accommodate 30 cars
The dramatic driveway and courtyard of Villa Firenze can accommodate 30 cars.