Bel Air mega mansion 12 bedrooms helicopter pad sells for $94million after dropping from $150million

A California, mega mansion which had been on the market for more than two years has finally sold at a whopping $60million discount – but is still among the priciest sales in L.A. history.

The ultra-luxury property in Bel Air, has finally sold for $94million –  tens of millions of dollars below its original asking price of $150million.  

The newly constructed home is a 38,000-square-foot mansion overlooking the Pacific Ocean with 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, three kitchens, five bars, a bowling alley, tennis courts, wine cellars, 85-foot infinity pool with its own swim-up bar, and a candy room filled with $200,000 worth of treats.  

The most expensive house ever listed in LA (pictured) hit the Bel Air market in January 2017. It was originally listed for $250million and then reduced to $150million. It has now finally sold at $94million

At $94million, the 38,000-square-foot, 12-bedroom house includes luxurious amenities, such as this massage room

At $94million, the 38,000-square-foot, 12-bedroom house includes luxurious amenities, such as this massage room

Inside the mega-mansion lies a candy room (pictured) filled with $200,000 worth of treats and several foosball tables

Inside the mega-mansion lies a candy room (pictured) filled with $200,000 worth of treats and several foosball tables

Next to the candy room, guests can walk to the property's private bowling alley (pictured) with custom-made furnishings

Next to the candy room, guests can walk to the property’s private bowling alley (pictured) with custom-made furnishings

The home was originally on the market for $250million but was dropped to $150million earlier this year and then $94million

The home was originally on the market for $250million but was dropped to $150million earlier this year and then $94million

Two wine and champagne cellars (one of which is pictured) house bottles carefully selected by owner-builder Makowsky

Two wine and champagne cellars (one of which is pictured) house bottles carefully selected by owner-builder Makowsky

Makowsky oversaw every single detail inside the property and wanted to created 'the greatest feeling' one can get at home

Makowsky oversaw every single detail inside the property and wanted to created ‘the greatest feeling’ one can get at home

Handbag tycoon and owner-developer Bruce Makowsky dreamed up the extravagant property, drawing inspiration from his own glamorous lifestyle, so he could flip it and sell it on to a wealthy owner.

Handbag tycoon and owner-developer Bruce Makowsky dreamed up the extravagant property, drawing inspiration from his own glamorous lifestyle, so he could flip it and sell it on to a wealthy owner.

Handbag tycoon and owner-developer Bruce Makowsky dreamed up the extravagant property, drawing inspiration from his own glamorous lifestyle, so he could flip it and sell it on to a wealthy owner.

Makowsky also included a car collection worth $30million, made up from a variety of vehicles including 1930s roadsters and 21st century supercars.

The mogul also added 130 works of art, and topped his billionaire’s paradise with a helicopter.

At one stage, the listing for the property on Zillow was hacked online.

The hackers went so far as to adjust the sale price and then post notice of an open house for the property – something that would be highly unusual for a luxury listing with such a high price tag.  

An unknown Zillow user with a Chinese IP address and fake phone number managed to get around the site’s security measures and tinkered with the sale prices lowering the cost to $110million, then $90.54million, then $94.3million.

Makowsky started getting calls from colleagues congratulating him on the sale, and soon after, he sued Zillow, seeking $60million in damages and citing permanent harm to the property’s perception since it was still listed at $150million.

Makowsky had lowered the price himself several times since placing the property on the market in January 2017. 

He had initially claimed that an asking price of  $150million was ‘realistic’ for a sale but there were still no takers. 

Handbag tycoon and owner-developer Bruce Makowsky dreamed up the property, inspired by his own glamorous lifestyle

Handbag tycoon and owner-developer Bruce Makowsky dreamed up the property, inspired by his own glamorous lifestyle

The house also comes with a collection of 130 works of art and a garage filled with expensive vehicles (pictured at the back)

The house also comes with a collection of 130 works of art and a garage filled with expensive vehicles (pictured at the back)

An extravagant James Bond-themed, $2million screening room (pictured) can sit 40 guests on Italian leather reclining chairs

An extravagant James Bond-themed, $2million screening room (pictured) can sit 40 guests on Italian leather reclining chairs

Inside the home is this Hermes Equateur Blanket, made out of cashmere and hand-embroidered with fine beads and pearls. It has been encased between starfire glass panels with custom-made standoffs

Inside the home is this Hermes Equateur Blanket, made out of cashmere and hand-embroidered with fine beads and pearls. It has been encased between starfire glass panels with custom-made standoffs

Also included in the art collection is this stainless over-sized Leica camera sculpture made by artist Liao Yibai

Also included in the art collection is this stainless over-sized Leica camera sculpture made by artist Liao Yibai

Inside the property is this sculpture by Gale Hart, who has produced several gun-themed works of art over the years

Inside the property is this sculpture by Gale Hart, who has produced several gun-themed works of art over the years

The owner of the property will enjoy these Lamborghini clock walls and vintage gas cans and fire extinguishers from 1892

The owner of the property will enjoy these Lamborghini clock walls and vintage gas cans and fire extinguishers from 1892

A Hobie Cat is displayed next to the infinity pool, in keeping with other nautical nuances scattered around the estate

A Hobie Cat is displayed next to the infinity pool, in keeping with other nautical nuances scattered around the estate

Two more of Gale Hart's firearm-themed works of art can be found in a different part of the extravagant, artsy property

Two more of Gale Hart’s firearm-themed works of art can be found in a different part of the extravagant, artsy property

Earlier this year, Zillow falsely showed that the mega-mansion sold for tens of millions of dollars less than its asking price after the listing page was hacked by Chinese hackers

Earlier this year, Zillow falsely showed that the mega-mansion sold for tens of millions of dollars less than its asking price after the listing page was hacked by Chinese hackers

Makowsky, who built his fortune selling handbags on QVC, has sold nine billionaire homes in the past eight years. 

He got the idea for the mega-mansion by watching wealthy travelers invest in yachts.

‘Today, people are spending $300million on a boat, and they use it about eight weeks a year,’ he told the newspaper. ‘Then they are living in a $30million to $40million home.’  

The Times notes that only a handful of local LA residents and a small number of people outside of the market even have the ability to buy homes that are more expensive than $100million. 

At last count, there were 680 billionaires in the U.S. and around 2,750 globally.

On the roof sits  the original helicopter from the TV show Airwolf, which ran from 1984 to 1987. The helicopter was refurbished over twelve months and customized to incorporate the luxurious details of the house

On the roof sits the original helicopter from the TV show Airwolf, which ran from 1984 to 1987. The helicopter was refurbished over twelve months and customized to incorporate the luxurious details of the house

Rock on! The home even has a couple of rock royalty guitars displayed inside cases as part of its incredible art collection

Rock on! The home even has a couple of rock royalty guitars displayed inside cases as part of its incredible art collection

The house also comes with this installation that looks like a pinball machine but is actually a Veuve Clicquot-themed artwork

The house also comes with this installation that looks like a pinball machine but is actually a Veuve Clicquot-themed artwork

It took more than 250 people to build the massive Bel Air property, which has panoramic views of the Los Angeles area

It took more than 250 people to build the massive Bel Air property, which has panoramic views of the Los Angeles area

There is also a garage filled with 12 luxury vehicles, including a $15million-plus Von Krieger 1936 Mercedes 540 K Special Roadster and a $2million one-of-a-kind Pagani Huayra

There is also a garage filled with 12 luxury vehicles, including a $15million-plus Von Krieger 1936 Mercedes 540 K Special Roadster and a $2million one-of-a-kind Pagani Huayra

Makowsky believes the home will appeal to a rich homebody who won't want to venture outside too much - and will be able to work out at home in the fitness center

Makowsky believes the home will appeal to a rich homebody who won’t want to venture outside too much – and will be able to work out at home in the fitness center

The tycoon never held an open-house and instead only showed the property to restricted groups

The tycoon never held an open-house and instead only showed the property to restricted groups

Only one of the world's estimated 2,750 billionaires could possibly afford the home - maybe one of the 680 who live in the US

Only one of the world’s estimated 2,750 billionaires could possibly afford the home – maybe one of the 680 who live in the US

Makowsky thought this didn’t make sense and resolved to build a property akin to a luxury yacht, but on land.

It took four years and more than 250 people to finish the $150million home which was originally listed for $250m. Makowsky picked every last detail, including the Champagne bottles store in both wine cellars.

The television in the entertainment room takes up almost 30 feet, while the James Bond-themed, $2million screening room can sit 40 people on Italian leather reclining chairs.

‘I wanted to redefine what super-high-end luxury homes are all about,’ Makowsky told CNBC. ‘I wanted to break all the molds. The level of quality and attention to detail in this house is unsurpassed. And I wanted to create the greatest feeling that you can have being at home.’

The property also has a garage filled with 12 luxury vehicles, including a $15-million-plus Von Krieger 1936 Mercedes 540 K Special Roadster and a $2million one-of-a-kind Pagani Huayra.  

Before the sale, Makowsky said he believes the mega-mansion’s occupant will have homebody propensities, someone who will be too busy enjoying their billionaire haven to explore the area.

‘People spend over half their lives in their home,’ he told CNBC. ‘So when you’re home, it should be the ultimate oasis. You should have every single entertainment feature you could have in one home.’ 

At $94million, the property is L.A. County’s third most expensive home sale this year. WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum spent $100million on a Malibu mansion in August while in July, Petra Ecclestone sold her home for $119.75million – the  highest home sale price in California history.

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