This $250M Bel-Air Home Is the Most Expensive House for Sale in the Country

A glass wall separates an indoor dining area from an al fresco one.This Los Angeles mega-mansion is now the most expensive house for sale in the country, asking a whopping $250M. The LA Times reports that owner-developer Bruce Makowsky—purveyor of luxury handbags and, apparently, luxury real estate—spent 4 years building and curating the contemporary home, which he likens to a luxury yacht rather than a house. To that end, it is surrounded by a labyrinth of moat-like canals and an infinity-edge pool that give it the appearance of floating on water. The interiors span 38,000 square feet over 4 floors and house 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, 3 kitchens, a bowling alley, a candy room and a movie theater. To sweeten the deal, the buyer will also get a luxury car collection worth $30M, custom furnishings, 130 art installations, a decommissioned helicopter parked on the roof and seven full-time staff members that Makowsky will pay for two years.

The house spans 38,000 square feet over 4 levels and is surrounded by a maze of moat-like canals. A roped-off living area sits next to a $30M collection of luxury cars. A panoramic view of a living area and one of the three kitchens. A decommissioned helicopter on the roof can be enjoyed from a covered sitting area. The bowling alley. The candy room. One of 130 art installations throughout the house. The wine room. The massage room. The house comes with a collection of luxury cars worth $30M. The seats in the home theater are outfitted with Hermès throws and pillows. A rooftop sitting area is surrounded by a canal. The infinity pool has a swim-up bar.