Nobody wants to buy this outrageous $188 million mansion with a 4-lane bowling alley and an entire collection of cars

The perfect home for anyone with $188 million to spare.

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The perfect home for anyone with $188 million to spare.
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  • An over-the-top property in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles was relisted for $188 million in April.
  • It was originally listed for $250 million in January 2017.
  • Luxury developer Bruce Makowsky, who calls himself the “spec king,” developed the property.

In January 2017, a new home built on speculation in the Bel Air neighborhood of Los Angeles appeared on the market, asking an earth-shattering $250 million. According to its website, that made it the most expensive home ever listed in the United States.

Fast forward to April 2018, and that home has returned to the market with a reduced price. It’s now listed by Hilton & Hyland for $188 million. It no longer boasts the title of most expensive on the market, but with a price that high, it is certainly up there.

And it really is unlike any other home on the market. The mansion is built in a contemporary style, with stark geometry and huge plate-glass windows.

The home also comes outfitted with furniture, but it’s not your standard Restoration Hardware package. It seems it was built with a very specific person in mind: a person who likes decommissioned decorative helicopters, gigantic Leica camera sculptures, velvet-roped lounge areas, and plush decorations that were purchased from Hermès.

As for the living spaces, there are two master suites, 10 “oversized VIP” suites for guests, 21 bathrooms, three separate and fully equipped kitchens, and no fewer than five bars.

It was built by the luxury developer Bruce Makowsky, whom the release refers to as the “spec king.” He was also the mastermind behind the $70 million Beverly Hills house sold to Minecraft founder Markus “Notch” Persson in 2014.

Take a look around:


The sheer footprint of the mansion, spread across 38,000 square feet, is a sight to behold. The exterior decks alone are 17,000 square feet. Downstairs is a car park filled with over $30 million worth of collectible automobiles — all of which are included in the purchase.

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Situated on a hill, the house has a 270-degree view overlooking the LA area — one of its defining features.

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Inside is where things get a little bit funky. The decor is not your typical boilerplate luxe style.

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The home comes fully furnished and stocked with art, including a decommissioned helicopter from the 1980s show “Airwolf.”

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The helicopter isn’t functional, but it was refinished with a luxury interior. The listing notes it’s a great place to watch the sun set.

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The sale includes over 100 pieces of art in the home.

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There’s a Champagne pinball machine …

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… an enormous Leica camera sculpture that has been valued at $1 million …

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… and chrome-plated guns.

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They’re artistically displayed, of course.

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The lounge space is situated like the VIP area of a club, with a velvet rope cordoning it off from the rest of the room.

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Pop-up TV screens can be found in many of the rooms and even outside.

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They don’t really compare to the enormous screening room, however, which has room for 40 people and its own James Bond 007 art installation on the back wall.

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If you’re not in the mood for movie watching, there’s a four-lane bowling alley.

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The fully stocked wine room holds many bottles, though the listing did not specify just how many.

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For all-ages fun, the game room has a literal wall of candy.

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Take a break in the spa room.

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Or sweat it out in the fully equipped home gym.

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Water features can be seen throughout the irregularly laid-out home.

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The pillows were made by Hermès.

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An 85-foot glass-tiled infinity pool out back makes this place the perfect party pad.

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Lights illuminate the house at night.

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