Described by real estate agents as “one of the most spectacular properties ever,” a mega-villa went on sale for nearly £ 37 million in November before going on sale just a month later
A mega-mansion with a waterfall, a 10-car garage, and an aquarium full of live sharks recently hit the market for nearly $ 50 million (£ 37 million).
The stunning Palm Desert, California, USA home was listed for an asking price of $ 49.5 million (£ 36.35 million).
The property extends over 7.68 acres and measures 20,667 sq ft. Agents describe it as “unparalleled in size, scope and design”.
The extravagant house was built on a hill in 2007 by the architectural designer Guy Dreier and previously named the ultimate house of the year by the Robb Report.
It comes with retractable walls around the outside – to have the choice of staying inside or outside – infinity pools and a titanium-clad fireplace.
At the same time, the house has no door handles, but instead opens a smart home system.
To get to the dining room, you have to go through an “aquarium tunnel”, which consists of two aquariums with exotic fish and a shark tank.
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An “owner’s suite” has its own outdoor lounge area, private outdoor spa, fireplace, two bathrooms and wardrobes.
There is also a guest pavilion with four suites, an additional kitchen and lounge area, and a sculpture by famous artist Dale Chihuly that is also included.
Outside there are three interlocking heated pools, a waterfall, a spa, a koi pound, and a grill.
Despite the high asking price, the villa did not stay on the market for long, a sale was due until December 22nd after it was only listed on November 15th.
Steve Frankel of Coldwell Banker Realty said, “It’s someone who walks in and realizes this is the most spectacular property ever in the desert. You want the best and you can have it now. ”
The house was previously owned by Duane Hagadone, who died last April at the age of 88.
Hagadone was the founder of the Coeur d’Alene Resort and was also the President, CEO and Founder of the Hagadone Corporation and made money from casinos and publishers.
He bought the property 15 years ago and had the house built – with a lot of planning.