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Will This Be the Priciest House Ever?
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Bel-Air Mansion Could Become Priciest House Ever Sold in U.S.

Looking for a home upgrade? Chances are the Bel-Air, California, mansion known as "The One" is probably out of your price range, but it's still worth ogling. The price tag for this 105,000-square-foot behemoth, which is slated to go up for auction early March, is a whopping $295 million — which could make it the most expensive U.S. home sale ... ever.


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The massive hilltop project, which has 21 bedrooms and 42 bathrooms, has been under construction for 10 years, and it's still not finished. Developer Nile Niami has racked up $165 million in debt and defaulted loans while pursuing his vision, according to real-estate website Dirt. The property was initially supposed to list for $500 million — yes, as in half a billion dollars — and buyers are still being courted in an effort to fetch a higher price than the property may get at auction.


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So, what amenities will the lucky buyer get?  The home has a four-lane bowling alley, a 64-foot-long indoor swimming pool, a 400-foot indoor jogging track, and a gym with a full-service salon and juice bar. There's also a 40-seat movie theater, a 10,000-bottle wine cellar, a cigar lounge, and a garage for 30 cars — which also has a two-car display turntable. Still not enough? There's a nightclub with a DJ booth, a "philanthropy wing" for fundraisers and galas that seats up to 200 people, and outdoor infinity pools on three sides of the building. Oh, and there's a three-bedroom guest house — you know, when those 21 bedrooms just can't contain your mother-in-law. 


Want to see if you can get in a bid? Concierge Auctions won't have a reserve on the auction, so you never know. Dream big.

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