Will This Be the Priciest House Ever?

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The Bel-Air, California, mansion known as "The One" is probably out of your price range, but it's still worth ogling. This 105,000-square-foot behemoth just sold for $141 million, making it the most expensive home ever sold at a bankruptcy auction. But the buyer still got a sizable discount: It was originally listed at a whopping $295 million.

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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.

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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. 

There's no word on the buyer's identity, but industry insiders say it's probably a developer who will improve the mansion and resell it for an even more eye-popping price tag. 

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