Exterior of Villa Firenze in Beverly Hills, California
A $ 160 million mansion in Beverly Hills, California, is heading to the auction block, making it the most expensive ad ever auctioned.
The nine-acre mansion, called Villa Firenze, will be sold to the highest bidder, without reservation, at a Concierge auction next month. Its owner, billionaire Stephen Udvar-Hazy, first announced the property in 201
“We look forward to finding an owner as unique as this property on the day of the auction,” Udvar-Hazi said in a statement.
The mansion is the largest in North Beverly Park, an exclusive gated community that has been home to Denzel Washington, Eddie Murphy, Sylvester Stallone, Rod Stewart and Kimora Lee Simmons. The property has over 20,000 square meters of living space, with three guest residences, 13 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms and 8 semi-bathrooms.
The pool is one of the highlights of the Villa Firenze.
The house, built over five years by architect William Hablinski, has marble and stone floors, arched doors and numerous fireplaces.
Grounds include a swimming pool, pool house, tennis court and hiking trails.
Udvar-Hazi, who immigrated to New York from Hungary when he was young, is considered one of the founders of the aircraft leasing industry. He founded International Lease Finance, which was sold to insurer American International Group in 1990 for $ 1.3 billion. He is the executive chairman of Air Lease Corp. Forbes estimates its net worth at $ 4 billion.
Aerial view of Villa Firenze in Beverly Hills, California.
The most expensive home previously sold at auction was an oceanfront mansion in Hillsboro Beach, Florida. The 30,000-square-foot property, known as Playa Vista Isle, was announced for $ 159 million in 2015. It was sold at auction in 2018 with Concierge Auctions for $ 42.5 million.
Large entrance to the main house with an area of 28,000 square meters
Interior view of the Firenze Villa in Beverly Hills, California
Marble arches and vaulted ceilings add European charm
With vaulted ceilings and marble arches, Villa Firenze is reminiscent of an Italian villa.
Interior view of Villa Firenze
Spacious living areas
Spacious living area in Villa Firenze
A dramatic promenade leads to a fountain and a courtyard that can accommodate 30 cars
Villa Firenze’s dramatic promenade and courtyard can accommodate 30 cars.