This Is The Most Expensive House In The United States

The most expensive house in the United States was listed for $295 million, with 21 bedrooms and 42 bathrooms. This 105,000-square-foot mega-mansion sits on 3.8 acres of land in the Bel Air section of Los Angeles and was built on a leveled mountainside, providing views of the Pacific Ocean, downtown Los Angeles, and the San Gabriel Mountains. This architectural work of art was developed by Nile Niami, a developer who was once a Hollywood producer. Niami originally planned to list the mega-mansion for $500 million, but there were many setbacks during the 10 years it took to build the home, so he had to sell it for less.

In 2021, it was placed in receivership to prevent filing for bankruptcy because Niami had accumulated over $180 million of debt from the property, CNBC notes. Another part of the agreement to prevent bankruptcy is that the home will be sold via auction to the highest bidder. However, the house needs to sell for at least $200 million for Niami to be able to pay back his debt along with any auction fees and other costs.

A true mega-mansion

Once you see the inside of this home and its many amenities, it makes sense how it could be priced at almost $300 million. The outside of the house features a moat that runs around the entire property, seven water features, five pools, a 400-foot private running track, a mini-golf course, and a 10,000-square-foot rooftop deck. Other than the 21 bedrooms and 42 bathrooms, the inside of this sumptuous residence has even more things to boast about. It's designed like a luxury resort with a full-service beauty salon and wellness spa, a Dolby home theater that seats 40 people, a large nightclub with a bar, a full gym with a juice bar, a bowling alley, a candy room, and a 10,000-bottle wine cellar, as Open House describes on Instagram. Throughout the mega-mansion, many art installations elevate the design of the home.

While this property seems perfect, it seems too good to be true. According to CNBC, the receiver's report and an engineering study show that the home already has cracks and signs of mold. That means the home's new owners will also have to deal with several notable building and occupancy permits.