I’m pretty sure all of you have seen this lavish estate before. This mega-mansion, dubbed Villa Bellissima, is located at 11177 Eagle View Drive in Sandy, UT. It is owned by James Jensen who owns St. James Energy. The home was designed by Beech Walker Architects and consists of 32,000 square feet of living space with a double bridal staircase, 2-story great room, 2-story family room, 2-story library, office, home theater, gym, indoor basketball court with rock climbing wall, swimming pool and more. The home is surrounded by a beautiful wrought iron gate and has amazing views of the mountains. It is located on 4.5 acres of land and cost a reported $6,750,000 to build. I’ve been dying to see the inside of it for quite some time and now that I have, I’m not all that impressed. It seems a bit dated to me, especially that horrific great room. Do you guys feel the same way?

* Thanks to Mandy for the pictures!

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  • Daniel

    What a horribly tacky and ostentatious home. This home is a prime example of how to not take scale into consideration. While the foyer and great room are awe-inspiring in terms of size, everything just seems lost in the room. It is too big. It reminds me of the Spelling house – it certainly makes people go ‘wow’, but living in it would be tiring. The only thing I remotely like in the home is the hallway in photos 11 and 12, but even it seems very dark. The home is in Utah, so I wasn’t expecting an architectural wonder. I also wasn’t expecting this much tackiness. And for God’s sake, it’s in the French style, so why not give it a French name if you *must* name it.




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    • Daniel

      Is the home in foreclosure? Or is the pool drained like that for the winter?




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      • Mak

        I guess there aren’t any maids working there either…there’s a lot of stuff strewn around everywhere.




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        • Daniel

          I saw that as well. I’ll just give them the benefit of the doubt and say the pictures were taken while they were taking down X-mas decorations. Either way, I think it is a horrible idea to take pictures of a home of this size when it looks downright unkempt.




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    • Iemand

      One word: BLEGH!




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  • Limedaiquiri

    Oh God, this is just tacky, tacky.

    After seeing that last home, this just looks outdated. I can’t believe they left the walls and ceiling of the kitchen untouched. The gold “molding” or whatever in the great room look like melted frosting, or mustard dripping from the wall. The carpet is hideous. Why is there an ugly neon them for the theater entrance? Bar ugly as well…*Sigh*

    The only thing that is half way decent is the study.




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  • Venom

    When you have multiple wives, I guess you need a house like this.




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    • Siobhan

      Hehehe.




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    • David

      Hehe… You’re an idiot.




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  • Vlad Miccoli

    Its not a house its a hotel lol… I think its absolutely stunning… All you haters know you would trade your 1 bedroom house for this…. Yupp…




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  • Barney

    NOT I, Vlad…..and that’s a fact!

    This place is SHIDEOUS monstrosity, at BEST. Obviously the owner was entirely to STUPID, cheap, egotistical or whatever to hire a decorator. Or, if he did, they’re blind, deaf & dumb, ’cause RAY CHARLES could have done a better job on this house than whomever polluted, I mean “decorated” it.

    GHASTLY, in & out.




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  • Siobhan

    Meh. Homes of the Peoplewithpoortaste.




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  • BThomas

    I see what your saying… the home from the outside looks like your going to walk into a clean and fresh masterpiece… But when you get inside your like damn it looks like grandma decorated this place… Plus if you have a house this size you have gotta have full time cleaners and even a freakin doorman. lol…




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  • Vlad

    Barney… the owner couldent be stupid, he built a 6 million dollar house, and i doupt he’s cheap… you may need to review the pictures… home theater, gym, indoor basketball court, rock climbing wall… he is obveiously NOT cheap… Ray Charles couldent decorate this place, hes blind silly…

    The home gives a sense of royalty with all the gold… I think its great… Idd trade my house for this in a second… And my house is very nice, but nothing compared to this beauty.




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    • Daniel

      The house is a royal mess. If you want to see truly beautiful homes that incorporate gold TASTEFULLY, check out some of the homes by William Hablinski, or my dream home, La Reverie in Palm Beach designed by Jeffrey W. Smith:

      http://www.williamhablinski.com/portfolio.php?p=c

      landrydesigngroup.com/classic.html

      davisgeneralcontracting.com

      Is the owner cheap? Who knows…you can’t tell whether someone is frugal by the decor of their home. I do think the owner knows nothing about architecture or interior design, and clearly doesn’t know how to hire someone that does.




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    • Venom

      With a name like Vlad, I am not shocked that you would like this home…not shocked at all….




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    • Onions

      Ray Charles is also dead so he most likely wouldn’t be able to decorate this house.




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  • Grrrowler

    With so many things to pick on, I’m not sure where to start. First, it looks at least three time larger than other other house in the area. The outside is a big jumble; there’s way too much happening on the front facade. It’s not even very attractive on the outside. However, the outside is better looking than the inside. No matter how hard I try, I can’t find anything about the interior that I like. The poorly stitched panoramic photos the agent used don’t help the case at all, and what kind of agent decides to take listing photos with the house in a mess. I can’t believe that agent wouldn’t stop and say “Maybe we shouldn’t use the photo with the ladder propped against the house.” It’s just a mess in more ways than one.




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  • TEE

    not trying to be mean here or anything but it doesn’t surprise me at all that a guy named Vlad likes a house like this………. havent we established that russians have zero taste when it comes to architecture/design/anything to do with real estate?




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    • Venom

      ROFLMAO, I made the same comment before I scrolled down and saw what you wrote.




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      • TEE

        hahahahah that’s hilarious we actually said the same exact thing




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  • Travis

    Eww… I feel dirty looking at it.




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  • Charlie

    What a spectacular way to waste $6.75 million dollars.




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  • Kieran

    I love the exterior, but the interior is offensive




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    • Stewie

      I agree




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  • Nalin

    way too cheesy. its too stereotypical in a bad way




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  • Marie

    This is one mega mansion that the only thing that is mega about it is the large amount of gross factor with this house.




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  • Trevin

    I love the outside, especially the entrance, but I have to agree with you on the decor.




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  • Stewie

    I like it! Exterior is beautiful




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  • FP

    It should be called “Villa Uglyima”.




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  • Heather

    I am sooooo disappointed now that I’ve finally seen the inside. My dreams of what the inside of such a home look like are shattered. TACKY TACKY TACKY AWFUL AWFUL AWFUL

    Yuck.

    No thanks.




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  • Ellie

    Can you say pompous???




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  • Hailey

    how can we appropriately decorate our fake bust statue for christmas?! I KNOW! throw a wreath on its head like a festive crown of thorns




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  • Razorcitybob

    Hey James…..I will be your maid and new decorator.




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  • Tony

    It looks great from the front gate. I’ve driven by it many times. What I would have done different, since it is built on the mountain he should have incorporated more of the natural look. Logs, wood, rocks. It still would have the awe factor but it would blend more into the mountains of Utah. The inside is hit and miss in my opinion. Some of it I like and some I don’t.




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  • Kate

    I would have loved to see the master bedroom and master bath.




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    • Dena

      Master bedroom has silk wall paper, is just stunning. The walk in closet for her is about a 500 sqft. The Master bathroom is beautiful with a huge Roman type bath. The house was paid for in cash, my uncle has no debt. took 7 years to build, everything but the study was imported from Italy. Study ::: Mahogany was imported from Thailand, as the Furniture. This is my uncles house. I have been there a lot. No, He has one wife, is not and is against polygamy. He has more homes in Caribbean, Wyoming, Southern California, and Florida. My aunt does not want to hire maids because people that have worked for them in the past has back stabbed and stole from them. You guys are rude to talk about someone that you don’t even know and have no knowledge of who they are and their life.




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  • Chewy

    since i was little i have always wondered what this house looked like on the inside, my mom and dad would take me by it and look at the other meg mansions around it. i dreamed about the spectacular sight within that palace, then i saw the inside today……. lets just say if i bought it i would be forced to comletly gut that intire house like a fish. HIDEOUS, and a complete shameful sight for people. its a pity, because utah has some great homes, such as eagles nest, which is a HUGE home above this one, its amazing. oh BTW my great great great grandma could have decorated this house 1,000,000,000 times better, and she was blind.




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  • mormonterritory

    I have been inside, it is awfull, it took him years to finish interior, as if lack of money was the problem, the interior does not in any way represent the tacky exterior with fake rock and colums, it is actually worst!
    An eye sore to those that live in the community.
    The house in front of it is just as awfull, an actual imitation castle made out of black rock, but 1/5 scale, this one set unfinished on a bank sale for 10 years or so until some poor sap bought it thinking it was a bargain, add to it the 1970’s octogon home as you enter the subdivision and the 22,000 sq/f home with the cheappest of green metal roofs and you get the idea of where at least some of Utah’s rednecks live. Amen




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  • michael

    Yeah I have to agree that the outside is beautiful but on the inside it looks like Walt Disney threw up.




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  • Chrismann

    Drove by this house today, what a waste. Complete state of disrepair: boarded up windows, weeds everywhere, stains and molding on the stone exterior. Would hate to see what the inside looks like.




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  • Paige Bell

    I have been inside this home, The photos do NOT do it justice. They just had a mud slide and flood in the entire basement and along the main floor, That’t why everything is boarded up and looks bad right now. They have had disaster clean up out there for a good 6 months at atleast. This home is Such a beautiful home inside. But i believe the photos may be out of date. The carpet is actually white on the main floor and the top floor, i believe the bottom level/basement is actually all tile. Its really actually and truly a beautiful home.




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