This stately and opulent mega-mansion is located at 1215 Laurel Lane in Beverly Hills, CA. I’ve known about this home for quite a while now and have seen tons of interior pictures prior to the listing of it. So, I’ve always wondered what it would be listed at if it were ever to be hauled onto the market. Well, now I know. This European inspired estate is on the market for a whopping $55,000,000!! It boasts a 400 foot long cobblestone driveway, spacious motor court, over 27,000 square feet of living space, 2-story grand foyer with sweeping double staircase, floor to ceiling marble, ornate Italian doors with 18-karat gold gilded hardware, 100-year-old hand carved marble fireplaces imported from France, home theater, swimming pool with cabana, tennis court and so much more. On a side note, If I’m going to spend $55 million dollars on a “home”, I expect a FLAWLESS and GORGEOUS gourmet kitchen, which means this one falls short.

* Thanks to HOTR reader Jacob for the tip

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  • Venom

    Calling all Russians and Arabs….




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  • Stewie

    It’s a nice home but not quite as private as I’d like and not worth 55m. 35m tops




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  • j

    I can see it going for $ 35 million or even $40. Nice, but it needs work on the interior.




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  • mattc

    Venom nailed it.
    Very nice on the exterior.
    Pool area is really nice.
    Interior waaaaaaaaay to pimped out.
    Congratulations Middle East Oil Baron on your new home !




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  • Robert

    The scale of the house is quite impressive even if the backyard is tiny for a house this size. I like the pool area, gallery, scale of the living room, front facade and lighting. Do not like the theater, kitchen, bathroom or foyer. The chairs in the dining room are not my taste. Overall I give it a 6.5.




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  • Grrrowler

    I just hate it, passionately. The location is superb with the Hearst estate on one side and the Goldwyn mansion on another. The house, however, is hideous, both inside and out. It’s overdone, gaudy, and just plain ugly. I can’t find anything about the interior I like. Even most of the art work is ugly. Considering how long other nicer similarly sized houses have been on the market in Beverly Hills, this will never sell for its asking price.




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  • Daniel

    Eh. As mentioned, the price better mean you are getting a pretty much perfect home AND lot. This offers neither.

    I would have liked the exterior much more if it kept its symmetry; if it was the six windows flanking the front door and nothing else, I think it would look nice. But the whole part above and to the right of the garage throws off the house, and looks like a cheap addition. The interior just looks like a dated Faux French chateau. I love the theater, but it is waaay too wide. I actually like some of the furnishings (such as the wood Art Deco table in the family(?) room, but put it all together and it is all disconnected. Strip the furniture and window treatments, and you have a very dated home that doesn’t know what it wants to be. I would just start from scratch to be honest.

    Overall, the interior has the feel of a four-star hotel that was last remodeled in the early nineties. For the asking price, I can get a direct-oceanfront lot in Palm Beach or Manalapan, have Jeff Smith design me a 20,000+ square-foot palace, and have money left over for Peter Marino, Juan Pablo Molyneux or some other AD 100 interior designer to completely furnish it. Honestly, is this home worth the same price as TWO Beverly Park homes?




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  • Nalin

    the exterior is gorgeous front and back, but man that foyer is hideous




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  • Nightmoves

    They must think that someone looking at the Hearst Estate, will see this as a steal for $40M less.




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  • Iemand

    I think I can quote my opinion from here (http://priceypads.com/27040/lavish-beverly-hills-estate-55000000/):

    Exterior and yard look fine. Front facade is good except the middle. I hate the interior (except the theater).




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  • Kyle

    You could custom-build yourself a nicer home for the same amount I think.




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  • organbrett

    I love the front exterior until I look to the right. I love the pool but am not keen on climbing all of those stairs once I’m relaxed. I hate the rear facade. The only thing I like about the home is the huge theater. This must mean the owner is in the industry. (Why else would you need so many seats?) I totally agree with Kenny on the horrible kitchen. The price is VERY, VERY BLOATED!!!




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  • Oliver

    I love the cobblestone driveway, the nice motorcourt, and LOVE the front facade. Daniel is right though that area over the garage does seem a bit odd… not even that its there just the positioning/shape of the windows and doors there. The rear is also gorgeous!! balconies galore is always a plus with me! the pool area with all those steps and the fountain and multiple covered areas is sooo awesome looking!! backyard is def small but makes up a little with quality. Now as far as the interior its a little overdone.. kitchen needs a complete remodel especially but i do like the stone pizza oven! the theatre is nice and rather large and i really love the dome skylight in the bathroom!




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