We did a post on this lavish estate in August of last year when it was unofficially on the market for $39,000,000. It is now officially listed with Hilton & Hyland with an asking price of $29,999,999. The newly built mega mansion is located on Sunset Boulevard, however it has the address of 901 Alpine Drive. It is situated right next to Palais des Anges, the massive $49.5 million opulent European inspiredestate which clocks in at a gargantuan 36,000 square feet. Yes, that’s right, TWO massive European inspired, opulent mega mansions right next to each other. They both started construction around the same time. Well, this home is now completed as well, except for interior which is still being worked on. It was built by Project Engineering Group. The architect is Frank Valentino’s Park Lane Design Group. It boasts approximately 28,000 square feet of grand living space with 30 ft ceilings, 11 fireplaces, formal living and dining rooms, gourmet kitchen, family room, ballroom with skylight, elevator, servants quarters, an indoor roman-inspired swimming pool, a full gym, a spa, a sauna, a movie theater, 3 bedroom guest house, 12 car subterranean garage, grand motor court for at least 40 cars and much more.

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  • Daniel

    Well that was quick. I really, REALLY don’t like that contemporary front entry. The black windows look cheap, and the design is too modern compared to the rest of the home. Overall, the home leaves a LOT to be desired. This makes the Hadid homes look like palaces…oh wait, they already are to some extent!




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    • Daniel

      And by quick I mean it popped up quickly on the market…




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  • Joejoe509

    I don’t see how it’s all that special. Maybe we should wait until the interior is finished. Not to sound like Barney, but this type of mansion only serves one’s ego. It’s not pretty and when a house gets this large, it’s functionality is compromised. Even if I won the $363 Million lottery tonight, I would never build something this large or imposing.




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    • Kenny Forder

      Really? I would! Imposing is my middle name =P HAHA




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      • Joejoe509

        It’s interesting how this house is so polarizing! You either love it or hate it!




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    • joejoe509

      Yeah… sorry Kenny… It’s a cool house and I would love to come visit you! But I dont want my house to look like a shopping mall…




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    • Barney

      ?!? LOL…..and pray tell, Good Sir, what exactly is wrong with sounding like Barney??

      You couldn’t be more right, Joe. Sorry, but ANYone, and I mean ANYone….from the poorest person on earth who hit the mega millions lotto, to Bill Gates and all the other billion-and-millionaires who build homes like this WITHOUT HAVING A FAMILY LARGE ENOUGH TO TRULY REQUIRE it, or who DOES NOT entertain 500 people EVERY WEEKEND for as long as they live there, are (I think) pretentious, egotistical, materialistic, greedy and INSECURE beyond all permanent hope of my ever being able to describe it. But, that always has, is and will be the nature of the human being…..we think possessions and MONEY will make us more attractive, stronger, better looking, live longer, command more respect and on and on and on and on………




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      • Kyle

        Well “technically” having more possessions and money WILL make one more attractive, stronger (in certain ways), better-looking, able to live longer (afford the best healthcare), have more respect, and so forth 😀 What I don’t get is who wants to pay $30 million to $50 million for a mansion that is right next to another mansion!? For that money, I’d expect some privacy!




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      • Grrrowler

        But Bill and Melinda Gates do actually do a tremendous amount of entertaining. Plus, on an ostentatious scale of 1-10, this would rate an 11 with theirs rating a 1; their house is not visible from the road at all, and is almost entirely hidden from the lake side as well.

        But still, I get your point and don’t disagree.




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      • joejoe509

        Agree with Grrrowler. And I only intend to pay homage not disrespect to Barney. It just seens like you’re always talking about large mansions only serving one’s bloated ego. So I’m agreeing with you too 🙂




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  • C

    Seems overpriced considering the amount of work still needed. The front entry needs to be completely redesigned. It’s hideous. The house could be okay with the right interior and some exterior modifications. It’s not gonnabe a gorgeous house but it could be okay.




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  • Jason

    wow! this house is in the exact same stage of construction as when I walked through it about two years ago. seems like some one lost their money on it. funny thing number one- the library area had tons and tons of renderings and plans of this house and others the builder/ architect had on the boards. they might have just been promo information. funny thing two- the only three souls in the house were construction crew huddled a corner with an electric hot plate cooking up lunch. it was an odd sight in a house this over the top.

    oh, and BTW, I think this house is ugly and tacky as sin.




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  • Limedaiquar

    No




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  • lambskin

    There’s a lot of concrete…




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  • Grrrowler

    For a LOT less money, wouldn’t it be simpler to buy a neon sign that says “Look at me! New money!!!”?




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  • Jane

    As if by readers’ request. This one was mentioned several times in the comments, finally it pops up on the website.




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    • Kenny Forder

      Huh??




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      • Jane

        It was mentioned several times in the comments. 🙂




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  • sam

    I think the house comes finished, no? Anyway puts yesterday’s 24million yellow atrocity to shame. Great house on historical street. Looks like someone with this kind of money would probably want to buy that back neighbor’s house/lot that juts into the back yard so that they aren’t looking directly into their neighbor’s backyard from the second floor. Looks like it’s going to have all the bells and whistles. I like the fancy Belgium style windows. I like how the garage is hidden too.




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  • Hunter

    I’d love to see it when it’s completely finished. Sounds pretty awesome. I will say for my taste I really like lots of trees and landscaping, so this castle is not my first choice. That being said, I used to think I wouldn’t want a house over 20,000sq ft if I had the money. But now that I’ve been in half a dozen of them, I definitely want a house that large or larger!! It’s seriously like living at your own resort..I’m all about mega mansions. There’s a beautiful mega mansion on the beach in Naples, FL that would be my pick. Owned by some cable tv magnate. Might even be on this site, not sure.




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  • bigdaddyj

    Hideous & crass…




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  • Plain J.

    Like what Paris says, “That’s HOT!!!” LOL! 😀




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  • Tay

    meh, too close to the road. concrete jungle.




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  • John L.

    I think it has potential. The lot is not ideal with that strange cut-out (as Sam mentioned above). But I think with landscaping, some additional exterior detail, and a new entrance (maybe an elaborate wrought-iron door and surrounds), it could be quite nice.

    I doubt it’s worth $30 million in its unfinished state, but I don’t think the house is as bad as most of the other readers do. Rkla;sl;




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  • Sam

    I think I might change my name cos there’s another Sam on here, and people might be getting confused who is who




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  • Sam

    Also, in reference to the house, I hate the fact half of it is built on a narrow plot with no rear garden because of the awkward positioning of the grounds. To look out the windows of your 30 milliion dollar mansion to see brick walls that belong to your neighbor is so off putting, it would be nice to see a descent stretch of land around the property for the price it is asking. I cant agree more that it looks tacky and cheap, and even though I imagine the facade is complete the dark window frames and musky looking bricks give it a rustic and unfinished appeal… I thought Beverly Hills was about long driveways leading to Tuscan villas, English manor houses and contemporary homes, now its turning into “who can fit the largest house on the smallest plot of land”…




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  • weisser

    To look out the windows of your 30 milliion dollar mansion to see brick walls that belong to your neighbor is so off putting, it would be nice to see a descent stretch of land around the property for the price it is asking.
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    This is unrealistic in the Bel Air / Beverly Hills. Small plots is a compromise solution. Today, really a significant a plot (5 + acres) would be cost 50 + + + millions (excluding cost of construction).
    Anyway, sometimes I think that the owners don’t build houses on large plots for fear of drowning in snot some HOTR’s readers who whine because of too high prices of a new mega mansions.




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  • Tony

    THIS HOUSE IS BUTT ASS UGLY!!!!!!!!!! BUTT ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!




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  • Tony

    To whoever said this house has some potential I agree, but you’d have to pay $30 million to buy this house, then you’d have to pay millions more to buy the neighboring house, then millions more razing the neighboring house and having one of the world renowned landscaping companies come in and turn that lot into extravagant gardens, then pay millions more finishing the interior and demolishing the front exterior and re-doing it, no one wants to pay $30 million just to have to go and spend so many more millions and so much time and effort fixing all the mistakes, any billionaire or whatever would rather just take $30 million and buy a huge empty lot and then build from scratch, also you can buy a nice size lot in Bel Air or Beverly hills or Beverly Park without spending too much money, I have seen homes on around 2 acres priced at around $8 million to $14 million in Bel Air area and those prices could probably be negotiated down to as low as $7 million to $10 million range, 2 acres is enough to build a nice 20,000 to 35,000 square foot home and still have space for gardens and tennis court, Iris Cantor’s estate for example is on just over an acre and it features a 35,000 square foot home, gardens, tennis court, huge pool, outdoor entertaining area, exquisite gated entry and balconies and terraces and everything, the back yard isnt huge but its enough space that you have all the amenities and outdoor entertaining space without being all backed up into your neighbor’s ass, and that home sold not that long ago for only $40 million, so you can buy an affordable mega mansion on a pretty good size lot with everything included and have an exquisite interior and exterior, or you can find a home for $10 million or less that is on about 2 acres and tear it down and spend $25 million building your own custom palace and pay a total of $40 million or less, that’s better than wasting $30 million on this crap




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  • sam

    This is sam with the little ‘s’, anyway, this house is in need of some serious landscaping. The trees on sunset are clearly not enough to block all the gawkers driving by. Wasn’t this also part of a lot split with it’s neighboring new house?




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  • Oliver

    Wow, where to begin…

    Well first off i like the HOUSE itself from the exterior, I’m curious to see what the interior will look like when its finished, although i don’t really need to see too much more than the hotelish gold painted elevator… TACK!

    The facade itself along with those windows and rounded belgium style dormers are awesome! I really don’t like the front door however, you cant even see it! its totally understated and lost in that mass of black windows that belong in a massive living room, NOT an entrance way.. i mean hell even if they would’ve just put a LITTLE contrasting strip of concrete over the doorway to at least help it stick out, it would look at least 100x better.

    Now to the horridly shaped lot: like so many others have said i would not enjoy looking out into my neighbors pool, unless they’re cute which given the area might not be too much to ask for 🙂 also as much as i like the subterranean garage idea i would not want my driveway to wrap around my house, on the ballroom side the driveway IS the backyard. With this kind of money i would opt for just the one main entrance to the garage from the front with one of those cool batman-style turntables to get you turned back around that way you could have some grass and maybe a path to the backyard in that little strip.

    however, the FEW qualities of this home (that don’t extend too much further than the architects reach unfortunately) do NOT outweigh all the bad and ultimately add up to one expensive monstrosity!!




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