We heard a while back that real estate developer Mohamed Hadid was building a new mega mansion next to The Beverly Hills Hotel. Well now we have more info…and pics! If you don’t already know, Mr. Hadid built the 48,000 square foot Le Belvedere estate on Nimes Road in Beverly Hills that sold for a whopping $50 million back in 2010. This is his latest project. It is located on N Crescent Drive in Beverly Hills, CA. It is supposedly 44,000 square feet in size (30,000 above ground and 14,000 below). The massive 14,000 square foot “lower level” boasts an elaborate Turkish bath with hand-carved Egyptian limestone columns and marble walls,  full bar made of Persian Onyx, 36-foot long indoor swimming pool, Moroccan room with detailed painted walls and an imported chandelier and a movie theater with custom-designed stadium-style seating for 50 people!

Get ready folks, because Mohamed plans on putting this whopper of a home on the market this spring for more than $60 million!!! I can’t wait to see the rest of this home!

CLICK HERE FOR THE POST ON THE HOME’S IMPRESSIVE LOWER LEVEL

  • lambskin

    So close to Sunset Blvd and the hotel…noisy and not private.




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  • Grrrowler

    I just can’t get excited about another giant house shoehorned on to a too-small lot that will probably be of dubious architectural merit when it’s done. If it were something new and different, I’d find it more interesting.

    If I were to spend $60 some-odd-million on a house, I wouldn’t want it to look out onto the side of a hotel, even a very nice hotel.

    The basement area looks interesting, but Turkish baths and spa areas have been built below decks on private yachts, where space is truly limited, for years.




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  • Daniel

    I have to give him kudos for slapping practicality and modesty in the face. Good for him. I only wished he would design something that he hasn’t done before. The Turkish bath, the indoor pool, etc are all spectacular, but not unique. The execution in this particular home looks stunning, but again, not unique. I also don’t really like the location of this home. As lambskin said, it will never be quiet. Can’t wait to see the finished product though!




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    • Kenny Forder

      I agree, he has done it before in the past 2 homes that he has built.




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  • Sam

    OooOo when i saw this house on google earth i was dying to see the interior! Its not what i expected, but its not bad either, the “Morroccan Room” is pretty tacky though. Other than that its a great location but i wouldnt have build such a large and imposing house on a main road.




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  • Nightmoves

    Is it smart to build so much underground space in California with the earthquakes?




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  • Jason

    well, yet another overblown, overdone Persian palace taking over BH. it’s no wonder the folks with taste are heading over to Brentwood, Hancock Park, Holmby Hills, BelAir and Pacific Palisades. Grrrowler’s summation was spot on- BIGGER is not always better! it’s not a p*#@&ing game at the playground. Based on Le Belvedere I’m going to guess this is a R. Landry designed home.

    I just got my copy of Landry’s 2nd monograph this week. Guess what? I’m going to re-wrap it and send it back. That’s how disappointed I was with the overblown beasts featured in the book. His first monograph had some poor houses, but overall tasteful and well done (http://www.joycerey.com/printable.php?property_ID=142 ). He’s sold out and has become the more is more architect to the moneyed folks without class and taste.




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  • Joejoe509

    Building underground has always intruiged me so I really liked this article. I could care less about the house itself other than I’m interested in seeing the final product. It’s surely a crazy home and perhaps one of the best amenity lists I’ve seen!

    I can appreciate it when a mansion can hide some of its weight through design – even if that means simply stashing it underground! I’ve always thought that a guest should be impressed, but not overwhelmed as they drive up and enter your home. Once their inside and given a tour, they can discover just how large your home is. Like a muscle car that doesn’t look fast from the outside… 😉

    I think it’s great that they are literally piping outside light into the lower levels. I love simple, natural solutions such as these. Especially in California or Florida where it’s sunny 75% of the year. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we might have a problem! Haha. Also in blazing southern states, building underground may be better due to lower cooling costs.

    Given the slippery slope that the article implies, building underground may become like the skycraper trends in the past. As real estate gets more expensive and the city limits you on how tall you can build, why not go deeper? As long as it’s safe for people (emergency evacuations) and good for the environment, I say it’s a good option!

    Kenny, do you think you would be able to find some homes with underground bunkers? I would be interested in something like that! 🙂




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  • Tony

    This house looks like shit! I like Mohamed Hadid, he has talent and he makes quality homes. I think Le Belvedere was nice for the most part except I didn’t like the exterior and a few other minor things but the overall quality was phenomenal. I believe Mohamed Hadid also built the home Michael Jackson died in and that was an amazing house as well. But this house looks like a cheap imitation of the two other homes. It seems as if he put too much quality into the other homes and didn’t make a good return so he scaled back and bought a cheaper smaller crappier lot and built a cheaper crappier home so that he can sell it for less but still make more since the cost of land and construction was so much cheaper. A home like this should at least be on about 2 acres or more. There should be enough room for gardens and tennis courts and a koi pond and etc. This home looks like it is right up against the street and like it barely fits on the lot. A home like this should have a long driveway leading up to the home. This house just screams cheap and tacky!




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    • Kenny Forder

      I definitely agree about the privacy and land part. A grand home like this should be set far back from the street and not take up almost the whole lot. It’s tacky, imposing and a waste.




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  • Jane

    Oh, my, god. This house is a copy of Belvedere. He had the Turkish bath there too and the square footage is almost the same. It was never explained whether he really sold it or the bank took it. Be was also supposed to build another behemoth up in the hills, but some people complained. Whatever the case, this one is as ghastly and as cavernous as his previous house.

    I wonder who owns the houses on Sunset between North Alpine and North Rexford Drive…




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  • JD

    Gross




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  • jj

    He really does like building massive houses on tiny lots doesnt he. He major lucked out with the buyer who payed 50 for belvedere. It wont happen again trust me.




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  • Ramon

    Fun part is, his ex wife, Yolanda Hidad, is the designer of the interiors… They are devorced but she is still doing interiors at Mohamed hadids new built homes. She is from Holland, here in Holland we do have a realityshow with her. She showed some of the houses, in, and oudside,. She also told that she designed the Michael Jackson house who was built by Mohammed Hadid..i can post up the link if you guys would like to see…




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    • Kenny Forder

      Yes, please! 🙂




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  • Ramon

    Kenny, I invited you on facebook..

    Here you found a clip of Mohammeds house i’ts in Dutch. Hope you can view it, I wil look for more!

    http://www.net5.nl/programmas/nederlandse-hollywood-vrouwen/videos/seizoen-1/aflevering-5-2/de-stof-is-er-voor-de-sier-opgespoten




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  • Cheek

    This is such total cheese. Tacky beyond words. The days of Dallas are over, but I dare say, this guy even tops those days, and he seems to be still living in the 80’s from the show of his style. Just goes to show you, you can’t buy class.




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