In your homeowner history, you may have erred away from buying the most expensive home on the block. But what would you do if presented with the most expensive home in the nation?
If you've got a couple hundred million dollars to spare, it be yours for a record-breaking price tag. The 56,500-square-foot chateau-style mansion in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles is for $200 million, making it America's most expensive home.
They call it "The Manor."
Here's why: The 4.6 acre property includes a bowling alley, movie theater, tennis court, a wine cellar, a two-story master closet and a full beauty salon, parking space for 100 cars. The mansion resembles a luxury hotel more than it does your average family estate.
The 14-bedroom and 27-bath compound was built in 1988 for producer Aaron Spelling and his wife Candy, and became for its very unapologetic lavishness.
In 2009, it became the most expensive home in the country when Candy Spelling put it on the market for $150 million, according to the . It ultimately sold for $85 million to British heiress Petra Stunt, daughter of billionaire and Formula One executive Bernie Ecclestone.
When Stunt remodeled the home in 2011, Candy Spelling's chintz-all-over style went out the window, and the new owners renovated with features such as black and white marble, dark velvet walls and a basement that looks like a nightclub, according to . The master bedroom could be a home of its own, with a private kitchen and living room, reports.
Now that the mansion is breaking real-estate records once again, it beats out two $195 million listings previously dubbed the most expensive on the market.
To top that, if the home sells for its hefty asking price, it would steal the title for the most expensive home actually sold in Los Angeles from the Playboy Mansion, which was snagged for in August.
Originally, however, like "The Manor," the Playboy Mansion was also listed for $200 million — so breaking this particular record might prove to be a big feat.