North America’s most expensive home goes to auction
January 1, 2021
North America’s most expensive home, Villa Firenze, which is currently listed for US$160 million will be going to auction January 26, 2021 with no reserve and no minimum bid, according to TopTenRealEstateDeals.com.
Insulated on 10 acres in Beverly Park—the most exclusive part of Beverly Hills, California—it claims two firsts: the most expensive home in North America and the most expensive ever to go to auction.
The mansion is owned by American billionaire Steven Udvar-Házy, CEO and founder of Air Lease Corp.
The home is located in L.A.’s most expensive neighborhood. Not only is Beverly Park guard-gated at the north and south entrances, there are gates within the community as well as gates to each residence—some with private guards. Denzel Washington, Sylvester Stallone, Mark Wahlberg and other red-carpet regulars and business moguls call Beverly Park home.
With land scarce in most wealthy L.A. neighborhoods, that isn’t the case in Beverly Park. Lot sizes come in acres rather than square feet and the most expensive home is sprawled across 10 acres.
Encompassing 28,660 square feet, Villa Firenze houses 13 bedrooms, 17 full baths and eight half baths. Outstanding features include huge windows—some two-story, large Old World-style fireplaces and surrounds, as well as coffered ceilings and wide-arched walk-throughs. The exquisitely landscaped motor court is surrounded by exotic 40-foot Canary Island palm trees, a central landscaped fountain, and parking for up to 30 cars. Opening to a grand foyer, the area beyond contains 20,000 square feet of formal entertaining space. The grounds contain a two-story guest house, huge pool pavilion with pool house, and a tennis court. There is a jogging/walking trail around the perimeter of the property. Grassy lawns, water features, rose gardens and other gardens, and multiple verandas for outdoor entertaining assure activities for everyone.
North America’s most expensive mansion will be auctioned by Concierge Auctions in cooperation with agents Jeff Hyland and Rick Hilton of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills.