Listed for $1 billion, The Mountain of Beverly Hills is officially the most expensive property in the history of Los Angeles (if not the world).
There’s no mansion here yet, so you better bring your architect. But what a small inconvenience compared to what you are getting - the most exclusive promontory real estate in the USA. One-of-a-kind, The Mountain spans a stupefying 157 acres (nearly twice the size of Disneyland), with an über private road that serpentines skyward toward 90210’s largest and loftiest peak, a summit usually visible only by helicopter. The unprecedented Beverly Hills hilltop compound boasts 1.5 million square feet of ready-to-build zoned lots, proximity to Rodeo Drive shopping, and birds-eye views stretching from downtown L.A. to the Pacific Ocean to Catalina Island. All neighbors are out of binocular range—the nearest house located a half-click away. This compound may even be paparazzi proof. The buyer will be permitted to build dwellings up to 48 feet tall (12 feet higher than current codes) thanks to a vested grandfather clause. More than 5,000 plants and 500 trees were transplanted to the property, which also features stone aggregate roads leading to a cobblestone drive, extensive landscape lighting around the entire property, and a water feature sculpture garden. The Mountain will certainly catch the eye of trophy hunting Russian oligarchs and Middle East royalty.