Going Once. Going Twice. The Most Expensive Home To Ever Be Auctioned Off Is SOLD, To Some Unknown Billionaire.

You missed your chance?

You always dreamed about a mansion in L.A., right? Maybe Beverly Hills? Maybe a “more than nine pristine acres across three lots”?

Well, this home, the most expensive ever to be auctioned, has a sale pending – likely in the neighborhood north of $165 million.

The 13-bedroom, 17-bathroom, eight-powder room mansion – by the way, what’s the difference between a bathroom and a “powder room”? 

The guess is that if you have to ask, you can’t afford it.

The entire property listed for $165 million in 2017.

“When closed, the sale will mark the highest price ever achieved at auction for a single-family home,” Concierge Auctions, the organizers of the auction, said in a statement.

Oh, there were looky-loos: more than 33,000 views from 170 countries. 

Keeping the realtors busy were more than 1,800 “prospects” and 31 showings. 

The mode of sale was a high-roller move, too.

According to a New York Post story: “Steven Udvar-Házy, the billionaire executive chairman of the board of Air Lease Corporation. … Selling at auction is a gamble since a favorable outcome isn’t guaranteed.” 

Apparently, Udvar- Házy won’t be disappointed.

“Not every seller has the risk tolerance to let the market speak, and it paid off in folds for our client,” said Concierge Auctions chairman Chad Roffers in the release. 

The winners? Undisclosed. The price? Undisclosed. But final bids came from the U.S. and China, according to the release. 

So what did the buyer really gain? We’ll allow the auctioneer website to describe it:

Enter another world at Villa Firenze, where an authentic Italian village has been crafted over the largest assemblage in North Beverly Park, encompassing more than nine pristine acres across three lots. 

Welcome home to your one-of-a-kind escape—one of the finest ever offered—in the heart of Los Angeles.

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