It appears there’s no end to the pretentious displays of wealth in terms of new homes built in the Los Angeles area. As soon as one is deemed ‘the most expensive’ or the highly subjective ‘most luxurious,’ another one comes along to outdo the previous. Now we have LA FIN Bel Air, a decadent new 12 bedroom, 18 bathroom Bel Air Mansion that boasts a sub-zero Vodka tasting room, a 100 square foot shower and a 6,000 sqft nightclub among other outrageous amenities.
LA FIN Bel Air
The realtor’s listing reads “Over five years in the making, LA FIN rises high above Bel Air, both as an architectural masterpiece at the top of its class and at an elevation above the city with views impossible to obstruct. It is the pinnacle of homes designed for entertaining at a scale comparable to the best hotels in the world” and goes on to say that “The home has been constructed with the most exquisite taste, showcasing rare and decadent materials sourced from Europe, Italy and around the world. The property boasts sensational views and stunning light quality throughout. The scale and volume of the spaces are nothing short of awe-inspiring.”
The home was built by Los Angeles real-estate investor and physician Joseph Englanoff, who was also the lender on “The One“, that crazy mansion with the wild art we brought you back in 2017. Hard to believe the asking price is more than double the asking price for this equally outrageous Paul McCLean Mascolo Estate we featured.
Whether or not you agree with the listing’s complimentary prose, the sheer scale of the home clad with custom furniture hand-crafted in Milan, is a sight to see.
Appearing more like a hotel than a home from the exterior, one enters into an enormous entertaining room with 23-foot ceilings and a 44-foot chandelier of 50,000 crystals that dangles over a grand spiral staircase connecting the home’s three floors.
Designed for entertaining the home includes a 6,000 square foot nightclub with illuminated crystal sculptures, multiple bars and a view of the rotating car lift auto-gallery.
Like so many of these homes, the living room opens to the outdoors to take advantage of the amazing view:
The kitchen is warm, done in wood and brass.
The grand master suite includes Italian hand-crafted floor-to-ceiling oak cladding, a stunning marble fireplace imported from Portugal and a wrap-around deck with uninterrupted views from downtown to Century City.
The master bath has 24 slabs of book-matched Calacatta gold marble, a 100-square-foot shower, floating marble vanity, and showroom-style walk-in closets; all centered around a luxurious soaking tub cut from a single marble stone.
And look at this walk-in closet! Complete with skylights, illuminated glass enclosed cabinets and an illuminated case with built-in seating.
Other bedrooms open to the outdoor water feature:
The outdoor area has a swimming pool, spa pool, floating river and lots of seating space.
In addition to the 12 bedrooms and 16 plus baths, separate detached guest penthouse, caretaker residences, security command center, and drive-on motor court, the home also boasts the following.
• A fully mechanized, 23-foot outdoor LED screen and multiple bars surround the swimming pool:
• A sub-zero vodka tasting room, complete with cozies for everyone:
• Private wine cellar with custom Murano glass art installation (said to be inspired by a Jackie Kennedy dress):
• Elegant home theater with imported Belgian leather motorized seating:
• A 6-car display-ready rotating auto elevator (view from the bar in the nightclub):
• A full-scale fitness center with plenty of Pelotons and a rock climbing wall:
• Outdoor Firepit and entertainment area:
LA FIN is the peak of indulgent decadence made for those who aim to live in the clouds looking over the city, wrapped in luxury of the highest caliber.
ASKING PRICE: $139,000,000.00
LOT ACRE 2.08
Listed By Adam Rosenfeld with The Agency
photos by One Shot Productions, GS Studio and Jim Bartsch, courtesy of The Agency and The Los Angeles Times