Bidding to Begin on the Most Expensive House for Sale in the U.S.
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Bidding to Begin on the Most Expensive House for Sale in the U.S.

Marking the start of a four-day affair that will see an ultra-exclusive audience bid for the home.

By Liz Lucking
Wed, Mar 2, 2022Grey Clock 2 min

The multimillion-dollar Los Angeles megamansion known as The One, is live at auction at 7 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, marking the start of a four-day affair that will see an ultra-exclusive audience bidding for the $405 million goliath with no reserve.

The hammer will drop on the Bel Air hilltop estate just weeks after it officially hit the market in mid-January with that nine-figure price tag, though the developer of the 9755-sqm spread has previously estimated the value to be as high as $688 million.

The online auction, which runs through Thursday, is being handled by Concierge Auctions, in collaboration with real estate agents Aaron Kirman of Compass and Branden and Rayni Williams of The Beverly Hills Estates.

“The time has come for this legendary property, The One, to sell and make history,” Ms. Williams said in a statement. “And may the best bidder win.”

Developed by film producer-turned-developer Nile Niami nearly 10 years ago, The One sits on close to 4 acres surrounded by a moat on three sides and with panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, downtown Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Mountains.

Festooned with high-end features, the 21-bedroom palace boasts five pools, a massive nightclub, a full-service beauty salon, a 10,000-square-foot sky deck, a home theatre seating more than 40 people and a 400-foot private outdoor running track with a glass-walled view of the city.

There’s also a cigar lounge, a four-lane bowling alley, putting green, a juice bar, a philanthropy pavilion, a tennis court, a 10,000-bottle wine cellar and a 30-plus car garage with two car display turntables.

In fact, its lengthy list of amenities may only be surpassed by the column inches that have been dedicated to the embattled home.

The home was engulfed in a legal battle between the lenders, including Hankey Capital and Lanes Management, and Niami-related limited liability company, Crestlloyd.

Crestlloyd LLC, which lenders accused of defaulting on loans, filed for bankruptcy in October to keep the property from foreclosing. And a Los Angeles court appointed Ted Lanes of Lanes Management as receiver, who is authorised to prepare the property for the sale, Mansion Global previously reported.

“The One is created for today’s billionaire seeking a truly unrepeatable asset, and when it sells, it will be the most significant purchase in the world,” Mr. Kirman said in a statement. “While in 2021, digital properties like NFTs grabbed headlines for monumental one-of-kind-sales, 2022 brings us back to the physical world with The One—a real estate property unmatched in size, scale, safety and triumphant design.”

If it sells for close to its listing price, it would set a record, not only for Los Angeles but for the U.S., surpassing the approx. $327 million billionaire hedge fund manager Ken Griffin paid for a New York City condo in early 2019.

Reprinted by permission of Mansion Global. Copyright 2021 Dow Jones & Company. Inc. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. Original date of publication: March 1, 2022.

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In the coastal township of Salamander Bay — nearby to Port Stephens — comes a unique home crafted to take full advantage of unbroken ocean vistas across three levels.

With one-of-a-kind flair, the stunning 5-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 3-car garage home of 52 Randall Drive Salamander Bay is nestled on a private 577sqm plot, optimised through intelligent design to take advantage of the Port Stephens landscape and lifestyle.

Within the home sees the typically coastal textures of natural oak floor and timber feature walls take hold while stone and tiled adornments add layers of luxury.

The open plan living, kitchen and dining areas incorporate a fireplace and near floor-to-ceiling glass that opens to create a seamless indoor-to-outdoor dining and entertaining space on the home’s top floor.

The heart of this area is the kitchen, centred around a marble-topped island, state-of-the-art European appliances and an attached bar area, with built-in refrigeration, accompanied by a butler’s pantry.

Also here comes a grand outdoor spa, central to the balcony, while another outdoor entertaining area with a pizza oven is found on the middle floor.

Downstairs once again comes a second living space replete with the perfect wine cellar — cooled by the natural rock foundation of the home — offering an array of entertaining options

Of the home’s accommodation comes a private and luxurious master retreat with expansive ocean views, a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite, here, speckled with grey terrazzo tiling and timber joinery vanities.  A further four bedrooms are found throughout the home along with two family bathrooms rounding out the offering.

Less than a five-minute walk from nearby amenities of shops, restaurants, cafes and beaches the home offers the best of the Port Stephens area.

The listing is with PRD Port Stephens’ Dane Queenan (+61 412 351 819) and Erin Sharp (+61 499 912 311) and is heading to auction; prd.com.au