Los Angeles Megamansion Once Asking $100 Million Is Now ‘Priced to Sell’
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Los Angeles Megamansion Once Asking $100 Million Is Now ‘Priced to Sell’

A colossal megamansion in Los Angeles has just returned to the market with a price cut to match.

Thu, Feb 16, 2023 8:37amGrey Clock 2 min

The sprawling trophy home now has a $59 million price tag, slashed from the $100 million it was once asking.

But the price isn’t the only thing that’s changed about the sprawling Bel Air spec house, it’s also got a new set of listing agents and an updated name, the Somma Estate.

“Realistically in this market, this is what it’s worth, it’s priced to sell,” said Shawn Elliott of Nest Seekers, who brought the home to the market last week alongside David Parnes of the Bond Collective at The Agency and Branden Williams of Williams and Williams.

In fact, at this price, which is “slightly below market value,” Mr. Elliott said, competing parties may even end up pushing the final sale price beyond that ask.

Built in 2020, the more than 41,000-square-foot estate is among the largest “amenity-driven, ultra-luxury property on the market,” he added.

Fitted with eight bedrooms and 21 bathrooms, the mansion is in fact the second-largest house on the market in Los Angeles, and has a 36-person theatre and a wellness centre with an indoor pool, a sauna, a steam room, a salon and a fitness studio.

“When you have a world-class spa, you never have to leave the house,” Mr. Elliott said. “You’ve got a hair salon, you can get a manicure, a pedicure. There’s no reason to ever leave.”


There are indoor and outdoor pools. SIMON BERLYN


There are also six bars, a 1,200 bottle wine cellar with a wine tasting room, a recording studio, an auto-gallery for 20 cars with the option to expand the space and add room for another 20.

The house also has “a full indoor NBA-approval indoor basketball court,” a rarity, with most high-end homes offering half courts, Mr. Elliott added.

The amenities aren’t restricted to the inside. Outside, the lush grounds have multi-level terraces, an infinity edge pool and spa, a kitchen and a giant outdoor TV.

The approach to the home is beautiful, too, according to Mr. Elliott. Newly landscaped and redesigned after acquiring some of the property next door, “I think the ‘wow factor’ is there,” he added.

Listing records show the home first hit the market in 2018 asking $100 million—before it was completed—then again in May 2020 with the same price tag. It was most recently listed for $78 million in 2021.

The home is being sold by its developer Westside Property Group, records show.

This article originally appeared on Mansion Global.


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Should AI Have Access to Your Medical Records? What if It Can Save Many Lives?

We asked readers: Is it worth giving up some potential privacy if the public benefit could be great? Here’s what they said.

Tue, May 28, 2024 4 min

We’re constantly told that one of the potentially biggest benefits of artificial intelligence is in the area of health. By collecting large amounts of data, AI can create all sorts of drugs for diseases that have been resistant to treatment.

But the price of that could be that we have to share more of our medical information. After all, researchers can’t collect large amounts of data if people aren’t willing to part with that data.

We wanted to see where our readers stand on the balance of privacy versus public-health gains as part of our series on ethical dilemmas created by the advent of AI.

Here are the questions we posed…

AI may be able to discover new medical treatments if it can scan large volumes of health records. Should our personal health records be made available for this purpose, if it has the potential to improve or save millions of lives? How would we guard privacy in that case?

…and some of the answers we received. undefined

Rely on nonpartisan overseers

While my own recent experience with a data breach highlights the importance of robust data security, I recognise the potential for AI to revolutionise healthcare. To ensure privacy, I would be more comfortable if an independent, nonpartisan body—overseen by medical professionals, data-security experts, and citizen representatives—managed a secure database.

Anonymity cuts both ways

Yes. Simply sanitise the health records of any identifying information, which is quite doable. Although there is an argument to be made that AI may discover something that an individual needs or wants to know.

Executive-level oversight

I think we can make AI scanning of health records available with strict privacy controls. Create an AI-CEO position at medical facilities with extreme vetting of that individual before hiring them.

Well worth it

This actually sounds like a very GOOD use of AI. There are several methods for anonymising data which would allow for studies over massive cross-sections of the population without compromising individuals’ privacy. The AI would just be doing the same things meta-studies do now, only faster and maybe better.

Human touch

My concern is that the next generations of doctors will rely more heavily, maybe exclusively, on AI and lose the ability or even the desire to respect the art of medicine which demands one-on-one interaction with a patient for discussion and examination (already a dying skill).


People should be able to sign over rights to their complete “anonymised” health record upon death just as they can sign over rights to their organs. Waiting for death for such access does temporarily slow down the pace of such research, but ultimately will make the research better. Data sets will be more complete, too. Before signing over such rights, however, a person would have to be fully informed on how their relatives’ privacy may also be affected.

Pay me or make it free for all

As long as this is open-source and free, they can use my records. I have a problem with people using my data to make a profit without compensation.

Privacy above all

As a free society, we value freedoms and privacy, often over greater utilitarian benefits that could come. AI does not get any greater right to infringe on that liberty than anything else does.

Opt-in only

You should be able to opt in and choose a plan that protects your privacy.

Privacy doesn’t exist anyway

If it is decided to extend human lives indefinitely, then by all means, scan all health records. As for privacy, there is no such thing. All databases, once established, will eventually, if not immediately, be accessed or hacked by both the good and bad guys.

The data’s already out there

I think it should be made available. We already sign our rights for information over to large insurance companies. Making health records in the aggregate available for helping AI spot potential ways to improve medical care makes sense to me.

Overarching benefit

Of course they should be made available. Privacy is no serious concern when the benefits are so huge for so many.

Compensation for breakthroughs

We should be given the choice to release our records and compensated if our particular genome creates a pathway to treatment and medications.

Too risky

I like the idea of improving healthcare by accessing health records. However, as great as that potential is, the risks outweigh it. Access to the information would not be controlled. Too many would see personal opportunity in it for personal gain.

Nothing personal

The personal info should never be available to anyone who is not specifically authorised by the patient to have it. Medical information can be used to deny people employment or licenses!

No guarantee, but go ahead

This should be allowed on an anonymous basis, without question. But how to provide that anonymity?

Anonymously isolating the information is probably easy, but that information probably contains enough information to identify you if someone had access to the data and was strongly motivated. So the answer lies in restricting access to the raw data to trusted individuals.

Take my records, please

As a person with multiple medical conditions taking 28 medications a day, I highly endorse the use of my records. It is an area where I have found AI particularly valuable. With no medical educational background, I find it very helpful when AI describes in layman’s terms both my conditions and medications. In one instance, while interpreting a CT scan, AI noted a growth on my kidney that looked suspiciously like cancer and had not been disclosed to me by any of the four doctors examining the chart.


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