Two massive LA mega-mansions that look more like hotels than houses compete to become the world’s most expensive home
Renowned plastic surgeon Raj Kanodia's £138million pad sits right next to another astonishing £144million property owned by handbag magnate Bruce Makowsky.
If and when either one sells, it would shatter the current record holder, a sprawling estate in the Hamptons which sold for £105million in 2014.
Dr Kanodia, whose clients include Kim Kardashian and Britney Spears, bought his 34,000-square-foot home for just £5.2million.
Looking more like a luxury hotel than a house, the nine-bedroom property boasts a floating staircase, catering kitchen and 2,000-bottle wine cellar.
The plot also has a waterfall, vegetable garden and outdoor kitchen with its own pizza oven, the Wall Street Journal reported.
And its fitness centre was designed by celebrity trainer Harley Pasternak who has worked with the likes of Megan Fox, Lady Gaga and Hillary Duff.
On buying the house, Dr Kanodia said: "Like they say in poker, I’m all in, times millions. Being a surgeon, I take very calculated risks."
Sitting right next to his so-called "understated" home is a 38,000-square-foot mansion with 12 bedrooms and a crocodile skin-lined lift.
Makowsky initially put his home on the market for a whopping £192million last year but lowered the asking price this April.
His home features a 40-seat cinema, 12 bathrooms, a sweet shop, spiral staircase and incredibly, a fully functioning helicopter pad with chopper.
Two of his bedrooms are described as master suites while the others are "over-sized VIP suites".
The mansion also boasts three gourmet kitchens, massage studio, wellness spa and a 85-foot infinity pool.
On his friendly competition with Dr Kanodia, Makowsky said: "I hope he gets his price and I get mine."
He told the Wall Street Journal he was confident that both homes will be snapped up.
"They’re two very different styles even though they’re both modern," he said, adding that his was more "flash" and his neighbour's more "understated".
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