85,000-Square-Foot Home Plan Rattles Posh L.A. Neighborhood

There is a battle brewing in Benedict Canyon, Calif., over a five-acre property being developed into an 85,000-square-foot home plan for a Saudi Arabian prince.

For the uninformed, Benedict Canyon is prime California real estate which stretches from the picturesque Mulholland Drive down to the famous Sunset Boulevard. Stars such as Jay Leno, Bruce Springsteen, and David Beckham all reside in Benedict Canyon. In the last week, interest has been sparked globally thanks to an article in the Los Angeles Times by Martha Groves.