Chateau d'Or in Bel Air: 'Majestic' Mansion Now Selling at a Discount (House of the Day)
We've featured some fairlymajesticmansions in the past. But none of them live up to what this listing calls the "incomparably majestic" Chateau d'Or in Bel Air, Calif.
But perhaps "majesty" isn't a term everyone would agree with. In a previous article about this 15-bedroom, 16-bathroom mansion, Curbed called it a "hideous" and "grotesque example of over-the-top architecture." The folks at Trulia feel differently about the 26,000-square-foot house, referring to it unabashedly as a "masterpiece" and saying that "it doesn't get more luxe than this."
Whatever your opinion, it seems a relative bargain at $22.5 million, since it rests on 1.7 acres of prime land in a high-end cul-de-sac in lower Bel Air. (It was once listed at $39.995 million.)
Based on the photos below, you might say it's trying a bit too hard. According to the listing, it has not one, but two gated entires, a six-bedroom guesthouse, a separate building with a "professional style" fitness center, a large pavilion, a lighted tennis court and an outdoor pool. The mansion itself features "master handcraftsmanship details" (you be the judge of that) and a "royal" master bedroom suite.
After looking at the photos below, would you knock down this mansion to make better use of the land, or keep it as is?
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