Ultimate £37m mega mansion with waterfall, 10-car garage and live shark aquarium
A mega mansion with a waterfall, a 10-car garage and an aquarium filled with live sharks hit the market recently for nearly $50 million (£37 million).
Located in Palm Desert, California, USA, the stunning home which estate agents have described as “one of the most spectacular estates ever built” was listed with an asking price of $49.5 million (£36.35 million).
The property spans across 7.68 acres of land and measures in at 20,667 sq ft, with agents describing it as “unparalleled in size, scale and design”.
The extravagant home was built on a hilltop in 2007 by architectural designer Guy Dreier and was previously named Ultimate Home of the Year by the Robb Report.
It comes with retractable walls around the outdoor space – to give the choice of remaining indoors or outdoors – infinity pools and a titanium-clad fireplace.
At the same time, the house doesn’t have any doorknobs, instead using a smart home system to open doors instead.
To get to the dining room, you must walk through an “aquarium tunnel” made up of two fish tanks filled with exotic fish, as well as a shark tank.
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An “owner suite” has its own outdoor lounge area, a private outdoor spa, a fireplace, along with dual baths and closets.
There is also a guest pavilion with four suites, an additional kitchen and a lounge area, along with a sculpture by famed artist Dale Chihuly that is also included.
Outside, there are three interlocking heated pools, a waterfall, a spa, a koi pound and a barbecue.
Despite the high asking price, the mansion didn't stay on the market for long, with a sale pending by December 22, after only having been listed on November 15.
Steve Frankel of Coldwell Banker Realty said: “It's someone who will come in and realise this is the most spectacular estate built in the desert of all time. They want the best and they can have it now.”
The house was previously owned by Duane Hagadone, who died in April last year at the age of 88.
Hagadone was the founder of Coeur d’Alene Resort and was also the president, CEO, and founder of the Hagadone Corporation, and made money from casinos and publishing.
He had purchased the property 15 years ago and had the house built — with quite a lot of planning involved.
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