Los Angeles has just reached new heights in over-the-top real estate opulence.
The city now boasts the most expensive home for sale in the country: a newly built Bel-Air mega-mansion listed Wednesday at a quarter billion dollars.
It has all the hallmarks of a Big Deal house: 38,000 square feet spread across four floors, 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, three kitchens, a 40-seat movie theater, an infinity pool with a swim-up bar and 270-degree hilltop views from downtown to the ocean.
That's just the house itself, though, and L.A. has a lot of nice houses. To snag a billionaire buyer, sellers of ultra-elite properties are throwing in a raft of stunning extras. It's become about selling a glamorous lifestyle as much as offloading the property.