Get your bids ready. After two years on the market, America’s most expensive home, Villa Firenze, will be going to auction on January 26 with no reserve and no minimum bid.Currently listed for $160 million, the estate in Beverly Hills, California is situated on 10 acres in Beverly Park, an exclusive gated community in Los Angeles. Not only is Beverly Park guard-gated at the north and south entrances, there are gates within the community as well as gates to each residence — some with private guards. Denzel Washington, Sylvester Stallone, Mark Wahlberg and more red-carpet regulars and business moguls call Beverly Park home.
Encompassing 28,660 square feet, Villa Firenze houses 13 bedrooms, 17 full baths and eight half baths. Notable features include expansive windows, large Old World-style fireplaces and surrounds, coffered ceilings and wide-arched walk-throughs.The landscaped motor court is surrounded by 40-foot Canary Island palm trees, a central landscaped fountain, and has parking for up to 30 cars. Opening to a grand foyer, the mansion’s layout includes 20,000 square feet of formal entertaining space.The grounds contain a two-story guest house, huge pool pavilion with pool house and a tennis court. A jogging/walking trail meanders around the perimeter of the property. Grassy lawns, water features, rose gardens and other gardens and multiple verandas for outdoor entertaining assure activities for everyone.The mansion will be auctioned by Concierge Auctions in cooperation with agents Jeff Hyland and Rick Hilton of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills.
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