The One in Bel Air, Los Angeles is currently 'America's most expensive home' – on the market for an estimated $295 million. The property is labeled as 'the first and last of its kind' by listing agents Compass and The Beverly Hills Estates and will sell for the first time at an auction scheduled for January 7th.
The One exhibits 360-degree panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, downtown Los Angeles, and the San Gabriel Mountains and boasts a private moat of water. However, while its exteriors are something to behold, its interiors offer a trove of modern decorating ideas that are equally lust-worthy. Here, we tour the 'grandest house ever built in the urban world'.
Inside The One – 'America's most expensive home'
Stretching across 3.8 acres in Bel Air's hills, The One appears to float above the City of Angels. Agents Aaron Kirman of Compass and Branden and Rayni Williams of The Beverly Hills predict that a home of this magnitude will never be built again in the SoCal city, making it one of the rarest – and consequently most expensive homes worldwide.
Inside the 105,000-square-foot property, The One has (perhaps unsurprisingly) reset the bar for modern living room ideas – with its monochromatic scheme that blurs the lines between its indoor and outdoor spaces.
The home also boasts a neutral-toned kitchen that pays homage to its contemporary palette without detracting from the colors of the surrounding landscape.
These cool tones similarly act as a fitting backdrop for the home's custom-curated artworks that include a rotating custom statue in the grand foyer by Mike Fields and a sculpture from Italian glass artist Simone Cenedese.
There is also a butterfly installation by Stephen Wilson and a two-story library with Italian black hand-lacquered built-ins – showcasing unrivaled home library ideas with a Southern European twist.
Alongside these features, The One offers a luxe selection of amenities, including a wellness spa, Dolby Digital theater, a full-service beauty salon, and a nightclub, yes, really.
'The One is created for today's billionaire seeking a truly unrepeatable asset, and when it sells, it will be the most significant purchase in the world,' says Aaron Kirman, founder, and president of the eponymously named Aaron Kirman Group (opens in new tab) and president of the International Estates Division.
'While in 2021, digital properties like NFTs grabbed headlines for monumental one-of-kind sales, 2022 brings us back to the physical world with The One – a real estate property unmatched in size, scale, safety, and triumphant design.'
Has this home just reset design trends in the real estate industry? If anyone can change the market, it is this one.
The property will sell via ConciergeAuctions.com (opens in new tab) on January 7th.
Megan is a News Writer across Future Plc’s homes titles, including Livingetc and Homes & Gardens. As a News Writer, she often focuses on micro-trends, wellbeing, celebrity-focused pieces, and everything IKEA.
Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and expansive collection of houseplants.
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