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What Type of Home Theater Does an $85M Mansion Have?
A 48,000-sq-foot Bel-Air, Calif., home called “LeBelvedere,” on the block for $85 million, the highest sales price for a home this year, recently sold. But the "screening room" is way down on the amenities list.
June 18, 2010 by Jason Knott

Do you have a name for your home? If you do, odds are it’s large. Also, if you have a name for your house, it probably doesn’t have a “home theater,” but instead has a “screening room.”

That’s certainly the case for “LeBelvedere,” a French chateau in the tiny Bel-Air section of Los Angeles. The home recently sold for the highest price of any home in the U.S. this year.

Although the final sales price is not yet known (there is a 30-day delay in L.A. County before the sales price is reported), the L.A. Times confirmed that the 48,000-square-foot French chateau on 2.2 acres was sold. It was listed by its designer/developer Mohammed Hadid for $85 million last year. He confirmed to the L.A. Times that the home sold for more than $46.5 million, which was the previous record for a home sale this year.

But when a house is so big, it is interesting how the home theater barely gets a mention, both in the Multiple Listing Service and other real estate websites. In this case, the “professional screening room” is mentioned well below features such as a “swan pond.”

The house was built in 2006. Hadid reportedly spent $59 million building it. The listing for the home shows a “professional screening room,” 5,000-bottle wine cellar, “swan pond,” (aka … a pond), fountains, a 10-car garage, three master suites, Turkish steam bath, 19 fireplaces, 10 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms, an elevator and on and on.

The details on the theater are sketchy. Our only details are a single photo.

Any guesses on how much this home theater is worth?

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