April 2, 2014
Mystery Billionaire Pays $102 Million in Cash For a Bel Air Palace
We're not quite sure how someone could move $102 million in cash secretly, but a mystery billionaire has done just that, purchasing the Fleur de Lys estate in Bel Air, Los Angeles, which has been on the market for seven years. Reduced by an asking price of $125 million, the 50,000-square-foot Versailles-inspired mansion was originally built for socialite Suzanne Saperstein and her then-husband, Texan billionaire David Saperstein. On just 4.6 acres, it boasts a whopping 12 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, a 50-seat cinema, a two-story library, a nine-car garage, a pool/spa complex, a tennis court, formal gardens, a ballroom for 500, and a 3,000-square-foot wine cellar and tasting room. Yes, that's a lot of wine. Mystery owner, if you ever needs help polishing off your vino collection, come forward and proclaim yourself; we'd be happy to help. Head to The Daily Mail and Curbed to see more of this astounding home.