The Most Expensive Home In The U.S.

The home of a Saudi prince outside of Vail is on the market for $135 million, highest real estate price in U.S. history, and possibly the world.
July 22, 2006, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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$135 million is the asking price for the palatial compound of Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz outside Aspen. "Bandar is the former Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States. His 90-acre Starwood property includes a nearly 56,000-square-foot mansion and several smaller homes and buildings."

"The price tag trumps Donald Trump, who had the previous highest offering on the national market, $125 million for a beachfront home in Florida..."

The mansion is larger than the White House and has 16 bathrooms, 15 bedrooms, a racquetball court and a snowmelt driveway.

...Bandar's main home needed special review from Pitkin County before it was approved in the late 1980s, remembered Cindy Houben, community development director. The maximum number of bedrooms allowed at the time was five, she said. Bandar was "allowed to have a lot more."

Thanks to Surreal Estate Newsletter

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Published on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 in Vail Daily
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