The most expensive house to ever be sold at auction is off the market.

The famously expensive Villa Firenze in Beverly Hills sold at an online auction (pending) on February 2 for an undisclosed price. The 13-bedroom, 17-bathroom, eight-powder room mansion at 67 Beverly Park Court was first listed for $165 million in 2017.

“When closed, the sale will mark the highest price ever achieved at auction for a single-family home,” said a press release by Concierge Auctions, which organized the auction.

The sale drew more than 33,000 views from 170 countries, including the US, Canada, Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Spain, Belgium, Austria and Germany. There were more than 1,800 “prospects” and 31 showings. Final bids came from the US and China, according to the press release. 

The home boasts a grand foyer, a dining room, a family room, a living room, a great room, a pantry room, a gym, a home theater, a walk-in pantry, a wine cellar, a bar, a library, a breakfast area, a den, maids’ quarters, an in-law suite and an owner’s bedroom.
The home boasts a grand foyer, a dining room, a family room, a living room, a great room, a pantry room, a gym, a home theater, a walk-in pantry, a wine cellar, a bar, a library, a breakfast area, a den, maids’ quarters, an in-law suite and an owner’s bedroom.

The auction was a gutsy move for seller Steven Udvar-Házy, the billionaire executive chairman of the board of Air Lease Corporation. Selling at auction is a gamble since a favorable outcome isn’t guaranteed, but Udvar-Házy has been trying to dump this property for years and was unable to find a buyer.

He listed it for auction in November 2020, The Post previously reported

“Not every seller has the risk tolerance to let the market speak, and it paid off in folds for our client,” said Concierge Auctions chairman Chad Roffers in the press release. 

The final sale price is unknown, but it will be somewhere upwards of $50 million, the previous record price for a property sold at auction. Experts estimated the sale would gross a maximum of $90 million, according to Realtor.com. The sale required a $100,000 deposit from the bidder, according to Concierge Auctions. 

What makes Villa Firenze so expensive?

The 13-bedroom, 17-bathroom, eight-powder room mansion at 67 Beverly Park Ct. was first listed for $165 million in 2017.
The 13-bedroom, 17-bathroom, eight-powder room mansion at 67 Beverly Park Court was first listed for $165 million in 2017.
“Not every seller has the risk tolerance to let the market speak, and it paid off in folds for our client,” said Concierge Auctions chairman Chad Roffers in the press release.
“Not every seller has the risk tolerance to let the market speak, and it paid off in folds for our client,” said Concierge Auctions chairman Chad Roffers in a press release.

The 10-acre property has wild amenities, including a video-game room, a dog run, four outdoor kitchens and a lighted outdoor tennis court, according to the Concierge Auctions listing

With vaulted ceilings, marble and stone floors, crown molding, arched doorways and multiple fireplaces, the home by architect William Hablinski spans 28,660 square feet of living space, the auction company said.

The home boasts a grand foyer, a dining room, a family room, a living room, a great room, a pantry room, a gym, a home theater, a walk-in pantry, a wine cellar, a bar, a library, a breakfast area, a den, maids’ quarters, an in-law suite and an owner’s bedroom, according to the listing by Hilton & Hyland, which partnered with Concierge on the sale.

The estate has a sports field, a basketball court and three formal fountains on its four-acre lawn filled with gardens and 40-foot Canary Island palms
The estate has a sports field, a basketball court and three formal fountains on its four-acre lawn filled with gardens and 40-foot-tall Canary Island palms.
A sitting area is pictured. Experts estimated the sale would gross a maximum of $90 million.
Experts estimated the sale would gross a maximum of $90 million.

The largest property in North Beverly Park, the combined three-lot property has a 30-car park yard, a walking and jogging trail, a pool and a cabana, as well as covered and open patios, according to the Hilton & Hyland listing.

The gated property near Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Venice Beach and Malibu was built in 1998 and its starry neighbors include Denzel Washington, Eddie Murphy and Sylvester Stallone, according to Concierge Auctions.

A representative for Concierge Auctions did not respond to a request for comment, and Hilton & Hyland could not be reached for comment. 

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