It is another rendition of the gilded era with real estate that is both extravigent and sumptous being sold for over 100 million dollars. The estate of Suzanne Saperstein, ex wife of David Saperstein who founded Metro Networks, is for sale at the austere price of 125 million dollars.
The home is reminicent of a French Chateau but has all of the modern amenities as it was built in the 1990’s.
Suzanne Saperstein, the recently divorced wife of Texas millionaire David I. Saperstein, owns the 45,000-square-foot estate, known as Fleur de Lys. Records indicate the couple bought the roughly five-acre lot near Beverly Hills in the 1990s and spent five years building the home. It has Italian marble walls, French limestone floors, gold-embossed leather wall coverings and gold-leaf crowned moldings, according to the property listing. Rooms include a ballroom with ceiling frescoes, a library with a first-edition book collection, two kitchens and a screening room with seating for 50. A pool house has a full kitchen, a massage room and a gym. Also on the property: a three-bedroom manager’s house, staff quarters for 10, a nine-car garage and a ¾-mile jogging track…
The listing’s price tag is lower than Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan’s ranch in Aspen, Colo., listed for $135 million, but matches Donald Trump’s $125 million listing for a Palm Beach mansion. The price easily exceeds California’s previous record for a listing price, $75 million, currently held by two Los Angeles-area properties. A deal for Ms. Saperstein’s home could break the record for a U.S. single-family house, believed to be financier Ronald Perelman’s 2005 sale of his Palm Beach estate for about $70 million. via the RealEstateJournal