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The French Actually Made it Better: Luxury Mansion For Sale

A Los Angeles mansion designed to look like Versailles has been on the market since 2007 for $125 million. The gaudy Versailles poser belongs to Suzanne Saperstein, the divorcee of Texas millionaire David Saperstein. The 50,000 square foot estate known as Fleur de Lys, sits on about five acres in Beverly Hills, California. The Sapersteins’ bought the lot in the 1990’s and spent five years building the monstrosity.

Fleur de Lys features Italian marble walls, French limestone floors, gold-embossed leather wall coverings, gold-leaf crowned moldings and a ballroom with ceiling frescos. Plus, a library, two kitchens, a movie theater for 50, and a massage room and gym. That’s not it, theres a pool house with full kitchen, a three bedroom manager’s house, staff quarters for ten, a nine car garage, oh and, almost a mile long jogging track.

Fleur de Lys ties with Donald Trump’s Palm Beach mansion for second highest listing price currently in the U.S for a single-family house. The first spot for highest listing price belongs to Saudi Prince Bandar bin Sultan’s Aspen, Colorado ranch, listed for $135 million. The estate has been on the market for some time now, probably because its an immense eyesore. If you want to see Versailles then go to France! In this case, the French did do one thing better then us. If Ms. Saperstein does manage to sell Fleur de Lys, the estate will break the previous California record for a listing price, which was $75 million. Well, good luck with that ya’ll.

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