In the event you like your mansions controversial, half-built and doomed, then right here’s a deal for you.

Actual property developer Mohamed Hadid’s Bel-Air mega-mansion, which he claimed would final ceaselessly earlier than a court ordered it to be torn down, is in the marketplace for $8.5 million.

As soon as the property sells, the home can be destroyed with proceeds of the sale funding the demolition, according to Forbes Global Properties, which first reported the itemizing.

Dubbed “the Starship Enterprise” by disgruntled neighbors, the unfinished 30,000-square-foot mansion on Strada Vecchia Street — each greater and taller than metropolis guidelines allowed — was crammed onto a 1.2-acre lot, leaving residents nervous it might slide down its hillside perch and crush the properties under. They sued Hadid in 2018, citing development violations in hopes of getting the sweeping steel-and-glass construction torn down.

Hadid vowed to by no means demolish the home a couple of years in the past, telling Town & Country magazine, “This home will final ceaselessly. Bel-Air will fall earlier than this can.”

The 30,000-square-foot mansion was ordered to be torn down in 2019.

The 30,000-square-foot mansion was ordered to be torn down in 2019.


In December 2019, Los Angeles County Superior Court docket Decide Craig D. Karlan declared it a hazard to the general public, citing insufficient basis and ordering the demolition of the house.

The ruling adopted years of courtroom battles that noticed Hadid plead no contest to felony expenses and sentenced to neighborhood service and fines. Hadid has denied wrongdoing, telling The Occasions that he pleaded no contest to the felony expenses to “transfer on.”

The property is now being marketed as a growth alternative, giving the client an opportunity to construct one thing new on the prized land as soon as the home is absolutely demolished. In courtroom, Hadid’s attorneys claimed the price of a tear-down can be $5 million.

Hadid — father of fashions Bella and Gigi Hadid — is understood for his luxurious actual property developments in Bel-Air and Beverly Hills and likewise his actuality TV appearances on “The Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills” and “Shahs of Sundown.” His unique plans for the mammoth mansion included an infinite wine cellar and 70-seat IMAX theater, in addition to a sequence of bedrooms and decks that have been by no means permitted by the town.


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