In Los Angeles’ exclusive Bel Air neighborhood, there seems to be no lack of ultra-luxurious residences, or perhaps villas. However, there are a limited handful who are also quite sophisticated. The Orum house, a crystal propeller-shaped estate that Opendoor CEO Eric Wu just purchased for $32 million, is among them.
The luxurious property, which is situated atop the Bel Air foothills, was created by famous Los Angeles designer Zoltan Pali. It’s considered one of his greatest pieces, and it looks like a massive glass airplane engine with three separate wings radiating out through a solitary centre core.
From the outside
The home has 9 rooms and 10 full bathrooms, as well as an LED-lit swimming pool, an external kitchen with encircling terraces and two fire rings, a large vehicle park, and a distinct green field for hosting visitors.
There’s also a timber bath, a spa area, a 1,000-bottle wines vault, a home theatre with Dolby Sound, and a cutting-edge automated technology with trackpads to manage the lighting, Ventilation, screens, audio, and motorized sliding glass doors.
From the inside
The property is a luxurious sanctuary inside too. It has an eye-catching design with whites, greys, and beiges. A main “floating” stairway leads to the rooftop floor, whereas two lifts link to the 3 storeys from a basement-level carpark.
Thai princess and property investment entrepreneur Dang Bodiratnangkura, spouse of Olympics figure skater star Evan Lysacek, developed it on the speculative market. She bought the house in 2014 for more or less $6.1 million and subsequently dismantled it to create a new house.
Notwithstanding its magnificence, the 18,850 square foot mansion had trouble finding purchasers until its latest sale, which was finalized at a 43 percent reduction from the initial estimate. We guess Eric Wu is fortunate!
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