For those of y’all unindoctrinated, The One is an unfinished giga-mansion located on a massive four-acre Bel Air promontory. It’s being built by real estate developer Nile Niami and his longtime architect associate Paul McClean — arguably the most successful pair of spec-mansion builders that LA has ever seen. When The One is completed sometime in the next few months, it will carry an unprecedented $500 million pricetag.
Our Mr. Niami purchased the sublime property in late 2012 from Russian-born video game heiress Rita Kogan — her late daddy created Space Invaders — and records show he forked out exactly $28 million for the land. Since then, he has sunk tens of millions more (and nearly six years of his time) into creating his residential pièce de résistance.
There are 20 bedrooms, 30 bathrooms, a 30-car “auto gallery”, five swimming pools, two kitchens, a jellyfish room — yes, the glass walls and ceiling hold jellyfish tanks — a library, cigar room, a 32-seat theater, six-lane bowling alley, gym, and every luxury amenity imaginable.
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