L.A.'s 60K-Square-Foot Chateau Des Fleurs Will Eat Us All

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Coming by way of the anonymous tipline: a yummy aerial shot of the Bel-Air's latest real estate monster, a 60,000-square-foot goliath known as Chateau Des Fleurs and "expected to sell" (LOL) for more than $100M. Construction began on 10 expensive acres of Bel-Air dirt over five years ago, and since then L.A. architect William Hefner, (hired, rumor has it, by a fairly anonymous lawyer named James A. Kaplan, who's a partner at real estate law firm Cox, Castle & Nicholson) has refined his design for a French manor after, per Haute Living, "extensive travels and studies through France. Because there just aren't enough ridiculous faux chateaus in Los Angeles.

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So what's all that space being used for? According to house blog A.V.D. Mansions, Chateau Des Fleurs will boast a ballroom with a catering kitchen, a squash court, a petit salon, and "a closet that could house a Rodeo Drive boutique." Hey, is Tamara Ecclestone still looking for a mansion to outrank her sister? Somebody get her on the line!

· Pics of the 60,000-square-foot Chateau des Fleurs [Homes of the Rich]
· 60,000 Square Foot Chateau Des Fleurs [A.V.D. Mansions]
· Haute Estate: 60,000-Square-Foot Chateau des Fleurs in Bel-Air [Haute Living]

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