With news that the historic Chartwell Estate on Nimes Road in Bel Air sold for a record setting $150 million, Villa Firenze’s $165 million asking price doesn’t seem so unrealistic. If sold for full asking it would take the crown as the most expensive piece of residential property sold in the entire state of California and Beverly Park just might have the allure to attract such a sale. Villa Firenze is described as an “authentic Italian village” encompassing the largest assemblage in Beverly Park. So large that it includes a separate lot with possibilities for expansion or a separate development. The 9.87 acre estate was developed in 1998 with the main 30,000 square foot mansion designed by William Hablinski Architecture. Inside you’ll find every possible amenity from high ceilings to large and formal gathering areas to small and intimate spaces. There are a total of twenty bedrooms and twenty-three bathrooms. A large backyard offers views to a pool with pool house, tennis court, two bedroom guest house and a walking/jogging trail that surrounds the estate while expansive gates open to a 30 car courtyard surrounded by 40 foot tall Canary Island palms and a setting worthy of the best Italian palazzo. Beverly Park is home to some of Hollywood’s hottest actors such as Mark Wahlberg and Eddie Murphy, but who could afford a lavish home such as this? It’s currently owned by billionaire and CEO of Air Lease Corporation, Steven F. Udvar-Házy and wife, Christine. Steven’s networth reportedly exceeds $3.8 billion. Villa Firenze is currently on the market for $165 million with Hilton & Hyland. Be sure to visit William Hablinski Architecture to see many photos taken shortly after completion.