Los Angeles' Carolwood Estate—a 35,000-square-foot, eight-bedroom mansion on the 3.7-acre site of Walt Disney's last home—has hit the market for $90M. Built in 2001 by billionaire Houston Dynamo owner Gabriel Brener—who bought the animator's old barn from the estate of his widow in 1998 and promptly tore it down—the property contains some utterly over-the-top details: 19th-century marble mantels, "the use of pure mahogany" to challenge even the biggest wood-lover, a wine cellar, putting green, three bars, two safe rooms, quarters "designated for help and special event staff," a two-story oval foyer "with plaster-veneered walls, crown molding, and statuary and verde jade marble flooring," and a 15-foot-high living room ceiling.
One will have to take the brokerbabble's word for all this, of course, as Carolwood Estate was pocket listed in December; however, unlike many of its stratospherically priced contemporaries, the new public listing doesn't come with interior photos. (Of course, one Cape Cod property asking $92M doesn't even come with a house on it, so there's an argument to be made about taking what one can get.)
Have a hankering for some more authentic Disney magic? While Walt's Chicago birthplace has finally sold, as has the 12-room L.A. home he built for himself in 1932, a fantasy-like SoCal "Magic Kingdom" once owned by a Disney senior designer is still up for grabs. Or, perhaps, go for the real-life version of the Haunted Mansion in Disneyland's New Orleans Square, now for sale in Georgia.
UPDATE: An in-the-know commenter points out that the property's original Mickey Mouse gate has been dismantled in favor of a "typical black gate." Sad!
· Investor Gabriel Brener lists Holmby Hills estate at $90 million [L.A. Times via Curbed LA]
· The Carolwood Estate [The Agency]