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Inside California's $40M Mega-Mansion of 41 Bathrooms

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Bathrooms, it turns out, are powerful things, capable of carrying on childhood superhero obsessions, indulging the inner athlete, spicing up a sex life, even, in some cases, crushing dreams. In Bel Air, Calif., the lure of the bathroom was so strong that one couple turned a modest 15-bathroom mansion into one that boasts 41 of them, a figure that's almost certainly a record for the area—never mind the three living rooms or "five main master suites." "The bathroom has become the dressing room," Bob Ray Offenhauser, the architect who originally designed the estate, now asking $40M, told the Los Angeles Times in a recent trend piece on the subject. Hilariously, there's not a single bathroom represented in the listing photos.

· Here's the Bel-Air Mansion With 41 Bathrooms [Curbed LA]
· Wealthy homebuyers demand bathrooms; lots of them [L.A. Times]
· 688 Nimes Road, Los Angeles [Movato]