Spotted on a recent episode of HGTV's Million Dollar Rooms: the utterly over-the-top Aspen home of Barbi Benton, which the former Playboy Playmate has dubbed the "Copper Palace" for its seven miles of copper used to clad the exterior, cover walls, and create architectural features inside. ("I just liked the idea of copper," Benton casually tells host Carter Oosterhouse.)
Some notable features: a multimillion-dollar entertainment space with totem poles hiding speakers, a $250K living room floor composed of 14 exotic woods and manufactured in Kentucky, a custom-designed 29-person couch that cost $100K, a 40-foot steel pocket door that opens to reveal an 80-person ballroom ("This is where we have our Christmas party!"), and, perhaps the pièce de résistance, a 1,500-square-foot nightclub. "Oh, it was just a crazy idea," Benton says. "I woke up in the middle of the night and it just dawned on me. In the dream I saw myself being in a room full of crystals looking out on to all the planets." So crystals indeed there are: huge, jagged ones made of fiberglass, smaller ones made of Plexiglas, and even smaller ones made of the real thing. All the lighting was brought in from Hawaii (Benton essentially deconstructed a shuttered disco) and the bar countertop consists of amethyst and pyrite. Unfortunately for the twinkle-toed, this isn't the SoCal dream house Benton currently has listed. Watch the video below.
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