Inside £37m mega-mansion complete with shark tank and waterfall – but no door handles

A sprawling mega-mansion with its own shark tank, 10-car garage and waterfall went on the market for a staggering £37 million back in November and has since been snapped up

The outside of the mega-mansion from an aerial shot. The multiple pools are visible as they are lit up, and there are hills and grassy areas surrounding the outside of the property.
The mansion is located in Palm Desert, California, and is on top of a hill

We don’t all have a spare £37 million to spend, but if you were among the mega-rich back in November, you could have been in with a chance of snapping up a property that estate agents have called “one of the most spectacular estates ever built”.

The mega-mansion, located in Palm Desert, California, USA, hit the market two months ago for an eye-watering $49.5 million (£36.35 million), the Daily Star reports.

And the homeowner certainly gets a lot for their money, as the estate spans across a total of 7.68 acres of land with 20,667 sq ft of space to play with.

The home is a haven for the tech-savvy, as there isn’t a single doorknob to be found anywhere on the property and a smart home system takes care of opening the doors instead.

The property has been described as ‘one of the most spectacular estates ever built’


Coldwell Banker Realty)

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As well as this, the property boasts an impressive “aquarium tunnel”, which is made up of two tanks filled with exotic fish and one shark tank – complete with live sharks.

There are also retractable walls around the outdoor space, meaning you get the choice of staying cosy inside or making the most of the outside area, which comes with three interlocking heated pools, a waterfall, a spa, a koi pond, and a barbecue.

The property even splits up the living quarters, so the homeowner and up to four guests can each have their own slice of luxury.

Two fish tanks and a shark tank make up an impressive hallway


Coldwell Banker Realty)

In the owner’s suite, the lucky occupant will be met with their own private outdoor lounge area, as well as a private outdoor spa, a fireplace, and dual baths and closets.

The four guest suites are located in a separate guest pavilion, and the property also features an additional kitchen and lounge area.

For your money, you’ll even get a sculpture by famed artist Dale Chihuly thrown in on top of the home’s many impressive features.

But if you were thinking of contacting your mortgage provider, think again – the mega-mansion was snapped up on December 22, just over a month after it went on the market on November 15.

The home also comes with an owner’s suite and four guest suites


Coldwell Banker Realty)

The buyer is being kept secret, but Steve Frankel of estate agents Coldwell Banker Realty said: “It’s someone who will come in and realise this is the most spectacular estate built in the desert of all time. They want the best and they can have it now.”

Previously owned by Duane Hagadone – who was the founder of Coeur d’Alene Resort and the Hagadone Corporation – until he passed away in April 2021 at the age of 88, the impressive home was built on a hilltop in 2007 by architectural designer Guy Dreier.

The home was once named Ultimate Home of the Year by the Robb Report, and estate agents have described it as “unparalleled in size, scale and design”.

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