Choosing a home when you’re officially a billionaire must be harder than it sounds. That title comes with a weight of expectation that could be harder to live up than you’d think.
For instance, do you go million-dollar mega mansion in Mustique or Manhattan penthouse apartment with its own lift? Country pile or storied castle?
Well, if you’re a newly crowned billionaire (courtesy of Forbes magazine), it looks like you head for Brentwood, California,
Behdad Eghbali, the Iranian-born manager of Clearlake Capital has recently followed in the footsteps of Elon Musk and invested in property in one of Los Angeles’ most exclusive neighborhoods.
The financier has just paid $21million for this 7 bedroom, 11 bathroom, 10,000sq ft estate that celebrity property site Dirt, call ‘baller’.
Imagine that. Eleven bathrooms. The toilet-roll bill alone is dizzying. Not that tissues will be a problem for Eghbali. Last year he dropped nearly $50million on a Malibu home previously lived in by Beyonce and Jay Z. Think of this new place as his bijou getaway, then.
Eghbali will now be waving to Christian Bale and LeBron James as he gets his papers in the morning, although not to Elon Musk, who recently sold the Brentwood property he bought for his ex-wife for nearly $4million.
The property itself is, as you might imagine, roomy throughout. Natural light streams in courtesy of glass paneled walls and an open-plan layout.
Inside, everything is immaculately finished in a contemporary American style, which means plenty of white painted wood, grey marble and polished, walnut floors.
The kitchen is particularly impressive, featuring three consecutive marble islands, each one legitimately big enough to be a compact kitchen in its own right.
Elsewhere the property has all the hallmarks of a big-ticket home: games room bigger than a hotel bar, pool and terrace with incredible sunset views and, naturally, a spiral staircase that leads to a drinks cellar.
Let’s circle back to the original question, then. If you’re a billionaire, it looks like the sort of home you go for is a tastefully decorated Los Angeles mansion with enough bathrooms to ensure you’ll never wait to brush your teeth again.