In October 2019, Casa Encantada, the Bel-Air home of financier Gary Winick—a 40,000-square-foot 1930s property
above the Bel-Air Country Club—was listed for sale for $225 million. The residence has twice earned the title
of most expensive publicly listed home in the United States. Have you ever wondered what it would be like
to live in a $200 million house? It is definitely expensive. The selling price is one thing, but there are many
more costs to consider. Casa Encantada was built in the 1930s by architect James E. Dolen, who favored
unified traditional Georgian architecture with Art Deco and Moderne styles. According to the Los Angeles Times,
the mansion was completed in 1937 at a cost of $35 million in today's money. Hotelier Conrad Hilton bought the property in
1950 for $225,000, and when he died in 1979, media mogul Rupert Murdoch paid $12.4 million for the house.