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For sale: Most expensive home ever

Chad Abraham

ASPEN ” For $135 million you, too, can live like a prince.

That is the asking price for the palatial compound of Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz outside Aspen, a real estate financier confirmed Monday. It is the highest real estate price in U.S. history, and possibly the world, experts said.

Bandar is the former Saudi Arabian ambassador to the United States. His 90-acre Starwood property includes a nearly 56,000-square-foot mansion and several smaller homes and buildings.

The mansion is larger than the White House and has 16 bathrooms, 15 bedrooms, a racquetball court and a snowmelt driveway.

Real estate agent Joshua Saslove confirmed the property is for sale. He said Bandar is spending too much time as his nation’s representative on the National Security Council.

Bandar became his country’s ambassador in 1983 and resigned the post in 2005. He has been developing his land on Starwood Drive since the 1980s.

Starwood is across from the Buttermilk Ski Area on McLain Flats Road. The prince is a well-known philanthropist, donating to many Aspen charities and causes.

Vail Daily, Vail, Colorado


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