Historic Palazzetto Mansion in Rome Hits Auction Block for €35M.
The Giacomo Della Porta-designed compound has panoramic views of the capital city of Italy and beyond.
The Palazzetto, a luxurious compound inside the Palazzo Albertoni Spinola World Heritage site in Rome, which was designed by Renaissance sculptor and architect Giacomo Della Porta in the 16th century, is selling via auction with a minimum bidding price of €35.3 million (about US$43.3 million).
The auction will commence on April 26 if the current owner hasn’t accepted an offer prior to April 20. That’s also the deadline for interested buyers to register and review relevant documents, according to a rep for Rick Hilton of Hilton & Hyland, who’s exclusively handling the sale of the property.
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A Da Vinci Masterpiece Auctions For $450 Million, Next Up A Rare Renaissance Mansion In Rome.
Last November, Leonardo da Vinci's Salvator Mundi painting sold for a record-shattering $450 million at auction. Now another historic Italian Renaissance masterpiece is on the auction block—the Palazzetto mansion inside Rome’s historic Palazzo Albertoni Spinola.
Rick Hilton, chairman and co-founder of brokerage house Hilton & Hyland (which exclusively holds the listing), will host the live auction on April 26th from Los Angeles. The palacial estate has been valued at $35 million (current Rome market value) but that’s only the opening bid before taking its prodigious historical pedigree into account.
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In the Bird Streets, a tangle of roads above Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, multimillion-dollar mansions, with their angular glass facades spilling down the hillsides, look as if they have alighted fresh off another planet. Many are the work of a single architect, Paul McClean...
...Niami was formerly a movie producer, and "Opus" can feel like a tentpole movie set. In a three-minute trailer on the Opus website, a woman wearing a VR headset writhes awake in the indoor-outdoor master bedroom, as glittery, gold-masked women join her for a bacchanalia of champagne, skinny dipping, and light foreplay. It’s like an ad to buy 50 Shades of Grey to be your life. For developers selling a lifestyle, McClean’s designs offer the correct canvas to play with.
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In order to bring some attention to the spec home known as Opus, Hollywood producer-turned-developer Niles Niami and Hilton & Hyland listing agent Drew Fenton have unleashed two videos -- one green band and one red band -- that promote the 20,500-square-foot mansion's sprawling features as a crew of "Goldfinger"-esque girls writhe about in unmitigated ecstasy on the property.
The red band version features a live-action body painting, a stimulating virtual reality experience, an abundance of strategically placed gold pasties, gold fetish wear, a masked wine cellar attendant, gold luxury vehicles, and a lot of slow motion grinding.