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Hurry up! Two of the most expensive houses in the world are now at a discounted price!

You’ll still have to fork out almost $200 million for either of them though.

“Billionaire” and “The Manor” are two of the most valued pieces of real estate in the world and curiously, both are having a price battle of sorts.

Eyebrows were raised everywhere when “Billionaire” hit the market last year for a whopping US $250 million, which roughly translates to the meagre sum of around AUD $330 million.

Not too shabby, eh?

At the time, the property became the most expensive home ever listed in the US, dethroning the famous Gemini mansion in Manalapan, Florida.

Handbag tycoon and real estate developer Bruce Makowsky bought the estate in 2012 for US $7.9 million with the intention of flipping it.

He purposely used the most lavishly expensive materials in the market to build a 3,500 square meter architectural extravagance which took 4 years to be completed.

The house has so many features it almost sounds like a joke.

It has 21 bathrooms, 12 bedrooms, 3 kitchens, a 26-metre infinity pool, a bowling alley, billiard room and its own 40 seat Dolby Atmos movie theatre.

And we’re just warming up.

Candy room filled with US$200,000 worth of treats? Check!

$30 million worth in luxury cars? Well, why the hell not.

Did we mention it also has its own helipad?

The mansion is located on Bel Air Road, a street for only the richest of the rich.

You need a bit more than a one-hit wonder to live in this hood.

After almost a year without suitors, the property was re-listed last April with the discounted price tag of US $188 million. That’s a cut of $62 million! Just imagine the savings…

That discount ended the property’s bragging rights though and gave the first spot of “most expensive property” to another house, “The Manor”.

The mansion, located in the Holmby Hills neighbourhood of Los Angeles, was built in the late 80’s for Aaron Spelling, TV producer of such hits as Charlie’s Angels, Beverly Hills 90210 and Charmed.

With a 5,250 square meter floor area, the property sets the record as the largest home in Los Angeles County.

Tennis course? Check. Hair salon? Well of course! Bigger than the White House, the property has 14 bedrooms, 27 bathrooms a wine cellar, and a garage spacious enough to accommodate 100 cars.

Oh, and It also has a tasting room. Wait, what’s that?

In April the property became the most expensive house on sale in the US, with a price tag of $200 million.

They didn’t hang onto the first spot for long though.

Soon enough, brokers decided to jump into the discount-life too and reduced the price to $175 million.

Giving “Billionaire” the first spot yet again.

If I get all pumped up when I spot that 5% discount on my favourite detergent, imagine how a billionaire can feel in the face of such juicy sales.

Which house would you pick if you had the dough?

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