For $35 Million, You Can Live in a Salad Spinner

You will be forgiven if you thought this is an office building, most likely some corporate headquarters. Or maybe a luxury hospital. Believe it or not, this is a residential home, in Beverley Hills. It's on the market for $34,995,000. Designed by notable architect Ed Niles, it was once the home of Justin Beiber, although he didn't purchase it- he rented it for $59,000 a month! Other celebrities have taken short term rentals, leading to publicity and the nickname "the Salad Spinner house."

The house has 7,500 square feet of interior space with six bedrooms and seven bathrooms, although only one of each is pictured at the listing. We assume they all look alike, all glass, stainless steel, and white. While spectacular, it this home is the opposite of cozy. And you know what they say about people living in glass houses.

Think of the drawbacks of living in a home like this. The view may be spectacular, but that goes both ways. The property is only a half-acre, and Beiber moved out because paparazzi hovered around. In early images, there were no curtains in the bedrooms, but at least one has them now. And the glass is curved, making any replacements difficult. You'd need to keep a window-washing company on retainer or else spend oodles on Windex. Take a tour with this video from not long after the house was built.

We might get a kick out of making fun of rich people for spending way too much money to live in a place we wouldn't be comfortable, but celebrities themselves don't find this one all that comfortable, either. It was built in 2009 for developer Raffi Cohen as a bachelor pad, but by the time it was finished, Cohen had a family and found the house not child-friendly. It's been on the market several times, and is always available as a rental, with the list price always climbing. The buyer will have to be a particular type who doesn't mind their corporate headquarters being situated in a residential neighborhood. -via Fark ā€‹

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