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A $195 million estate once owned by William Randolph Hearst is now tied for the title of America's most expensive home



Attorney and businessman Leonard Ross has listed what is now tied with a Florida mansion to be the most expensive home listed on the US market.

The estate was built in 1927 and formerly belonged to media mogul William Randolph Hearst, who bought the estate for $120,000 in 1947 in declining health. Hearst spent his remaining years in the Beverly Hills house.

The house was first publicly on sale for $165 million in 2007, but the price has fluctuated throughout the years. It dropped to $95 million in 2010, then went back up to $135 million in 2014.

In 2014, it was taken off the market and leased at a rate of $600,000 a month, according to the Wall Street Journal. Now the house is up at $195 million, making it tied for most expensive home currently on the US market (the $200 million Playboy Mansion, though initially listed for more, sold for $100 million last month).

The Beverly Hills estate is being represented by Mauricio Umansky of luxury brokerage the Agency.

Read on to see what $195 million will get you.

SEE ALSO: The Playboy Mansion officially sold for $100 million, half of what it was listed for

The 55,000-square-foot estate is located in Beverly Hills and was designed by English architect Gordon Kaufmann.

The sprawling estate features an almost Olympic-sized pool and a second swimming pool, as well as a tennis court. You can enter the estate through one of four security gates. It's also just three blocks away from Sunset Boulevard.

Inside, the estate has 28 bedrooms and 38 bathrooms. Here, you'll see the intricate detailing of a two-story library with hand-carved paneling and a fireplace.

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