How A Real Estate Tycoon Lives

by Kashif Masood | 21:46 in , , |

How A Real Estate Tycoon Lives
Commercial real estate magnate Don Abbey custom-built two twin mansions for himself in Southern California and Montana--each cost $78 million--then decided to put them both on the market. This is the home in Bradbury, California.

 
Commercial real estate magnate Don Abbey custom-built two twin mansions for himself in Southern California and Montana--each cost $78 million--then decided to put them both on the market. This is the home in Bradbury, California.


 
A living space.

 
The main entrance.
 
The wine-tasting room.
 
The kitchen.

 
The drawing room, with a ceiling mural.



 
The master bedroom. The home has six more bedrooms.

 
A home theater.


 
A hallway. The listing agent -- who is regularly featured on "Extra," "NBC Open House," "Mansions and Millionaires" and HGTV's "Million-Dollar Room," and who is a top real estate agent in Los Angeles with worldwide listings -- said he has rarely encountered an owner who put more meticulous care into building a luxury home.

 
Each estate has a 25-foot shooting range. "Lucy Liu used the shooting range to practice for her role in 'Southland,' " the broker said.

 
Sitting room.

 
A marbled tile shower in one of the home's 10 bathrooms.

 
A fireplace, shown close up. Don Abbey "did not build these homes to sell them. They're insane, unbelievable in terms of what he put into them," the listing agent said.

 
Exercise room.

 
A view of the pool from the diving board.



 
Infinity-edge pool.



 
Hot tub.



 
Exterior fountains.



 
Abbey is an avid outdoorsman. The Bradbury estate has a million-gallon trout pond. "It's larger than the Aquarium of the Pacific (in Long Beach, CA) and it cost $8 million to build," Abbey's listing agent said.