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This mansion could become one of the most expensive houses ever in the US

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PERCHED ON A promontory overlooking Los Angeles is a true Beverly Hills palace.

The crown jewel of the exclusive Trousdale Estates neighborhood, the property once belonged to comedian Danny Thomas, who starred in ”The Danny Thomas Show” (aka “Make Room For Daddy”) and founded St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Thomas built the home in 1970 and later sold it for $15 million after his wife died in 2000. Now it’s back on the market for a reported $135 million.

The Wall Street Journal notes that listing agent Aaron Kirman sold a neighboring property to Swedish billionaire Markus Persson (who founded the game company Mojang and invented Minecraft) for a Beverly Hills record-breaking $70 million last year.

Kirman says this property is priced higher because of its panoramic views and acreage. ”Ultimately, what you’re paying for is the site, the grounds, and the view, which is truly the best view in the city,” he says.

Keep scrolling to tour this palace in the sky.

The 18,000-square-foot mansion sits on two-and-a-half acres in the swanky Trousdale Estates neighborhood, which is also home to celebs like Elton John and Jane Fonda.

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If bought at asking price, it will be the most expensive home ever sold in Beverly Hills.

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The current owner decorated the home with $2.5 million in luxurious accessories, including Baccarat chandeliers and hand-woven carpets. Both are included in the final sale.

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The interior and exterior of the seven bedroom home follow a Moorish-style design with arches, calligraphy, and repetitive patterns.

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Decorative tile work also echoes the design theme in one of the home’s 10 bathrooms.

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Between the arched windows and ceiling mural, the dining room is practically a temple of worship.

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The views only get better as you submerge yourself in the sleek pool.

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And at night, this is your view

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