When billionaire real estate investor Jeff Greene bought an unfinished 25-acre Beverly Hills estate out of receivership in 2007 for $35 million from Saudi businessman Mishaal K. Adham he had big plans to create an epic, ultra-luxe domain fit for royalty. And with the help of nowadays legally and financially beleaguered mega-mansion developer Mohamed Hadid, late mega-mansion architect Bob Ray Offenhauser, and late Paris-based interior designer Alberto Pinto, he did.
Dubbed Palazzo di Amore after Greene and his wife, Mei Sze Greene, were married there in 2007 — Mike Tyson served as the best man! — the result of the huge effort and mountain of money is indeed an unabashedly palatial spread that’s more akin to a boutique resort or royal residence than what mere financial mortals think of as a cozy private home.
Altogether, there are 12 bedrooms and 16 bathrooms, plus seven more powder rooms, throughout 53,000 square feet of lavishly appointed living space across the compound’s various buildings that include the massive Mediterranean-inspired main house, gigantic guest house and 15,000-square-foot entertainment pavilion.
Alas, it wasn’t long before Greene’s taste for the Brobdingnagian estate soured — he told Mansion Global in 2019 that he doesn’t even like to stay there because it’s “too big” — and he and his family traded southern California for south Florida, where like a lot of other billionaires, they make their primary residence Palm Beach.
Palazzo di Amore has subsequently been up for sale several times; in 2014, it was saddled with an unrealistic price of $195 million, and most recently, in 2019, it carried a still too rosy ask of $129 million. The property has also been made available many times as a rental. At one point the estate was reportedly listed at a staggering $475,000 per month, but the jaw-dropping property is currently available with all its liberally tasseled, elaborately carved and otherwise bedazzled furnishings with much lower but still sky-high price of $295,000 per month.