In honor of the passage earlier this month of LA’s Baseline Hillside Ordinance (Warning: PDF), which prevents “out-of-scale” single family development on LA’s hillsides via height and FAR restrictions, we’ve dug up five of the most ridiculously gigantic homes in the city. Prepare yourself for an onslaught of square footage, bathrooms (why does the number of bathrooms always seem to double the number of bedrooms?) and opulent taste (note the preponderance of French Chateaus: will there be another revolution?) The ordinance, which goes into effect on May 9, is the third in a series of city measures to prevent McMansions and other neighborhood busters. So perhaps say goodbye to this type of development in LA. At least for now.
The “Manor” 594 S. Mapleton Drive, Los Angeles
56,500 square foot, 14 bedrooms 27 bathrooms
76 Beverly Park Lane, Beverly Hills
29,069 square feet, 18 bedrooms, 28 bathrooms
630 Nimes Rd., Los Angeles
38,000 square feet, 9 bedrooms, 14 bathrooms
“La Belle Vie” 332 St. Cloud Rd, Los Angeles
23,000+ square feet, 9 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, 12 fireplaces, 10-car garage
10451 Revuelta Way, Los Angeles
15 bedrooms, 16.5 bathrooms, formal dining room seating more than 50 people.