Californian ‘palace’ minutes from Prince Harry hits market for $29.5 million

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A grand mansion labelled 'California's Palace of Versailles' is going up for sale only a few minutes away from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's family residence.

Would-be neighbours will have to dig deep, however, as the property Montecito near Santa Monica is being listed for a massive $29,500,000 (£22,234,297).

The mock chateau is set on a 12,000 square foot estate and boasts five bedrooms and 10 bathrooms, as well as a secure bank vault and secret tunnel.

One of the most opulent features of the star house — which also sits near the homes of Oprah Winfrey, Ellen Degeneres, and Adam Levine — is the dark French marble which can be found on the kitchen worktops and in many different parts of the estate.

The marble is thought to cost millions of dollars on its own, and is close run for price by the gold bathroom fixtures and majestic chandeliers which grace the property.

Woodwork on the lower level of the estate meanwhile is inspired by the hit 1990s film “Titanic".

There is even a Swiss bank vault in the butler’s pantry to stash away the most precious of kitchenware, and a tunnel to a mega cellar that can stash away 200 bottles of wine.

Other snazzy features on site include a wet bar, a gym, sauna, steam room, swimming pool and a putting green. There are also plans to construct a cinema on the site, according to MailOnline.

Out in the manicured garden the prospective homeowner will be able to gaze upon a 1,000-year-old Carrara fountain, alongside patented roses that are said to be exclusive to the property.

The listing is held by the Berkshire Hathaway Luxury Collection.

Earlier this week, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle treated their two kids to a Christmas parade in the exclusive neighbourhood.

As part of the area's first Montecito Car Parade, vehicles were draped in tinsel, fairy lights, antlers and even full Christmas trees as they drove around the streets near the Duke and Duchess's home.

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