If you’ve ever saved money while shopping online, George Raun might have been responsible. He is the co-founder of Honey, an online discount browser extension. If there was any question as to the success of Honey, Raun just listed his $150 million, 21,000 square foot Bel Air mansion for sale.
That’s quite a feat, considering Raun purchased the home only two years ago for a mere $60 million. That was around the time that his company was bought by PayPal for $4 billion. That’s the online money exchange’s biggest acquisition in its almost 25-year history.
Raun netted $750 million, more than enough to not only buy a $60 million home but to finish it as well.
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After the purchase, Raun reached out to elite designers to create an oasis with 360-degree views of the greater Los Angeles area. Despite all that effort, he wasn’t able to take advantage of the perks of this home since he never actually lived there. Whether he planned to flip it all along, or just wanted to move on, Raun made sure this estate was one of a kind.
Features of the home include nine bedrooms, one of which is the primary with a wrap-around terrace. His and her closets are also part of the primary bedroom landscape, as is a marble countertop bathroom with a deep bathtub for peak relaxation. Outside of sleeping quarters, the home has a chef’s kitchen and a matching dining room with scenery for days.
The mansion comes with some great amenities. Want to watch a movie? Grab some popcorn and take a seat in the theater. Trying to eliminate a chunk of screen time? Find a new selection in the library. Need a treat yourself type of day? Escape the hustle and bustle in the private gym and spa. When you’ve finished working up a sweat, there’s a Japanese dipping pool. Oh, we haven’t even gone outside yet.
Get a sense of nature with a seamless barrier between the outdoor and indoor living spaces. The first floor cascades into an array of even more stunning views as a backdrop to the infinity pool. If there ever was a space to invite friends and family over, this was it. Who wouldn’t love a fire pit for all your s’more roasting needs, an outdoor kitchen for more substantial dishes, and plenty of grass to roll around on?
All of that is enticing enough, not to mention a guesthouse. Yes, when you have a high-profile friend who needs to disappear for a few days, there is no better stay. This separate building has a smaller pool and gym all to itself.
Just when you think that was a complete listing, there’s more. One thing you can’t do when you have that kind of a home is to forget that help is needed. So, this Bel Air retreat has staff quarters where they live, cook meals, and can do their laundry. All of that on 1.15 acres. Wow.
Photos courtesy of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass.