$68 Million Palm Springs Mansion Features Aquarium Tunnel For Pet Sharks

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A Palm Springs mansion formerly owned by newspaper publisher and real estate developer Duane Hagadone has just hit the market for US$49.5 million (AU$68.4 million) – complete with asymmetrical walls, a curved copper roof, and not a single right angle in sight.

Situated on eight acres of land, you’ll find a 32,000-square-foot main house, with additional structures on the property including a guest house, garage, and office which appears to have been carved into the side of a mountain. A glass elevator acts as an entrance for visitors into the mansion, which then greets you with a massive titanium fireplace in the living room.

Also included in the price tag, the buyer can expect to receive:

  • 7 bedrooms
  • 12 bathrooms
  • 6 kitchens
  • 23 HVAC systems
  • 21 fire features (including titanium fireplaces)
  • 31 televisions
  • 16 retractable glass walls
  • Creston smart-home operating system
  • Dale Chihuly sculpture
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In the words of listing agent Jade Mills:

“When the doors open, it’s like you’re in an adult Disneyland.”

Duane Hagadone, the man behind this mansion, is perhaps best known for his work in founding Idaho’s Coeur d’Alene Resort. He commissioned architect Guy Dreier to create the unconventional home. Dreier’s plan was for the Duane Hagadone mansion to consist of a curved copper roof and an exterior clad in panther slate from India in an attempt to resemble the surrounding desert and mountains.

Of course, we would be remiss to not acknowledge the home’s many water features, which are probably its most notable aspect. It’s hard to ignore the large indoor aquarium that is able to be walked through like a tunnel, which is more than capable of housing your collection of exotic fish and sharks. The house also comes equipped with three interlocking pools, as well as a koi pond near the entrance, and waterfalls adjacent to the rather dramatic home office.

The home is situated on a rare parcel of land within Bighorn Golf Club, where members can enjoy access to the scenic 18-hole courses, as well as the clubhouse’s spa and restaurants

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