Beverly Hills mansion with a scandalous Ponzi scheme past lists for $37.5 million

A French-impersonating mansion in the Beverly Crest section of Los Angeles is now on the market for $US37.5 million, according to Daily Mail.

It’s been on and off the market for a while now, after former owner Curtis Somoza was busted for a Ponzi scheme and sentenced to jail for 25 years in 2007, according to Curbed.

The house was transferred to an LLC in 2005 and subsequently bought by Jeoung Lee, a healthcare entrepreneur.

Originally built in 2000, the entire home has been fully remodeled and renovated since.

Susan Perryman of Hilton and Hyland has the listing.

Welcome to the Wallingford Estate, a 22,000-square-foot home on the outskirts of one of Los Angeles' most expensive districts.

Built in 2000, no expense was spared in bringing it up to the modern luxury standards commanded by a $37.5-million price tag.

A manicured 5-acre lawn, huge snake-like driveway and a ginormous front gate surround the house.

Inside, the French influences are clear -- Marie Antoinette would have been pleased.

Baroque style permeates the home, and the interior is tasteful and bright, if a little overwhelming.

Chandeliers hang from the ceiling in many of the rooms, making the already high ceilings seem even higher.

Intricate carvings and murals cover nearly every square inch of wall and ceiling.

Other rooms are done up in classy light woods.

The kitchen is complete maze of intricate cabinetry, islands, and counter space galore.

The kitchen's breakfast 'nook' is large enough to fit an entire cafeteria-style table.

If your guests can't fit around that table, not to worry. There's also a formal dining room.

A wine cellar lurks beneath the kitchen with room for 1,500 bottles.

Each of the seven bedrooms are so large, it seems difficult to fill them with enough furniture to appear inhabited.

The children's rooms are decorated with kid-friendly murals that still match the decor of the rest of the house.

Even depictions of the African Savannah make the cut.

Each of the 15 bathrooms are also spacious. This one has a Jacuzzi in the center of the room and even TVs hung up on the wall.

A full movie theatre is situated in the basement.

There's no shortage of outdoor spaces overlooking the rolling Beverly Hills.

No shortage at all.

And there are plenty of spaces for outdoor entertaining.

Top all that off with an absurdly large pool, which actually looks small in comparison to the house.

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