Construction on the Beverly Hills mansion owned by Jeff Bezos has been halted as a request to expand the property to more than 15,000 square feet is pending approval, The Post learned.
The first application for the Hillside R-1 permit was filed in 2021 but was denied on technical grounds of being incomplete.
It was then approved until Bezos, 59, filed a new request in January of this year to add a “lighted game court fence,” project records show.
However, the Amazon founder’s application was again rejected on the grounds of being incomplete.
“Now he has filed a new application for another scope for that construction, but we cannot build on the scope associated with the request,” senior city council planner Judy Gutierrez told the Post.
“The Hillside R-1 permit filed in January 2023 is not scheduled for a Planning Commission hearing,” Gutierrez added. This means that the renovation will be put on hold indefinitely until a hearing is set.
Bezos’ first 2021 application, which received city planning approval last April, filed a request to build a new pool house, powder room and retaining wall.
The home’s previous owner, film and music mogul David Geffen, 80, had a permit allowing the maximum permissible floor area to exceed 15,000 square feet. I couldn’t get over it.
According to the Beverly Hills Planning Commission report, “the maximum permissible floor area is 69,139 square feet.”
A photo obtained by the Post shows an aerial view of a standstill home with construction equipment on the ground but no workers.
The Washington Post has reached out to Bezos’ rep for comment.
In 2020, Bezos spent $165 million on nearly 10 acres of real estate.
But the move doesn’t seem to have affected his recent beating, indicating a drop in Amazon’s net worth for the founder, executive chairman, and former president and CEO. $57 billion last year.
That’s because Amazon’s stock price fell 38% as of March 10th.
Known as the legendary Jack Warner Estate after the former president of Warner Bros. Entertainment, the $165 million deal pays $177 million for the sprawling seven-acre Malibu property in 2021, breaking Bezos’ record. It set a Los Angeles record until it broke the .
Previously, this position was given to media executive Lachlan Murdoch. paid one dollarFive0 million The Bel Air estate known as “Chartwell” was used as the Clampett mansion in the hit 1960s TV show “The Beverly Hillbillies.”
The site today includes a three-story main house, guest house, gym, pergola, and guard house.
The new pool house will be approximately 697 square feet in size. The powder room will be in the basement.