OSAMA BIN LADEN FAMILY BEL AIR MANSION!
The once palatial Bel Air mansion owned by Osama Bin Laden’s half-brother, Ibrahim Bin Laden, has been listed for $28,000,000.
Family patriarch Mohammad bin Laden had 56 children and 22 wives and Ibrahim and Osama were sons number 15 and 17. Records show that Ibrahim, who is the older half-brother of the late terrorist, has owned the property for nearly four decades, since 1983 purchasing the property for Mediterranean villa-style mansion for $1,653,000 at the time however since the September 11 attacks the property has remained vacant as Ibrahim Bin Laden feared of the notoriety his last name would bring.
Despite its abandoned state, the seven-bedroom, five-bathroom house which was built in 1931 sits on 2.16 acres just down the street from the Hotel Bel Air with the property’s price based on “land value only,” and location with wealthy neighbours, Beny Alagem (owner of the Beverly Hills Hotel) and his 36,000-square-foot manse, as well as Jeffrey Kaplan (who reportedly owns several mobile home parks) and his 43,000-square-foot estate.
The home was once owned by Arthur Freed, producer of the Hollywood classics Meet Me In St. Louis, On The Town, Singin’ In The Rain, and The Bandwagon. He was also an uncredited associate producer on The Wizard of Oz and won best picture Academy Awards for An American in Paris and Gigi.
The property is listed with Coldwell Banker’s Florence Mattar
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