Skycastle is a Hilltop Fortress of Luxury

Most of us have dreamt of living on a castle high atop a hill at some time or another and, every once in a while, one of us is able to make that dream a reality. The person who commissioned famed architect David Grey to design the house you see here in the early 1990s managed to realize the dream, and so did composer Jed Leiber when he purchased it in 2012. Now it’s your opportunity to live the fantasy and purchase the Hollywood Hills palace known as Skycastle for yourself.

Looking quite industrial with its bare concrete walls, the 12,000 square-foot main house features seven bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, a soaring 60’ high grand entry, chef’s kitchen and gym. Outside, you’ll find a koi pond, a pool, and a hot tub that offers sweeping views of L.A.’s Westside, Catalina Island and the Pacific Ocean. There’s also a two-bedroom guesthouse (which Leiber converted into a recording studio) with its own garage for when your friends and family are in town for a visit. Of course, those same family and friends will probably try and hit you up for some money while there, because they’ll know you paid about $50 million for the Skycastle. Hey, nobody ever said being the king of a castle was a picnic…

Source: Sotheby’s International Realty