And wildfires. If the neighbors are lucky, this monstrosity will slide off the hill and into oblivion; if they're really lucky, that will happen soon.
With five pools, a casino and a nightclub with its own VIP access, Hollywood producer-turned-real estate developer Nile Niami has vowed that it will be one of the most exclusive houses ever. It's being designed by architect Paul McClean, an expert in 'megamansion design', who created Calvin Klein's Bel Air property.
Sitting on the Santa Monica Mountains and overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the house comes with 'extras' like a two-story waterfall, a temperature-controlled room for storing fresh flowers, a 40-seat theater, a cigar lounge, a sitting room surrounded by jellyfish tanks instead of walls, a four-lane bowling alley and an indoor-outdoor dance floor as well as a 30-car garage.
It will come complete with a 5,000 sq ft master bedroom, bigger than most properties in the area, and a further 20 bedrooms, 30 bathrooms, a gym and a hair and nail salon.
And if you want to invite visitors, they can have their own place and pool, as it also includes three smaller homes, five swimming pools - including a 180ft long infinity pool - and a 20,000 sq ft artificial lawn to comply with California's drought-induced water restrictions.
I'll give him this: the developer knows the taste of anyone who would buy this horrible thing:
A glass-walled, high-ceiling library will take up part of the first floor, but the developer says not to expect to find books in the room. 'Nobody really reads books. So I'm just going to fill the shelves with white books, for looks,' says Niami, who sells his houses fully furnished to a client's particular taste.