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At $195 million, this is the most expensive house for sale in the U.S.

A 53,000-square-foot estate that sits behind three sets of gates on 25 acres is the most expensive home publicly listed for sale in the United States.

If you've always wanted your own ballroom with a revolving dance floor, a 27-car garage, a vineyard that produces hundreds of bottles of wine a year, and have $195 million to spend, then Palazzo di Amore in Beverly Hills, California, is for you. This humble abode has views of the canyons and city, 12 bedrooms, and 23 bathrooms.

To reach the house, you must make your way up a quarter-mile long driveway and then through the vineyard, which produces private-label Beverly Hills Vineyards wine. The 15,000-square-foot entertainment complex has a bowling alley, 50-seat movie theater, and ballroom complete with a DJ booth, laser light system, and room for 250 of your nearest and dearest to dine. Outside, there is a 128-foot reflecting pool, fountain, swimming pool, spa, barbecue, and tennis court.

Seller Jeff Greene is a real estate entrepreneur, estimated by Forbes to have a $3 billion fortune. He stands to make quite the profit if he gets his asking price: He bought the property in 2007 for $35 million, and is thought to have spent $25 million on renovations.