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Inside Four Mansions With Underground Secrets

November 18, 2019


I’m Jessi Joseph. And I’m Ray Parisi. we travel the world for CNBC, producing stories about super duper luxury real estate and some of the best homes we’ve ever visited have secret world’s hidden
below ground. We’re talking about subterranean tennis courts insane spas and underground pools. Here are four homes with underground secrets starting with number four. St. Moritz is the winter playground of the world’s rich and famous. And nestled inside the snowy paradise is one of the most extraordinary homes in all of Switzerland. This castle was designed to
make a billionaire’s jaw drop. Don’t be fooled by the glass and stone chalet’s relatively modest exterior. This place actually has seven levels and most of them are hidden in the rocks below. We can’t tell you the name of the European magnate who moved a mountain to build this dream home. But Sanada Adzem, the woman hired to sell it for $185 million, is more than
willing to show us around. The owners spared absolutely no expense
in making this the most incredible property in all of Switzerland. The massive, six-sided staircase with no visible support beams is insane. It is so mysterious and so luxurious that someone has to see it to believe it. Before we go deeper down below, let’s check out the penthouse level master
bedroom. Where automatic drapes reveal a $1.8 million sculpture outside. The floors in here are blanketed in snowy white fox fur. And the massive master
bath is wrapped in white onyx. At the center is a 360 degrees see-through shower. I hope you’re not shy. And this is even crazier. The walk-in closet is painted from floor to ceiling in 24 karat gold. Now for more of the subterranean secrets buried deep below this place. Where you’ll find a wine cellar, a $1.3 million movie theater… and a private ski lodge. Yeah, a ski lodge. There’s a very sweet boot heating system, plus ski out access to a private chairlift. And you’ve got to go one more level down to see the unbelievable. It really rivals some of the finest spas in the best hotels in the world. There’s a Himalayan salt room lined with
glowing rock walls. A modern hammam that looks like a spaceship crossed with a steam room, a hi-tech shower with rainbow lighting, even an ice chamber for chilling out. And then there’s this, a subterranean pool that’s the size of a lake. And yeah, that’s me swimming in it. And right next to the pool is a giant
hot tub I also got to try out. Last stop is the stone covered car cave. It’s got a $260,000 turntable with the power to spin a two and a half ton Bentley. This is one of the finest homes in the entire world. Oh, my God. That house
was so next level. And the next. And the next. And the next. Now check out a California state with secret passages that lead to a Moroccan hammam, a pool and a tennis court down below. And here’s CNBC’s robert frank
with number three. Some of the super rich like to scream about their wealth with flashy mega mansions, but others prefer to whisper. On the outside, this may not look like an over-the-top palace, but looks can be deceiving. We wanted to live in a destination resort every single day. We did not want to maintain multiple
properties. Former television host Alex McLeod is taking us on a tour of this very unusual estate just outside of Los Angeles. She shares it with her fiance,
frozen food mogul, John Blazevich. But now they’re looking to sell it for a
whopping $53 million. So Alex, you drive up to this house. It’s a nice one-story Mediterranean villa. Nice. But not that special. Really? Yeah. Really? Okay I’m freaking out right now. Hey, look, we’re gonna surprise you. Okay. This house has many secrets. The first floor is certainly opulent. Where are the secrets? Well, they’re right here, buried five stories underground and hidden by secret passageways, if you could just move this chair for me, please. Okay. Thank you very much. And more mysterious. Now I’m going to show you this subterranean surprises. So this is our spa. Wow. And it rivals any world class hotel spa. Even the towels of the house name and logo. Just down the hallway, there’s an
indoor pool, jacuzzi, and a hot stone room. The ceiling walls and archways are all
sandstone. The blocks were constructed by 300 nomadic Moroccan tribesmen. The entire spa took eight years to build. Alex’s fiance John designed and built
this home. And he made sure it reflected all of his passions, which include tennis… lots of tennis. Sure there’s a clay court outside, but five stories underground, there’s an indoor tennis court that cost more than $14 million to build. Let’s just say tennis is a multi-million dollar hobby here. Some of the world’s top tennis stars like Pete Sampras have played here. The room is also fully wired for entertaining and converts into a ballroom for over 300 guests. We spend the majority of our time outdoors. We’re very active people we take full advantage of our eight acres. But when we want to play a little indoor tennis or have a steam, you know think of it as added value. Wow Jess that looked like a fun shoot. Sure was. My favorite part was that underground pool with those crazy archways. Next up a beachfront mansion with a secret hidden underneath the front lawn. CNBC’s Robert Frank is back with number
two. This almost $50 million mega mansion sits on what’s known as billionaires row, in the ritzy beach side town of Manalapan, Florida where it commands 315 feet of Florida’s most sought after gold coast. But what you may find even more impressive is the secret treasure you can’t see buried under this sumptuous estates front lawn. More on that later. First we take you inside the nearly 40,000 square feet of contemporary opulence. Where a super-sized living room, delivers breathtaking views from 30 foot tall windows. The next thing you’ll notice, is a ubiquitous spirit that defines the decor, namely tequila made by the top-shelf producer Patron. You’ll find Patron bottles on the bars, painted on the walls, and even in almost all 16 bathrooms where the distinctive glass is filled with mouthwash. The couple that lives here has good reason to be tequila obsessed. They are Patron’s high powered CEO Ed Brown and his wife Ashley, a former fitness model one-time Patron girl. It was always gonna be like my dream home because it’s like, I love the water. I love Florida. We wake up to a dream every day. And you won’t believe what’s buried underground. So underneath us is my man cave. There’s the man cave right underneath our feet? Yes, sir. You got to show me this. Below the faux lawn, two professional race cars bookend the ultimate bar. A Ferrari 458 that reaches a top speed of 180 miles an hour. and this Le Mans prototype called the LNP2. It’s 230. They’re each worth
millions. Ed and his racing team drove both cars to wins at two of America’s top endurance races. Also in the fantasy hideaway, one of the CEOs favorite toys, a professional driving simulator worth a hefty $50,000. And obviously the bar is
stocked with plenty of Patron, including this bottle bedazzled by rapper Lil Jon. And an $8,000 bottle of limited edition tequila served in crystal, which Ed believes is the best way to toast to this spectacular space. Here’s to the house the Patron built. Cheers. Thank you very much for coming. Ray did you get to do a tequila shot on
that shoot? Maybe two. Okay three. That sounds about right. Now for the LA mansion with gold covered cars and an underground swimming pool. Here’s number one. The first thing you’ll notice at this nearly $80 million mansion in Beverly Hills is gold. It’s everywhere. It’s on the gates in the
driveway… the sculpture in that water feature at the front entrance. And there’s even more inside. Yep, the developer built a Cristal room filled with $100,000 worth of gold champagne. And yes, that’s a golden champagne gun. This place has state-of-the-art everything. A retractable glass wall that
reveals the 85-foot infinity pool. And a flat-screen TV that drops from the
ceiling and spins around. But the coolest feature of this nearly 21,000 square foot mansion is what’s hidden underground. There’s a second swimming pool with the waterfall that gets sunlight from the top floor. So you could actually get sunburned in the basement. Down below, there’s also hot and cold
plunge pools. And hidden behind a soothing wall of bubbles a massage room. And for the ladies, there’s a beauty salon just off the basement gym. But if that doesn’t Rev you up check out what’s in the garage. The owner’s gold-covered rides. Unfortunately, those are not included in
the $80 million price tag. Houses in Los Angeles are so freaking cool. What was your favorite underground world out of all those houses we just saw? I’m gonna go with that California state that has that crazy Moroccan hammam. How about you? I would do the St. Moritz house because that giant pool on the ground totally blew me away. Tell us your favorites in the comments. And don’t forget to follow, subscribe, like, you know all that stuff.

53 Comments

  • Reply Rhys Myrrh November 9, 2019 at 11:52 pm

    Too subterranean— I mean it. Too subterranean ain’t good

  • Reply WMJAW Productions November 10, 2019 at 1:39 am

    Secrets yeah secrets yeah you put secrets up on YouTube right for 300k people to see right

  • Reply Blair Aquilia November 10, 2019 at 4:15 am

    These homes all have weird hidden stuff because the person who decided to build the house had enough money to build what his imagination was.

  • Reply Ka Yui Stephy WU November 10, 2019 at 5:10 am

    apparently they're not secrets anymore

  • Reply magno November 10, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Got to say, that Swiss mansion really reflects that the architect had a great eye for design. Hands down, blew the other mansions away.

  • Reply Luckyj714 November 10, 2019 at 7:01 am

    The last one just looks like the Avengers HQ

  • Reply Kool Aid November 10, 2019 at 2:08 pm

    Imagine trying to find your 3 year old son in those mansions.

  • Reply Alec Gardner November 10, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    The Petrone house

  • Reply Thicc Boi November 10, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    I watch this to remind myself how poor I am 🙂

  • Reply Awesome Soh November 11, 2019 at 1:58 am

    Not much of a secret now…

  • Reply Paul Meiz November 11, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    5:52. Asking for $53,000,000.
    And Sold for $22.4 Million.

  • Reply TFG_Mr.Savage November 11, 2019 at 8:53 pm

    Some rich guy watching the video is gonna say it’s cheap

  • Reply Daaniyal 210 November 11, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    id never get enough all that exercise lol

  • Reply No Sleep engineering November 11, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    That 2nd home they showed was just trash lolz they really have horrible taste. Dude lost more than what he put in.

  • Reply Edward Harley November 12, 2019 at 12:24 am

    What a waste of space + $$$….over the top white elephants…..

  • Reply eween November 12, 2019 at 5:42 am

    this video –
    not so secret anymore boi

  • Reply BIG BRAIN MUSIC November 12, 2019 at 10:33 am

    Please Visit Mukesh Ambani's Home .

  • Reply RichardBodeker November 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    I don’t want any of them. I want a good expedition vehicle to drive around the world in that is nice.
    But I have been in 19 different countries, I want to see the rest !!!

  • Reply Aim Shoot Develop November 12, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Not sure if this was recommended because I’ve been watching parasite movie reviews 😅

  • Reply james nagib November 13, 2019 at 10:09 am

    how go i`m need more helps >> i`m mohaed nagib zakaria

  • Reply Monica Regina November 13, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    this its not honest, one persone not kan make so grand money in 20 lives,!

  • Reply Isabel Lodhi November 13, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    I would so have wanted the first one! A FRICKING SKILODGE AND PEIVATE CHAIR LIFT!?!?!?

  • Reply Charlie Larson November 14, 2019 at 3:08 am

    It's not a secret if you know what it is

  • Reply Barre86 November 14, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    american television is such cringe

  • Reply Roger Wade November 15, 2019 at 1:06 am

    0:46 Just look up public records if you want to know who is the owner

  • Reply melvin barnett November 15, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    The first home is the one!

  • Reply purelica November 15, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Okay, very nice, but doesn’t make me want to live in it. Now I’m going to watch Bryce Langston’s tiny house channel.

  • Reply Frie November 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm

    the more i watch these videos the more i think i will never achieve anything in my life lol

  • Reply Roasting Thyme November 15, 2019 at 8:39 pm

    Nothing is under ground in Florida. Especially by the beach. You mean built up! His man cave is the first floor and the fake grass lawn is the second floor.

  • Reply Sabrina Alston November 16, 2019 at 12:59 am

    SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD

  • Reply Visual One Studio November 16, 2019 at 2:05 am

    I don't know how to ski. Guess I can't buy the $185 million dollar mansion. 🤷🏼‍♂️

  • Reply Andreas Löf November 16, 2019 at 4:56 am

    One nucklear bomb, asteroid, eruptions or earthquake and the giant palace is gone and all their money will mean nothing. Why not build a palace far down that would be my goal.

  • Reply La Lonster Empire November 16, 2019 at 6:52 am

    The sad part is that these are not homes and that's most of the time they struggle to get buyers and end up dropping the prices.

  • Reply Shyam Lal November 16, 2019 at 7:19 am

    Mansion where Don And mafias lived🤣😂🤟

  • Reply I Play One On T.V. November 16, 2019 at 2:50 pm

    "Number 4" should be "#1".

  • Reply native one November 16, 2019 at 5:53 pm

    Rich people are sick and evil , it's no telling what you'll find in there dungeons.

  • Reply Marlin L'enchanteur November 16, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    That Swiss chalet, isn't it owned by a famous Russian oligarch?

    I saw a TV report last year about a similar estate. The guy bought several properties, had a an underground spa built, had tunnels dig to link the several buildings of the property.

  • Reply yarpyarp85 November 16, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    the second one is ugly

  • Reply Billie Edwards November 16, 2019 at 11:30 pm

    I realize these people work for what they have and even probably give back in one way or another. But can you imagine someone getting the homeless of LA off the streets by purchasing a factory/apartment combo where things are manufactered in the U.S instead of abroad? That would help us all on so many levels. And whoever didn't abide by the rules of the house was deported to another country. hehe. Congrats on those who made their monies and enjoy it though. Cheers!

  • Reply B Jvu November 17, 2019 at 12:43 am

    For a 180 million i can buy 20 mansions with better design and luxury than that. Its nice but not great

  • Reply Dorian Mcnab November 17, 2019 at 3:45 am

    If that was number 4 I dont wNt to see 1

  • Reply error:data Incomplete November 17, 2019 at 6:05 am

    Meanwhile in L.A the homeless die of diseases like cholera and thyfus.

  • Reply cervacio November 17, 2019 at 7:42 am

    "former fitness model, one time Patron girl" 😂😂nuff said.

  • Reply havoc4171 November 17, 2019 at 9:28 am

    More money than brains

  • Reply Shakirah Dramat November 17, 2019 at 11:37 am

    These hosts are so cringey

  • Reply Shadowww November 17, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    3:19 it still looks like an over the top palace ^^

  • Reply josh __ November 17, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    Yeah I get to wake up to a 1.8 million dollar sculpture

  • Reply Nyx Hypnos November 17, 2019 at 6:27 pm

    All were pretty garbage except maybe the swiss one

  • Reply Robert Hubbard November 17, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    I wouldn't trade a minute of my 2 bedroom 1 acre lot overlooking the New River Gourge high atop the Appalachian Mts surrounding by nothing but fresh air and blue skies, along with the deer, bears, birds and other little critters that wake me daily as I watch the sun rise over the Mt each morning for those monstrosities with spaces ID never use or most likely ever fine.

  • Reply Gamer007 November 17, 2019 at 8:31 pm

    I personally don't care for that much maintenance, just imagine flooding in these things or stress fractures and how bad it could be. Also I wouldn't want to be a mover trying to handle something like a spa tub or piano down or up those stairs in that first house.

    These places seem more like cold empty places to be. I like space but too big and these places don't feel like a home at all.

    Unless they move their friends and family in there I really don't see these being that great. They're more like tourist attractions of sort.

    When you buy that much…your possessions own you and your identity.

  • Reply Tacoma FAN November 18, 2019 at 12:22 am

    my backyard has many underground tunnels that dogged by my dogs!

  • Reply 문인호 November 18, 2019 at 12:30 am

    The first is my dream home, and the last one was good but just take out the gold and salon stuff

  • Reply Enlightened ☀️ November 18, 2019 at 3:02 am

    After the tipping point, the rich will be bar-bq 🔥 for the masses because of waste like this.

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