Living: For $11 Mil, Xanadu with a Rolls

Superluxurious Los Angeles condos cater to an unlanded gentry

If Samuel Taylor Coleridge were a contemporary real estate developer, he would not have decreed a stately pleasure dome in Xanadu but on a milelong strip of Los Angeles' Wilshire Boulevard. That is where the smart money and the most luxurious dreams currently reside. When construction is finished within two years, 21 high-rise condominium towers will dominate the skyline west of Beverly Hills. They will outprice any concentration of privately owned apartments in the world, including Paris' fashionable Avenue Foch and the moneyed battlements of...

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