A mega-mansion in Southern California featuring a waterfall, a ten-car garage, and an ‘aquarian tunnel’ with a shark tank hit the market in November for nearly $50 million.

Located at 706 Summit Cove in Palm Desert, the 20,667-square-foot seven-bedroom, 12-bathroom home occupies 7.68 acres of land and was listed with an asking price of $49,500,000.

Realtors describe the lavish home as ‘one of the most spectacular estates ever built,’ which is ‘unparalleled in size, scale, and design.’

It certainly comes with plenty of eyebrow-raising features, including retractable walls around the outdoor space, infinity pools, and a Dale Chihuly sculpture in the living room.

One thing the house doesn’t have is doorknobs: Instead, doors are operated through a smart home system.

A mega-mansion in Southern California featuring a waterfall, a ten-car garage, and an 'aquarian tunnel' with a shark tank hit the market in November for nearly $50 million

A mega-mansion in Southern California featuring a waterfall, a ten-car garage, and an 'aquarian tunnel' with a shark tank hit the market in November for nearly $50 million

A mega-mansion in Southern California featuring a waterfall, a ten-car garage, and an ‘aquarian tunnel’ with a shark tank hit the market in November for nearly $50 million

Located at 706 Summit Cove in Palm Desert, the 20,667-square-foot home has seven bedrooms and 12 bathrooms

Located at 706 Summit Cove in Palm Desert, the 20,667-square-foot home has seven bedrooms and 12 bathrooms

Located at 706 Summit Cove in Palm Desert, the 20,667-square-foot home has seven bedrooms and 12 bathrooms

Inside is a living room with a titanium-clad fireplace and what's described as undulating wood panels

Inside is a living room with a titanium-clad fireplace and what's described as undulating wood panels

Inside is a living room with a titanium-clad fireplace and what’s described as undulating wood panels

There is also a sculpture by famed artist Dale Chihuly that is being included in the sale (right)

There is also a sculpture by famed artist Dale Chihuly that is being included in the sale (right)

There is also a sculpture by famed artist Dale Chihuly that is being included in the sale (right)

One thing the house doesn't have is doorknobs: Instead, doors are operated through a smart home system

One thing the house doesn't have is doorknobs: Instead, doors are operated through a smart home system

One thing the house doesn’t have is doorknobs: Instead, doors are operated through a smart home system

The super-pricey house was built on a hilltop in 2007 by architectural designer Guy Dreier

The super-pricey house was built on a hilltop in 2007 by architectural designer Guy Dreier

The super-pricey house was built on a hilltop in 2007 by architectural designer Guy Dreier

The super-pricey house was built on a hilltop in 2007 by architectural designer Guy Dreier. It was previously named the Ultimate Home of the Year by the Robb Report.

Inside is a living room with a titanium-clad fireplace and what’s described as undulating wood panels. There is also a sculpture by famed artist Dale Chihuly that is being included in the sale. 

To get to the dining room, one must walk through an ‘aquarium tunnel’ made up of two fish tanks filled with exotic fish, as well as a shark tank. The sharks currently living in the tank come with the property.

An ‘owner suite’ has its own outdoor lounge area, a private outdoor spa, a fireplace, and dual baths and closets. 

There is also a guest pavilion with four bedroom suites, an additional kitchen, and a lounge area.  

An office in the house has incredible views. Steve Frankel of Coldwell Banker Realty described it to Desert Sun as ‘the power office of all time.’

To get to the dining room, one must walk through an 'aquarium tunnel' made up of two fish tanks filled with exotic fish, as well as a shark tank. The sharks that are currently living in the tank come with the property

To get to the dining room, one must walk through an 'aquarium tunnel' made up of two fish tanks filled with exotic fish, as well as a shark tank. The sharks that are currently living in the tank come with the property

To get to the dining room, one must walk through an ‘aquarium tunnel’ made up of two fish tanks filled with exotic fish, as well as a shark tank. The sharks that are currently living in the tank come with the property

The house was previously named the Ultimate Home of the Year by the Robb Report

The house was previously named the Ultimate Home of the Year by the Robb Report

The house was previously named the Ultimate Home of the Year by the Robb Report

An 'owner suite' has its own outdoor lounge area, a private outdoor spa, a fireplace, and dual baths and closets

An 'owner suite' has its own outdoor lounge area, a private outdoor spa, a fireplace, and dual baths and closets

An ‘owner suite’ has its own outdoor lounge area, a private outdoor spa, a fireplace, and dual baths and closets

There is also a guest pavilion with four bedroom suites, an additional kitchen, and a lounge area.

There is also a guest pavilion with four bedroom suites, an additional kitchen, and a lounge area.

There is also a guest pavilion with four bedroom suites, an additional kitchen, and a lounge area.

Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker Realty and Bighorn Properties co-listed the property

Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker Realty and Bighorn Properties co-listed the property

Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker Realty and Bighorn Properties co-listed the property

The home was already quite a pricey listing at nearly $50 million, but that doesn't include a monthly HOA fee of $1,150 or the $380,696 paid annually in property taxes (as of 2020)

The home was already quite a pricey listing at nearly $50 million, but that doesn't include a monthly HOA fee of $1,150 or the $380,696 paid annually in property taxes (as of 2020)

The home was already quite a pricey listing at nearly $50 million, but that doesn’t include a monthly HOA fee of $1,150 or the $380,696 paid annually in property taxes (as of 2020)

The property was built by resort magnate Duane Hagadone, who died last year

The property was built by resort magnate Duane Hagadone, who died last year

The property was built by resort magnate Duane Hagadone, who died last year

The property was built by resort magnate Duane Hagadone, who died last year

The property was built by resort magnate Duane Hagadone (pictured), who died last year

Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker Realty and Bighorn Properties co-listed the property.

The realtors note that that there are almost no doorknobs in the entire house, and instead each of the doors is operated by a Crestron smart home system.

The exception is a set of staff quarters, which have regular doors with doorknobs.  

Outside, there are three interlocking heated pools, a waterfall, a spa, a koi pound, and a barbecue. 

Part of the outdoor space is surrounded by retractable glass walls to give the choice of remaining indoors or outdoors. 

Plus, the home is located within the Bighorn Golf Club, giving the owner access to the golf course. 

There is also a ten-car garage, as well as an additional five covered parking spaces.  

The home was already quite a pricey listing at nearly $50 million, but that doesn’t include a monthly HOA fee of $1,150 or the $380,696 paid annually in property taxes (as of 2020).

An office in the house has incredible views. Steve Frankel of Coldwell Banker Realty described it to Desert Sun as 'the power office of all time.'

An office in the house has incredible views. Steve Frankel of Coldwell Banker Realty described it to Desert Sun as 'the power office of all time.'

An office in the house has incredible views. Steve Frankel of Coldwell Banker Realty described it to Desert Sun as ‘the power office of all time.’

There is also a ten-car garage, as well as an additional five covered parking spaces

There is also a ten-car garage, as well as an additional five covered parking spaces

There is also a ten-car garage, as well as an additional five covered parking spaces

Outside, there are three interlocking heated pools, a waterfall, a spa, a koi pound, and a barbecue

Outside, there are three interlocking heated pools, a waterfall, a spa, a koi pound, and a barbecue

Outside, there are three interlocking heated pools, a waterfall, a spa, a koi pound, and a barbecue

Part of the outdoor space is surrounded by retractable glass walls to give the choice of remaining indoors or outdoors

Part of the outdoor space is surrounded by retractable glass walls to give the choice of remaining indoors or outdoors

Part of the outdoor space is surrounded by retractable glass walls to give the choice of remaining indoors or outdoors

The house was previously owned by Duane Hagadone, who died in April of last year at the age of 88

The house was previously owned by Duane Hagadone, who died in April of last year at the age of 88

The house was previously owned by Duane Hagadone, who died in April of last year at the age of 88

Hagadone was the founder of Coeur d’Alene Resort in Idaho. He was also the president, CEO, and founder of the Hagadone Corporation, and made money from casinos and publishing

Hagadone was the founder of Coeur d’Alene Resort in Idaho. He was also the president, CEO, and founder of the Hagadone Corporation, and made money from casinos and publishing

Hagadone was the founder of Coeur d’Alene Resort in Idaho. He was also the president, CEO, and founder of the Hagadone Corporation, and made money from casinos and publishing

He had purchased the property 15 years ago and had the house built after a yearlong wind study to ensure the windows could remain open no matter the wind conditions

He had purchased the property 15 years ago and had the house built after a yearlong wind study to ensure the windows could remain open no matter the wind conditions

He had purchased the property 15 years ago and had the house built after a yearlong wind study to ensure the windows could remain open no matter the wind conditions 

The outdoor space includes a tennis court surrounded by flowers

The outdoor space includes a tennis court surrounded by flowers

The outdoor space includes a tennis court surrounded by flowers 

Still, the mansion didn’t stay on the market for long: After being listed on November 15, a sale was pending by December 22.  

‘It’s someone who will come in and realize this is the most spectacular estate built in the desert of all time,’ Frankel of Coldwell Banker Realty said. ‘They want the best and they can have it now.’

The house was previously owned by Duane Hagadone, who died in April of last year at the age of 88. 

Hagadone was the founder of Coeur d’Alene Resort in Idaho. He was also the president, CEO, and founder of the Hagadone Corporation, and made money from casinos and publishing.

He had purchased the property 15 years ago and had the house built — with quite a lot of planning. In fact, the planning process involved enlisting a Colorado-based firm that had helped design facilities for the Beijing Olympics to conduct a yearlong wind study.

‘The firm built a model of the house connected to 135 sensors and subjected it to the rigors of a wind tunnel,’ Frankel said. 

They used the results to build a home which could have its window open under any wind conditions.  

The mansion didn't stay on the market for long: After being listed on November 15, a sale was pending by December 22

The mansion didn't stay on the market for long: After being listed on November 15, a sale was pending by December 22

The mansion didn’t stay on the market for long: After being listed on November 15, a sale was pending by December 22

Realtors shared photos of the home during the day as well as at night to get a sense for the view

Realtors shared photos of the home during the day as well as at night to get a sense for the view

Realtors shared photos of the home during the day as well as at night to get a sense for the view

It occupies 7.68 acres of land and has sweeping views from atop a hill

It occupies 7.68 acres of land and has sweeping views from atop a hill

It occupies 7.68 acres of land and has sweeping views from atop a hill

The home is located within the Bighorn Golf Club, giving the owner access to the golf course

The home is located within the Bighorn Golf Club, giving the owner access to the golf course

The home is located within the Bighorn Golf Club, giving the owner access to the golf course

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