Mohamed Hadid’s $100 MILLION ‘Starship Enterprise’ mansion in Bel-Air is razed to the ground

Mohamed Hadid’s $100 MILLION ‘Starship Enterprise’ mansion in Bel-Air is razed to the ground

Mohamed Hadid’s Bel-Air mega-mansion, which overlooks Beverly Hills and went on the market for an asking price of $100 million, has finally been razed to the ground following four years of legal dispute with neighbors.

Exclusive photos and video obtained by show the mansion, dubbed as ‘Starship Enterprise’ by angry neighbors, demolished after three months of work.

Hadid, who is the father of supermodels Gigi and Bella Hadid , bought the property off of Strada Vecchia Road in 2011 and planned to build a 30,000-square-foot home on a 1.22-acre lot.

But the home’s dimensions were a lot larger and taller than city rules permit — and double the 15,000 square feet he was given permission for by the Buildings Department, including rooms like a 70-seat IMAX theater and a huge wine cellar that weren’t on the original plans.

Hadid also hid exclusive features that the home would have from city officials, including a 70-seat IMAX theater and a huge wine cellar.

Neighbors filed a lawsuit against Hadid after their biggest concern was that the mega-mansion was going to fall off the steep hillside and crush their homes.

In December, Sahara Construction bought the property for $8.5 million after the real estate tycoon initially listed it on the market for asking price of $100 million, according to the Wall Street Journal and Page Six .

The construction company agreed to cover the $5 million price to tear Hadid’s property to the ground and hope to recover the value of the purchase through a future resale and a special tax break. The mega-mansion’s listing called it ‘a rare opportunity to build a world class estate featuring views of the city and surrounding canyon.’ The home’s location is near the exclusive Bel-Air Country Club as well as ‘world-renowned restaurants and boutiques of downtown Beverly Hills.’

Hadid, 72, also heard complaints from a group of hikers who eventually sued him after claiming there was a legal means of access for them to hike through the property. In 2016, the California Court of Appeals ruled in favor of Hadid, giving him full authorization to step up his construction plans.

A year earlier, in 2015, the former speed skiing Olympian was prosecuted by the Los Angeles city council after not following stop work orders on the mansion following his failure to revert back to the 15,000 square-feet permit to build on.

In 2017, Hadid pleaded no contest to criminal charges, and was sentenced to 200 hours of community service. He was also ordered to pay $3,000 in fines and other hefty fees.

In 2019, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Craig D. Karlan ruled that the mansion was a ‘danger to the public’ and must be demolished.

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