After more than 300 bidders headed for the hills of Orange County Saturday morning to attend an auction such as few local residents had seen before, the doors of the lavish Villa Imperiali closed that night without a buyer.
The contents of the 16,000-square-foot mansion were sold piece by piece for an undisclosed amount "well into the six figures," said Sharron Stockman, a partner in Land Auction Unlimited, the company that is selling the house. "We're pleased with that."
But none of the bidders came up with an offer even near the minimum bid of $3.8 million set by the auction company for the house.
The mansion is set on five acres of hilltop land in Cowan Heights. It has 11 bathrooms, an estimated 20 crystal chandeliers, matching his-and-hers bidets, a pool, fountains and a large cabana.