A Portland developer sought out the skeleton—an increasingly popular Hollywood accessory—as a way to help this $37.95 million home stand out from the crowd.
BY KATHERINE CLARKE
original article: https://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/can-a-dinosaur-help-sell-this-beverly-hills-mega-mansion-131962
In Los Angeles’s crowded luxury spec home market, one developer is looking to cut through the noise by embracing the latest Hollywood trend: a dinosaur skeleton, now installed in the entry hall of a Beverly Hills mansion, which is coming on the market for $37.95 million.
Tim Ralston of MLR, the Portland, Ore.-based development company behind the mansion project, said he obtained the $1.5 million allosaurus, which lived 155 to 145 million years ago during the late Jurassic period, by partnering with a private collector. Mr. Ralston is hoping the dinosaur skeleton will help capture buyers’ attention. “It seems like there is a desire among some of these high-end homeowners to have a distinctive visual feature as a focal point of the home,” he said.