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Zsa Zsa's mansion up for sale, her included

January 25, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Zsa Zsa Gabor's Bel Air estate has a breathtaking view, a glistening swimming pool and more than its share of Hollywood history.But it also comes with a big monthly price tag. Big enough to make Gabor's husband, Prince Frederic von Anhalt, put it on the selling block.

But will the 28-room, 12,000-square-foot mansion go for von Anhalt's $28 million asking price?

It was built by Howard Hughes in the 1950s, owned by Elvis Presley in the 1960s and sold to Gabor in the 1970s.

The house was a popular spot for the rich and famous. But von Anhalt says not anymore.

"I am sick and tired hiding behind those three words: Rich and famous," von Anhalt said. "Maybe we are famous, but we are not rich."

Von Anhalt says caring for the 93-year-old, bed-ridden Gabor costs about $21,000 per month, paying the monthly debt and upkeep on the home costs another $35,000.

"We are talking about $56,000 I have to raise every month," von Anhalt said. "This is why I have to sell this house. It is a must."

Aside from the magnificent view and the pool, the house comes with two other things: Zsa Zsa and Prince Frederic.

"She still lives here, I still live here and we don't have any more headaches," von Anhalt said. "No taxes, no plumbing, no electricity. The new owner has to pay for everything."

Any deal would have to let the two stay for free until Gabor dies.

Von Anhalt doesn't see that as a deal breaker and expects the home to sell quickly, even with some pretty visible signs of neglect.

"We are the poorest guys in Bel Air," he said. "Everybody is filthy rich around us and so somebody's going to grab the house."

And some pretty famous house guests as well.

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