It’s been six months since the Bel-Air estate owned by Osama bin Laden’s brother, Ibrahim bin Laden, was listed for $28 million.
And so far, despite its prime location — within walking distance from the famed Hotel Bel-Air — there have been no takers.
The seven-bedroom, five-bathroom abandoned estate received a price cut of $2 million last week on January 26, the listing shows.
Situated on over two acres of land, the property is now priced at $26 million.
Ibrahim, who has owned the property for nearly four decades since 1983, abandoned the home following the September 11 attacks.
Spanning over 7,100 square feet, he had lived there with his former wife, Christine Hartunian Sinay, a Los Angeles socialite with whom he shares daughter Sibba Hartunian. The two purchased the Mediterranean villa-style mansion for $1,653,000 at the time, records show.
According to Steve Coll’s book, “The bin Ladens: An Arabian Family in the American Century,” Ibrahim and his wife employed “full-time groundskeepers, household help, chauffeurs, and private security.”
The property was also one of the original large lots developed by oil tycoon Alphonzo Bell, who is well-known in the Bel-Air community.
Following the September 11 attacks, Ibrahim, who had been vacationing abroad at the time, never returned to the US, fearful of the notoriety his last name would bring.
A onetime University of Southern California student who by his own admission “never worked a day in [his] life,” Ibrahim rented out the property, and by 2010, it was used to shoot pornographic movies.
The Post has reached out to Florence Mattar of Coldwell Banker Realty, who is representing the property for comment.
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