The late Robert Laflar once owned this 9-bedroom, 25,000-square-foot hideous home—one of the largest residential estates in Pennsylvania. He also once owned Christine's Steakhouse, a strip club/restaurant (now for sale), the Oasis Gentleman's Club, and Gianni's auto-salvage. That was all before he was charged with murder and was being investigated by the FBI for a kickback scheme. In 2011 there was a brief flurry of excitement because of the rumor that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, who Laflar claimed was an old friend, would be renting out a 25,000 square foot estate on Laflar's compound while filming World War Z. Never happened, of course, since the movie filmed in Scotland instead.
What did Mr. and Mrs. Smith miss out on? A basketball court, an imported Italian fountain, a 13-seat movie theater, a saltwater pool, a kitchen fit for a culinary school, a porcelain-tiled 10-car garage, a game room, an elevator, and an endless number of vast, uncluttered spaces that look like unused corners of the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. And talk about private: The driveway is 17,000 feet long.
Laflar had the property on the market for $9.9 million without success. Now the bank is asking a little less than $4.5.
· Listing: 1907 Skippack Pike, Blue Bell [Zillow]