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Inside a $23 million shark-infested mega-home

Located in the Hollywood Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles is the "Shark House Mansion" — a $23 million mega-home with real sharks that live inside.

The "Shark House" mansion backyard
Fridman Group Compass / Joel Danto

"It's marine world in a house," Los Angeles-based broker Sam Real tells CNBC.

Underwater shot of one of the sharks that lives in a mansion in the Hollywood Hills.
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The home's biggest selling point is, as the name suggests, a state-of-the-art shark tank. According to Real, it cost $1 million to install.

Open-air shark aquarium room
Fridman Group - Joel Danto

The aquarium has three houndsharks, two remoras, a horn shark and seven Cortez stingrays.

"The sharks alone cost a couple thousand dollars," says Real.

The cost to maintain the sharks isn't cheap, either.

"The maintenance on the room costs roughly $1,500 — about $900 a month for the living wall, and another $600 for the sharks."

See inside the rest of the home

The 12,800 square foot residence has seven bedrooms and 12 baths, including a very spacious master suite with views of L.A.

Master bedroom with fireplace and terrace
Fridman Group Compass / Joel Danto
Master bathroom
Fridman Group Compass / Joel Danto
Master walk-in closet
Fridman Group Compass / Joel Danto

The home also has a 500-bottle glass wine room.

Glass-encased wine room
Fridman Group Compass / Joel Danto

And a state-of-the-art movie theater.

Movie theater
Fridman Group Compass / Joel Danto

The L.A. mega-residence first hit the market in September 2018 for a jaw-dropping $35 million. After a year and a half of no bites, and three price cuts later, it's currently listed for $22.9 million.

Along with that $12.1 million price reduction, there's also been a change in brokers: The home is now listed with Tomer Fridman at Compass.

Fun fact: Michelle Obama reportedly rented the home in 2019.

Christopher DiLella is a producer for CNBC's special projects unit. Ray Parisi is senior executive producer for CNBC's special projects unit.

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