Perched on platforms near the swimming pool at the sprawling residence, two 15-ton stone lions cut imposing figures. The main house’s exterior walls are fitted with display panels showcasing centuries-old marble relics from China. A custom-designed tea room inside features vintage pots and tea bricks that cost $7,000 a piece.
Even for Singapore, the setting for the “Crazy Rich Asians” Hollywood hit, this house sets a new standard. It’s selling for S$63 million ($45 million), and that doesn’t include some 500 Chinese artifacts for which the buyer will have to fork over a few million more.