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Top 10 Priciest LA Home Sales First Half 2018

Eileen Walsh

REALTOR® / Attorney at Law. President of and top producer for Los Angeles Canyon Real Estate...

REALTOR® / Attorney at Law. President of and top producer for Los Angeles Canyon Real Estate...

Sep 30 10 minutes read

In case you can't sleep at night without seeing the top 10 most expensive homes purchased by the super wealthy in LA during the first half of 2018 (on the MLS, that is...) take a look below.

These homes are in Holmby Hills, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Malibu and the Hollywood HIlls. These areas are more diverse than the top sellers of 2017. Brentwood and the Palisades didn't make the cut last year.

Take a look. Which is your favorite? Mine are the two in Malibu and the one in the Hollywood Hills. I have an idea: I could stay in the Hollywood Hills during the week and spend my weekends in Malibu! Now THAT's living!

320 North Carolwood Drive, Holmby Hills

Sold for $68,822,450

Located in Holmby Hills on Carolwood Drive emerges the Grey Estate. Gates draw open and spill onto picturesque 2.15 acre canvas of lush gardens & grounds. Architect, Howard Backen, blends nature & design into a seamless interior/exterior connection. Steel & glass paneled doors disappear in rooms creating the ultimate in California living. Luxurious master suite w/ generous his/her bathrooms & Century City views. 4 additional en suite bedrooms. Voluminous living room transforms into a studio quality theater, stylish den w/ bar & private office. Wooded barn- like great room includes open kitchen, dining area, large family & sun room. Windowed walls slide away to a center courtyard, outdoor dining area, fruit orchard & vegetable/herb garden. 2-story rec facility w/ twin gyms, cold plunge, steam room & sauna steps away from pool & spa. A sense of intimacy, warmth & informality pervades.

630 Nimes Road, Bel Air

Sold for $56,000,000

 Le Belvédère---With stunning 280° city views, aprx 35,000 square foot, 2.2 acre French inspired Chateau has it all. Private, walled and gated with exceptional entertaining areas, exquisite design and detail. Professional screening room, grand ballroom, 5,000 bottle wine cellar, 2 sumptuous master suites, 8 additional bedrooms, beautiful grounds with fountains, loggia and terraces, infinity pool, spa, 14 fireplaces, elevator, Moroccan inspired room, Turkish hummam, gym, commercial kitchen, swan pond, and so much more. Le Belvédère is a place of magic. A fully-realized dream estate.

33218 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu

Sold for $ 45,000,000

Never before on the market, a celebrity couple transformed this residence into a one-of-a-kind beach compound. Very private & secluded beach-side estate on a park-like setting of 3 natural manicured acres w/mature trees, panoramic ocean views & path to beach. Long driveway winds past a tennis court to a newly renovated 2-story home. The main floor offers a great room w/floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors w/panoramic views, a sitting & dining area, media room, gourmet island kitchen, w/breakfast bar & a large wraparound deck w/fire pit. The large ocean view master suite has a fireplace, sitting area, 2-separate spa-like baths & dressing closets is located on the 2nd level along w/2-private entrance en-suite bedrooms situated around a large interior courtyard. A 4th large room w/ocean views is used as a media room, but could also function as a home office or 4th bedroom. A 3rd private entrance en-suite bedroom includes an island kitchen, spa-like bath & large closet. 3-car garage w/ample guest parking.

22506 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu

Sold for $38,000,000

Unique one of a kind Carbon Beach property - nearly 3/4 of an acre with approx. 130' beach frontage and one of the deepest properties on Carbon. It is the only tennis court property on the beachfront. Enter from the circular driveway through the beautiful courtyard to the main house featuring open living spaces, chef's kitchen and 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms. Extremely generous patios extend to the pool, spa and tennis court - perfect for entertaining. Detached guest house features 2 additional bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.

1690 San Remo Drive, Pacific Palisades

Sold for $33,850,670

This Exquisite home reminiscent of the great manor homes of 18th century England resides on over an acre of land in the Pacific Palisades Riviera. Captivating views include the Pacific Ocean, downtown skyscrapers, San Gabriel Mountains, & Getty Museum. This home has a traditional floor plan w/ center entrance hall, gracious Living room, large gallery, library, formal dining room, eat-in chefs kitchen & butler's pantry, wood paneled family room & breakfast room, lavish master suite, state-of- the- art theatre, gym, staff quarters w/separate kitchen, offices, play room, pool, spa, including 7 beds & 13 baths. Spacious gardens w/ commanding views are ideal for entertaining & cozy private porches w/ hidden patios create a rambling wonderment of elegant living. This crème de la crème estate is for the most discerning buyer. This is the JEWEL of the RIVIERA.

1894 North Stanley Drive, Hollywood Hills

Sold for $33,000,000

 Perched like an eagle's nest on the #1 promontory view lot in the city and hovering just above The City of Angels with the ultimate privacy & explosive 270° views. Presenting the most masterful mid-century modern paradise ever constructed. There literally was no budget; everything had to be the best. Architecture from XTEN's Austin Kelly's last swan song and Lenny Kravitz of Kravitz Design as Creative Director & Interiors. Art installation by RETNA. The list goes on and on with the finest customization and, to top it all off, your very own night club "disco Volante" that will take you to space and back. Don't miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity this will never happen again. Here is your chance to own the stairway to heaven.

40 Beverly Park, Beverly Hills

Sold for $32,000,000

Rarely does an estate of this magnitude & exquisite craftsmanship come to market in the prestigious enclave of Beverly Park. This stunning French Chateau-style estate designed by Richard Landry, AIA features grand scale, opulent finishes, imported materials & every luxury amenity imaginable. Sited on 2+ acres of meticulously landscaped grounds, this compound features a Moroccan themed movie theater, elevator, ballroom, tennis court, & indoor pool & spa complete with treatment rooms, sauna & steam-room. The enormous master suite is truly fit for royalty and features an expansive terrace, soaring ceilings with intricate crown molding, & well-appointed dual closets & bathrooms. Built with the highest standards, the ornate wood paneled office & library features a glass floor that reveals a 2500 bottle wine cellar below. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to live in what many consider to be the most exclusive guard gated community in the country. 

6 Oakmont Drive, Brentwood

Sold for $26,000,000

First time available in generations, this home is the Crown Jewel of Brentwood Park. 2.77 acres of lush grounds on the most prime street in all of Brentwood. Glorious trees abound and highlight a trophy estate that includes a full tennis court, swimming pool and koi pond. The "Great Lawn" is sight to behold with a spectacular specimen Moreton Bay Fig. Wonderfully Private behind a red brick wall and spectacular gates. One of the last great compounds on the Westside of Los Angeles. A rare opportunity in a prized location.

706 North Canon Drive, Beverly Hills

Sold for $23,500,000

Distinguished 10,000+ square foot Mediterranean style residence designed by architect Peter Choate, available for only the second time in over 60 years. Extremely rare double lot of approx. 1.2 private, park-like acres in the heart of the Beverly Hills flats. Property includes a guest house, swimming pool, lighted sports court, large gated courtyard entry with magnificent trees and fountains. Open plan interior with lustrous wood floors and wide views onto tranquil gardens. Gorgeous exposed-beam living room; formal dining with coffered wood ceiling; handsome great room with dramatic double-height truss ceiling, fireplace, wet bar, loft. Entertainer's kitchen has breakfast area, center island, stainless appliances, and butler's pantry. Private screening room has hand-painted ceiling. Glamorous master with fireplace, palatial baths, walk-in closets. Gym with private bath and sauna. Majestic yard has fruit trees, rose garden, broad lawn, and flowering vines. A masterpiece of refined style.

10690 Somma Drive, Bel Air

Sold for $22,500,000

This trophy Bel Air Estate, on apx. 4 acres of sun bathed promontory, is located at the end of a long driveway. Enter through private gates into the circular motor court of this dramatic apx. 10K sqft 80's Architectural. There is a huge 2 story atrium with a spiral staircase that leads to a spacious master suite which encompasses almost the entire 2nd floor, with over-sized double baths, closets, decks and views galore. There are 5 bedrooms total and also a media room, game room and gym. The grounds include a tennis court, pool, pavilion, and covered parking for 8 cars. Breathtaking views in all directions - very private.

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