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Edward Slatkin Asks $36M For Bel Air Mansion

Edward Slatkin, an owner of Shutters and Santa Monica’s Casa Del Mar, is asking $36 Million for his French Normandy-style Bel Air mansion, located in the coveted neighborhood of Holmby Hills, Los Angeles. 

According to Mansion Global, the estate dates back to 1925 and has since been restored, complete with a new master wing, chef’s kitchen, and a two-story pool pavilion with a fireplace, vaulted beam ceilings and a wet bar.

Former Owned By Dancing Partner to Fred Astaire

Once owned by Barrie Chase, an actress and dancer who served as a dance partner to Fred Astaire, the property includes a main house and a duo of guest cottages offering about 11,500 square feet of living space on a parcel of land totaling nearly 2 acres.

Among the highlights: a dining room leading to garden terraces and a glass conservatory; master bedroom with a private sitting area, terrace and double bath; and a third-story studio and attic.

The grounds include specimen cutting gardens, a greenhouse, two guest cottages, garage parking for five cars and a personal training gym.

Sharona Alperin of Sotheby’s International Realty and Ron de Salvo of Coldwell Banker share the listing.

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Holmby Hills Mid-Century Modern – $11.999 Million

L.A.-based spec home developer Gala Asher—who transformed and then sold a property at 301 N. Carolwood Drive in Holmby Hills to Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores for $100 million—now has purchased one of the last available residences in the same neighborhood for $11.999 million. 

Listed by Antony Arkel of Rodeo Realty, the 5,962-square-foot, mid-century style abode at 145 N. Mapleton Drive once was home to notable interior designer John Cottrell. Among the highlights: a professional chef’s kitchen featuring honed limestone countertops, copper and enamel farmhouse sinks, a tumbled marble backsplash, and Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances; a family room with walk-in wet bar; and a luxuriantly landscaped yard rife with shade and palm trees, a formal rose garden and gravel paths leading to the pool.

145 N Mapleton Drive



Beverly Hills Knockout – $26 Million

917 N. Crescent Drive | Beverly Hills French Modern | 6 Bedrooms |15,000 SQ.FT.

After his recent win in a monumental match against UFC fighter Conor McGregor, boxer Floyd Mayweather decided to lay out $26 million for a fully furnished Beverly Hills mansion listed by Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland. Situated at 917 N. Crescent Drive, the French modern estate was renovated in 2015 by developer Nile Niami.

Expect 15,000 square feet of open living space, including six bedrooms (most notably, a luxe master suite featuring a fireplace, large terrace offering treetop views, and dual designer showroom closets and baths); a formal living room with 10 sets of French doors; paneled library; formal dining room; gourmet kitchen imported from Italy; and family room with a cocktail bar and display wine cellar. Meanwhile, a 20-person cinema with Miele-equipped concession bar and a gym highlights the guest house. Outdoors, a massive black-and-white marble lanai hosts a pool and spa, seating area with fire pit and pool house.


Star Studded Estate – $5.495 Million

10401 Wyton Drive | Little Holmby | Half-Acre | Master Suites | 7,371 SQ.FT.

Peter Samuelson—best known for producing films such as Revenge of the Nerds and Arlington Road, as well as founding the Starlight Children’s Foundation—and his wife Saryl have placed their Little Holmby abode at 10401 Wyton Drive on the market for $5.495 million.

“This majestic estate is perched on a rare half-acre knoll, surrounded by lush landscaping with amazing treetop views,” says Lisa Gild, who is co-listing the property with Richard Stearns, both of Partners Trust. “It has a grand entrance with soaring ceilings and is right across the street from Holmby Park.”

Inside the 7,371-square-foot residence (which also has housed Cary Grant and Betsy Drake, as well as Ralph Bellamy), one will find a media room with vaulted beamed ceiling; a pair of master suites with dual baths; and a professional chef’s kitchen.

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The Historic Owlwood Estate Relists at $90 million – What a Deja Vu Value

Sold last year for a whopping $90 million, the historic Owlwood Estate relists at twice the price

Just 10 months after gaining notoriety as one of the most expensive homes sold in L.A. in 2016—at a hefty value of $90 million—the legendary Owlwood Estate now has been listed as a redevelopment opportunity. Once home to the likes of Sonny and Cher as well as Tony Curtis, the Holmby Hills residence’s new $180 million price tag comes with plans promising to convert the property into one of the world’s most illustrious residential properties.

“The sheer magnitude and beauty of the Owlwood Estate is what makes this property so special,” says listing agent and Mercer Vine Co-Founder Adam Rosenfeld, who represented Sturmer Pippen Investments in the home’s purchase. “When we bought the property last year, we felt it was undervalued. It made a lot of sense as an investment, in terms of both future potential development possibilities and from a ‘buy-and-hold’ perspective. We knew where the high-end luxury market was headed, specifically in Holmby Hills, Beverly Hills and Bel-Air, and now those market predictions are coming true.”

In the past year, two significant $100 million transactions have occurred in Holmby Hills near Owlwood Estate: the 22,000-square-foot Playboy Mansion that sold to Daren Metropoulos, a principal at the private-equity firm Metropoulos & Co.; and a 38,000-square-foot spec mansion on the grounds of Barbra Streisand’s former Mon Rêve Estate at 301 N. Carolwood that was purchased by Detroit Pistons owner, Tom Gores.

“By doing the math and assessing the purchase price versus what the market is telling us, it became apparent that the Owlwood Estate property was much more valuable,” says Rosenfeld. “In addition, there have been a significant number of people inquiring about the property. We decided to test the market to determine the property’s true value before entering the redevelopment phase.”

Situated at 141 S. Carolwood Drive—on 10-plus acres between Sunset Boulevard and the Los Angeles Country Club—the Robert D. Farquhar-designed, Italian Renaissance-style Owlwood residence was built in 1936 and includes 12,200 square feet of living space.

The gated property also offers two guesthouses, a 70-foot pool, pair of gatehouses and a sunken tennis court. For an additional cost, the new owner will have the option to execute an extensive redevelopment plan created by Woodbridge Luxury Homes and a team of top architects including Meyer Davis Studio and KAA Design Group.

The Plus Development Group has been slated to oversee the redevelopment, which includes tripling the size of the main house while maintaining the property’s architectural and historical integrity. There’s also an option to subdivide a portion of the 10 acres into buildable parcels or additional homes as part of a gated compound boasting a private street.

“This redevelopment will be a complete overhaul,” says Rosenfeld. “The property will get a facelift and expand, but many of the original elements will stay intact; we’re just bringing the estate to a new level of architecture and design standard. The land itself is really the most beautiful feature. Nowhere else in Holmby Hills can you acquire 10.1 acres of beautiful land; it’s almost two times larger than the second largest estate in the area.”

Holmby Hills borders Beverly Hills, another coveted neighborhood by the stars like Taylor Swift.

Located at 141 S. Carolwood Dr. Holmby Hills Los Angeles, CA 90077

Written by Wendy Bowman

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The Priciest Residential Sales of 2016

Written by Wendy Bowman

To start off 2017, we thought it would be fun to take a look at the most expensive homes sold in Los Angeles in 2016

$100 Million – Barbra Streisand’s former Mon Rêve Estate

Coming in at the top of the list is 301 N. Carolwood Drive, a 38,000-square-foot mansion on the grounds of Barbra Streisand’s former Mon Rêve Estate in the Holmby Hills section of Bel-Air. According to WEALTH-X, the 10-bedroom, 20-bath residence sold for $100 million to Detroit Pistons Owner Tom Gores. Among the home’s standout features: a lounge; wine room; theater complex with a separate valet entrance; dramatic indoor water wall spilling into a lap pool; salon with pedicure/manicure, steam and massage rooms; basketball and tennis courts; and parking for 50 cars within the gates, plus a 10-car garage, just to name a few.

$90 Million  Owlwood Estate

A legendary Holmby Hills estate that once was home to the likes of Sonny and Cher and Tony Curtis sold to Sturmer Pippin Investments LLC for $90 million. Found at 141 S. Carolwood Drive, the 10-acre proper. features a Robert D. Farquhar-designed, Italian Renaissance-style residence built in 1936 that includes 12,200 square feet of living space. The gated property also offers two guesthouses, a 70-foot pool, duo of gatehouses and sunken tennis court.

$40 Million – Beverly Park Lane

This is one of the properties that the aforementioned Gores swapped as part of the $100 million deal for the Carolwood estate, letting go of the 20,000-square-foot home on 2-plus acres for a cool $40 million.

$100 Million – Playboy Mansion

California real estate law firm Cox, Castle & Nicholson announced the closing of its client’s acquisition of the Playboy Mansion in Holmby Hills for $100 million. The firm represented the buyer, next-door neighbor Daren Metropoulos, a principal at the private-equity firm Metropoulos & Co., in the sale. Originally designed in 1927 and purchased by Playboy Enterprises in 1971 for $1 million, the 5-acre proper. includes a 22,000-square-foot gothic Tudor house, several additional structures (including a game house) and a private zoo. Metropoulos bought his current home next door to the Playboy Mansion from Hugh Hefner in 2009. He plans to eventually connect the two properties to form one private compound.

$39 Million – Stradella Road

This contemporary Bel-Air spec home developed by Jonathan Adler and Joe Englano sold for $39 million to British entrepreneur Howard Shore, founder of Shore Capital Group. Built in 2014, the 14,200-square-foot Paul McClean-designed mansion boasts seven bedrooms (including a master suite with dual custom Italian showroom closets), along with a billiards room, home theater, wine cellar with thumbprint security access, gym with steam room, 91-foot infinity-edge pool and 10-car subterranean parking garage with turntable.

$38.750 Million – Delfern House

This gated estate in Holmby Hills said to have been the home of Betsy Bloomingdale and her late husband, the department-store heir and financier Alfred, sold for $38.750 million. Among the outstanding features of the nine-bedroom, 10,000-square-foot home are numerous entertaining spaces, including a formal living room, wood-paneled library, billiards room and catering kitchen with staff dining room.

Market Report – November

Written by Wendy Bowman

There’s No Place Like Home


The actor best known for his role as the Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz once called this Paul Williams designed compound home. Now it’s on the market for $22.8 million. Found at 9555 Heather Road in Beverly Hills, the gated East Coast traditional estate built in 1941 for Bert Lahr features almost 15,000 square feet of living space, including nine bedrooms; a home theater with a walk-in bar; wine cellar; gym; game room; music room; and a vintage two-lane bowling alley.

Meanwhile, the 1.3-acre lot also boasts a two-bedroom guesthouse; pool and spa; regulation-sized tennis court; outdoor kitchen and dining room; gazebo; putting green; and scenic strolling paths. “The setting is the most incredible feature,” says listing agent Rayni Romito Williams of Williams & Williams Estates. “It’s on beautiful land, with mature landscaping trimmed with large palms and a cascade of mountains behind them. It would be like living in a Ralph Lauren commercial.”

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Perennial Beauty

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There’s Something About Mary producer Frank Beddor is selling his gated, contemporary compound in Los Feliz for $6.250 million. Situated at 5720 Valley Oak Drive— surrounded by a canopy of trees, a flowing creek and abundant wildlife—this secluded gem was inspired by the Great Lakes of Minnesota and Colorado Rockies. “This is one of the most unique settings—giving one a sense of not being in L.A., yet so close to everything,” says Aileen Comora, who is co-listing the property with Paul Lester, both of The Agency.

“The owner designed the home to capture how the sunlight filters through the sycamore and oak trees. The design of the interiors allows for wonderful indoor and outdoor flow on the main floor, and the upper floor is like being in a treehouse…truly one-of-a-kind.” In addition to high-quality materials—like a redwood exterior, Brazilian walnut flooring and tinted concrete countertops—the 27,632-square-foot estate offers a main residence highlighted by seamless dining, kitchen and family areas; large walls of glass overlooking patios and a terraced yard; and a sky-lit staircase leading to the second floor, which sports a master suite with bath and a second bedroom.

There’s also a full guesthouse, along with numerous areas throughout the grounds ideal for dining, lounging and recreation.

photos courtesy of Jim Bartsch Photography/The Agency

Soap Star Sells Home


One of the most enduring and beloved characters in soap opera history has sold his Hollywood Hills home for $950,000. Just like his iconic character on General Hospital—Luke Spencer, who he played for 37 years until 2015—Anthony Geary also was a longtime resident of this home, living here from 1982 until leaving L.A. recently for Amsterdam. Situated at 7010 Pacific View Drive, the three-story property offers more than 2,400 square feet of light and airy interiors sporting wood beamed ceilings, rustic accents and reflective glass windows.

Also on hand are three bedrooms (including a spacious master suite with a private balcony off the bath) and an incredible view of downtown. Geary debuted on GH in 1978, winning a record eight Daytime Emmy Awards for “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series” during his time on the show. Blayne Pacelli of Rodeo Realty was the listing agent, while Roger Perry of Rodeo Realty represented the buyer.

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Casa Carmelina


The Brentwood flats home of former lingerie fashion designer Leigh Bantivoglio—known for her eponymous name brand sold internationally and donned by celebs from Madonna to Kate Hudson—has hit the market for $6.25 million. After purchasing the 1930s Monterey Colonial-style home three years ago, the fashion maven went on to completely transform the two-story abode into a modern masterpiece, complete with the latest technology and up-to-date amenities. Situated at 228 S. Carmelina Avenue, the four-bedroom residence features wide plank walnut flooring, vaulted and coffered ceilings, floor-to-ceiling paned windows, French doors and handmade tiles; while a guest cottage above the detached two-car garage boasts a bedroom, bath and bonus rooms.

Outdoors, there’s a French Quarter-style courtyard with a fountain; limestone veranda; resort-style pool and spa; dining area with barbecue; and living room with an adobe fireplace. Darlene Hutton of Partners Trust is the listing agent.

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Also Sold…

Back in May, we noted that a 38,000-square-foot mansion at 301 N. Carolwood Drive—in the Holmby Hills section of Bel-Air, on the grounds of Barbra Streisand’s former Mon Rêve Estate—was on the market for $150 million. According to WEALTH-X, the 10-bedroom, 20-bath residence now has sold for $100 million to Detroit Pistons Owner Tom Gores. Among the home’s standout features: a lounge; wine room; theater complex with a separate valet entrance; dramatic indoor water wall spilling into a lap pool; salon with pedicure/manicure, steam and massage rooms; basketball and tennis courts; and parking for 50 cars within the gates, plus a 10-car garage, just to name a few.

Market Report

Written by Wendy Bowman


Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick has scored a French chateau-inspired home at 3747 Winford Drive—in Tarzana’s exclusive guard-gated enclave of Mulholland Park, at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains—for $2.8 million. According to listing agent Tony Truisi of Rodeo Realty, the property’s first-rate features include an impressive entrance foyer sporting a regal wrought-iron double staircase and backyard amenities befitting any professional athlete, complete with a lighted basketball court, saltwater Pebble Tec pool with waterslide and spa, built-in barbecue and fire pit.

Constructed in 1998, the residence now showcases more than 6,300 square feet of open, completely updated living space on two levels. Among the highlights are five bedrooms (with the spacious master suite featuring a separate retreat, fireplace, walk-in closet, and relaxing balcony overlooking the pool and yard), along with seven baths, a chef’s kitchen that opens to a family room with walk-in bar, formal living and dining rooms, and den/office.

After missing the 2015 season due to torn ACL and MCL ligaments in his right knee, the veteran player returned to practice in Oxnard in early August. He’s currently engaged to reality TV star and Mint Swim designer Draya Michele, and is seeking a buyer for his Woodland Hills home on the market for $1.795 million.



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California real estate law firm Cox, Castle & Nicholson has announced the closing of its client’s acquisition of the Playboy Mansion. The firm represented the buyer, next-door neighbor Daren Metropoulos, a principal at the private-equity firm Metropoulos & Co., in the sale. The $100 million purchase price for the 5-acre property in Holmby Hills is believed to be the highest ever paid for a single-family home in L.A.

Originally designed in 1927 and purchased by Playboy Enterprises in 1971 for $1 million, the property includes a 22,000-square-foot gothic Tudor house, several additional structures (including a game house) and a private zoo. Metropoulos bought his current home next door to the Playboy Mansion from Hugh Hefner in 2009. He plans to eventually connect the two properties to form one private compound.


With the recent Summer Games, we thought it would be fun to tell you where one of California’s top athletes lives. According to RISMedia, basketball all-star Diana Taurasi— voted one of the WNBA’s Top 15 Players of All Time in 2011—enjoys living in a three bedroom, four-bath residence in Manhattan Beach. Built in 2014, the Plantation-style beach house sits on a hill just four doors from the beach and offers gorgeous panoramic views of the ocean.

End of Summer at Manhattan Beach Pier

End of Summer at Manhattan Beach Pier


Entrepreneur Andrew Banks—best known for the TV show Shark Tank Australia, where he’s invested in products from Bottlepops to the Hamdog— has placed his palatial Beverly Hills estate on the market for $17.495 million. Found at 808 N. Alpine Drive, in the community’s prestigious flats neighborhood, the property was fully updated in 2012. “The style, finishes and every detail in the house have been completed to perfection,” says James Harris, who is listing the property with his Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles co-star Davis Parnes, both of The Agency.

“This incredible private compound also offers superb indoor/outdoor living, with every room throughout offering a terrace/balcony or doors that open to the outside.” Coming in at 10,522 square feet, the home features seven bedrooms—including a luxe master retreat boasting a private sitting room with built-ins, fireplace and terrace, along with an adjoining bedroom with an additional fireplace, terrace and dual baths (including one containing a sauna, dressing area and dual walk-in closets).

Among the other highlights are an eye-catching two-story entrance foyer with a double staircase; music room with walk-in bar; gourmet kitchen; office; play/family room; home theater; gym/ yoga studio; temperature-controlled wine cellar; elevator; and remote-controlled smart system for air conditioning, lighting, pool and spa. The grounds are spread out on almost half an acre of land showcasing a large grassy yard, pool and spa, pool bath/shower with sauna, outdoor kitchen with built-in barbecue, covered patios, and a full guest house with kitchen, living room and bedroom/bath. A gated, double-entry motor court and four-car garage round out this home’s special appeal.

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DIGStv | Holmby Hills Estate featuring Dustin Cumming of Hilton & Hyland

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A Luxury Holmby Hills Estate with Dustin Cumming of Hilton

DIGStv with Dustin Cumming of Hilton and Highland | Cumming, Beisel & Partners takes us into one of his latest listings in Holmby Hills. 

100 S Mapleton, Los Angeles, CA 90024

Built by Gordon Gibson and beautifully remodeled in 2015, this French inspired Holmby Hills estate sits behind private gates on over an acre of land on one of the most coveted streets in Los Angeles. Set far back behind a gated, expansive motor court with a circular drive, this estate features a grand entry way with impressive scale, a large formal dining room, three expansive living rooms all surrounding a double sided bar ideal for entertaining. A chef’s kitchen, wood paneled library with a fire place, 5 bedrooms en suite, including a large master suite with dual bathrooms and spacious walk in closets. The property features expansive, beautifully landscaped grounds w/pool, waterfall and fountain features, and a lit tennis court.

Dustin Cumming | Hilton & Hyland

A Los Angeles native who has spent a number of years on the commercial side of real estate in acquisition and development for Skechers USA. Now he has once again refocused his efforts on helping buy, sell and develop some of the world’s finest properties in Los Angeles from Manhattan Beach, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, to Brentwood, Malibu and surrounding areas.

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