As we mentioned before, we do pay for the weather and that’s why we’ll find so many of these super-expensive homes in LA. Okay, none of these homes are really selling for a bazillion, but for most of us, it might as well be an imaginary number. Right?
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These homes actually do sell eventually, and in the eyes of the rich and famous, amenities like jetliner views, a Wallace Neff designed guest house, car gallery for 40 vehicles (we do love our cars in LA), and a 2-bedroom guardhouse, you’ll sleep tight knowing this was money well spent.
875 Nimes Rd.
Asking Price: US$195,000,000
11 Beds, 18 Baths
Lot Size: 6.49 Acres
Highlights: designed by Sumner Spaulding in 1930 with a timelessly elegant exterior of symmetrical cut limestone in the French Neoclassical style.
Youtube stars, where are you? With a name like Chartwell I’m guessing there’s also a butler named Jeeves within ringing distance.
This stunning home features a Wallace Neff designed 5-bedroom guest house, 75-foot pool with spacious pool house, tennis court and a car gallery for 40 vehicles.
Next, we have a 12,000 bottle wine cellar (no doubt filled with several bottles of California cult wines) and precisely manicured gardens. Precisely you say? Do go on! AND, with a US$39,000,000. down payment, you’re looking at payments at a mere US$966,357 per month.
Okay, that truly is precise landscaping.
Asking Price: US$165,000,000
20 Beds, 19 Baths
Lot Size: 9.87 Acres
Authentic Italian village encompassing the largest assemblage in Beverly Park. On over nine acres, accessed by its own street, this one-of-a-kind property took over seven years to create.
Celebrity athletes Aaron Rodgers and Danica Patrick recently bought their own Italian Palazzo home in Malibu for US$28 million.
Expansive gates open to a 30 car courtyard surrounded by 40 foot tall Canary Island palms and a setting worthy of the best Italian palazzo. Inside the mansion, approximately 20,000 square feet afford every possible amenity from high ceilings to large and formal gathering areas.
A four plus acre backyard offers views to a pool with pool house, two-story guesthouse, tennis court, two bedroom guest house and a walking/jogging trail that surrounds the estate.
141 S Carolwood Dr
Asking Price: US$115,000,000
9 Beds, 10 Baths
Lot Size: 9.90 Acres
Sited on nearly 10 acres and set behind tall, verdant hedges in the heart of Holmby Hills, Owlwood represents the most impressive, sprawling estate in Los Angeles. Holmby Hills is where you’ll find lots of the most expensive homes in LA, including the Playboy Mansion.
Designed by renowned architect Robert D. Farquhar in 1936, this majestic Italian Renaissance Revival offers unparalleled luxury, craftsmanship and Hollywood heritage throughout its grand living spaces and staggering outdoor acreage.
World-class grounds including rolling lawns, a tennis court worthy of a Grand Slam tournament, and an Olympic swimmers pool with a pool house complete this exceptional compound awaiting its next chapter.
Asking Price: US$110,000,000
12 Beds, 24 Baths
Lot Size: 5.2 Acres
10250 W Sunset
Asking Price: US$78,000,000
17 Beds, 22 Baths
Lot Size: 2.81 Acres
Fashion designers Lubov and Max Azria’s 30,000-square-foot estate on Sunset Boulevard, Maison du Soleil, was built in the 1930s by legendary architect Paul Williams– who helped shape the legacy of classic Hollywood Regency design.
The iconic 60-room residence merges colonial architecture with modern design, resulting in a grand estate that’s luxurious, chic and timeless.
A seamless blend of worldly influences, the property features Japanese and French gardens, a Moroccan-style pool house complete with a custom hammam and floor-to-ceiling marble tile, a spacious 6,000-sq. ft. private movie theater with an attached catering kitchen.
However, you’re sure to be truly mesmerized with the greenhouse, a glass-walled tennis court, plus multiple dining patios and fire pits.
Yet with all of its scale and grandeur, the home remains warm, whimsical and inviting, making it a unique retreat for intimate family life while still poised for large-scale entertaining.
I think there are two takeaways from all this. First, asking means nothing if there’s not a willing and able buyer. As we can see with this Bel Air mansion that was once the priciest listing in America, it listed at US$250,000,000 and it ended up selling for US$94,000,000. Still, another crazy expensive home in LA.
That’s some discrepancy. Secondly, Beverly Hills must be massive to accommodate so many estates like this. Maybe even a bazillion acres, plus or minus.
The spec mansion named “The Billionaire” was developed by Bruce Makowsky and sold for US$94,000,000.