Here’s a look at Los Feliz’s top single-family transactions of 2017

Angelina Jolie and the Los Feliz home (Credit: Wikimedia Commons, HILTON & HYLAND)
Angelina Jolie and the Los Feliz home (Credit: Wikimedia Commons, HILTON & HYLAND)

Los Feliz saw an uptick in high-priced home sales in 2017.

There were 72 single-family home sales above $2 million in the northeast Los Angeles enclave, up from 61 in 2016, and 11 sales over $4 million, up from eight the previous year, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Actress Angelina Jolie’s $24.5 million purchase of a two-acre estate topped the list of most expensive transactions in Los Feliz last year. The property houses an 11,000-square-foot, six-bedroom mansion that was built in 1913. Famed filmmaker Cecil B. DeMille lived there for 40 years until his death in 1959.

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Jolie’s June purchase dwarfed the other big deals in the area. The second priciest transaction was for an 8,000-square-foot Spanish-style home on De Mille Drive formerly owned by designer Xorin Balbes. The $9.7 million sale price was $1 million dollars below its ask.

In July, a modern home on High Oak Drive sold for $7.7 million, just two months after hitting the market. The house sits on the end of a private road and features a wraparound second-story balcony. A motorized glass wall opens to a pool and spa in the backyard.

Film producer and writer Stephanie Savage picked up nearly 100-year-old estate on East Live Oak Drive, just on the border of the Hollywood Hills, for $5.9 million in October. Savage’s new pad is nearly 5,000 square feet and has six bedrooms, a large motor court, as well as a guesthouse and a separate sauna.

Rounding out the top five sales in Los Feliz was the $4.9 million buy of the Wong Residence on Nottingham Place. The modern home was built in 1969 and was once owned by actors Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson. [LAT] —Dennis Lynch

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