Seagram heir sells Bel Air compound for $85M

The 19K sf home had belonged to the granddaughter of Samuel Bronfman

(Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
(Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The granddaughter of Canadian business mogel Samuel Bronfman sold her 4.6-acre Bel Air compound for $85 million, four times more than she paid for it in 2002.

Ellen Bronfman Hauptman and her husband Andrew Hauptman’s now-sold property includes a 19,000-square-foot main house designed by minimalist British architect John Pawson, according to the Wall Street Journal, which reported the sale. It also includes a 6,600-square-foot guest house by prolific L.A. architect Paul Revere Williams. Both houses feature five bedrooms. Three of the bedrooms in the main house also feature terraces.

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The main house was built in 2009 and was designed as two stacked square masses, with the upper portion cantilevered over the lower floor. It includes a theater, gym and spa. The grounds also feature a pool and a tennis court.

The home was not listed publicly. Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency was the broker. The Hauptman’s together run the investment firm Andell Inc. Samuel Bronfman was a Russian immigrant, who built a diverse business empire after founding a distillery and buying the Seagram Company. [WSJ] — Dennis Lynch