Fox Corp. legal exec buys massive Brentwood mansion for $20M

The seller was Stephen Walbridge, a developer and Savills executive

May.May 07, 2019 05:00 PM
Viet D. Dinh and 1707 Westridge Road (Credit: Fox and Compass)
Viet D. Dinh and 1707 Westridge Road (Credit: Fox and Compass)

Fox Corp.’s chief legal and policy officer has made his own big purchase, months after helping the company plan for its mega-deal with Walt Disney Co.

Viet Dinh — a former U.S. Assistant Attorney General — and his wife Jennifer Ashworth Dinh paid $19.5 million for a 16,200-square-foot mansion in Brentwood, The Real Deal has learned. The home in Lower Mandeville Canyon hit the market in December, asking $23.5 million.

The seller was Stephen Walbridge, a strategic adviser at Savills and partner at Santa Monica-based multifamily developer Dynamic Development Company. Records show the deal, which closed April 29, was made through trusts.

Located on Westridge Road, the Farmhouse style home includes nine bedrooms and 15 bathrooms. Amenities include a wine cellar, gym, media room, spa and an elevator. Outside, there is a swimming pool and 925-square-foot guest house.

Jennifer Pinckert Tirney and Kale Mandeleyev of Compass had the listing, though they declined to confirm the identity of the parties involved. Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland represented the buyer. He could not be reached.

Dinh served as U.S. Assistant Attorney General under former president George W. Bush from 2001 to 2003. He started his own law firm, which was later acquired by Kirkland & Ellis. Dinh was on the board of directors at 21st Century Fox before joining Fox Corp. in September to help lead its spinoff from 21st Century Fox. Walt Disney Co. acquired 21st Century Fox for $72 billion in March.

Last month, Guggenheim Partners executive Andrew Rosenfield and his wife, Betsy Bergman Rosenfield, spent $33.5 million to acquire a home nearby. The seller of the Oakmont Drive property was Bruce Karsh, CEO of Oaktree Capital Management.

Related Articles

A Brentwood fire came at Douglas Emmett owned building

Brentwood high-rise fire comes after owner sued for negligence

Anna and David Solomon with the Douglas Elliman's Beverly Hills offices at 150 El Camino Drive (Credit: Solomon Property Group, Google Maps)

Oh, mother: David Solomon leaves Agency for Elliman

Clockwise from top left: 13224 Old Oak Lane, 4425 Haskell Avenue (center), 656 Lachman Lane, 375 N. Saltair Avenue and 1200 Club View Drive

The Weeknd’s Beverly West condo tops LA County resi sales

Robert Reffkin and 11726 San Vicente Boulevard (Credit: Google Maps and iStock)

Compass shutters second LA office

William Harold Borthwick, Charlie Munger, and the Barry Building (Credit: Adrian Scott Fine/L.A. Conservancy)

Berkshire vice chair’s family moves to demolish landmark building

The Getty Fire (credit: Los Angeles County Fire Department Air Operations)

Brentwood sees mass home evacuations as Getty fire rages on

Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James with their California homes (Credit: Getty Images and Redfin)

Real estate rivalry: How the stars of the Lakers and Clippers live

The top five listings of the last seven days

Here are the priciest resi listings in LA County last week