Here are the priciest resi listings in LA County last week, “fortress” included

The total for the top 5 that hit the market combine for $153M

Los Angeles /
Aug.August 20, 2019 05:00 PM
Clockwise from left: 145 North Mapleton Drive, 8408 Hillside Avenue, 10372 West Sunset Boulevard, 9641 Royalton Drive, and 2496 Lancelot Lane
Clockwise from left: 145 North Mapleton Drive, 8408 Hillside Avenue, 10372 West Sunset Boulevard, 9641 Royalton Drive, and 2496 Lancelot Lane

The top five homes that hit the market last week in Los Angeles County are selling for nearly double the total from the previous week.

Combined, they added up to $152.9 million.

The most expensive listing is a $55 million “modern fortress” in Holmby Hills, complete with two guardhouses. The top two homes were built this year, and four of the listings are either on Sunset Boulevard or just off of it. All five are located in the hills of Los Angeles.

The top five also includes one in Holmby Hills that belongs to baseball agent Dennis Gilbert, and another in Beverly Hills Post Office that is nearly 90 years old and belongs to a Hearst heir.

The data and information was pulled from the Multiple Listings Service and Redfin.

145 N. Mapleton Drive | Holmby Hills | $55 million
This so-called “modern fortress” includes seven bedrooms and 14 bathrooms with 15,350 square feet of space. It also includes a theater, a gym and a sports court. If it trades at its asking, it would be about $3,583 per square foot. The compound was remodeled, and completed this year. It sits on a 36,364-square-foot lot just off Sunset Boulevard. The property, which also includes a guardhouse and two guest suites, last sold for $12 million in September 2017. Ginger Glass with Compass has the listing.

8408 Hillside Avenue | Hollywood Hills | $43.9 million
Built this year, the home was designed by the architecture firm Saota, and includes five bedrooms and nine bathrooms over more than 20,000 square feet. It also features a theater, a wine cellar, a glass elevator, and a spa with both wet and dry saunas. A sale at listing price would equal about $2,189 per square foot. The lot spans about 22,255 square feet with a 175-foot linear pool near West Hollywood. It last sold for $2.25 million in 2013. Jason Oppenheim with the Oppenheim Group and David Parnes with The Agency have the listing.

10372 W. Sunset Boulevard | Holmby Hills | $27.5 million
Back in the coveted Holmby Hills neighborhood, a home designed by Paul Williams hit the market for about $4,403 per square foot. Records show the mansion belongs to Dennis Gilbert, who was an agent for now retired West Coast baseball stars including Barry Bonds, Mike Piazza, Ricky Henderson, Jose Canseco, Trevor Hoffman and more. The home includes 6,246 square feet, with five bedrooms, seven bathrooms, and a personal gym. The guarded 1.3-acre lot includes a guest house, a clubhouse, staff quarters and chauffeur’s quarters, a pool, a tennis court and a Koi pond. Gilbert purchased the home just off Beverly Glen Boulevard for $7.2 million in 2012. Kurt Rappaport and Kevin D. Booker with Westside Estate Agency Inc. have the listing.

9641 Royalton Drive | Beverly Hills Post Office | $13.5 million
A home that belongs to David Whitmire Hearst, heir to the famed publishing magnate; and the estate of the late Larry Cohen, director and screenwriter who died in March; hit the market in the coveted 90210 ZIP code. The Hacienda-style home was built in 1930 and is on the market for the first time in 55 years. It’s located on a 1.5-acre lot next door to Casa Royal Beverly Hills in the Post Office area, just off Coldwater Canyon Drive. If it sells at sticker price, the deal for the 7,280-square-foot home would equal about $1,854 per square foot. It includes five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Susan Smith with Hilton & Hyland has the listing.

12496 Lancelot Lane | Bel Air | $13 million
A home was built in 1990 and spans 9,350 square feet. The price would come out to $1,390 per square foot. It features four bedrooms, six bathrooms, a game room, a bar, and a gourmet kitchen. The gated, 30,317-square-foot property includes a pool, a spa, a gym, a clubhouse, a playground, Koi pond, a putting green, and tennis and basketball courts. It last sold for $7 million in 2014. Jade and Tiffany Mills with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage has the listing.


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