Paparazzi couple can’t hide sale of pricey home

Off-market sale of Pacific Palisades home owned by owners of X17 gossip site trades for $22M

1301 Amalfi Drive in Pacific Palisades with Francois Navarre
1301 Amalfi Drive in Pacific Palisades with Francois Navarre (Google Maps, Getty)

Francois and Brandy Navarre, the husband-and-wife team running paparazzi platform X17Online, have made headlines for candid photos and videos of A-listers, along with fighting lawsuits from the famous, the Navarres also run a real estate hustle that they keep hush hush.

The Navarres are listed as the sellers for a $22 million, off-market deal that took place March 23 for a 10,000-square-foot 7-bedroom, 9 bathroom home. It’s located in the exclusive Rivera section of Pacific Palisades.

Much of the information about the sale of the $2,200-per-square-foot house was kept under wraps. No buyer was revealed. No real estate agents were listed as representing sellers or buyers on listing sites. The Navarres did not reply to an email requesting comment on this deal.

Media reports and property records said that the Navarres bought 1301 Amalfi Drive for about $7 million in 2021. The next year the home was listed for rent for $85,000 per month, according to

A property description on listing sites said 1301 Amalfi Drive offered French doors, stone terraces, as well as a pool and a guesthouse. 

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Zillow gave comps for the Navarres’ former listing. It includes a roughly 13,000-square-foot home, located at 1172 Napoli Drive once owned by actor Ben Affleck. The mansion sold for $28.5 million in September 2022, 

Another was an about 4,100-square-foot home located at 13705 Romany Drive. This home was sold for $10.3 million in February,

A 2021 story in said that the Navarres sold a separate Pacific Palisades home for $13.7 million.

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