Eklund-Gomes LA report debuts with “House of the Moon” 

Bel-Air listing for $16M tops brokerage’s weekly count of luxury deals under contract

Douglas Elliman's Fredrik Eklund, the late interior designer Erika Brunson, 10651 Chalon Road (Getty, Marc and Tiffany Angeles)
Douglas Elliman's Fredrik Eklund, the late interior designer Erika Brunson, 10651 Chalon Road (Getty, Marc and Tiffany Angeles)

Bel-Air’s Vivenda da Lua, or House of the Moon, went into contract with an asking price of $15.8 million, making it Los Angeles County’s biggest pending sale last week.

The nine-bedroom, eight-bathroom home at 10651 Chalon Road sits in the top spot in the inaugural report for the county from brokerage Eklund-Gomes. Called the Eklund Weekly Luxury Report L.A., the weekly roundup tracks signed contracts of residential properties with prices of $4 million or more. All data is sourced from MLS.

Property records show Vivenda da Lua’s seller is a family trust tied to the late interior designer Erika Brunson, for whom the estate was designed.

Coldwell Banker Realty’s Joyce Rey has the listing for the property, which totals 9,183 square feet. Its design was modeled after a Spanish Portuguese villa.

Highlights of the Bob Ray Offenhauser-designed property include a three-story main house, attached guest suite, pool, gardens, library and Zen room.

The home hit the market in November for just under $20 million before a series of price cuts.

Overall, single-family homes in the county sat on the market for an average of 60 days, with prices averaging $6.9 million, according to the Eklund-Gomes report.

The House of the Moon sits less than two miles from another Bel-Air property, named Villa Del Amor at 10936 Chalon Road, which entered the market last week for $115 million. It’s owned by financiers and Sugarfina board directors Paul Kessler and Diana Derycz-Kessler.

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The county’s second-largest contract last week is a home once owned by Muhammad Ali. The Hancock Park property at 55 Fremont Place is under contract for $13 million.

Property records show a notice of default sent Feb. 7 on the 10,567-square-foot home. It went to auction in April. 

The Beverly Hills Estates’ Stefani Stolper and Kristen Lawson, along with Coldwell Banker’s June Ahn, are the listing agents.

The Fremont Place home was previously listed in 2022 for about $17 million by Michael Lawson, former Los Angeles Urban League CEO, and Mattie McFadden-Lawson.

Across Los Angeles County, a total of 27 single-family home contracts in the $4 million-plus market segment were inked between June 3 and June 9 for $185.5 million in volume, according to the Eklund-Gomes report.

Elsewhere in the country, Miami-Dade County counted 25 home and condo contracts totaling $220.5 million for the same period ended June 9, according to Eklund-Gomes Weekly Luxury Report Miami. The brokerage’s New York report counted 24 properties under contract totaling $193 million, according to a report for the same week from Olshan Realty. 

Olshan produces a weekly luxury market report for Manhattan, with Eklund producing a similar roundup for Miami, Austin and now Los Angeles.

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