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Ardie Tavangarian (Photo by Kevin Scanlon)
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LA’s gentleman builder on developing for the ultra-wealthy

Forty-five minutes into a mostly restrained interview, Ardie Tavangarian reached into his right pocket, pulled out a sturdy black...

LA’s gentleman builder on developing for the ultra-wealthy
1369 Londonderry Place and Niami (Compass via The Agency, Getty)

Nile Niami unloads yet another massive spec mansion

Nile Niami, the swashbuckling but embattled spec home developer, has unloaded his amenity-filled 14,000-square-foot Hollywood Hills mansion as part...

Nile Niami unloads yet another massive spec mansion
Mohamed Hadid and 901 Strada Vecchia Road (Getty, Redfin)

Buyer walks away from Hadid’s spaceship spec mansion

Developer Bruce Lifton has walked away from his deal to buy Mohamed Hadid’s soon-to-be demolished spec mansion in Bel...

Buyer walks away from Hadid’s spaceship spec mansion
Nile Niami and his West Hollywood property (Getty, iStock)
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Checkmate in WeHo for LA’s megamansion king

Nile Niami has placed a West Hollywood spec mansion into bankruptcy, eight months after a creditor filed a notice...

Checkmate in WeHo for LA’s megamansion king
Nile Niami and 1175 N Hillcrest Road (Getty, Redfin)

Niami’s Opus megamansion sells to prolific SoCal investor

Nile Niami’s Opus megamansion has finally sold to someone who didn’t pay to develop it. The 20,000-square-foot Trousdale Estates...

Niami’s Opus megamansion sells to prolific SoCal investor
Mohamed Hadid and the mansion (Credit: Kevin Scanlon)

Court tosses Mohamed Hadid’s demolition appeal

Mohamed Hadid may have run out of legal avenues to prevent demolition of his notorious Bel Air spec mansion....

Court tosses Mohamed Hadid’s demolition appeal
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