2015's Most Expensive Homes Sales in LA - Part One

Money Money, Money!  There lots of it here in LA, and plenty of great homes to buy.  Here are the most expensive homes sales so far this year, and for reference, Here's last year's list.  

List price:  $75,000,000

Sales price:  $59,355,550

Address:  384 Delfern Drive, Holmby Hills

15,520 Square feet - 10 bedrooms, 13 baths

Cost per foot:  $3824

Seller:  Francois Pinault

In 1973 architect Wallace Neff designed the home for Henry Singleton, the founder of the electronics firm that is today known as Teledyne Technologies. The Singleton Estate was the last home he designed. 

A grand Colonial estate of classic proportions and timeless elegance, this historic Holmby Hills property is one of the largest private estates in Holmby Hills,  situated on 3 parcels totaling over seven acres. Gated and private park-like grounds boasting rolling lawns, tennis court, pool, massive motor court and an attached four car garage. 

List price:  $65,000,000

Sales price:  $46,250,000

Address: 616 Nimes Road

23,988 square feet - 11 bedrooms, 17 baths

Cost per foot:  $1928

Once owned by Kenny Rodgers, (It was a humbler estate then, 9,359 square feet), when Rogers, a Leo and apparent astrology buff, put two lions at the front gate and bestowed the logical nickname "Liongate" upon the property. 

Now, masterfully rebuilt and expanded to a veritable palace at 24,000 square feet in the spirit of the original Architect, legendary Paul Williams.  Lower east gate prime Bel-Air on a rare street to street lot.  Some features include a 3000 square foot master suite, climate controlled wine room, tennis court, sauna, elevator, professional gym, guest house and ballroom party room, 12 seat theater, custom fountains, saltwater pool, on an over two acres. 


List price:  $35,000,000

Sales price:  $32,000,000

Address:  9161 Oriole Way, Hollywood Hills

32,234 square feet - 6 bedrooms, 9 baths

Cost per foot:  $3300

Seller:  Dr Dre

Dre purchased the home on December 21, 2011, for $15.4 million, and according to the listing, “without question, the best View estate in the city.” Enthroned atop a promontory and sprawling at the end of a gated cul-de-sac, this home has a jetliner 300-degree vista with lights sparkling from downtown to the Pacific Ocean. Completely rebuilt in 2001, the sprawling home features a library/media room, den, guest house, expansive, grassy yard and infinity-edge pool, and wine cellar, all in total serenity and privacy.

List price:  $35,000,000

Sales price:  $31,000,000

Address: 901 Oxford Way, Beverly Hills

12,664 square feet - 9 bedrooms, 13 baths

Cost per foot:  $2448

Buyer: SAC Capital Advisors founder Steve Cohen

 “Spec” home by Los Angeles developer Gala Asher. It lies on the site of the old Glenn Ford estate, the spread contains two guest homes and garage space for eight cars, with parking for up to 30 vehicles total. Outdoors, there is a saltwater pool with a waterfall, color-shifting lights, and underwater music...the home also houses a movie theater and a wine room.

List price:  $29,950,000

Sales price:  $25,000000

Address:  1442 Tanager Way, Hollywood Hills

9350 Square feet - 5 bedrooms, 7 baths

Cost per foot:  $2674

Buyer:  Calvin Klein

On one of the most exclusive streets in West Hollywood, in the hills above the Sunset Strip, the ultra-modern 1442 Tanager Way residence, designed by Architect Paul McClean, with interior design by Mary Ta of Minotti of Los Angeles, in the style of modernist John Lautner.

California trophy home unitizes a single story over-basement-design to create a home that provides ultimate privacy from the street while maximizing the sweeping panoramic views across LA stretching out to the California coastline. Dramatic 13 ft. ceilings and automated floor-to-ceiling disappearing glass walls open onto the grassy courtyard overlooking a 65 ft. infinity edge pool with breathtaking views.

List price:  $25,000,000

Sales price:  $23,700,000

Address:  910 N Foothill Road, Beverly Hills

8718 square feet - 9 bedrooms, 12 baths

Cost per foot:  $2719

Seller:  Nick Vanoff

Legendary Mediterranean-style home on 1.23 acres of Italian gardens, grand-scale living, and an illustrious past. Formally the home of one of Hollywood's most celebrated couples, and designed in 1932 by a noted California architect. A rare combination of both grand and intimate public rooms with perfect scale and flow. Ample french doors open all of the living, dining and family rooms, including the kitchen, onto covered loggias, highlighting the breathtaking work of the prominent landscape designer. upstairs all bedrooms have balconies overlooking the backyard and Cipriani-style pool.

List price:  $24,995,000

Sales price:  $21,439,950

Address:  534 Barnaby Road, Bel Air

18,316 square feet - 8 bedrooms, 11 baths

Cost per foot:  $1171

Seller:  Christine Holifield, President & CEO Elite Aviation

Grand newer Mediterranean estate sprawls across 1.6 acres overlooking the Bel Air Country Club golf course. Features include double gates, a long driveway, seclusion, French doors to terraces & lovely pond. Family room features walls of French windows that open to outdoor living room & terraces with golf course views. Chef's kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances, work island w/prep sink, vaulted brick ceiling. 3,000 square foot master suite, office, his and hers baths.

List price:  $23,950,000

Sales price:  $22,000,000

Address:  15070 Corona Del Mar, Pacific Palisades

9500 square feet - 4 bedrooms, 8 baths

Cost per foot:  $2316

One of the most beautiful estates in Pacific Palisades with panoramic views from Palos Verdes to Malibu. Remodeled and transformed, with fresh, innovative style, entertainment rooms opening to gardens and the mesmerizing Pacific ocean, a seamless flow to indoor/ outdoor living. The master is a soothing, romantic retreat with both a private office and a library/sitting room.  Additional features include a theatre and gym.

List price:  $23,750,000

Sales price:  $19,900,000

Address:  29208 Cliffside Drive

7674 Square feet - 6 bedrooms, 9 baths

Cost per foot:  $2593

 After almost two years on the market, this property has finally sold.  European style villa located on over an acre on Point Dume bluff with beautiful panoramic views of the Santa Monica Bay and beyond. Imported French Beaumanier Limestone, hardwood floors, gourmet kitchen with Viking Gas double range, sub-zero refrigerator/freezer. Master suite with private ocean view balcony. Luxurious pool with jet fountains and large spa.  lush landscaping with Palms, Olives, fruit trees and fountains.