Monday, August 5, 2019


Today's Best Mansions

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#1 141 South Carolwood Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90024 with 9 bedrooms, 10 baths and 12,201 sq.ft. is back on the market listed for $115,000,000.


The median home value in Los Angeles, CA 90024 is $1,248,900. 90024 home values have declined -0.4% over the past year 


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Sited on nearly 10 acres in the heart of Holmby Hills, Owlwood represents the most impressive, sprawling estate in Los Angeles. This majestic Italian Renaissance Revival offers unparalleled luxury, craftsmanship and Hollywood heritage throughout its grand living spaces and staggering outdoor acreage. World-class grounds including rolling lawns, a tennis court, and an Olympic swimmers pool with a pool house complete this exceptional compound awaiting its next chapter. The Owlwood Estate is the largest compound in Holmby Hills.  Built in 1936 by venerated architect Robert D. Farquhar for Florence Letts Quinn, the wealthy widow of department store tycoon Arthur Letts, Owlwood originally spanned “just” four acres. During subsequent decades, the Sunset Boulevard-adjacent property — privately sited on its own gated street — slowly swelled in size. Today, the compound spans nearly 10 contiguous acres fronting the hoity-toity Los Angeles Country Club.

 Following Quinn’s death, a series of notable moguls got their paws on Owlwood — bigshot hotelier Joseph Drown and 20th Century Fox founder Joseph Schenk among them. The latter (in)famously had a steamy fling with an up-and-coming young actress named Marilyn Monroe, who briefly resided in Owlwood’s guest house.  Schenk eventually sold the property to oil baron William Keck, who in turn flipped the estate in the mid 1960s to actor Tony Curtis. In 1974, Sonny and Cher bought the spread from Curtis shortly before their acrimonious divorce, after which Cher was awarded the plum property. Never one to sit on her proverbial laurels, Cher quickly dumped the palatial pad in ’76 to a carpet kingpin named Ralph Mishkin.By the late 1970s, Owlwood was in the possession of its most longterm owner to date: shadowy Monaco-based businessman Ghazi Aita, a fella known for throwing elaborate home soirees attended by a bevy of curvaceous young models and actresses. At some point during his ownership, Aita purchased the 4.6-acre estate next door — the mansion on that property was eventually razed and replaced by Owlwood’s current guest quarters and swimming pool complex.



After more than 20 years of Owlwood nesting, Aita finally sold the expanded compound in 2002 for somewhere around $33 million to Roland Arnall, the so-called subprime mortgage pioneer. Arnall simultaneously acquired the third (and final) parcel of the current 10-acre estate, a gaudy mansion with a heart-shaped swimming pool. Once owned by Jayne Mansfield, who painted the whole place a putrid pink, the manse was soon controversially (and possibly without the proper permits) razed by Arnall, who replaced it with little more than a rather inelegant blacktopped parking lot for his household staff.  Arnall passed in 2008, but his widow Dawn refrained from selling the swollen spread until 2016, when along came Woodbridge. The company attempted to flip the high-maintenance complex, but were soon engulfed by a massive SEC-headed Ponzi scheme investigation and subsequent bankruptcy proceedings. The current seller, the Woodbridge Liquidation Trust, would very much like to divest the massive spread and return some money to former Woodbridge investors.


141 S Carolwood Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90077


141 S Carolwood Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90077


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#2 9954 Sunset Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90210 with 5 bedrooms, 9 baths and 10,611 sq.ft. is listed for sale at $46,000,000


The median home value in Beverly Hills, CA 90210 is $4,869,300.  90024 home values have declined -1.3% over the past year.  




  • Welcome to the heart of Billionaire's Row in Beverly Hills! The rarest offering in the zip code of 90210 sits on 2.425 acres flat on the Los Angeles Country Club,. It has finally hit the market after 41 years! The home of Donald Simon, son of famed industrialist, art collector, and Museum founder Norton Simon, 9954 Sunset Blvd. (entrance on Copley Drive). As you enter through the large rustic gates of this beautiful property and follow along the stone-paved driveway, you are immediately whisked away by a botanical scenery of peaceful landscaping reminiscent of a French countryside. A sophisticated mixture style and custom accents is prevalent in each corner of this 10,601 square foot home, which was designed by famed architect Peter Choate. An abundance of light and tranquility flows throughout with skylights and high-beamed ceilings found in almost every area of the house. Upon entry into the home are two formal sitting areas and a formal dining room perfect for entertaining guests. Added features include custom-wrought iron chandeliers and unobstructed Garden Views. The gourmet kitchen includes hand-painted tile backsplash, an informal dining area, chef grade style appliances, a separate catering kitchen, and butler's pantry area. Stepping into the large master suite, rich wood crown molding lines the ceiling, which pairs perfectly alongside the bedroom with his and hers master baths outfitted with Italian marble that seamlessly leads into his and hers spacious walk-in closets. Atriums of varying sizes are tucked away into distinct corners of the home. The interior also features a large master study, three other bedrooms on the ground floor with en suite bath, a housekeeper's suite, and an upstairs guest room with en suite bath, one-half bath, and powder room. The luxury amenities in the home's spacious yard are mere steps down and within prime view of the Los Angeles Country Club's famed course. An ideal location for when the 2023 U.S. Open tees up along the pristine course. Aside from views and an ideal Golfer's paradise, the expansive outdoor setting features a stunning waterfall that flows peacefully into the temperature-controlled waters of your resort style pool and pool house. Just feet away is your own private tennis court with professional grade seating for your inner Federer or Williams. One of only seven properties situated on the golf course of 90210 proper, this is truly a once in a century opportunity for an unbelievably remarkable property! Do not miss this chance to own such a trophy estate in Beverly Hills!














100 Most Expensive Real Estate Markets Medium Values for the 12 months ending December 31, 2018 as compared to 2017


Zip code
Location
County
State
Median sale price
2018/2017
1
94027
Atherton
San Mateo County
CA
$6,700,000/$4,950,000
2
11962
Sagaponack
Suffolk County
NY
$5,500,000/$2,819,000
3
02199
Boston
Suffolk County
MA
$4,772,500/$2,800,000
4
10013
New York
New York
NY
$3,810,000/$4,100,000
5
90402
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
CA
$3,762,000/$3,512,000
6
94301
Palo Alto
Santa Clara County
CA
$3,755,000/$3,300,000
7
94022
Los Altos
Santa Clara County
CA
$3,500,000/$3,200,000
8
94028
Portola Valley
San Mateo County
CA
$3,300,000/$2.895,000
9
94024
Los Altos
Santa Clara County
CA
$3,254,500/$2,875,000
10
33109
Miami Beach
Miami-Dade County
FL
$3,250,000/$4,052,000
11
90210
Beverly Hills
Los Angeles County
CA
$3,212,500/$4,052,000
12
92661
Newport Beach
Orange County
CA
$3,150,000/$2,819,000
13
10007
New York
New York
NY
$3,075,000/$3,988,883
14
92662
Newport Beach
Orange County
CA
$3,057,500/$2,575,000
15
98039
Medina
King County
WA
$3,050,000/$2,590.000
16
90272
Pacific Palisades
Los Angeles County
CA
$2,900,000/$2,730,000
17
11976
Water Mill
Suffolk County
NY
$2,862,500/$3,162,000
18
94010
Burlingame
San Mateo County
CA
$2,800,000/$2,400,000
19
10282
New York
New York
NY
$2,792,500/$2,775,000
20
94306
Palo Alto
Santa Clara County
CA
$2,700,000/$2,445,000
21
95070
Saratoga
Santa Clara County
CA
$2,690,000/$2,320,000
22
95030
Los Gatos
Santa Clara County
CA
$2,580,000/$2,211,000
23
92657
Newport Coast
Orange County
CA
$2,550,000/$2,950,000
94957
Ross
Marin County
CA
$2,550,000/$2,987,000
24
92625
Corona Del Mar
Orange County
CA
$2,500,000/$2,100,000
25
94920
Belvedere Tiburon
Marin County
CA
$2,400,000/$2,550,000
26
10012
New York
New York
NY
$2,377,500/$1,807,000
27
90266
Manhattan Beach
Los Angeles County
CA
$2,369,000/$2,250,000
28
94025
Menlo Park
San Mateo County
CA
$2,363,500/$2,062,500
29
92067
Rancho Santa Fe
San Diego County
CA
$2,275,000/$2,062,500
30
90049
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
CA
$2,250,000/$2,210,000
31
93921
Carmel By The Sea
Monterey County
CA
$2,245,000/$1,600,000
32
93108
Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara County
CA
$2,225,000/$2,757,500
33
07620
Alpine
Bergen County
NJ
$2,200,000/$4,763,577
34
90077
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
CA
$2,175,000/$2,068,437
35
94062
Redwood City
San Mateo County
CA
$2,150,000/$1,699,000
11930
Amagansett
Suffolk County
NY
$2,150,000/$1,781,000
36
91108
San Marino
Los Angeles County
CA
$2,109,000/$2,150,000
37
89413
Glenbrook
Douglas County
NV
$2,107,500/$1,967,000
38
02543
Woods Hole
Barnstable County
MA
$2,105,000/$2,519,636
39
10018
New York
New York
NY
$2,100,000/$1,146,000
94970
Stinson Beach
Marin County
CA
$2,100,000/$1,650,000
90265
Malibu
Los Angeles County
CA
$2,100,000/$2,252,500
40
94123
San Francisco
San Francisco County
CA
$2,075,000/$1,800,000
41
95014
Cupertino
Santa Clara County
CA
$2,070,000/$1,749,500
42
94087
Sunnyvale
Santa Clara County
CA
$2,050,000/$1,750,500
43
90742
Sunset Beach
Orange County
CA
$2,000,000/$1,712,500
44
94118
San Francisco
San Francisco County
CA
$1,975,000/$1,902,000
45
10069
New York
New York
NY
$1,947,500/$2,161,000
46
11932
Bridgehampton
Suffolk County
NY
$1,925,000/$2,525,000
47
94402
San Mateo
San Mateo County
CA
$1,900,000/$1,712,500
94070
San Carlos
San Mateo County
CA
$1,900,000/$1,625,000
48
90291
Venice
Los Angeles County
CA
$1,895,000/$1,732,500
11975
Wainscott
Suffolk County
NY
$1,895,000/$3,000,000
49
06878
Riverside
Fairfield County
CT
$1,855,000/$1,507,500
50
94041
Mountain View
Santa Clara County
CA
$1,850,000/$1,735,000
51
94040
Mountain View
Santa Clara County
CA
$1,840,500/$1,665,000
52
90212
Beverly Hills
Los Angeles County
CA
$1,835,000/$2,060,000
53
92660
Newport Beach
Orange County
CA
$1,825,000/$1,685,000
54
95129
San Jose
Santa Clara County
CA
$1,800,000/$1,475,000
94127
San Francisco
San Francisco County
CA
$1,800,000/$1,600,000
55
94528
Diablo
Contra Costa County
CA
$1,775,000/$2,618,750
56
92651
Laguna Beach
Orange County
CA
$1,772,500/$1.765,000
57
91011
La Canada Flintridge
Los Angeles County
CA
$1,770,000/$1,642,500
58
94002
Belmont
San Mateo County
CA
$1,751,750/$1,590,000
59
10580
Rye
Westchester County
NY
$1,750,000/$1,790,000
60
94114
San Francisco
San Francisco County
CA
$1,725,000/$1,652,000
61
95032
Los Gatos
Santa Clara County
CA
$1,700,750/$1,634,000
62
94939
Larkspur
Marin County
CA
$1,690,000/$1,775,000
63
90254
Hermosa Beach
Los Angeles County
CA
$1,687,000/$1,538,500
64
94904
Greenbrae
Marin County
CA
$1,683,500/$1,595,000
65
06870
Old Greenwich
Fairfield County
CT
$1,665,000/$2,085,000
66
94043
Mountain View
Santa Clara County
CA
$1,650,000/$1,375,000
90274
Palos Verdes Peninsula
Los Angeles County
CA
$1,650,000/$1,550,000
67
11568
Old Westbury
Nassau County
NY
$1,645,000/$1,465,000
68
21056
Gibson Island
Anne Arundel County
MD
$1,643,750/$1,450,000
69
92014
Del Mar
San Diego County
CA
$1,640,000/$1,425,000
70
90036
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
CA
$1,638,250/$1,465,000
71
10014
New York
New York
NY
$1,635,000/$4,649,000
72
94030
Millbrae
San Mateo County
CA
$1,634,000/$1,605,000
73
94507
Alamo
Contra Costa County
CA
$1,621,000/$1,644,000
74
06830
Greenwich
Fairfield County
CT
$1,617,000/$1,752,000
75
94121
San Francisco
San Francisco County
CA
$1,610,000/$1,367,000
76
90048
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
CA
$1,600,000/$1,455,000
95120
San Jose
Santa Clara County
CA
$1,600,000/$1,385,000
94131
San Francisco
San Francisco County
CA
$1,600,000/$1,540,000
90405
Santa Monica
Los Angeles County
CA
$1,600,000/$1,588,000
94117
San Francisco
San Francisco County
CA
$1,600,000/$1,395,000
11959
Quogue
Suffolk County
NY
$1,600,000/$1,416,963
77
92118
Coronado
San Diego County
CA
$1,595,750/$1,407,500
78
94061
Redwood City
San Mateo County
CA
$1,577,500/$1,449,500
79
93953
Pebble Beach
Monterey County
CA
$1,576,250/$1,639,080
80
90064
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
CA
$1,575,000/$1,501,430
81
90027
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
CA
$1,550,000/$1,446,514
82
92663
Newport Beach
Orange County
CA
$1,548,750/$1,533,416
94941
Mill Valley
Marin County
CA
$1,548,750/$1,413,000
83
94539
Fremont
Alameda County
CA
$1,520,000/$1,405,100
84
02493
Weston
Middlesex County
MA
$1,515,000/$1,451,000
94115
San Francisco
San Francisco County
CA
$1,515,000/$1,516,500
85
95130
San Jose
Santa Clara County
CA
$1,510,000/$1,445,280
86
91436
Encino
Los Angeles County
CA
$1,507,500/$1,406,250
87
94403
San Mateo
San Mateo County
CA
$1,500,000/$1,405,810
88
02468
Waban
Middlesex County
MA
$1,491,000/$1,471,866
89
02481
Wellesley Hills
Norfolk County
MA
$1,490,500/$1,420877
90
94086
Sunnyvale
Santa Clara County
CA
$1,482,250/$1,331,761
91
02554
Nantucket
Nantucket County
MA
$1,480,000/$1,338,156
92
10001
New York
New York
NY
$1,476,463/$1,506,176
93
93067
Summerland
Santa Barbara County
CA
$1,475,000/$1,249,000
11030
Manhasset
Nassau County
NY
$1,475,000/$1,600,000
94
94110
San Francisco
San Francisco County
CA
$1,470,000/$1,376,404
95
94563
Orinda
Contra Costa County
CA
$1,450,000/$1,430,000
94618
Oakland
Alameda County
CA
$1,450,000/$1,452,906
96
11024
Great Neck
Nassau County
NY
$1,442,900/$1,570,000
97
06807
Cos Cob
Fairfield County
CT
$1,442,500/$15,47,000
98
94705
Berkeley
Alameda County
CA
$1,440,000/$1,475,000
99
10024
New York
New York
NY
$1,430,000/$1,570,000
100
07078
Short Hills
Essex County
NJ
$1,426,250/$1,422,500



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