Los Angeles has always been the epicenter of glitz, glamour and of course, fun in the 50 SPF necessary sun. But it is also a place where anything goes when it comes to real estate, (and taste) as Woody Allen so eloquently put it in his Academy Award winning film, Annie Hall: “Yeah, the architecture is really consistent, isn’t it? French next to Spanish next to Tudor next to Japanese.” On that note, here are some of the top homes for sale right now in Los Angeles.
438 NORTH FARING ROAD, LOS ANGELES, 90077
Spectacular brand new estate behind private gates on a lush property in Holmby Hills, Bel-Air. Surrounded by mature trees, this contemporary 3-level, glass-encased compound boasts panoramic views of the Hollywood Hills, exquisite amenities & wonderful indoor-outdoor flow throughout. Breathtaking scale & proportions. 7 bed, 8 ~~ bath, 16,000 sq ft home designed by renowned London-based Quinn Architects and Estate Four with a sophisticated sense of space. Luxurious living room with glass walls & soaring 20 ft ceiling. Highest quality materials throughout. 75 ft gallery ideal for displaying art. State-of-the-art Molteni kitchen providing direct access to expansive terraces & custom-tiled infinity pool. Resort-like grounds with landscaped gardens, outdoor kitchen, lower lawn & tennis court. Also enjoy: gorgeous master suite, 6 bdrm suites, 3 living areas, dining room, 2 studies, gym, home theater, catering kitchen, elevator, huge motor court & wine cellar.
ASKING PRICE: $45,000,000
9133 ORIOLE WAY, LOS ANGELES, 90069
With sweeping, panoramic views of the entire LA basin, this stunning 5 bed, 9 bath Contemporary Architectural is perched on celebrity-studded Oriole Way in the highly desirable “Bird Streets. ” The brand new 12,530 sq ft estate was designed to deliver clean lines with wide open spaces, walls of glass and Fleetwood pocket doors throughout for indoor/outdoor California living. Truly a designer home, with high-end European furniture included in the sale. Main level boasts a spacious chef’s kitchen; media room; hidden catering kitchen; formal living room; office; library and more. Resort-style backyard with infinity edge pool & spa, outdoor kitchen and a spectacular dining/entertaining area. Viking & Miele appliances throughout. Upper level, enjoy 4 en-suite bedrooms plus the exquisite west-facing master suite. Lower level: full gym with shower; wine cellar; screening room; guest room; and spacious garage for 8 cars.
ASKING PRICE: $38,000,000
10346 MOORPARK STREET, TOLUCA LAKE, 91602
(AKA THE HOPE ESTATE)
The Hope Estate. Exceptional Toluca Lake Compound consisting of 3 parcels totaling apx. 3.86 acres including apx. 14,876 sq. ft. main house, 2+2 gsthse, 2+1 staff quarters, offices, indoor pool & spa, outdoor pool, patios, motorcourts, sprawling lawns with 1-hole golf course, & pristine gardens. Built in 1939 for beloved comedian Bob Hope, the original English Traditional main house was designed by architect Robert Finkelhor & then remodeled in the 1950’s by architect John Elgin Woolf. Walled, gated, & completely private. Formal reception & foyer to vast formal living rm with walls of glass overlooking the grounds & Post & Beam patio. Office, family rm, bar, billiard rm, formal dining rm, family dining rm, & chef’s kitchen. Upstairs 4 family bdrm suites & remarkable master wing with his & hers bdrms, bths, closets, & shared study. This iconic estate represents a rare opportunity for an incredible compound, unmatched in its prestigious history, unbelievable grounds, & incredible beauty.
ASKING PRICE: 21,800,000
30460 MORNING VIEW DRIVE, MALIBU 90265
Scenic, gated 6-acre property right across from Zuma Beach in Malibu. 5 bed, 7 bath estate offers unfettered ocean views, exquisite amenities throughout and an unbeatable indoor/outdoor coastal lifestyle. Wide open living and dining area with high ceilings, hardwood floors, exposed beams and floor-to-ceiling French doors. Upstairs, gracious master suite with private terrace, his and hers walk-in closets and baths, custom safe room. Rooms tastefully appointed by celebrated designer Madeline Stuart. Glassed-in breezeway leads to master office with attached gym and elevator. Lower level: 800-bottle wine cellar, home theater, wet bar, and 1960s-era, 2-lane Brunswick bowling alley. Resort-like grounds ideal for entertaining. Saltwater infinity pool/Jacuzzi with ocean views, bocce ball court, outdoor sitting & dining areas, dressage ring, 8-horse stables, guest cottage. Mountain views on one side, ocean views on the other – a truly special California coastal estate.
ASKING PRICE: $24,950,000
31250 BROAD BEACH ROAD, MALIBU, 90265
Architectural connoisseur’s dream. This dramatic Frank Gehry beachfront masterpiece sits on just over one acre with an unprecedented 160′ feet of beachfront. Full sized lighted tennis court and lap pool, over 11,000 square feet. Rare offering. Fabulous outdoor entertaining with spa, fireplace, and adjoining separate kitchen.
ASKING PRICE: 49,750,000
Certainly one of the lower priced homes in this article, but definitely one of the most interesting with its rich Los Angeles history. John Lautner’s Stevens’ House (1968) Is an architectural masterpiece on the beach in the famed Malibu Colony. This striking architectural is situated on approx. 37 feet of sandy beach w/ a large beach deck, grassy yard and swimming pool. Built of wood and concrete, Lautner created the five-bedroom structure to resemble waves. After undergoing a significant restoration that bridges the past to the present, this California State Cultural Landmark is a one of a kind treasure that has become a symbol of Lautner’s work and the Malibu coastline. Please see Private Remarks for showing requests.
ASKING PRICE: $19,750,000
475 BEL AIR ROAD, LOS ANGELES, 90077
Located at one of the most sought after locations inside the East Gate of Old Bel- Air, the legendary William H. Doheny Estate occupies over 3 ~~ usable acres, four blocks North of Sunset Blvd. Unparalleled privacy for a property of this magnitude, the home of over 10,000 sq. ft, is a two story Hollywood Regency with lower level recreational billiards rooms, staff quarters, storage and basement. There are 8 bedrooms, and 14 bathrooms, with a long private and gated driveway with parking for approximately 15 cars. The home benefits from beautiful city and ocean views.
ASKING PRICE: $43,000,000
11459 BELLAGIO ROAD, LOS ANGELES, 90049
Sequestered up a long gated driveway in prestigious Bel Air location sits this exquisite 10BR/12BA European Villa. Stunning 2-stry foyer w/ flawless craftsmanship & masterful custom finishes thru out all public areas incl the libr & media rm. A charming breakfast area corners the chef’s kitchen w/ built-in nook & aquarium & top of the line “Miele” appliances. An extravagant formal dining room boasts marble & hardwood flrs w/ ample seating. To access the living quarters, you can either take the elevator or dramatic staircase leading to 4 bdrms each with its own personality & individually styled ba. Fit for royalty, the mstr suite boasts broad walk-in closets, a spa-styled bathtub & a gorgeous view of the backyard. Ideal for lrg scale entertaining this hm is surrounded by panoramic city to ocean views, 2 elegant pools, a spa, manicured lawns & lush landscaping. The det 2 stry 5BR/2BA GH, pool hse, outdr kit, racquetball crt & gym provide an unmatched feeling of luxury & perfection.
ASKING PRICE: 18,995,000
26880 PACIFIC COAST HWY, MALIBU, 90265
One of the most significant residential compounds in the United States, La Villa Contenta offers the most prime Malibu location with 6.5 acres of exquisitely landscaped gardens overlooking unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean. This gated estate with the utmost privacy features a grand main house, extravagant guest house, additional structure of offices and one of the most ornate ballrooms with a beautiful indoor pool. With the finest architectural integrity, quality of construction and imported designer details, this estate is truly for those who demand ultra luxurious living in one of the rarest trophy properties in the world.
ASKING PRICE: $54,000,000
29150 CLIFFSIDE DRIVE, MALIBU, 90265
A superb blend of elegance & impeccable craftsmanship in this timeless, architectural 7 bm, 9.5 ba, gated Cliffside masterpiece. Pass under the columned portico through towering doors, into overwhelming beauty as you stand in the high-ceiling, grand living room w/ fireplace & look out toward manicured tropical lawns to the blue Pacific. This magnificent residence w/ natural stone floors fuses the best of indoor/outdoor living w/ vanishing, wall to ceiling glass doors throughout; spacious open-plan Gourmet kitchen, dining area w/ fireplace & family room; a luxurious owner’s suite plus sitting room w/ stunning ocean view terrace & gorgeous spa bath w/ custom designed closets; 6 additional en-suite bedrooms w/ terraces; gym & theater; ozone-filtered, approx. 60 ft. pool w/ resort-style outdoor entertaining areas; 4/5-car garage, Lutron lighting, 16 zone music, security, industrial grade network & so much more. This exquisite estate offers everything that is magnificent about Malibu living.
ASKING PRICE: $34,500,000