Top sales: Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith set price mark in Hancock Park

Top sales: Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith set price mark in Hancock Park
Film stars Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas have parted with their marital home in Hancock Park. (Simon Berlyn | Inset: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times)

The homes of film stars, a clothing mogul and the creator of "Gilligan's Island" were among the top residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

$15,947,000 — Hancock Park


Actors Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas set a price record for the area with the sale of their marital home in the 600 block of South Muirfield Road. At slightly less than $15.95 million, the sale bests the previous high-water mark held by an 11,336-square-foot home in the 300 block of South Hudson Avenue that sold last year for $11 million.

Designed by Hoover Dam architect Gordon B. Kaufmann, the Italian Revival-style home features hand-stenciled coffered ceilings, a two-story banquet hall, an elevator, a recording studio, 13 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms within 15,110 square feet of space.


Griffith and Banderas, who are estranged, bought the main house in 1999 for $4.2 million and in 2000 paid $1.3 million for an adjacent lot to create the 1.5-acre property.

Brett Lawyer of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie's International Real Estate, was the listing agent. Jonah Wilson, also with Hilton & Hyland, represented the buyer.

$11.8 million — Beverly Hills

Los Angeles clothing manufacturing magnate Charles Perez sold a 7,580-square-foot home for $11.8 million — $4.15 million less than his original asking price.


Set behind gates in the 1200 block of Tower Road, the updated 1930s villa includes an updated kitchen with custom cabinetry, a den with a half-moon-shaped window and a glass-enclosed wine cellar. A central courtyard, a swimming pool, a motor court and formal gardens make up the more than half-an-acre site.

Stephen Shapiro and Max Shapiro of Westside Estate Agency were the listing agents. Gregory Dean of Dean  Co. represented the buyer.

$9.6 million — Beverly Hills

In the 800 block of North Roxbury Drive, the onetime home of late investment executive Harry M. Bardt, who sat on the board of directors for the Los Angeles Dodgers for three decades, sold in about three weeks. It went for $9.6 million, or $220,000  more than the asking price.

Built in 1925, the updated Traditional-style home on nearly half an acre has a two-story entry, an office, formal living and dining rooms, six bedrooms and six bathrooms within 6,173 square feet of space.

Michael Libow of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage was the listing agent. David Offer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties represented the buyer.

$8.525 million — Long Beach

On Naples Island in the 50 block of Vista del Golfo, a waterfront home owned by the estate of late industrialist and philanthropist Jeffrey M. Carlton sold for $8.525 million, one of the highest home sale prices historically in the area.


Built in 2009, the grand Mediterranean home is distinguished by 10-foot arched glass doors, wrought iron details and a grand hallway set beneath a domed skylight. A courtyard with a spa, a formal garden and a covered patio make up the grounds, which front a 120-foot stretch of waterway.

Sean Stanfield of HOM Sotheby's International Realty had the listing. Spencer Snyder of Nationwide Real Estate Execs represented the buyer.

$8 million — Beverly Hills

A contemporary tennis-court estate in the 1200 block of Shadow Hill Way sold for $8 million, down about $1 million from the May listing price.

The three-story residence, with curved windows and pronounced arches, sits on about an acre with a lagoon-style swimming pool and swim-up bar, terraced patio and multiple balconies. Five bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms are within the 9,385 square feet of space.

Catherine Ferraro and Heidi Prince of Ferraro & Assoc. had the listing. Kyle Giese and Adam Rosenfeld of Mercer Vine represented the buyer.

$7.3 million — Beverly Hills

A renovated contemporary on half an acre in the Trousdale estates area sold for $7.3 million. In 2012, the property in the 400 block of Evelyn Place went for $2.719 million, records show.

White porcelain surfaces and designer details lend a polished look to the open area floor plan, which has four bedrooms and 5.25 bathrooms in 5,200 square feet of space. Designed for indoor-outdoor entertaining, glass pocket doors open public areas to an outdoor loggia and a swimming pool with a spa.

Sally Forster Jones of John Aaroe Group was the listing agent. Gregory Dean of The Dean Company represented the buyer.

$7.2 million — Beverly Hills

The longtime Trousdale-area home of late television writer and producer Sherwood Schwartz, creator of "Gilligan's Island" and "The Brady Bunch," sold for $7.2 million, or $250,000 more than the asking price.

Designed by architects Donald Park and Wallace Benton and built in 1969, the 5,500-square-foot house is highlighted by a free-flowing floor plan with skylights, indoor planters and original terrazzo floors. Walls of glass windows and sliding doors take in panoramic views.

Located in the 1800 block of Carla Ridge, the home came on the market in May for the first time in 43 years and was under contract to sell in three days. In the early 1970s, it went for $275,000.

Jonah Wilson of Hilton & Hyland had the listing.

These are among the top residential real estate sales reported on the combined L.A./Westside Multiple Listing Service for the period beginning June 14 and ending June 20.

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