A Paul Williams-designed estate with ties to the Los Angeles Rams, Mariah Carey's and Nick Cannon's marital home and a picture-perfect property in Thousand Oaks were among the top sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.
Bel-Air, $38 million
The Paul R. Williams-designed estate on about two acres changed hands in an off-market deal for nearly $20 million more than what it went for in 2011. Previously owned by Georgia Frontiere, the former Los Angeles Rams owner who moved the team to her hometown of St. Louis in 1995, the 1931 Mediterranean is designed for small- and large-scale entertaining and features large formal areas, a home theater, a library and a billiards room. Two motor courts provide parking for as many as 40 vehicles.
Pacific Palisades, $10.995 million
A white fence marks the entrance of this gated Traditional-style home in the Prime Riviera area of Pacific Palisades, which came to market in October and sold for the asking price. Living space of 9,104 square feet is highlighted by a brick-lined wine cellar and tasting room, a gym with a sauna, and a screening room with a wet bar. Gary Glass of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties had the listing. Susan Montgomery of Sotheby's International Realty represented the buyer.
Thousand Oaks, $10.5 million
The Spanish hacienda-style residence featured prominently in the 2009 film "It's Complicated," with Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. Spanning 57 acres in Hidden Valley, the scenic property includes a 6,100-square-foot main house, a pool house, a six-stall barn, a greenhouse and riding areas. Nicki LaPorta and Karen Crystal of Ewing & Associates Sotheby's International Realty and Jerry Jolton of Coldwell Banker in Beverly Hills represented both ends of the transaction.
Bel-Air, $9 million
Mariah Carey and her estranged husband, Nick Cannon, sold their Hamptons-inspired mansion for $9 million -- about $4 million less than the original asking price. Actress Farrah Fawcett and music executive Allen Sides are among other former owners of the home, which has a recording studio, a basketball court and a putting green. Paul Czako of Gussman Czako Estates was the listing agent. Ardavan Mofid of Coldwell Banker represented the buyer.
Bel-Air, $6.5 million
Reimagined by architect Patrick Killen, the contemporary residence on about an acre sold for the asking price in under two months. Wood-paneled ceilings, a glass-encased wine cellar and an expansive pool are among features. Sweeping views extend from the Getty Center to the coastline. Massoum Shayegi and Goli Vahdani of Keller Williams Realty were the listing agents. Judd Steven Abrams was the selling agent.
Toluca Lake, $5.55 million
The Santa Barbara-style compound, built by William Klump and once home to Howard Hughes and silent film star Billy Dove, sold for the asking price. Hedged by tall trees and a privacy fence, the 1920s home features a 4,761-square-foot main house and two guest buildings with views of the Lakeside golf course. Craig Strong of John Aaroe Group represented both sides of the transaction.
*Among sales reported on the combined L.A./Westside Multiple Listing Service for the period beginning March 1 and ending March 7.