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Liongate estate in Bel-Air leads headlines top sales in Los Angeles last week

A landmark estate once home to "The Gambler," a Richard Landry-designed mansion and a Buff & Hensman on Malibu's "Billionaire's Row" were among the top real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

$46.25 million, Bel-Air

The pedigreed estate designed by celebrated architect Paul Williams receives its name for a pair of lion statues placed at the gated entrance by onetime owner Kenny Rogers. Built in 1938 and rebuilt and expanded in 2013, the 24,000 square feet of living space includes a glass elevator, a ballroom, three living rooms and a 3,000-square-foot master suite. A newly built guesthouse, a tennis court, two fountains and a pool highlight the 1.62-acre grounds. Mia Trudeau of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, was the listing agent.

$22 million, Malibu

The Buff & Hensman-designed home, built in 1976, sits on 70 feet of beachfront in Malibu’s Carbon Beach with an ocean-facing pool and spa and a Zen garden. Walls of glass, a theater room and expansive views of Queen’s Necklace up to Catalina Island are among features of the 4,797-square-foot floor plan. Christopher Cortazzo and Joyce Rey of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage were the listing agents. Christopher Damon, also of Coldwell Banker, represented the buyer in the sale, which closed outside the Multiple Listing Service.

$10,459,460, Pacific Palisades

Designed by architect-to-the-stars Richard Landry, the Spanish-style mansion known as Casa Miraflores draws the eye with delicate arches, Moorish accents and an 18th century walnut gate set off by brightly colored tiles. The 10,400-square-foot home is entered through a formal courtyard and three-story entry. Fran Flanagan of Coldwell Banker and Chad Rogers of Hilton & Hyland co-listed the property. Billy Rose of The Agency represented the buyer.

$10,382,500, Malibu

Found inside the celebrity-preferred Malibu Colony, this tri-level home was most recently priced at $10.995 million. Among features are two ocean-facing owner’s suites, open-space formal areas and a cook’s kitchen. Christopher Cortazzo of Coldwell Banker was the listing agent. Chad Rogers of Hilton & Hyland represented the buyer.

$9.05 million, Bel-Air

The French Country-inspired estate, built in 1997, sits at the end of a gated drive on more than 1.5 acres in Bel-Air. Designed for small- and large-scale entertaining, the 11,251-square-foot floor plan is distinguished by a grand entry with elaborate double-height windows, French doors and marble flooring. Drew Mandile and Brooke Knapp of Sotheby’s International Realty and Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker shared the listing. Gregory Dean of The Dean Company represented the buyer.

$8.169 million, Brentwood

The 2.535-acre lot in Brentwood, which sold off-market for $8.169 million, has a celebrity past that runs more than two decades. Actor Tom Selleck owned the property in the late 1980s and eventually sold it in 1991. Steven Seagal came to own the parcel in the mid-1990s and later sold it to actress Reese Witherspoon in 2010 for $6.9 million. Witherspoon would eventually cut ties with the lot in 2012 for $7.5 million.

$6.35 million, Redondo Beach

The gilded oceanfront home in Redondo Beach was purchased by James W. Keyes, the former chief executive of Blockbuster Inc. and 7-Eleven. Ornate windows, hand-carved doors, a wet bar and an elevator highlight the three-story floor plan. Josh Flagg and Barbara Stover of Rodeo Realty were the co-listing agents. Brett Miller of Vista Sotheby’s International Realty was the selling agent.

*Among sales reported on the combined L.A./Westside Multiple Listing Service for the period beginning March 15 and ending March 21.

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