Landmark estate leads L.A.'s top residential sales at $59.3 million

Wallace Neff-designed estate in Holmby Hills leads 2015 sales in California at $59.3 million

A pair of estates in the Beverly Hills flats, a 1920s home in Pacific Palisades and a record-setting Wallace Neff residence in Holmby Hills were among the top residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

$59,355,550 -- Holmby Hills

The Holmby Hills residence known as the Singleton House set a 2015 price record so far this year in California at slightly under $60 million. Built for Teledyne co-founder Henry Singleton, the Wallace Neff-designed home features a grand entry with an oval hallway, grand formal areas, a study/library, 10 bedrooms and 12.5 bathrooms in 15,520 square feet. The home had been listed for as much as $85 million and was leased out in 2012 for $34,000 a month. Joyce Essex Harvey and Danny Harvey of Coldwell Banker were the listing agents. Stephen Resnick of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, represented the buyer.

$22 million -- Pacific Palisades

Set on a bluff in Pacific Palisades, this updated 1920s Mediterranean with panoramic views came to market in February at $23.95 million. Designed for indoor-outdoor living, formal entertainment areas open to formal gardens, outdoor living rooms and an olive tree grove, set off by ocean views. Mary Lu Tuthill of Coldwell Banker was the listing agent. Joyce Rey, also with Coldwell Banker, represented the buyer.

$9.2 million -- Beverly Hills

A contemporary-style home on more than a third of an acre in the Beverly Hills flats went for $625,000 above the asking price in under three months. Within the 8,752 square feet of living space is an updated kitchen, a gym/office, grand living and dining rooms, six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. A detached, three-story guest house has two bedrooms, three bathrooms and a gym/sauna. Myra Nourmand of Nourmand & Associates Beverly Hills was the listing agent. Victoria Peters and Carolyn A. Haskell, also with Nourmand & Associates, represented the buyer.

$9 million -- Hollywood Hills West

Floor-to-ceiling glass and double-height living areas highlight this contemporary-style residence in the Outpost Estates, designed by Swiss architect Roland Schallibaum and built in 2013. Set behind a gated drive, the home features a private theater with a 120-foot screen, a wine cellar, a pool and a cabana. Walls of windows take in views of the downtown cityscape and Runyon Canyon. Shayn Scott of Sotheby’s International Realty had the listing. Chaya Van Essen of Teles Properties was the selling agent.

$7.885 million -- Beverly Hills

This French Regency-style home in Beverly Hills previously sold for $5.425 million in 2013 and was offered for as much as $9.595 million last year. Entered through a grand foyer with a sweeping staircase, the 6,969-square-foot home is distinguished by arched doorways, elaborate molding, a wood paneled office, a wine cellar and a stone-clad great room with a wet bar. Ginger Glass of Coldwell Banker was the listing agent. Michael Libow, also of Coldwell Banker, represented the buyer.

$7.075 million -- Malibu

Built in 1990, this oceanfront home takes in views of Malibu beach through walls of glass and a large entertainer’s deck. A lower-level master suite, complete with a fireplace and private deck, highlights the three-bedroom, 2,810-square-foot house. James and Brian Rapf of Pritchett-Rapf & Associates was the listing agent. Irene Dazzan-Palmer and Sandro Dazzan of Coldwell Banker represented the buyer.

$6.425 million -- Hermosa Beach

Sited on about a double lot in Hermosa Beach, the 2,800-square-foot home came to market last year for the first time in nearly three decades and sold for slightly under the asking price. A rooftop deck and views extending down the coastline are among the features. Yvonne Amarillas of Shorewood Realtors had the listing. Lee LeGrande of NWRE Brokers and Molly Hobin of The Hobin Company represented the buyer.

$5.12 million -- Brentwood

The villa-inspired Mediterranean in Brentwood came to market in late March and sold for $225,000 above the asking price. Built in 2006, the 5,696-square-foot floor plan has an Old World feel with hardwood and travertine flooring, wrought iron finishes and a Roman soaking tub.  F. Ron Smith of Partners Trust Beverly Hills had the listing. Eric Smith, also with Partners Trust, represented the buyer.

*Among sales reported on the combined L.A./Westside Multiple Listing Service for the period beginning April 19 and ending April 25.

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