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Hollywood lawyer Peter Nelson hopes to sell or lease Bel-Air estate
Hollywood deal-making lawyer Peter Nelson has listed his Bel-Air estate for sale at $5,995,000 or for lease at $14,000 a month.
The gated traditional has four bedrooms and four bathrooms and sits on nearly 1.75 private acres. It has mature sycamores, pines and redwoods, a black-bottom pool, three trellised patios and ocean and city views.
The secluded house is not visible from the street or from the homes on either side, making it ideal for sensitive Hollywood meetings. Four actors on "The West Wing" (1999-2006) TV show met with Nelson on one of the hidden-from-view patios for strategy talks during their high-stakes negotiations at the height of the show's popularity.
Nelson bought the property in 1997 for $2.1 million and spent more than $1 million on improvements.
The Hollywood Reporter named him among "Hollywood's power lawyers" for the last two years. His firm, Nelson Davis LLP, recently moved to Santa Monica, and Nelson's family bought a house on 2 acres in Brentwood's Sullivan Canyon. They also own a Victorian home on a 35-acre farm in New Zealand.
Listing agents for the Bel-Air house are Joyce Rey and Ben Young Mason, both of Coldwell Banker, Beverly Hills.