Billionaire David Murdock lists Bel-Air mansion at $30 million

David Murdock, the billionaire CEO of Dole Food, is selling his Bel-Air mansion.
(Los Angeles Times)

Dole Food Co. Chairman and Chief Executive David H. Murdock has put his mansion in Bel-Air on the market for $30 million.

Built in 1927, the American Colonial Revival classic is entered through a gallery with 14-foot arched ceilings and parquet and walnut plank floors. The main house features two offices, a sun room, a wet bar and a spiral freestanding staircase.

Also on the 1.5-acre property are a swimming pool, a pool house, a guest house, a detached garage and a greenhouse.

There are six fireplaces, six bedrooms, nine bathrooms and 12,435 square feet of living space.


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The 90-year-old billionaire bought the house in 2001 for $10 million, public records show. He owns another property nearby.

His worth was estimated at $2.4 billion, according to Forbes.

Jeffrey Hyland of Hilton & Hyland/Christie’s International Real Estate and Karen Crystal of Ewing Sotheby’s International Realty are the listing agents.


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