Hot Property: Gabriel Brener sells former Walt Disney property for $74 million


Investor and pro soccer team owner Gabriel Brener has sold the former Walt Disney property on L.A.’s Westside for $74 million.

The 35,000-square-foot mansion that sits on the 3.6-acre site today was built in 2001, several years after Brener bought the estate from the Lillian B. Disney Trust for $8.45 million.

In the early 1950s, Disney tinkered in a barn on the property, building a one-eighth scale train he named the Carolwood Pacific Railroad and giving the neighbors rides, according to Los Angeles Times reports. The barn was later dismantled and sits in Griffith Park.


The three-level mansion that just sold has an oval two-story foyer, a wine cellar, a movie room, three bars, a library, a gym, eight bedrooms, 17 bathrooms and two safe rooms.

There is a swimming pool with a pool house, a tennis court and a putting green.

Brener, who owns the Houston Dynamos, heads Azteca Acquisition Corp.

The Times Mapping L.A. Database calls the neighborhood Beverly Crest. The Multiple Listing Service references it as Holmby Hills.

Mauricio Umansky and Jay Harris of the Agency in Beverly Hills and Ron de Salvo of Coldwell Banker were the listing agents. Jane Gavens of Coldwell Banker represented the buyer.