Max Azria puts famed Sidney Sheldon estate up for sale at $88 million
Here’s a news flash from the heyday of network television. Maison du Solei, the Paul Williams-designed mansion in Holmby Hills that was once the home of television writer and novelist Sidney Sheldon, is back on the market at $88 million.
That’s a $3-million price increase from last year, when fashion designer Max Azria first put the trophy home up for sale. Among the stellar amenities are a lavish Moroccan bathhouse with a steam shower and sauna that opens to a zero edge pool, a glass-encased tennis court and a 6,000-square-foot home movie theater with a candy bar.
Set on three acres, the 60-room estate blends classic architecture with contemporary design in some 30,000 square feet of living space. There are 17 bedrooms and 22 bathrooms within the compound.
The grounds include a Japanese Zen-inspired garden, an English garden, a French courtyard with a free-standing fireplace and a Moroccan garden.
Azria, 67, founded of BCBG Max Azria, a contemporary clothing line for women, and is chairman of BCBG Max Azria Group, which has more than 20 brands.
He bought the property for $14.4 million in 2005 from Sheldon, who was known for such hit shows as “I Dream of Jeannie” (1965-70) and “Hart to Hart” (1979-84). Sheldon won an Oscar for writing the comic film “The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer” (1947).
Alla Furman, Branden Williams and Rayni Romito Williams, all with Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, are the listing agents.
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