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Max Azria puts famed Sidney Sheldon estate up for sale at $88 million

The former Sidney Sheldon estate, now owned by fashion mogul Max Azria, was designed by architect Paul Williams.

The former Sidney Sheldon estate, now owned by fashion mogul Max Azria, was designed by architect Paul Williams.

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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.

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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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