Robert Sherman estate in Beverly Hills tops week's sales

Robert Sherman estate in Beverly Hills tops week's sales
The longtime home of songwriter Robert Sherman tops the list of most expensive sales in L.A. this last week. (Nick Springett)

An Oscar-worthy Hollywood Regency, Elton Brand’s one-time Hollywood Hills home and a pair of pedigreed properties in Hancock Park were among the most expensive sales in the greater Los Angeles area this last week.

$9.4 million, Beverly Hills


The longtime Beverly Hills residence of late Oscar-winning songwriter Robert B. Sherman came on the market for the first time in more than 40 years in November at $9.95 million. Built in Hollywood Regency style in the 1920s and later expanded, the home is distinguished by high ceilings, walls of glass and formal entertaining spaces.

Jeff Hyland and Susan Smith of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, were the listing agents. Hosana Saputra of Surterre Properties represented the buyer in the sale.

$5.25 million, Bel-Air

This 1,801-square-foot Midcentury home, on about three quarters of an acre in lower Bel-Air, counts floor-to-ceiling and wide views among its features. An entertainer’s deck with an outdoor kitchen and lounge area overlooks the grounds. Joe Babajian of Rodeo Realty represented the buyer and the seller in the sale.

$5.2 million, Lake Arrowhead

The lakefront estate, with a double dock and circular motor court, sits behind double gates on more than an acre within Point Hamiltair in Lake Arrowhead. Originally offered for as much as $6.5 million, the 8,144-square-foot lakefront home was offered turn-key furnished. Lynne Wilson of Lynne B. Wilson & Associates represented the buyer and seller in the sale.

$5.125 million, Holmby Hills

The five-bedroom Traditional in the Little Holmby Hills neighborhood previously sold to furniture designer Alexandra Von Furstenberg in 2006 for $5.425 million. Built in 1936, the nearly half-acre property includes a 4,400-square-foot main home, a guesthouse, a pool, an outdoor loggia and a covered lounge. Linda May of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage was the listing agent. Adam Asheron, also of Coldwell Banker, represented the buyer in the sale.

$4.663 million, Hollywood Hills West

This sleek contemporary in Hollywood Hills West counts former L.A. Clippers forward Elton Brand and CAA motion picture literary agent Beth Swofford among its former owners. Slate stepping stones set within a koi pond lead to the entrance of the home, which listed for sale in November at $4.975 million. Jonah Wilson of Hilton & Hyland was the listing agent. Steven Spreafico of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage was the selling agent.

$4.58 million, Hancock Park

The Spanish Colonial-style residence by celebrated architect Paul R. Williams returned to the market in October at $4.795 million. Built in 1927, the Hancock Park home features a grand entry and large formal areas. Aaron Kirman and Craig Strong of John Aaroe Group were the listing agents. John Duerler of Hancock Homes Realty represented the buyer in the sale.

$4.3 million, Hancock Park

The stately Hancock Park residence built in Italianate-style by Hunat and Burns was commissioned by banker Milton Getz and built in 1914. Carved banisters, detailed molding and pocket doors are in keeping with the period ambiance of the home. Mary C. Woodward and Andrew E. Woodward of Keller Williams Larchmont were the listing agents. Robert Gerner of Sotheby’s International Realty was the selling agent.

$3.5 million, Laguna Beach

The ocean-view home designed by J. Herbert Bronell and built in 1961 for Leroy and Dorothy Childs of Pottery Shack fame came to market in Laguna Beach in January at $3.999 million. Among its notable features is a detached structure with curved beams and skylights that houses an indoor pool, a wet bar, a fireplace and separate dressing rooms. Ray E. McAfoose was the listing agent. John Stanaland of HOM Sotheby’s International Realty represented the buyer in the sale.

*Among sales reported on the combined L.A./Westside Multiple Listing Service for the period beginning Jan. 11 and ending Jan. 17.

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