Jonathan Frakes beams out of Beverly Hills with one of L.A.'s top sales

A Santa Monica home that has had star turns in "Entourage" and as a short-term home of members of Fleetwood Mac during a reunion recording sold for $23 million, making it the most expensive sale in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

A Santa Monica home that has had star turns in “Entourage” and as a short-term home of members of Fleetwood Mac during a reunion recording sold for $23 million, making it the most expensive sale in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

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The homes of a “Star Trek” actor, an Oscar-winning screenwriter and a tech billionaire were among the most expensive real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area this past week.

$23 million — Santa Monica

In the 600 block of East Channel Road, the former marital home of author-screenwriter Victoria Foyt and film director Henry Jaglom sold for $23 million, one of the most expensive transactions historically for the Westside community.

Set behind walls and antique gates, the 3.3-acre compound known as Villa Ruchello was used as a location for the film “Beverly Hills Cop” as well as a short-term home for members of Fleetwood Mac and British singer-songwriter Lily Allen.


Some 14,000 square feet of space is divided between an eight-bedroom main house, a two-bedroom guest house and a two-bedroom gatehouse. There are 12.5 bathrooms in all.

Outdoors, park-like grounds contain mature trees, gardens and a swimming pool with a series of cabanas.

Billy Rose, Edward Fitz and Santiago Arana of The Agency were the listing agents. Myra Nourmand of Nourmand & Associates Beverly Hills represented the buyer.

$20 million — Beverly Hills

A two-house compound in the 9600 block of Oak Pass Road for $20 million. The property had been listed at $23 million.

Built on a property once owned by late film and television producer Bert Schneider, the contemporary-style home is highlighted by gallery walls, floor-to-ceiling walls of glass, a 920-bottle wine wall and a 75-foot infinity pool that flows into a larger primary pool. A detached guesthouse features a living room that doubles as an 80-seat concert hall.

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A combined 10,381 square feet of living space has six bedrooms and eight bathrooms.


Gary Gold of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, had the listing. Michael Chen of T.N.G. Real Estate Consultants represented the buyer.

$11.995 million — Beverly Hills

“Star Trek: The Next Generation” actor Jonathan Frakes and his wife, actress Genie Francis, set their phasers to sell in the 9100 block of Hazen Drive, parting with their longtime Georgian Colonial-style estate for $500,000 under the asking price of $12.495 million.

The two-story home behind gates sits on more than an acre with rolling lawns, mature trees and a gated pool and spa. Interiors feature a two-story skylight-topped entry, a wood-paneled office/library, seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms in 10,000 square feet.


The couple, who have decamped to Woodland Hills, bought the house in 1994 for $1.5 million.

Judy Feder of Hilton & Hyland listed the home on behalf of the couple. Branden and Rayni Williams, also of Hilton & Hyland, represented the buyers.

$10.3 million — Beverly Hills

Billionaire Ted Waitt paid $10.3 million for a home in the 1100 block of Loma Linda Drive. The 6,700-square-house, designed by noted architect Gerard Colcord and built in 1951, came on the market in February for $11.495 million.


Marked by a large motor court, the English country-inspired residence is distinguished by dark wood floors and detailed wainscoting. Formal living and dining rooms, a library with custom built-ins, six bedrooms and seven bathrooms are among the living spaces.

Waitt, who co-founded Gateway Inc. with Mike Hammond in 1985, intends to raze the home and develop the property, according to agents not authorized to comment on the sale.

Andrew Clark and Barry Peele of Sotheby’s International Realty were the listing agents. Ryan Davis of John Aaroe Group repped Waitt in the deal.

$9.65 million — Pacific Palisades


Oscar-winning screenwriter Robert Towne of “Chinatown” fame sold his English country-inspired mansion in Pacific Palisades for $9.65 million. He had asked $10.5 million.

Built in 1926, the brick-lined residence was designed for grand entertaining and has seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms in 10,000 square feet of living space. A swimming pool, a rose garden and a spice garden highlight grounds of about three-quarters of an acre.

Nick Segal and Rick Ojeda of Partners Trust were the listing agents. Cory Weiss of Douglas Elliman represented the buyer.

$7.525 million — Malibu


An oceanfront home in the 26000 block of Malibu Cove Colony Drive sold for $7.525 million.

The house originally came on the market in 2014 for $8.25 million and more recently was priced at $7.995 million. It previously sold for $7 million in 2005.

Built in the late 1970s, the two-story home has an open floor plan with four bedrooms and four bathrooms in 3,701 square feet of living space. Ocean-facing balconies extend off each level of the home.

Thomas Clements of Sotheby’s International Realty repped both ends of the transaction.


$7.4 million — Beverly Hills

In the 600 block of North Palm Drive, actor, dancer and choreographer Grover Dale sold his home of more than two decades for $7.4 million after relisting it in April for $7.995 million.

Designed by architect Ralph Flewelling, the 1920’s Spanish-style home was recently occupied by actor Christopher Meloni, who paid $20,000 a month as part of a long-term lease.

Updated and expanded in the 1990s, two floors of living space feature formal and junior dining rooms, a library and a living room with a stone fireplace. The master suite has a private patio and a fireplace for a total of four bedrooms and six bathrooms in 5,500 square feet.


Brent Watson of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage had the listing. Adam Rosenfeld and Kyle Giese of Mercer Vince represented the buyer.

$7.05 million — Bel-Air

A steel-and-concrete contemporary in the 1500 block of Bel Air Road sold for $55,000 over the asking price of $6.995 million.

Entered through a gated drive, the newly renovated home has floor-to-ceiling walls of glass, open-area public rooms and a chef’s kitchen with honed countertops. A lower level entertainment area features a media room and a glass-enclosed wine room.


There are five bedrooms and 5.25 bathrooms in 5,665 square feet of living space.

Todd Baker of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage was the listing agent. Jill Epstein of Nourmand & Associates represented the buyer.

These are among the top residential real estate sales reported on the combined L.A./Westside Multiple Listing Service for the period beginning July 12 and ending July 18.

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