Top sales: Ridley Scott’s former Malibu digs goes for $9.5 million


The homes of a restaurateur and merchandising executive as well as the onetime home of a film director were among the top residential real estate sales in greater Los Angeles last week.

$13.275 million — Brentwood

A European-inspired home on nearly three quarters of an acre in Brentwood Park sold after listing for sale in March for $14.95 million.


In the 12000 block of Evanston Street, the stone-clad estate features parklike grounds with rolling lawns, formal landscaping, a sports court and a swimming pool and spa.

The 11,330 square feet of living space has a two-story entry, formal living and dining rooms, five bedrooms and eight bathrooms. A media room, a gym and a wood-paneled office are among the amenities.

Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency Inc. was the listing agent and represented the buyer with Kevin Booker, also with Westside Estate Agency.

$9.5 million — Malibu

In the 23000 block of Malibu Colony Road, an oceanfront home formerly owned by English filmmaker Ridley Scott sold for about $2 million less than what Scott sold it for in 2006.

Marketed as a development opportunity, the 1930s English cottage-style home includes permitted plans for a 4,000-square-foot home designed by local architect Doug Burdge.


The existing home has formal living and dining rooms, a vintage kitchen, a screened porch, four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Outdoors, a wide raised deck extends toward the coastline.

Sandro Dazzan and Irene Dazzan-Palmer of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage repped both sides of the transaction.

$9.5 million — Sherman Oaks

A 3.12-acre parcel in the 13000 block of Aubrey Road sold for $2.9 million more than what it sold for in January 2014.

Formerly owned by Tom Shadyac, writer-director of such film comedies as “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective” (1994) and “The Nutty Professor” (1996), the home sits on a promontory inside the guard-gated Mulholland Estates community and features 180-degree mountain and city views.

Branden and Rayni Williams of Hilton and Hyland, an affiliate of Christie’s International Realty, shared the listing. Cynthia Ambuehl of the Agency represented the buyer.


$8.2 million — Hollywood Hills West

Restaurateur Adolfo Suaya sold a 7,456-square-foot home in the 1600 block of Haslam Terrace for the asking price.

Set above the Sunset Strip, the boxy, modern-style house sits behind a pair of gates and is accessed by a long driveway.

The home, built in 2005, is highlighted by neutral tones, polished stone floors and a glass-enclosed staircase. Among amenities are a movie theater, a wet bar and a gym.

A guest house, a barbecue pavilion and an infinity pool and spa are within grounds of more than half an acre.

Jason Oppenheim of the Oppenheim Group was the listing agent. Mark Alonso of Premier Pacific Realty repped the buyer.


$7,145,062 — Sherman Oaks

Dell Furano, the founder and former CEO of Live Nation Merchandise, sold a 7,979-square-foot home in Mulholland Estates. The home in the 13000 block of Aubrey Road had been listed for as much as $9.9 million in 2013.

Built in French Normandy style in 1992, the two-story house has a double-height living room, a formal dining room, a yoga room and an elevator. Five bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms include a second-floor master suite complete with fireplace, gym and private balcony.

A swimming pool with a raised spa and waterfall feature, expanses of grass and a large patio/sun deck are on grounds of more than half an acre.

Brooke Kaufman of Hilton & Hyland was the listing agent. Jane Gavens of Coldwell Banker represented the buyer.

$6.525 million — Pacific Palisades


A Spanish-style home in the 600 block of Frontera Drive sold for $30,000 above the June list price.

Entered through a fountain courtyard, the 6,020-square-foot home has an Old World feel with wood-plank floors, wrought-iron finishes and rustic beamed ceilings. Two floors of living include a living room with a fireplace, an updated kitchen, a media room, five bedrooms and 5.25 bathrooms.

A covered patio, a swimming pool and spa and a pizza oven are among the exterior details.

Santiago Arana and Alex Brunkhorst of the Agency were the listing agents. Blair H. Chang, also of the Agency, represented the buyer.

$6.5 million — Toluca Lake

A limited liability company controlled by film producer and speculative real estate developer Nile Niami sold a French manor-inspired home in the 10000 block of Woodbridge Drive.

The house, behind gates on more than half an acre, borders the Bob and Dolores Hope estate and the former home of Miley Cyrus, and is adjacent from a house owned by hip-hop mogul Sean Combs.


Marked by a stone motor court, the 10,000-square-foot home was built in 2007 and boasts such details as a library with coffered ceilings, a dining room with a wine cellar and a screening room. Seven fireplaces feature hand-carved stone mantels.

The master suite has a walk-in closet, a gym and a large soaking tub for a total of five bedrooms and seven bathrooms.

Outdoors, landscaped grounds contain fountains, a running stream, an outdoor living room and a swimming pool and spa.

Scott and Lisa Sorrentino of Rodeo Realty were the listing agents. Alan Taylor of John Aaroe Group was the selling agent.

These are among the top residential real estate sales reported on the combined L.A./Westside Multiple Listing Service for Aug. 2 to Aug. 8.

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