A Westside penthouse, a Greene & Greene Craftsman and new construction in Arcadia and Hollywood Hills West were among the priciest residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area in the week that ended Aug. 15.
$9 million — Santa Monica
An ocean-view penthouse at the Seychelle building in the 1700 block of Ocean Avenue was sold in one of the priciest condominium transactions historically in the Westside community.
The 3,028-square-foot unit features an open-area floor plan with walls of glass, a great room with a fireplace, a kitchen with a center island, three bedrooms and three full bathrooms. Some 1,800 square feet of private terrace space takes in panoramic ocean views.
Mary Ann Osborn of Related Sales Inc. was the listing agent. Olivia Jane Noh of RE/MAX Mega Group represented the buyer.
$7.84 million — Beverly Hills
Screenwriters and producers Leslie Dixon and Tom Ropelewski sold their historic home in the 900 block of North Bedford Drive after listing it for sale last summer for $8.995 million.
Known as the Anthony-Kerry House, the Craftsman-style home was designed by noted architects and brothers Charles and Henry Greene and originally built in Los Angeles for Packard dealer Earle C. Anthony in the early 1900s.
The house of more than 4,500 square feet was later moved to Beverly Hills in the early 1920s by silent screen star Norman Kerry.
Set back from the street on three-quarters of an acre, the shingle-clad home is distinguished by rolled roof edges, deep overhangs and protruding rafter tails. Two floors of living include an oversized living room, a formal dining room, an updated kitchen, four bedrooms and five bathrooms.
Bret Parsons of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage was the listing agent. Berta Hakimi Negari of Beverly Hills Mint represented the buyer.
$7.65 million — Malibu
An oceanfront home once owned by songwriter Katharine Kurasch in the 21000 block of Pacific Coast Highway was sold after coming to market in January for $8.35 million.
The two-story home, built in the 1970s and since updated, has a courtyard entry, raised ceilings, a living room with a fireplace and a step-up dining room. Three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms are within the 2,570 square feet of space.
Glass doors open to a patio overlooking La Costa Beach. An ocean-facing balcony extends off the master suite.
Sandro Dazzan and Irene Dazzan-Palmer of Coldwell Banker were the listing agents. Josh Flagg of Rodeo Realty, Beverly Hills, was the selling agent.
$6.8 million — Arcadia
A newly built home in the 200 block of Hacienda Drive sold in an off-market transaction for $6.8 million. It had been offered for $7.388 million, property records show.
Developed by Mur-Sol Construction, the two-story home sits on more than half an acre with drought-tolerant landscaping, a patio, a swimming pool and spa.
Interiors include such amenities as a formal entry, a home theater, a gym and two master suites. There are six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in nearly 8,900 square feet of space.
Gary Lorenzini of Coldwell Banker Arcadia was the listing agent. Xiaobo Cheng of IRN Realty represented the buyer.
$6.6 million — Hollywood Hills West
A contemporary in the 1800 block of Sunset Plaza Drive changed hands for $4.4 million more than the $2.2 million the property sold for in 2011.
Completed last year, the three-story home touts 18-foot ceilings, a gym/yoga studio, a home theater and an oversized pool deck and outdoor lounge. Walls of floor-to-ceiling glass frame a formal living room complete with a wall fireplace and custom bookshelves.
There are four bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms in 5,650 square feet of space.
Ben Bacal and Roger Perry of Rodeo Realty were the co-listing agents. Fred Nabati of Trimax Realty represented the buyer.
$5.5 million — Westwood
An English Country-style home on more than a third of an acre in the 300 block of South Beverly Glen Boulevard sold for $50,000 over the most recent list price of $5.45 million.
Built in 1930, the 5,700-square-foot home is distinguished by a prominent hip-and-valley roofline, dormers and double-hung windows. Two floors of living space include such details as beam ceilings, a wood-burning fireplace and wood paneling.
There are five bedrooms and 5.25 bathrooms, formal living and dining rooms and a study. An updated kitchen opens to a gallery with a wine cellar.
A swimming pool and spa, a built-in barbecue and an outdoor shower are within the grounds.
Jane Gavens and Mary Brill of Coldwell Banker were the co-listing agents. Jordana L. Leigh of Rodeo Realty represented the buyer.
These are among the top residential real estate sales reported on the combined L.A./Westside Multiple Listing Service for Aug. 9 to Aug. 15.