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Donald Sterling, Billionaires’ Beach and a teardown headline L.A.'s priciest sales

Former L.A. Clippers owners Donald and Shelly Sterling paid $18.382 million for the Tudor-style home on 1.59 acres in Beverly Hills.

Former L.A. Clippers owners Donald and Shelly Sterling paid $18.382 million for the Tudor-style home on 1.59 acres in Beverly Hills.

(Nicholas Property Group)

An off-market sale in Beverly Hills, a teardown in Brentwood and two penthouse units in Westwood were among the most expensive residential real estate in the greater Los Angeles area this past week.

$18.382 million — Beverly Hills

Former Warner Bros. Records chief Tom Whalley sold a 7,000-square-foot home in the 9000 block of Sunset Boulevard to former L.A. Clippers owners Donald and Shelly Sterling for $18.382 million in a deal that closed off-market.

The Tudor-style home, built in 1952, has a den, a library/study, five bedrooms and six bathrooms across two floors. There are three fireplaces.

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Grounds of about 1.6 acres contains two patios, a swimming pool, a guest/pool house and formal landscaping. A wide motor court marks the entrance to the home.

The house previously sold for about $5.15 million in 2001, according to public records.

Dustin Nicholas of Nicholas Property Group represented the Sterlings.

$10.75 million — Malibu

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A New England-style Traditional in the 21000 block of Pacific Coast Highway sold after relisting in June for $10.995 million. It previously sold for $1.42 million in 1996.

Fronting Carbon Beach, the two-story home was renovated in 1998 and features a brick-lined entry, beamed ceilings and a living room with a fireplace.

Four ocean-view bedrooms and four bathrooms are within 3,422 square feet of living space.

Sliding glass doors off the common areas open to a large deck, a barbecue and a stairway leading down to the shore.

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David Offer of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties was the listing agent. Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency repped the buyer.

$7.6 million — Brentwood

In the 12000 block of Hanover Street, a corner-lot property sold for $100,000 over the August list price. Previously, it sold a half-century ago for $29,500.

Marketed as a teardown, the palm-topped setting includes fruit trees, a black walnut tree and rolling lawns on about half an acre.

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Katrina Klotz of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage and Gardy Weickert of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties were the listing agents. David Offer, also of Berkshire Hathaway, represented the buyer.

$7.5 Million — Westwood

At the Carlyle Residences in the 10700 block of Wilshire Boulevard, a three-bedroom penthouse sold after relisting in May for $8.85 million.

Dubbed the Minotti Penthouse for interiors designed by the L.A.-based firm, the 23rd-floor unit boasts an open-space design with wood floors, 13-foot ceilings and Poggenpohl cabinetry. Walls of windows take in sweeping city views.

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The 5,283 square feet of living space includes formal living and dining rooms, an office/study, three bedrooms and five bathrooms. Three covered parking spaces are included with the unit.

Jennifer Bittel and Violet Kim of The Agency were the listing agents.

$6.1 million — Westwood

A two-story penthouse at The Wilshire in the 10500 block of Wilshire Boulevard sold for $3.5 million less than the original asking price.

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Formerly owned by Severin Wunderman, the late owner of Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Corum, the four-bedroom unit previously went for about $3.06 million in 1991.

Interiors featuring parquet wood floors, built-ins and delicate molding include a two-story living room with a grand staircase and walls of glass, a media room and a master suite with walk-in closets. The kitchen opens to a wide terrace.

David Bailey and Kelly Selcer of Keller Williams Beverly Hills represented both sides of the transaction.

$5.77 million — Santa Monica

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In the 500 block of 25th Street, a two-story contemporary sold after relisting in July for $5.995 million. The property previously sold for $712,000 in 1996, records show.

Done in polished concrete and steel accents, the loft-inspired home features a versatile floor plan with floating wall sections, clerestory windows and a telescoping pocket.

The 5,930 square feet of space includes a floating staircase, formal living and dining rooms and a galley-style kitchen with a wide island. Six bedrooms and seven bathrooms include a master suite with a private balcony.

An outdoor living room, a patio and an expanse of grass make up the grounds.

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Rande Gray and Todd J. Michaud had the listing. Shih-Hung Yen of Home Tech Realty Co. repped 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 September 6 and ending September 12.

neal.leitereg@latimes.com

Twitter: @NJLeitereg

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