1950s rancher in Beverly Hills headlines top sales in L.A.

This Villa-inspired estate in Bel-Air was one of the top sales in L.A. last week at $8.1 million.

An above-ask sale in Beverly Hills, a Midcentury Modern home designed by Paul Laszlo, and a pedigreed English Revival-style residence in San Marino were among the top residential real estate sales in the greater Los Angeles area last week.

$9.3 million, Beverly Hills

Tall palms dot the sky above this 1950s rancher in Beverly Hills, which sold for more $1.15 million more than the asking price of $8.15 million. Grounds of more than half an acre contain 160 feet of frontage, a large entertainer’s patio and a pool. Linda May and Judy Hanauer of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage were the co-listing agents. Justin Mandile of he Agency represented the buyer.

$8.1 million, Bel-Air


The Villa-inspired estate, hedged by tall trees and palms, sits behind a gated entry on more than a third of an acre in Bel-Air. A temperature-controlled wine cellar, a game room and an elevator are within the 9,465 square feet of living space. Joyce Butler of Rodeo Realty had the listing.

$7.99 million, Beverly Hills

The Spanish-style estate in the Beverly Hills flats sold for about a million dollars less than the original ask -- $8.995 million. Beamed ceilings, tiled fireplaces and a courtyard entry are in keeping with the 1920s vintage. Peter Maurice and Don Johnston of Rodeo Realty were the listing agents.

$6.388 million, San Marino


Built in 1928, the English Revival-style home in San Marino is distinguished by a turreted roofline, light-filled atrium and large entertainer’s space. Formal gardens, a koi pond and a vine-wrapped veranda highlight grounds of more than half an acre. Sabrina Wu of Coldwell Banker represented both sides of the sale.

$6.3 million, Bel-Air

A Midcentury Modern home by Paul Laszlo sold for slightly below the asking price of $6.5 million. Set atop a promontory of more than an acre, the home is positioned above a long pool and outdoor entertainer’s space, with canyon, city and ocean views. Eric Lavey of the Agency was the listing agent. Jade Mills and Sara Schwartz of Coldwell Banker represented the buyer.

$6.198 million, Pacific Palisades


The newly-built, Cape Cod-inspired Traditional sits above Temescal Canyon Park on a wide lot of about a third of an acre. Among features is a wood-paneled office/library, a movie theater and an ocean-view master suite. Michael Edlen of Coldwell Banker had the listing. Paul Pekar of Gibson International was the selling agent.

$5.9 million, Santa Monica

Marketed as a development opportunity, the two-story home in Santa Monica’s Goose Egg Park sold for slightly under the asking price in less than two months. A flat lot of about half an acre includes an existing 3,223-square-foot home with five bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. Cynthia Ambuehl of Partners Trust Brentwood was the listing agent.

$5.495 million, Beverly Hills


Steep rooflines lend a distinguished look to this English Tudor-inspired home on Rodeo Drive, which sold for the asking price. Formal gardens, a large expanse of grass and a pool highlight the quarter-acre grounds. Fara Salamat of Coldwell Banker was the listing agent.

*Among sales reported on the combined L.A./Westside Multiple Listing Service for the period beginning March 8 and ending March 14.

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