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Hidden Hills' top home sales of 2017 were a yearlong celebrity affair

Hidden Hills' top home sales of 2017 were a yearlong celebrity affair
The $18.2-million sale of a modern equestrian estate led the way in the Hidden Hills area in 2017. (Adam Latham)

Hidden Hills, which is arguably L.A.’s most elite suburb, has really caught on only within the last few decades.

Developed as a gated community in the 1950s by architect A.E. Hanson, the celeb-riddled neighborhood now plays host to roughly 2,000 residents, including Miley Cyrus and Tom Selleck. Kim Kardashian and Kanye West also own a mansion in the area, which they have reportedly moved into after an extensive renovation.

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In 2017, there were 32 single-family home sales of $2 million or more in the Hidden Hills area, including a dozen sales north of $5 million. Here’s a look at the biggest sales of the year.

$18.2 million ­­– Long Valley Road

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This modern equestrian estate set the bar high for the year when it changed hands in July. It’s also the most expensive sale in celeb-riddled Hidden Hills since Kim and Kanye bought their home there four years ago.

The custom-built house, finished in 2016, offers a 13,000-square-foot mansion, a saltwater pool, a 12,000-square-foot guesthouse and an eight-stall barn on nearly three acres.

Floors of French oak and limestone line the open living spaces in the main house, which also features a two-island kitchen, music lounge and nine bedrooms.

Marc Shevin of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties held the listing. Angel Salvador of Rodeo Realty represented the buyer, who TMZ identified as Abel Tesfaye, the singer-songwriter better known as the Weeknd.

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The 15,000-square-foot home on Dixon Trail Road sold in August for $12.55 million.
The 15,000-square-foot home on Dixon Trail Road sold in August for $12.55 million. (Realtor.com)

$12.55 million – Dixon Trail Road

With covered patios and balconies taking in views of the surrounding mountains, this Tuscan retreat found a buyer in August, records show. The sellers were John and Gloria Gebbia, the parents of onetime “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” personality Carlton Gebbia.

A courtyard framed with fountains leads into the villa’s nearly 15,000 square feet of living space, which includes a winding staircase, a massive chef’s kitchen and elegant living spaces under ornate ceilings.

Rolling lawns, a basketball court and a pool and spa are set among the manicured grounds.

Aaron Kirkman and Yawar Charlie of Pacific Union International were the listing agents. Marc Shevin of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties represented the buyer.

$10 million – Jim Bridger Road

In March, Jennifer Lopez finally sold this traditional-style home set on more than three acres of manicured grounds. The singer-actress put the house on the market two years ago for $17 million before dropping the price to $12.5 million in 2016, records show.

During her ownership, Lopez completely renovated the two-story spread, which features both formal and informal living rooms, a wood-paneled office and an entertainment wing. The master suite holds a sitting room and private terrace.

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Brett Lawyer of Hilton & Hyland co-listed the property with Marc and Rory Shevin of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices. Emil Hartoonian of the Agency represented the buyer.

The modern farmhouse on Long Valley Road sold in November to a trust linked to "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" matriarch Kris Jenner.
The modern farmhouse on Long Valley Road sold in November to a trust linked to "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" matriarch Kris Jenner. (Realtor.com)

$9.925 million – Long Valley Road

This contemporary estate, found across the street from Kim and Kanye’s place, was bought in November by a trust tied to “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” personality and business manager Kris Jenner, records show.

A steel-and-glass door leads into 9,400 square feet of sleek living space lined with walnut floors. Amenities include a breakfast room with picture windows, a custom home theater, a first-floor master suite and a family room with a floor-to-ceiling fireplace.

Marc Shevin of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties held the listing. Tomer Fridman, the Kardashian clan’s longtime agent, represented the buyer.

The Cape Cod-style traditional home on Long Valley Road sold in November for $9.175 million.
The Cape Cod-style traditional home on Long Valley Road sold in November for $9.175 million. (Realtor.com)

$9.175 million – Long Valley Road

Also closing in November was this sprawling estate, which blends a Cape Cod-style exterior with a range of modern indoor comforts.

High ceilings, custom chandeliers and white glass tile floors highlight nearly 10,000 square feet of living space.

Out back, a covered pavilion leads to a zero-edge pool. The 1.2-acre lot also holds a grill and outdoor fireplace.

Yana Galuz of Crescent Realty held the listing. Mansoor Pashai of Pax Real Estate and Investment represented the buyer, a corporate entity tied to Platinum Energy President David Delrahim.

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