A pricey trade between limited liability companies, a TV producer's score above the Sunset Strip and the sale of a Hollywood director's former home were among the high-water transactions recorded through the middle of November.
Here's a larger look at the deals closed between Nov. 13-26.
$21 million — Beverly Hills
In the 1000 block of North Hillcrest Road, a California limited liability company paid $2.25 million over the asking price for the estate of late Eldon Industries CEO and philanthropist Robert Silverstein.
Reached by a gated 300-foot-long drive, the estate centers on a flat-roofed contemporary of more than 7,000 square feet of space. Gallery walls, skylights and vaulted ceilings lend a museum-like quality to the home, which has four bedrooms and six bathrooms.
Other features of note include a center-island kitchen, two offices and a study with a hidden speak-easy-style bar. Walls of glass open onto a sun deck and swimming pool.
An additional, contiguous parcel of approximately 10,000 square feet was also included in the sale.
Trevor Levin, Michael Nourmand and Adam Sires of Nourmand & Associates were the listing agents. Victoria Risko of Sotheby's International Realty represented the buyer.
$20.2 million — Hollywood Hills West
Television producer Jeff Franklin, who created the sitcom "Full House," sold a contemporary estate in the 1300 block of Collingwood Place for $3.795 million less than the asking price of $23.995 million. The buyer was a Nevada-based limited liability company.
Built on speculation in 2014, the Richard Landry-designed house is visually dramatic, with textured and paneled walls, modern fixtures and vaulted living spaces. A curved floating staircase made of glass and steel connects each level of the home, which has five bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms.
A great room, formal living and dining rooms, an office, a sauna and a wine cellar lie within the open floor plan. The master suite has a retractable skylight and a balcony overlooking the swimming pool.
The property originally came to market two years ago for $38 million, records show.
Brendan Fitzpatrick and H. Blair Chang of the Agency had the listing. Rick Beck of Keller Williams Realty repped the buyer.
$16.7 million — Brentwood
A California limited liability company with ties to German television and film producer Timm Oberwelland sold a newly built traditional-style home to another LLC in a deal completed outside the Multiple Listing Service.
Tucked behind hedges in the 12000 block of Evanston Street, the Ken Ungar-designed home features an oversized chef's kitchen that opens to a family room with a fireplace. A basement level holds a screening room, a gym and a second family room with a wet bar.
The master suite has his and hers closets and baths. Including a maid's room and a guest suite, there are seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms.
Sliding glass doors extend the living space outside to a patio area and outdoor barbecue. A swimming pool and spa complete the setting.
$16.1 million — Santa Monica
Sandra Brass, the daughter of late Houston-based businessman Sanford Brass, sold an updated contemporary in the 2100 block of La Mesa Drive for $6.9 million less than the original asking price of $23 million.
Built for film director Herbert Ross, whose credits include the 1984 film "Footloose," the 9,296-square-foot house was recently renovated and features walls of glass and a large central skylight that floods the interiors in natural light. A theater with seating for 20, a climate-controlled wine cellar and separate guest wings also lie within the home.
Walls of glass slide to reveal a lounge area with swimming pool, a sitting area and a fire pit. Views take in the greens and fairways of the Riviera Country Club golf course.
The home was listed at $16.5 million prior to the sale, records show.
Sandra Miller of Engel & Volkers was the listing agent. Richard Ehrlich of Westside Estate Agency represented the buyer.
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