‘Full House’ creator gets $20.2 million for spec house, and other top sales

Television producer Jeff Franklin's home had been listed for as much as $38 million.
Television producer Jeff Franklin’s home had been listed for as much as $38 million.
(Marc Angeles / Unlimited Style Real Estate Photography)

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.

The estate in the 1300 block of Collingwood Place went for $3.795 million less than the asking price.
The estate in the 1300 block of Collingwood Place went for $3.795 million less than the asking price.
(Marc Angeles / Unlimited Style Real Estate Photography )

$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.

The dramatic contemporary was designed by Richard Landry.
The dramatic contemporary was designed by Richard Landry.
(Marc Angeles / Unlimited Style Real Estate Photography )

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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