Hot Property

Newly built homes scale October’s price heights

One home sale eclipsed the $20-million mark in Los Angeles County last month, and a handful of others changed owners in the $10-million-and-up category. Among notable top-dollar deals were the sales of a film producer’s house and a singer-turned-interior-designer’s digs, both in Beverly Hills. Here’s a look at some of October’s most expensive residential sales.

$26.75 million — Beverly Hills

A newly built mansion centrally located on Lexington Drive in Beverly Hills passed from one limited liability company to another mid-month for $26.75 million.


A courtyard leads to a light-filled atrium at the entrance of the custom-built French-style residence. A double-island kitchen, a theater, a gym, seven bedrooms and 12 bathrooms are within the 16,400 square feet of living space. A large skylight tops the house.

A resort-like swimming pool with a spa and cabana are also on the more than half an acre of grounds.

The property came on the market in June at $32 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service. The previous sale was five years ago for $6.85 million.

Mauricio Umansky and Rouja Koleva of the Agency were the listing agents. Ben Bacal of Rodeo Realty represented the buyer.


$14.85 million – Bel-Air

A neo-classic-inspired estate in the 1700 block of Lexington Drive in Beverly Hills sold for $14.85 million. The mansion, built last year, sits on more than 4 acres that were purchased through foreclosure in 2016 for close to $4.75 million.

Entered through a grand foyer with 30-foot ceilings and a double staircase, the opulent showplace features elaborate crown moldings that draw the eyes to the ceiling, marble and Corinthian columns. Within the 17,415 square feet of living space are a billiards room, a theater room, wet and dry saunas, a wine cellar, a detached two-story guesthouse, eight bedrooms and 12 bathrooms.

In the over-the-top department, there’s an indoor swimming pool with a spa and a climate-controlled winter closet. Another pool and spa, surrounded by columns, sit outside.

The property came on the market in July at $16.5 million.

Aaron Kirman and Neyshia Go of the John Aaroe Group were the listing agents. Yuan Le of PVC Financial represented the buyer.

$14.812 million – Beverly Hills


Film producer Eric Gold, whose credits include “Scary Movie” and “Major Payne,” and his wife, actress-producer Marcy Kaplan, sold their home along Elm Drive in Beverly Hills for about $14.812 million. The 1920s Tudor Revival features leaded windows and half-timber accents.

A formal entry, two living rooms with fireplaces, a wood-paneled billiards room and a guesthouse are within the 11,200 square feet of living space. There are a total of eight bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.

The half-acre manicured grounds include a basketball court and a swimming pool with a spa.

The house had been listed since June for $16.5 million. The couple had purchased the property in 2006 for $8.8 million.

Billy Rose of the Agency was the listing agent. Stephen Shapiro of Westside Estate Agency represented the buyer.

$14 million – Beverly Hills

Singer and interior designer Karyn White sold a Beverly Hills home for $14 million through a limited liability company.

Set behind gates on more than an acre on Hazen Drive, the two-story Georgian Colonial underwent a multimillion-dollar renovation during White’s ownership. She purchased the property two years ago from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” actor Jonathan Frakes for $11.995 million.


Traditional with a contemporary twist, the 10,000 square feet of interiors feature a wood-paneled study, a wine cellar, a gym, a tricked-out man cave with a wet bar, seven bedrooms and 10 bathrooms.

Rayni Williams and Branden Williams of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, were the listing agents. Jon Grauman of the Agency represented the buyer.

$11.3 million – Manhattan Beach

A 1950s multistory in the 1900 block of the Strand in Manhattan Beach sold for $11.3 million.

Positioned on a bluff above the sand, the ocean-view home has a light and airy beach vibe, with five bedrooms, five bathrooms and 3,482 square feet of living space. A one-bedroom, one-bathroom rental unit sits atop the three-car garage.

The house previously sold 30 years ago for $970,000.

Bryne Stroyke of Stroyke Properties handled the deal.

Twitter: @LaurenEBeale


Case Study House No. 10 in Pasadena sells for $2.96 million

John McVie of Fleetwood Mac lists Honolulu retreat for $6.25 million

Bel-Air mansion built on the site of Della Reese’s former home fetches $19.25 million

Inside the homes of the rich and famous.

Glimpse their lives and latest real estate deals in our weekly Hot Property newsletter.

You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times.