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These L.A. homes come with a $1-million property tax bill

Homeowners in L.A. County have until Tuesday to pay their property taxes without a penalty. The bills vary widely. While California’s controversial Proposition 13 keeps taxes low for many longtime homeowners, more recently acquired properties will receive larger bills.

The average yearly property tax bill for a single-family home in the county is about $5,600. Mega-mansions represent a tiny fraction in the top 1% of tax bills due.

Here are the 12 L.A. homeowners expected to cough up more than $1 million annually:


25040 Pacific Coast Highway

$1.01 million in taxes a year

  • 6 beds
  • 7 baths
  • 9,000 square feet
  • 6 acres
25040 Pacific Coast Highway 25040 Pacific Coast Highway

A coastal concoction of concrete and granite, this minimalist mansion resembles something out of Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The monolithic compound stretches across more than five acres on a Malibu bluff, and its ultra-stylish living spaces descend to a 168-foot infinity pool overlooking the ocean. The estate was originally built in 2012 for celebrity real estate agent Kurt Rappaport, who sold it last year to Edmonton Oilers owner Daryl Katz for $85 million. Read more »


Chalon Road

$1.03 million in taxes a year

  • 77,000 square feet
  • 8 acres
Chalon Road Chalon Road

Property records tie this mammoth development to private equity investor Thomas J. Barrack, but sources not authorized to comment publicly on the project told The Times in October that the estate is being built for Qatar’s Al Thani Royal family. Cresting an eight-acre hilltop in Bel-Air, the property centers on an under-construction, 77,000-square-foot home designed by architect Peter Marino. Its construction costs are said to be north of $300 million. An accompanying guesthouse has 10 bedrooms for staff and security.


22126 Pacific Coast Highway

$1.03 million in taxes a year

  • 5 beds
  • 6 baths
  • 4,000 square feet
22126 Pacific Coast Highway 22126 Pacific Coast Highway

In addition to selling in 2017 for an eye-popping $85 million, this Carbon Beach compound made headlines when its former owner, music mogul David Geffen, fought the California Coastal Commission to keep the adjacent beach accessway closed to the public. The Geffen Records founder even went so far as installing fake garage doors on the facade to discourage parking by potential beachgoers. Clad in gray shingles and white trim, the East Coast-vibe residence includes two guesthouses, a pavilion screening room and an oceanfront swimming pool with a spa.


Casa Encantada

$1.04 million in taxes a year

  • 7 beds
  • 20 baths
  • 40,000 square feet
  • 8.4 acres
Casa Encantada Casa Encantada

Gary Winnick is shooting for the stars in Bel-Air. The Global Crossing founder’s 40,000-square-foot trophy home known as Casa Encantada hit the market in October for $225 million, making it the most expensive home publicly listed in the country.

Built in the 1930s during the twilight of the Great Depression, the estate introduced luxury unrivaled with a Georgian-inspired exterior lined with Ionic columns and Art Deco-style interiors. The home’s H-shape allows for city, mountain and ocean views from nearly all of its 60 rooms. Titans of industry such as Conrad Hilton and David Murdoch are among previous owners of the estate. Read more »


Beyoncé and Jay-Z's house

$1.05 million in taxes a year

  • 8 beds
  • 11 baths
  • 30,000 square feet
  • 2 acres
Beyoncé and Jay-Z's house Beyoncé and Jay-Z's house

When power couple Jay-Z and Beyoncé put down roots in L.A., they spared no expense. Their $88-million modern compound in Bel-Air includes six structures with a combined 30,000 square feet of interior space plus an additional 10,000 square feet of outdoor living space.

Bulletproof glass doors and windows are among the features of the home, which sits on two acres with a full basketball court and four swimming pools. Read more »


Fleur de Lys

$1.12 million in taxes a year

  • 12 beds
  • 15 baths
  • 50,000 square feet
  • 4.9 acres
Fleur de Lys Fleur de Lys

The palatial Holmby Hills estate known as Fleur de Lys has been likened to a miniature Versailles. Formal gardens and vast expanses of lawn surround the limestone-clad home, which is approached by a 600-foot driveway lined with trees.

Highlights include a grand ballroom for 500 guests, a two-story library, a movie theater, a music room and a dance studio. Out front, a cobblestone courtyard was fashioned from granite stones salvaged from the streets of Manhattan when the New York City sewer system was being redone. Read more »


The Manor

$1.12 million in taxes a year

  • 11 beds
  • 16 baths
  • 55,000 square feet
  • 4.7 acres
The Manor The Manor

There’s room for just about everything inside the Manor, a chateau in Holmby Hills. Built for TV producer Aaron Spelling and his wife, Candy, the W-shaped mansion nicknamed “Candyland” is larger than the White House.

Inside are 123 rooms including a flower-cutting room, aquarium, nightclub and a French wine and cheese room complete with sidewalk-café-style tables and chairs.

Aaron Spelling died in 2006. The most recent owner, Petra Ecclestone, sold it this year for $119.75 million, making it the priciest home sale ever in L.A. County. Read more »


Playboy Mansion

$1.22 million in taxes a year

  • 7 beds
  • 8 baths
  • 20,000 square feet
  • 5 acres
Playboy Mansion Playboy Mansion

Perhaps the most recognizable home on the list, Hugh Hefner’s hedonistic haven needs no introduction. The Gothic Tudor-style mansion is filled with gargoyles, statues and glamorous flourishes befitting of the Playboy founder’s sybaritic lifestyle.

In addition to a tennis court, pool and swim-in grotto, the Holmby Hills home is one of only a few in L.A. to have a zoo license. Aviaries and arboretums hold exotic birds and monkeys, and albino peacocks and other creatures have been known to roam freely across the grounds.

In 2016, investor Daren Metropoulos bought the estate for $100 million, which at the time was the biggest home sale in L.A. County history. Read more »


Holmby Hills mansion

$1.22 million in taxes a year

  • 10 beds
  • 20 baths
  • 30,000 square feet
  • 3.2 acres
Holmby Hills mansion Holmby Hills mansion

When Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores bought this Holmby Hills spec house three years ago for $100 million, it was one of only a handful of nine-digit home sales ever recorded in L.A. County. The contemporary mansion’s master suite alone covers 5,300 square feet. That’s about twice the size of the average U.S. home.

Outside are three swimming pools, two of which are infinity pools. Two times infinity is still infinity, but it’s more than one infinity.


Chartwell estate

$1.3 million in taxes a year

  • 18 beds
  • 24 baths
  • 25,000 square feet
  • 10 acres
Chartwell estate Chartwell estate

There are mansions, there are megamansions, and then there’s Chartwell. Clocking in at a whopping 25,000 square feet, the French Neoclassical stunner is the longtime home of late Univision billionaire A. Jerrold Perenchio.

Set on 10 acres of sweeping lawns and manicured gardens in Bel-Air, the limestone-clad mansion boasts 11 bedrooms, 18 bathrooms and a grand ballroom in a setting akin to an 18th century chateau. The impressive estate also found fame as the home used in the credits of “The Beverly Hillbillies.” Once the most expensive home in the country, it’s now up for grabs at a cool $195 million. Read more »


22310 Pacific Coast Highway

$1.31 million in taxes a year

  • 7 beds
  • 9 baths
  • 8,000 square feet
  • 0.5 acres
22310 Pacific Coast Highway 22310 Pacific Coast Highway

Half-acre compounds on Malibu’s famed Billionaire’s Beach don’t come around too often, which is why this one sold for $110 million last year when natural gas billionaire Michael S. Smith bought it from Hard Rock Cafe co-founder Peter Morton. Spread across two parcels, the property holds a main house and guesthouse that appeared under construction in this September image. Down below, there’s a whopping 100 feet of beach frontage.


The Billionaire

$1.36 million in taxes a year

  • 12 beds
  • 21 baths
  • 38,000 square feet
  • 1.1 acres
The Billionaire The Billionaire

If the self-assured, suede-jacket-wearing developer Bruce Makowsky were Willy Wonka, Billionaire would be his chocolate factory. Built on a lot where Michael Strahan once had a home, the four-story mansion holds everything a kid, or adult, could ever want.

More of a luxury playground than a home, the mansion includes three kitchens, a private art gallery, a four-lane Louis Vuitton bowling alley, a 40-seat movie theater, two wine cellars and a candy room with towering cylinders of sweets.

“Billionaire” hit the market for a quarter of a billion in 2017, and the luxury listing included a Hobie Cat sailboat, a helicopter used in the 1980s action series “Airwolf” and a $30-million fleet of cars. After a pair of price cuts, it sold earlier this year for $94 million. Read more »