Los Angeles Super Mansion ‘Fleur De Lys’ Sells For A Record-Breaking $102 Million

    Posted by Cristin  |  April 1, 2014  |  7:25 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,

    Fleur De Lys

    Holmby Hills, CA

    Most Known For

    The "unsellable" estate sat on the market for more than $7 years, with a $125 million price tag

    Home Stats

    50,000 square foot home on 4.6 acres, 600 foot tree-lined driveway, pool, 3,000 square foot wine cellar



    One of the world’s most incredible ‘mega-mansions’ just had a mega sale!

    The world famous ‘Fleur De Lys’ mansion in the Beverly Hills enclave of Holmby Hills just sold to ‘junk bond king’ Michael Milken for $102 million IN CASH, as first reported by Lauren Beale at the Los Angeles Times.

    Fleur De Lys was sold by socialite Suzanne Saperstein, who custom-built the mansion in 2002 with her then-husband, Metro Networks founder and billionaire David Saperstein. They divorced just three years after the home was completed and she received the property as part of her divorce settlement. She first listed property in 2007 for $125 million and never once wavered on the asking price.

    The estate is 50,000 square feet of living space, which includes innumerable rooms, a 3,000 square foot wine cellar, a grand ballroom, a marble-floored two-story entry hall, gold paneled ceilings and much more grandeur.

    Outside, two motor courts, a 600-foot tree-lined driveway, a pool, spa and sprawling lawns are just mere highlights of the 4.6 acre estate.

    As the LA Times reported, Michael Milken bought the home through an LLC tied to the Milken Institute in Santa Monica, a nonpartisan think tank chaired by the businessman and philanthropist.

    Los Angeles-based super agent Kurt Rappaport of the Westside Estate Agency represented Saperstein in the sale and Fred Bernstein, also of the Westside Estate Agency, represented the Milken, who reportedly beat out billionaires from England and China in a bidding war for the pricey estate.

    Images via the MLS.

      Blockbuster Producer Michael Bay Lists L.A. Home For $13.5 Million

      Posted by Cristin  |  December 10, 2013  |  8:54 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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      Michael Bay

      Los Angeles, CA

      Most Known For

      Producer with such smash hits as Transformers, Pearl Harbor, Armageddon and more

      Home Stats

      4 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms, 7,919 square feet, pool



      Mega-producer Michael Bay is selling his blockbuster Los Angeles home for $13.5 million.

      The 4 bedroom, 6 bathroom home has nearly 8,000 square feet of living space, and is primely located in the celebrity enclave between Bel Air and the Holmby Hills in Los Angeles.

      Bay is selling this estate because he recently completed construction on a brand new home that has been in the works since he purchased it in October 2009 for $10.9 million. To much outrage, he tore down an architecturally significant home to build an even bigger and more contemporary estate.

      The new home is designed by Oppenheim Architecture + Design, and according to the architects’ description of the project, Bay’s new mansion is nestled into a hillside, spans 30,000 square feet and features a large theater, movie prop museum, parking, spa and two master bedroom modules hovering above the main living quarters.

      Quite the project!

      While Bay’s moving into his new home, he’s now selling his former home, which he purchased in 1999 for $5.16 million.

      The striking contemporary estate is off a long gated drive in prime Bel Air on a promontory w/ unobstructed views of the entire Los Angeles basin. Designed by the late architect Jack Warner, this extremely private home features clean, crisp lines, grand scale museum-like spaces, soaring ceilings, ideal indoor/outdoor flow and dramatic views from every room. A spacious central living room has a huge fireplace, a large formal dining room, and separate library/den that opens to a lush, private garden, pool & spa.

      Other amenities include a state-of-the-art theatre (naturally), wine cellar, and gorgeous wood & stone floors.

      David Offer of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services is the listing agent.

      Images via the MLS.

        Sale Pending On Jeremy Renner’s High-Priced Holmby Hills Flip

        Posted by Cristin  |  July 8, 2013  |  7:16 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,


        Jeremy Renner

        Beverly Hills, CA

        Most Known For

        Action film star in 'Hurt Locker,' 'The Bourne Legacy' and others

        Home Stats

        10,000 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 11 baths, 5 fireplaces, pool, spa, theater



        When Jeremy Renner isn’t killing bad guys in action movies, he tries his hand at flipping houses. Turns out that the Academy Award-nominated “Hurt Locker” actor has some serious real estate skills. After 6 months on the market, there is now a “Sale Pending” sign hanging on his latest project, an Art Deco-style home in the ritzy Beverly Hills enclave of Holmby Hills.

        Dubbed “The Reserve,” Renner’s flip at 107 N Delfern Drive was purchased by the actor and his business partners in 2010 for $7 million. Over the past three years, the home has been rebuilt by architect Philip Vertoch and designed by Renner’s partner Kristoffer Winters.

        Renner and his partners were asking $24,950,000 for the high-priced flip. Now under contract, we’ll have to wait and see what the final sales price clocks in at. The yet-to-be-indentified buyer will soon come home to 2 lush and layered acres that house a single story home featuring over 10,000 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, 5 fireplaces, a cobblestone driveway, pool, spa, home theater, 14′ ceilings and much more.

        Rayni Romito of Hilton & Hyland holds the listing.

        Images by Mark Singer Photography via The MLS


          Casey Kasem Puts $42M Price Tag On Holmby Hills Estate with Heart-Shaped Pool

          Posted by Cristin  |  April 8, 2013  |  4:43 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , ,

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          Casey Kasem

          Beverly Hills, CA

          Most Known For

          Radio personality and voice actor who is best known for being the voice of Shaggy from Scooby Doo.

          Home Stats

          8 bedrooms, 11.5 bathrooms, 12,000 square feet, heart-shaped pool, guest house



          Casey Kasem, longtime host of ‘American Top 40′ and one of the most iconic voices of all time, is saying goodbye to his Beverly Hills home, which comes complete with one of the romantic details we’ve ever seen – a heart-shaped pool! First reported by The Real Estalker, the home is newly listed for the sky-high price of $42,000,000. The estate sits on 2.4 acres and has 8 bedrooms, 11.5 bathrooms and 12,000 square feet.

          Described as a “Classic Revival,” Kasem’s home has gone through a recent renovation and expansion. Now, the home includes a living room, salon, formal dining room, English-style library, bar room and a family-style kitchen. Double master suites feature  2 bathrooms, a hair salon  and dressing areas.

          Outside on the expansive grounds, you’ll find the ‘love’-ly heart-shaped pool with 2 swim pavilions, a sunken, North/South tennis court and guest House.

          Love Kasem’s house but don’t quite have the funds to afford the $42M price tag right now? Well, take Kasem’s signature advice to “keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars” – and maybe you’ll own it someday.

          Images via the MLS.

            Kelsey Grammer Quietly Lists $18M Holmby Hills Mansion

            Posted by Cristin  |  May 22, 2012  |  10:43 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , ,


            Kelsey Grammer

            Los Angeles, CA

            Most Known For

            His role as "Frasier," and for his high-profile divorce from ex-wife Camille

            Home Stats

            7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, 10,567 square feet



            Kelsey Grammer is making yet another change to his pricey real estate portfolio. This time, it’s the sale of his Holmby Hills estate with a eye-popping price tag of $17,999,000. Located at 261 Baroda Dr., the stunning “modern traditional” estate is located on one of the most sought after streets in Los Angeles. According to public records, Grammer  purchased the palatial pad on June 22, 2007 for $13,700,000. It boasts 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms and clocks in at 10,567 square feet.

            No expense has been spared remodeling this gem. When Grammer purchased it in 2007, it had only 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, and he added 2 full bedrooms and 3 bathrooms to the existing structure. Features of the stunning remodeled home include a dramatic living area, media room, and formal dining room. The gourmet chef’s kitchen includes a beautiful adjacent family area and also accesses the gym. Outside you will find a large grassy yard, sparking pool and 6 car motor court, as well as a 4-car garage. Other home amenities include a wine cellar, library and pantry.

            Perfect for someone who lives a life as public as Kelsey Grammer, this property is the ultimate in private elegance.

            Earlier this month, Kelsey and his fourth wife Kayte purchased a 6-bedroom Beverly Hills mansion for $6,500,000. They’ve recently relocated from New York City and are currently awaiting the birth of twins, the pair’s first children together. Kelsey has an adult daughter and two children with ex-wife Camille Grammer, with whom he recently settled a bitter custody battle. Camille and Kelsey were married for more than a decade and owned spectacular homes across the globe. While the divorce is final and both have moved on to new loves, they are still looking for a buyer for a Beaver Creek, CO mansion they owned together. That home was listed for $7,900,000 and has been priced-chopped to its current asking price of $6,995,000.



            Images courtesy of the MLS.