Rupert Murdoch Officially Buys Bel Air Vineyard Estate For $28.8 Million

    Posted by Cristin  |  August 29, 2013  |  9:06 am  |  Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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    Rupert Murdoch

    Bel Air, CA

    Most Known For

    Newscorp chairman and legendary businessman

    Home Stats

    3 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 7,500 square feet, pool, winery

    Price

    $28,800,000

    Newscorp Chairman Rupert Murdoch has officially purchased a 13-acre winery and mansion in Bel Air, California. Property records and the Los Angeles Times show that Murdoch paid $28.8 million for the property, which was listed earlier this year at $29.5 million.

    His new acquisition is an award-winning winery and elegant main residence that make up the historic Moraga Vineyards Estate. Hidden away in the heart of Bel Air, the property has a 7,500-square-foot main residence with 3 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, a guesthouse and a swimming pool.

    The property’s winery operations include an on-site wine cave with significant wine inventory and a 4,400 sq ft office building, currently used as the winery sales office, within 1/2 mile of the property.

    Aside from his Newscorp duties, 82-year-old Murdoch is chief executive of 21st Century Fox. According to media reports, the billionaire media mogul’s name has been floated around as a potential buyer for the Tribune Co. newspaper company, which includes the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune.

    Outside the boardroom, Murdoch is currently experiencing some personal woes. He and his wife Wendy Deng Murdoch split after 14 years of marriage. Many thought the divorce would be quick and easy due to an iron-clad prenuptial agreement, but Ms. Deng has recently hired a new high-powered divorce attorney, William Zabel, suggesting that the divorce proceedings have taken an acrimonious turn.

     

     

    Jim Kline of Surterre Properties Inc. represented the sellers and Murdoch was represented by Delphine Mann of Coldwell Banker-BH North.

     

      Jennifer Aniston Reportedly Buys Sprawling $21M Bel Air Mansion

      Posted by Cristin  |  January 25, 2012  |  2:47 pm  |  Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

      Jennifer Aniston

      Bel Air, CA

      Most Known For

      A long, beloved run as Rachel on Friends and a breakout star in feature films

      Home Stats

      3+ acres on a private promontory, 4 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms

      Price

      $21,000,000

      One of the most prolific celeb real estate buyers and sellers is at it again – Miss Jennifer Aniston has reportedly plopped down a whopping $21,000,000 for a 3+ acre Bel Air mansion that boasts 8,500 square feet of living space, 4 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms. According to TMZ, Aniston was under contract to purchase the home and was getting title on the home today!

      Designed by famed architect A. Quincy Jones, the house has been meticulously restored to be one of the city’s most beautiful mid-century mansions. Perched high on a promontory, the home has unobstructed 300-degree city and ocean views. It’s rare to find a home on that large of a lot in the start-studded neighborhood of Bel Air. At over 3 acres acres and 8,500 square feet, it’s perfect for entertaining or an expanding family. The property also has a separate guest house, swimming pool and vineyards.

      While public records haven’t yet surfaced confirming the purchase, we’re inclined to believe that Jen Aniston would buy a home as magnificent as this one. She’s an architecture buff (just like ex-hubby Brad Pitt) and was without a trophy Los Angeles property since she sold her immense Beverly Hills crib last year for $38,000,000.