According to the real estate analytics firm CoreLogic, the median price of a home in Los Angeles has hit $530,000, but that’s nothing compared to the homes highlighted by the real estate site Point2. The site parsed its listings to come up with a ranking of America’s most expensive homes, and three of the top 10 are in Los Angeles County, not even counting homes in Santa Barbara, Orange County and San Diego.
There’s a $150 million asking price for the so-called “Platinum Triangle” on North Carolwood Drive in Holmby Hills, which ranked second in the nation for the most expensive homes. The 38,000-square-foot, 10-bedroom, 20-bathroom property once belonged to legendary diva Barbra Streisand. As if that were not enough, it also has a spa with an indoor waterfall, a wine room, a lounge and a theater complex.
The so-called Palazzo di Amore on Lania Lane just outside Beverly Hills is slightly more affordable, with an asking price of just $149 million, which bumps it down to third place on the list. The Palazzo di Amore features a state-of-the-art theater, a disco and its own vineyard.
Coming in fifth place is the 18,000-square-foot, 2.5-acre mansion on N. Hillcrest Road in Beverly Hills. Its asking price is a paltry $135 million.
Need more space? Near the town of Montecito in Santa Barbara, Rancho San Carlos on East Valley Road includes 237 acres, orchards, equestrian facilities and 10 residential cottages for guests.
If you demand the most expensive home in the United States, you’ll have to pack up and go to Manalapan, Florida. The 15-acre estate is located on a barrier island off the coast of Palm Beach and comes with 33 bedrooms, 47 bathrooms, a golf course and your very own beach.
Meanwhile, the house of one of L.A.’s most notorious murders has just sold for a mere $2.29 million. The home in Los Feliz is rumored to be haunted by the ghosts of its previous residents, although it features a beautiful view through its glass conservatory, a formal dining room and a ballroom and bar. The home had been uninhabited since 1959, when the previous owner, one Dr. Harold Perelson, a cardiologist, allegedly murdered his wife and attacked his daughter before taking his own life.
Although more recent owners have used the haunted house for storage, it has remained largely uninhabited since the grisly events of 1959. Only one family has stayed in the home since, and according to the many rumors that surround the home on Glendower Place, they fled on the anniversary of the murder. Photos taken in 2012 suggest that the home is a sort of a time capsule, with appliances and furniture abandoned as if in haste.
After being put up for sale in late March, the so-called Los Feliz Murder House has sold for a few hundred thousand under its asking price of $2.7 million.
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(all data current as of 8/17/2017)
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