The New Year is a time to look back and reflect on the top hits of 2015, whether it be the top songs, the top movies or the top celebrity moments. In the world of real estate, looking back on the top hits involves reflecting on those homes that were sold at the highest price. To that end, here is a look at the top six most expensive residential property deals to take place in Los Angeles in 2015, all of which were sold for more than $40 million.
Jack Ryan’s $44 Million Malibu Home
Jack Ryan sold his Malibu home to a limited liability company for $44 million. Offering just under three acres of land, the blufftop estate includes an unfinished Traditional-style main house and a pool house offering a total of 12 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms with approximately 13,000 square feet of living space. The property also includes two beachfront cottages situated below the bluff.
Kenny Rogers’ Former Bel-Air Home
The Bel-Air estate known as Liongate, which was once owned by singer Kenny Rogers, was sold to philanthropists James and Eleanor Randall for $46.25 million. Constructed in 1938, the 24,000-square-foot home underwent expansion and rebuilding in 2013. The home feature 11 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, a 3,000-square-foot master suite, three living rooms and a 12-seat theater. Other features include a glass elevator leading to a formal ballroom, a guesthouse, two fountains, a swimming pool and a tennis court resting on 1.62 acres.
Maurice Marciano’s Bel-Air Home
Guess Jeans co-founder Maurice Marciano sold his Bel-Air home to hotel and casino magnate Steve Wynn for $47,851,500 in an off-market deal. Built in 2004, the 19,299-square-foot contemporary-style home rests on 2.7 acres and features eight bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. Other features include tiered patios, a large motor court, a swimming pool and a spa.
$50.5 Million Encinal Bluffs Home
An oceanfront compound located in Malibu’s Encinal Bluffs sold for $50.5 million in an off-market deal that involved blind trusts. The property features multiple structures, including a four-bedroom main house and two guest cottages on roughly six acres of land. Other features include a swimming pool and a tennis court.
Henry Singleton’s Holmby Hills Home
Teledyne cofounder Henry Singleton sold his 15,520-square-foot home, which was designed by architect Wallace Neff, for $59,355,550. Known as The Singleton House, the Southern Colonial-style home features 10 bedrooms, 12.5 bathrooms and elaborate formal areas resting on nearly 8 acres in Holmby Hills. Outdoor features include a wide motor court, expansive lawns, gardens and patios.
Marcy Carsey’s $60 Million Malibu Home
The top prize goes to producer Marcy Carsey, who sold her beachfront Malibu estate to Jimmy Iovine for $60 million. Iovine, who is the Chairman of Interscope Geffen A&M, acquired the home outside of the Multiple Listing Service. Previously owned by actor Richard Gere, the 2,500-square-foot home rests on 2.2 acres and boasts 90 feet of private beach. Other features include two guesthouses, a cottage, a swimming pool and a tennis court.
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(all data current as of 5/29/2017)
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