At $150 million and $65 million, two houses — neither being marketed through multiple listing services — are quietly defining the top end of the for-sale market in Los Angeles and Orange counties.
Priced at $150 million is the pocket-listed Owlwood estate in Holmby Hills. The Tuscan-style mansion was once the home of '60s singing sensation Sonny and Cher and, before that, actor Tony Curtis.
When the late billionaire Roland Arnall, founder of Ameriquest Capital Corp., and his wife, Dawn, bought it in 2002, they also nabbed two adjacent properties to increase the grounds to 10 acres.
The 12,201-square-foot main house, built in 1936, had eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms when last listed on the MLS. There is a tennis court, a pool house and a swimming pool. Public relations for the Agency in Beverly Hills is not releasing details about the property, even though area agents have toured it and seen a brochure.