Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsWestside Estate Agency
IN THE NEWS

Westside Estate Agency

FEATURED ARTICLES
BUSINESS
February 28, 2007 | Annette Haddad
Westside Estate Agency, a Beverly Hills-based real estate brokerage known for its star-powered clientele, is opening an office in Malibu. It would be the company's second location. Last year the agency booked more than $1 billion in sales, and co-founders Stephen Shapiro and Kurt Rappaport were ranked the top two agents in Los Angeles County. Westside Estate Agency has represented some of the biggest names in entertainment and business, including Larry Ellison, the founder of Oracle Corp.
ARTICLES BY DATE
BUSINESS
April 10, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Fleur de Lys, the Westside mansion that recently sold for a Southern California record-breaking price of $102 million, is now available for lease for $400,000 a month to long-term tenants. The timing is good for the new, and as yet unidentified, owner. Another mega estate, historic Beverly House in Beverly Hills, reentered the for-sale market at $135 million and also is available to let at $600,000 a month -- making Fleur de Lys look like a relative bargain. Fleur de Lys claims roughly 50,000 square feet of living space on five acres.
Advertisement
BUSINESS
February 26, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Producer-director Bud Yorkin and his wife, actress Cynthia Sikes, have sold their estate in the Beverly Crest area for $19.5 million. The gated traditional home, built in 1938, has five bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms and about 10,528 square feet of living space. Features include a main hall with a sweeping staircase, a 60-foot-long living room with a sunken bar, a wood-paneled study and a projection room. The nearly 2 acres of grounds include a tennis court, a swimming pool, lawn, fountains and rose gardens.
BUSINESS
February 24, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Brian Grazer, the prolific film and television producer, has sold his Malibu Colony beach house for $17.375 million, making it the second most expensive sale to post so far this year in the local Multiple Listing Service. Designed for entertaining and built in 1995, the renovated Mediterranean-style home features a deck off the living room and breakfast room. The three-story house has 6,067 square feet of living space, including an art studio, a media room, an office, a gym, five bedrooms and eight bathrooms.
BUSINESS
June 14, 2009 | Lauren Beale
Historic Hancock Park manor Location: South Hudson Avenue Size: 14,071 square feet, with seven bedrooms in the house and one in the guesthouse. There are 12 bathrooms, including two in the pool house. Published on: Sept. 28, 2008 Listed then for: $17.5 million Listed now for: $12.5 million Price reduction: 28.6% Listing agents: Stephen Shapiro, (310) 860-8888; Aileen Comora, (310) 300-1082; and Paul Lester, (310) 300-0851; Westside Estate Agency, Beverly Hills -- Lauren Beale -- latimes.
HOME & GARDEN
December 1, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Update: Norm Zada, the former Stanford professor and money manager who created Perfect 10 magazine, has sold his compound in gated Beverly Park for $16.5 million. The Richard Landry-designed main house has 12,000 square feet of living space. A glass-and-steel bridge connects it to the 8,000-square-foot guesthouse. The 6.89-acre estate includes two pavilions, a paddle tennis court, a waterfall and a swimming pool. The property includes 10 bedrooms plus a maid's room; 18 bathrooms; and a gym. The property came on the market last year at $24.5 million.
HOME & GARDEN
June 1, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has listed her Beverly Hills estate for sale. The asking price is "available upon request" on the Westside Estate Agency website, but local real estate industry sources place it at $49 million. The four-structure compound was formed starting in 2007 through three property purchases on the same street. Among the sellers was Max Mutchnick, co-creator of the TV series "Will & Grace" (1998-2006), who sold his house for $29 million. The 15,000 square feet of interior space in the compound include a 9,200-square-foot main house, two guesthouses and an additional three-bedroom house that can be used as office space or staff quarters.
HOME & GARDEN
February 2, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
BackStreet Boy Howie Dorough has sold his Sunset Strip-area home for $2.2 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service. The 1981 post-and-beam house has soaring ceilings, a stone fireplace in the living room and a dining area large enough to seat 12. There are two master bedroom suites, two additional bedrooms and a total of 31/2 bathrooms in the home's more than 2,900 square feet of living space. Outdoor entertainment areas include wrap-around decks and a patio with an eight-person bar, a spa and a firepit.
HOME & GARDEN
December 30, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The Sunset Strip-area home of the late screenwriter Thomas Mankiewicz has sold for $2.2 million. Built in 1952 with four bedrooms and five bathrooms, the 4,290-square-foot house had been reconfigured into offices and bachelor's quarters by Mankiewicz. The entry hall leads to several rooms for entertaining and a large bar. An upstairs office has library shelving set under a cathedral ceiling. Mankiewicz worked on scripts for James Bond films, including "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971)
BUSINESS
October 14, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Shari Belafonte's home is a castle. And she has just listed her unusual home in the Box Canyon area at $1.26 million, The Times has confirmed. The distinctive residence, built in 1956 and called - appropriately - the Castle, is described as a cliff-top “feudal fortress” on Realtor.com . Set on six acres, the 3,465-square-foot home features steeply pitched roofs, three fireplaces, a turret gym (perhaps a modern take on a torture chamber),...
BUSINESS
January 30, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
A boom in California's luxury home sale market is yet another example of the growing gap between the wealthy and the poor if a newly released report is any indication. Crowned by the sale of a Malibu estate for $74.5 million, the number of homes sold at $1 million and above statewide last year was up 45.1% to 39,175 - the most since 2007, according to real estate information service DataQuick. And the slice of the market luxury for homes sold at $2 million and up set new records at the state, Southern California and L.A. County levels last year.
BUSINESS
January 30, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Crowned by the sale of a Malibu estate for $74.5 million, the number of houses sold last year at $1 million and above statewide jumped to a six-year high, according to real estate information service DataQuick. In the strongest showing, the number of homes sold at $2 million and up set state, Southern California and L.A. County records. "The luxury market did bounce back last year," said housing market analyst Paul Habibi, a real estate lecturer at UCLA's Anderson School of Management.
BUSINESS
October 14, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Shari Belafonte's home is a castle. And she has just listed her unusual home in the Box Canyon area at $1.26 million, The Times has confirmed. The distinctive residence, built in 1956 and called - appropriately - the Castle, is described as a cliff-top “feudal fortress” on Realtor.com . Set on six acres, the 3,465-square-foot home features steeply pitched roofs, three fireplaces, a turret gym (perhaps a modern take on a torture chamber),...
BUSINESS
October 10, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
Zac Efron has purchased a home in Hollywood Hills for $3.995 million. The actor, who owns another house nearby in Hollywood Hills West, bought a two-story Zen-inspired contemporary behind gates at the end of a long driveway. The 5,644-square-foot home, built in 1964, features panoramic city to ocean views, expanses of glass, an open floor plan, a wine cellar, a gym and a fountain inside the entry. Including the guesthouse there are five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The more than three-quarter-acre lot contains a pool and spa area with a waterfall.
BUSINESS
September 17, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Paramount Chief Executive Brad Grey and his wife, Cassandra, have listed their estate in Bel-Air at $27.5 million. Built in 2006, the traditional-style mansion is gated and sits on more than an acre of land. Features within the 10,616 square feet of living space include a two-story entry with a curved staircase, a paneled den with a bar, a living/media room, a gym, a Pilates studio, five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Several chandeliers, sconces and decorative mirrors are excluded from the sale.
BUSINESS
May 17, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor Nick Nolte has put a Malibu compound up for sale that has seen a galaxy of stars come through its arched entryway. Besides Nolte, other notables to have owned the house include comedian Tommy Chong, Don Felder of the Eagles and music producer David Foster. Priced at $8.25 million and set in the Bonsall Canyon area, the two-acre retreat is covered with sycamore and pine trees. The main house, built in 1963, features 19-foot vaulted ceilings, skylights, six stone-and-carved-wood fireplaces, marble floors and mahogany French doors.
BUSINESS
January 30, 2011
Location: 7146 La Presa Drive, Los Angeles 90069 Asking price: $4,199,000 Previously sold for: $3,525,000 in 2006 Size: Four bedrooms, four bathrooms and a half-bath in 3,345 square feet. The guesthouse has 550 square feet. Additional features: 40-foot pool, spa, Miele washer and dryer, Thermador Professional stove and oven, Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, Miele ovens, Walker Zanger tiles in bathrooms, two-car garage. Around the neighborhood: Through the first three quarters of last year, 100 single-family homes sold in the 90069 ZIP Code at a median price of $1,488,000, according to MDA DataQuick.
BUSINESS
April 23, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Actor Nick Nolte's celebrity pedigree home in Malibu is for sale at $8.25 million. Among former film and music industry figures to own the house are comedian Tommy Chong, Don Felder of the Eagles and music producer David Foster. Set in the Bonsall Canyon area on two acres studded with sycamore and pine trees, the main house features  19-foot vaulted ceilings, skylights, six fireplaces, marble floors and mahogany French doors. There are four bedrooms including the master suite, which has its own sitting area, office and library, and two of the fireplaces.
BUSINESS
February 26, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Producer-director Bud Yorkin and his wife, actress Cynthia Sikes, have sold their estate in the Beverly Crest area for $19.5 million. The gated traditional home, built in 1938, has five bedrooms, 7.5 bathrooms and about 10,528 square feet of living space. Features include a main hall with a sweeping staircase, a 60-foot-long living room with a sunken bar, a wood-paneled study and a projection room. The nearly 2 acres of grounds include a tennis court, a swimming pool, lawn, fountains and rose gardens.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|