Well-Known Celebrity Architect Sells His Own Los Angeles Home for $19.5 Million

The deal was a record for the city’s leafy Brentwood neighborhood

The “king of the megamansion” has sold his own Los Angeles megamansion for $19.5 million, according to Compass, which handled the deal.

Last week’s sale of the six-bedroom, eight-bathroom abode is a record for the leafy L.A. neighborhood of Brentwood, according to listing agents Morgan Trent and Aaron Kirman of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass. The home was sold in an off-market deal, and Mansion Global could not independently confirm the sales details, including the identity of the buyer.

“As much as I’d love to take credit for setting a record, Richard did all the hard work,” Mr. Trent said, adding that serious buyers were able to tour the home with the architect. “Even during the final walkthrough, Richard was pointing out things I didn’t even know were there.”

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Since founding the Landry Design Group in 1987, Mr. Landry, 65, has helmed the design of megamansions for a long list of celebrities including Sylvester Stallone, Mark Wahlberg, Dr. Dre, Sugar Ray Leonard and Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen.

“There are very few times we’re able to see such a well-known architect design a project for himself,” Mr. Trent said. “The detail throughout is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. Part of that is because [Mr. Landry] works on a different wavelength, but also because money was not a deterrent.”

The architect included a number of features he’s suggested to clients over the years, the agent added. For example, the primary bedroom suite has a shower and bathtub area—complete with retractable glass doors—just below a rooftop garden.

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“He had this idea that he’d wake up, take a shower and then go up and grab an orange,” Mr. Trent said. The suite also has a private terrace with a firepit.

The home has no hallways, giving it an open, airy layout, and there’s a “huge skylight” above a double-height foyer. “It’s really beautiful to walk in and see the clouds and the sky,” Mr. Trent noted.

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Another highlight of the house is its lower level, featuring a game room with a full-size wet bar, subway tiles on a barrel roof and one wall displaying a black-and-white photograph of a New York City subway track to give it a speakeasy feel. It leads to a home theater with leather seating and a state-of-the-art audio visual system.

Other amenities include an eat-in kitchen with a marble island, a library with a fireplace and a pool and spa, listing photos show.

Mr. Landry purchased the underlying property in 2015 for $5.1 million, according to records with PropertyShark. He declined to comment for this article.


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