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Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions Announces H1 Results

Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions enters the second half of 2022 with record-breaking sales and new brand, further aligning itself with its new ownership. In November 2021, we were honored to be acquired by Sotheby’s and Realogy, two of the most established and renowned companies in the industries that we serve—real estate and auction.”— Laura Brady, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer NEW YORK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, September 19, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions enters the second half of 2022 announcing its new brand and achieving record results, including a world record for highest price for the sale of ‘The One’, America’s largest residence. As the leading global luxury real estate auction marketplace, with the industry’s most comprehensive databases of high-net-worth property connoisseurs, the firm matches sellers of one-of-a-kind properties with many of the world’s most capable buyers via a state-of-the-art digital marketing, property preview, and bidding platform. Even in the world’s fluctuating real estate market, Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions continues to grow its team, expand its global footprint, and invest in its corporate development initiatives—all while remaining more committed than ever to it’s Key For Key® giving program with Giveback Homes to provide homes for families in need. In the first half of the year, the firm’s sales volume grew 55% over H1 in 2021. Its digital bidding platform processed over $1.7 billion in global bids, with nearly $300 million in sales and an 80% conversion rate. New Brand Announcement On June 1, 2022, Concierge Auctions announced its new brand as Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions, following the firm’s joint partnership acquisition in November 2021 by Sotheby’s, the world’s premier destination for fine art and luxury goods, and Anywhere Real Estate, Inc. (NYSE: HOUS), the largest full-service residential real estate services company in the United States. The new name and brand further aligns the leaders in auction and real estate in their commitment to accelerate the future growth of the luxury real estate auction marketplace, combining the 14-year recognition of Concierge Auctions as the leading global luxury real estate auction marketplace with the established history of Sotheby’s as the world-leader in luxury auctions, all while keeping real estate agents at the center. “In November 2021, we were honored to be acquired by Sotheby’s and Realogy, two of the most established and renowned companies in the industries that we serve—real estate and auction. Since then, we have evolved into a new brand, and continue to service both existing and new clients worldwide,” said Laura Brady, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer. Expansion and Growth Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions continues to expand in the luxury real estate market. In the first quarter, the firm announced that Jeff Rhoades and Jana Willardsen joined the company’s business development team. As industry veterans, Rhoades and Willardsen have primarily focused on bringing in new business and building and growing strategic relationships. “As we continue to grow our dominant footprint and focus on further positioning our sales alongside the finest luxury items in the world, we are prioritizing building the strongest and most talented team experienced in developing long term relationships and delivering phenomenal client experiences,” said President Chad Roffers. In the second quarter, Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions announced two additional key sales hires as part of its continued international expansion. Zackary Wright, former Executive Director for Christie’s International Real Estate and former Senior Vice President of Sotheby’s International Realty, and Charlie Smith, owner of London Real Estate Advisors (LREA) and former Managing Director for Sotheby’s International Realty. With seasoned experience in the global luxury real estate market and over 25 years in the industry, Wright serves as Executive Vice President, Private Client Group, Asia Pacific, leading corporate development strategy and relationship management of the firm’s high-net-worth clientele. Having served as a Strategic Advisor for Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions for the last five years, Smith leads the firm’s growing international presence as Executive Vice President, EMEA. The firm has experienced great success in Europe, with more than €230 million and 40-plus sales spanning the UK, Portugal, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Dubai, and Morocco, among others. The firm also appointed a new Chief Financial Officer, Thomas McCauley, and nearly 30 new hires and promotions across its sales, operations, human resources, and marketing teams. Not only did Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions expand its team, but it also grew its global activity in Japan and Croatia. The firm now operates in a total of 32 countries and 46 U.S. states. Achievements Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions reached several notable achievements in the first half of the year. The firm was honored with Inman’s ‘Best City Sale’ 2022 Golden I Award for its World Record Sale of ‘The One’ in Bel Air, California in cooperation with Aaron Kirman of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass and Branden and Rayni Williams of Williams & Williams at The Beverly Hills Estates. To add on to the firm’s accomplishments, it also won eight Telly Awards for excellence in film production and the most innovative stories being told across all screens. To date, Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions has won 46 Tellys. Record Breaking Sales Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions continued to break records in 2022, including the world record for the highest price ever achieved for a residence at auction with the aforementioned sale of ‘The One’, America’s largest residence. The over $141 million sale price was nearly 50% higher than Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions’ previous world record for Villa Firenze in Beverly Hills, California last year. “We have established an unbeatable platform that delivers sellers and buyers a time-certain and efficient sale. In a world of limited inventory and multiple offers, our platform is the most efficient way to connect buyers and sellers," added Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions President, Chad Roffers. H1 2022 marquee sales include: 75-877 Keaolani Drive | Kona Coast, Big Island, Hawaii Sold for $5.24M In cooperation with Carrie Nicholson of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers 295 Worth Avenue | Palm Beach, Florida Listed for $19.5M In cooperation with Saira Gonzalez Rosado of Izamal Real Estate 56-1089 Kamehameha Highway #16-19 | North Shore, Oahu, Hawaii Listed for $15M In cooperation with Matt Beall of Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers and Anthony Provenzano and Matthew Davis of Chaney Brooks & Company LLC Diamond Villa | Korčula, Croatia Listed for €4.5M In cooperation with Antonio Baríc of Pin&Pin Dalmatia Palazzo di Vista | Bel Air, California Sold for $48.048M In cooperation with Aaron Kirman of Compass and Mauricio Umansky of The Agency Villa Fontana | Palo Alto, California Listed for $10.495M In cooperation with Peter Carson of Compass Calle Gregolina | Venice, Italy Sale Pending In cooperation with Serena Bombassei of Venice Real Estate Knight Frank The Retreat at Lick Creek Lodge | Near Austin, Texas Sold for $5.152M In cooperation with Susan Barringer of Kuper Sotheby's International Realty Giving Back: Key For Key® The company continues its commitment to giving back. In partnership with Giveback Homes, Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions’ Key For Key® giving program guarantees that for every home the firm sells, it contributes to building a new home for a family in need. Since 2017, the program’s origin year, Key For Key® has resulted in hundreds of homes built and thousands of lives changed. Looking Forward For the second half of the year, Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions is focused on expanding its referral relationships within its family of brands at Sotheby’s and Anywhere Real Estate, Inc, including education and marketing programs. Most notably, the firm recently announced the return of its most anticipated event of the year, its annual global sale featuring marquee properties to high-net-worth international buyers. The sale will close live at Sotheby’s New York, marking the first-ever exhibition of luxury properties to gavel at the famed auction house. The properties hand-selected for inclusion will receive heightened exposure in London, Singapore, and Dubai and positioning alongside the finest luxury items in the world via the firm’s partnership with Sotheby’s. About Sotheby's Concierge Auctions Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions is the world’s largest luxury real estate auction marketplace, with a state-of-the-art digital marketing, property preview, and bidding platform. The firm matches sellers of one-of-a-kind homes with some of the most capable property connoisseurs on the planet. Sellers gain unmatched reach, speed, and certainty. Buyers receive curated opportunities. Agents earn their commission in 30 days. In November 2021, the firm was acquired by Sotheby’s, the world’s premier destination for fine art and luxury goods, and Anywhere Real Estate, Inc. (NYSE: HOUS), the largest full-service residential real estate services company in the United States. The firm continues to operate independently, partnering with real estate agents affiliated with many of the industry's leading brokerages to host luxury auctions for clients. Since Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions’ inception in 2008, it has generated billions of dollars in sales, broken world records for the highest-priced homes ever sold at auction and conducted auctions in 46 U.S. states and 32 countries. The firm owns one of the most comprehensive and intelligent databases of high-net-worth real estate buyers and sellers in the industry, and iscommitted to its Key For Key® giving program in partnership with Giveback Homes™, which guarantees that for every property the company sells, a new home is funded for a family in need. For more information, visit casothebys.com. https://www.einnews.com/pr_news/591737175/sotheby-s-concierge-auctions-announces-h1-results

Famous architect’s extraordinary Ojai estate is on the market for $10.5M

When a world-renowned architect builds a home for himself, you can be certain it'll be more than just "special"—it's likely to be spectacular. Celebrated architect Scott Johnson's remarkable Ojai Valley retreat is a case in point. The critically acclaimed modern country home was built in 2016 by Johnson and his wife, Dr. Margaret Bates. It features a distinctive 300-foot-long corten steel wall with narrow and deeply framed windows. It's now available for $10.5 million. Johnson's firm, Johnson Fain, has created many landmark buildings. They include Fox Plaza (famous for its appearance in "Die Hard"), the Opus One Winery, and CAA's Century City Headquarters. The 9,293-square-foot home, which Johnson recently listed, has been featured in Food & Home Magazine, Archinect, Ventana, Fast Company, and other prominent publications. Inside, a long floor-to-ceiling glass wall dramatically opens the house to the rear yard. The main residence boasts three bedrooms and 3.5 baths, as well as an office/media room, wine cellar, bar, and chef's kitchen. But it's the expansive great room that really captures the imagination. There are no columns supporting the ceiling, which is hung between two massive board-formed concrete walls. The eye-catching ceiling, which is made of Douglas fir, is naturally ventilated by an automated clerestory system. It allows for changing patterns of light throughout the room. The property includes two other buildings: a spacious art studio with sliding walls of glass to the north and a guest suite/dance studio and an open-air pavilion to the south. The estate is situated on a secluded 11-acre, low-lying meadow surrounded by creeks streaming from the Los Padres National Forest into the nearby Ventura River. The acreage includes 200 native oak trees and peach and apricot orchards. In addition, there's a harvestable year-round garden located just outside the kitchen. Other outdoor amenities include a 75-foot-long pool, a fireplace, and a kitchen with a wood-burning grill and pizza oven. The compound is close to hiking trails, farmers markets, and restaurants and shops in the Ojai Valley. You might be wondering how the famed architect and his wife could bear to part with their beloved home. The answer is simple: "It was built to be a family house—a place where the extended family would gather during the holidays and celebrations," says the couple's representative. "Now that the kids have families of their own and Scott and Margaret aren't traveling as often, they've decided to sell it." Aaron Kirman and Danelle Lavin of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass have the listing. The post Famous Architect's Extraordinary Ojai Estate Is on the Market for $10.5M appeared first on Real Estate News & Insights | realtor.com®. https://www.beaumontenterprise.com/realestate/article/Famous-Architect-s-Extraordinary-Ojai-Estate-Is-17428703.php

The Hollywood Reporter’s L.A. Power Broker Awards Return on Sept. 20

The second annual awards presentation, presented by The Society Group, will recognize Los Angeles’ top agents in six categories including stratospheric sale of the year.On Sept. 20, The Hollywood Reporter will hold the second annual Los Angeles Power Broker Awards at members-only fitness and social club Heimat. The night, presented by luxury real estate PR firm The Society Group, will include a dinner honoring the powerhouse sellers on THR‘s Top 30 List, followed by an awards presentation. The honors are sponsored by spatial styling company ASH Staging and the real estate social app REAL Messenger. Said Angel Salvador last year, a winner at the 2021 inaugural awards, “To get the recognition amongst your peers is special.”2021’s winners also included Westside Estate Agency’s Kurt Rappaport, The Oppenheim Group’s Jason Oppenheim, Compass’ Sally Forster Jones, Tomer Fridman, Tyrone McKillen and Dalton Gomez, The Agency’s Santiago Arana, Hilton & Hyland’s Drew Fenton, and The Beverly Hills Estates’ Branden and Rayni Williams. The categories and nominees for the 2022 Los Angeles Power Broker Awards are: Stratospheric Sale (for a major single sale): Aaron Kirman (Compass), Kurt Rappaport (Westside Estate Agency), Branden and Rayni Williams (The Beverly Hills Estates) Philanthropic Impact: Chris Cortazzo (Compass), Anthony Marguleas (Amalfi Estates), Joyce Rey (Coldwell Banker) Celebrity Property Portfolio (to a trusted agent of Hollywood clients): Tomer Fridman (Compass), James Harris and David Parnes/Bond Street Partners (The Agency), Branden and Rayni Williams (The Beverly Hills Estates) Agent of Historic Architecture (for an agent who puts special care into deals for venerable residences): Drew Fenton (Hilton & Hyland), Linda May (Hilton & Hyland), Jade Mills (Coldwell Banker) Media Maverick (for innovative marketing): Josh and Matt Altman (Douglas Elliman), Rochelle Atlas Maize (Nourmand & Associates), Umansky Team (The Agency) Rising Star: Katharine Cattaneo (Sotheby’s International Realty), Jacob Greene (Douglas Elliman), Marco Salari (Coldwell Banker), Kevin Stewart (The Agency), Caroline Wolf of the Jenna Cooper Team (Compass) The Power Broker Awards are chosen by THR editors and based on sales numbers and the prestige of properties listed and sold. A version of this story first appeared in the Sept. 6 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. Click here to subscribe. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/lifestyle/real-estate/the-hollywood-reporter-la-power-broker-awards-return-1235213309/

Hollywood’s Top 30 Real Estate Agents 2022

After the banner year of 2021, L.A.’s high-end real estate market is seeing challenges, including some softening of prices, continued low inventory and rising interest rates (an average 30-year fixed mortgage rate today is about 5.8 percent compared with about 2.9 percent a year ago). “It will take some time for buyers to acclimate to the interest rate increases; it’s all cyclical,” says Hilton & Hyland’s Justin Paul Huchel. But for L.A.’s top agents, these setbacks are an opportunity to refocus on a core value: finding clients their perfect home. Despite the market softening, agents profess that they aren’t worried. According to Redfin, the median sale in Beverly Hills still clocks in at $3.8 million, up 15.4 percent from last year. And agents aren’t hurting financially, either. Although marketing, staff and office space must be factored in, many of the area’s highest-performing agents can expect to make $5 million to $10 million a year (according to one person on this list), while those on the rung below net $2 million to $5 million. For the 2022 list of the top 30 agents in L.A., THR considered sales volume, MLS-listed sales to Hollywood clients and media visibility to make its selections. (Info on celebrity sales and clients is sourced from public records unless otherwise noted.) JOSH AND MATT ALTMAN DOUGLAS ELLIMAN One of the rare teams to sell more than $1 billion a year, brothers Josh and Matt Altman of Million Dollar Listing: L.A. fame recently sold Rams coach Sean McVay’s Hidden Hills estate for $14 million, Milla Jovovich’s Beverly Hills compound for $13.4 million, and Britney Spears’ Calabasas estate for $11.8 million. They also represented Scooter Braun, whose purchase of a newly-built $65 million mansion set a record-high for Brentwood. The Douglas Elliman duo started out in the entertainment industry, flipping homes as a hobby — and then fell in love with the business. “Working with my brother is sort of the ultimate family dream, both for your parents and for each other,” Matt says. ”The one thing I know, and one thing we can count on every day is we always have each other’s backs.” The Altmans, who have sold more than $5.5 billion over their careers, note a growing interest in the Encino area, and also the impact COVID had on people’s interest in creating a comfortable home. “COVID was a horrible time,” Matt says. “But it gave people the opportunity to see that the most important thing is family and their home, and therefore, that’s why we saw so much business.” Current big listing: Full House creator Jeff Franklin’s $60 million mansion. SANTIAGO ARANA THE AGENCY The Agency’s Santiago Arana, who sold $581 million in the past year, repped former Warner Bros. CEO Ann Sarnoff in the purchase of Matt Damon’s $18 million Palisades spread and and sold tv exec Kevin Reilly’s home in Mandeville Canyon for $9 million. “With the high-profile individuals, you’re dealing with business managers, attorneys, a lot of people who work with them, which can become a challenge. But it’s also great, right? It opens up doors,” he says, adding “I love architecture. I love houses, and I love the fact that it’s a career that the sky is the limit.”

Peek inside architect Scott Johnson’s Wall House – for sale in Ojai Valley, California

US architecture practice Johnson Fain is best known for its slick skyscrapers and urban high rises. But the family home of the firm’s co-founder, Scott Johnson, in the Ojai Valley is a landscape-hugging compound that plays with light, materials and bucolic views. Wall House gets its name from the long floor-to-ceiling wall of glass that peels back to the rear yard with its 25 ft long swimming pool, fire pit and outdoor kitchen. The 5,2000 sq ft main home hunkers within 12 acres of meadow, bookend on two sides by creeks running from the Los Angeles Padres National Forest to the Ventura River.In the living room, a hung ceiling of Douglas Fir, suspended between two colossal board-formed concrete walls, creates dramatic shadow play across the floors. Column free, the space has one continuous and open view throughout the length of the space. In addition to the main three-bedroom property, there’s also a separate gum and guest suite and an art studio with dramatic sliding glass walls, surrounded by fruit and vegetable orchards. Johnson designed Wall House in 2014, and it has featured widely editorially from Dwell to a tome by Thames and Hudson on architect’s homes. Johnson and his wife, gynaecologist Dr Margaret Bates, have listed the California property for sale via Aaron Kirman and Danelle Lavin of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass for $10.5m. Take a peek in the gallery above. https://thespaces.com/scott-johnson-wall-house-ojai-valley-california/

This house that belonged to Sylvester Stallone is for sale for 35 million dollars

A Los Angeles abode that housed not one, but two Hollywood heavyweights could now be yours for $35 million. Located in the Tony Pacific Palisades neighborhood, the property of capri drive once belonged to the late television writer and producer Steven Bochkowho created classics like Hill Street Blues, LA Law Y NYPD Blue. KURT COBAIN’S WIDOW’S HOUSE, COURTNEY LOVE, GOES FOR SALE FOR $23M The elegant residence designed by Paul Williams also housed the legendary actor Sylvester Stallonebetter known to many as Rocky Balboa. Sylvester Stallone’s mansion Located on a double lot spanning nearly 1.4 acres, the complex consists of a main house and a guest house.Together, the homes offer just under 11,000 square feet of living space, with seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms and two half bathrooms. The property was originally built in 1937 but was recently renovated to make it more suitable for entertaining. The expansive main house includes a chef’s kitchen, a library with built-in bookshelves, a formal living room, a family room with a projection screen, a spacious wine room, and a private guest wing. The master bedroom has beautiful vaulted ceilings, double baths and walk-in closets. Hardwood floors and antique fireplaces add character to the home and make large rooms with high ceilings feel more intimate. Each room also features large windows and tall doors that ensure plenty of natural light. Outside, meanwhile, is a pool, spa, cabana, guest house, and tennis court. For added privacy, the property is gated and surrounded by majestic stonework. When you’re ready to venture off the grounds, you can hike the trails at nearby Temescal Gate Park, swim at Will Rogers State Beach, or tour the iconic Eames House that iconic design duo Charles and Ray Eames built in 1949. Ready to jump on Rocky’s platform? Aaron Kirman, Morgan Trent and Dalton Gomez of Aaron Kirman Group in Compass have the property ready for its new owner. Note previously published by Demetrius Simms in Robb Report US https://codelist.biz/2022/08/27/this-house-that-belonged-to-sylvester-stallone-is-for-sale-for-35-million-dollars/

House previously owned by Sylvester Stallone for sale at $35 million

One of LA’s prettiest homes, the Pacific Palisades home of Steven Bochco, designed by Paul Williams and previously owned by Sylvester Stallone, is for sale at $35 million. Bochco was one of TV’s most prolific talents as both a writer and producer. He died in 2018 from leukemia. Born in New York City in 1943, Bochco worked as an editor on some of the biggest television hits of the 1970s, including Ironside and Columbo, and major success in the 1980s and ‘90s producing Hill Street Blues, LA Law, Doogie Howser M.D. and NYPD Blue. Just as prolific as Bochco but as an architect instead of a TV writer and producer, Paul Williams was Hollywood’s architect to the stars who designed homes for Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant, Lucille Ball and many more. He designed buildings throughout the United States, including, for free, St. Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis as a favor to his friend Danny Thomas, several buildings at Howard University, and the Polo Lounge in the Beverly Hills Hotel. He created over 2,000 family homes, mostly in Los Angeles, often using his signature curved staircase and clean landscapes. He was the first Black architect to be admitted to the American Institute of Architects. Williams died in 1980, his funeral was held at LA’s First African Methodist Episcopal Church, which he designed in 1968. The Steven Bochco Estate in the Pacific Palisades’ upscale Riviera neighborhood is set on a double lot with nearly 1.4 acres. It is one of the area’s larger homes with seven bedrooms and 10,853 square feet, built in 1937 with several of the best Paul Williams features, including lush landscaping, vaulted ceilings, and an exquisite curved staircase. The newly renovated main residence includes a gourmet chef's kitchen, a huge wine cellar, professional library, beautiful built-ins, formal living room, family room with projector screen, a gym, and a private guest apartment wing. The gated-and-walled, park-like grounds include a sparkling pool and spa, pool house, lighted tennis court, cabana, and a guest house. Bochco's estate is selling the home. The Riviera neighborhood is located near LA’s Sunset Boulevard, Riviera Country Club, Will Rogers State Park and the Getty Museum. Celebrities who live in the area include Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Lauren Conrad. Venice Beach, Rodeo Drive and the Sullivan Canyon Trail are just a few of the nearby things to do. https://local12.com/news/around-the-web/house-previously-owned-by-sylvester-stallone-for-sale-at-35-million-steven-bochco-pacific-palisades

Late Producer Steven Bochco’s Longtime Palisades Home Asks $35 Million

Four years after he died of leukemia at age 74, the Los Angeles estate of Emmy-winning TV writer/producer Steven Bochco has popped up for sale, asking $35 million. Built in 1937 and designed by noted architect Paul Williams — and also reportedly lived in by actor Sylvester Stallone during the ’70s — the recently remodeled residence sits in the exclusive Pacific Palisades Riviera neighborhood. A New York City native who started his career at Universal Studios in the mid-’60s, Bochco went on to create some of the small screen’s most beloved shows of all time, including “L.A. Law,” “Doogie Howser, M.D,” “NYPD Blue,” “Murder One” and “Hill Street Blues,” the latter of which garnered an impressive 98 Emmy nods during its 146-episode run. Fully walled and gated, and fronted by a manicured lawn, the estate includes a seven-bedroom, nine-bath home spread across a double lot spanning over an acre. A striking red front door leads into the Tudor-style structure, which features nearly 11,000 square feet of two-level living space. Numerous French doors also allow for seamless indoor-outdoor spaces. Among the highlights: an entry foyer sporting a curving staircase topped by a decorative wood-beam ceiling. From there, a formal living room is warmed by a fireplace, and the gourmet kitchen is outfitted with an eat-in island, wood-burning pizza oven, high-end stainless appliances and a windowed breakfast nook. There’s also a formal dining room, fireside library lined with built-in bookshelves and family room equipped with a projector screen, plus a private guest apartment wing and wine cellar. A luxe upstairs master retreat lies beneath a vaulted ceiling, and comes complete with a fireplace, sitting area and balcony with treetop views, along with dual walk-in-closets and baths; and outdoors, the park-like grounds are showcased by a large pool and spa flanked by an open-air cabana, as well as several spots ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining. Topping it all off: a tennis court, and one-bedroom guesthouse boasting a kitchen and gym. The listing is held by Aaron Kirman, Morgan Trent and Dalton Gomez of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass. https://www.dirt.com/gallery/showbiz/producers/steven-bocho-house-pacific-palisades-1203577409/stevenbochcohouse_pp11/

Steven Bochco Estate, Sylvester Stallone’s former home, listed at US$35 mil

KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 24): The Steven Bochco Estate in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, is now for sale at US$35 million (RM157.06 million), according to a press release. The home, once owned by deceased television writer, producer Steven Bochco, was previously owned by Sylvester Stallone. Bochco’s estate is selling the property, which is listed with Aaron Kirman of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass. Sprawled on a 1.4-acre plot in an upscale neighbourhood, the Steven Bochco Estate comprises a double lot with seven bedrooms and an overall built-up of 10,853 sq ft. Built in 1937, the estate is widely known as one of the largest and prettiest homes in the area, with several features by designer Paul Williams, including landscapes, vaulted ceilings, and a curved staircase. According to the statement, the newly renovated main residence includes a gourmet chef's kitchen, a huge wine cellar, professional library, built-ins, formal living and dining rooms, family room with projector screen, a gym, and a private guest apartment wing. The gated and walled, park-like grounds include a pool and spa, pool house, lighted tennis court, cabana, and a guest house. The Steven Bochco Estate is situated in The Riviera neighbourhood and is near Los Angeles’ Sunset Boulevard, Riviera Country Club, Will Rogers State Park and the Getty Museum. Celebrities who live in the area include Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Lauren Conrad. Venice Beach, Rodeo Drive and the Sullivan Canyon Trail are also nearby. Meanwhile, the estate’s architect Williams had designed homes for Hollywood stars including Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant, Lucille Ball as well as buildings throughout the US, including, for free, St Jude Children’s Hospital in Memphis as a favour to his friend Danny Thomas, several buildings at Howard University, and the Polo Lounge in the Beverly Hills Hotel. Williams, who was the first Black architect to be admitted to the American Institute of Architects, has also created over 2,000 family homes, mostly in Los Angeles, often using his signature curved staircase and lush landscapes. https://www.theedgemarkets.com/article/steven-bochco-estate-sylvester-stallones-former-home-listed-us35-mil

Celebrity Homes: Los Angeles ‘House of Sin’ Hits the Market at $10.2 Million

Tue, August 23, 2022 at 6:00 PM·2 min read Nicknamed the 'House of Sin,' Southern California's most eclectic home is for sale at $10.2 million. The House of Sin is featured this week at TopTenRealEstateDeals.com. POMPANO BEACH, Fla., Aug. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- "LA's Eclectic House of Sin Is For Sale" Nicknamed the 'House of Sin,' Southern California's most eclectic home is for sale at $10.2 million. Located in the Hollywood Hills, the home was previously owned by photographer Richard Franklin who photographed celebrities and more than 600 models in the home. The five-bedroom, six-bathroom home features a smorgasbord of entertainment. There is the inviting pool next to a love swing suspended over the LA city lights, a rooftop deck, an indoor spa, chef's kitchen, a dancing studio, gold-colored hallways that lead to a Hugh Hefner-style grotto room, a romantic fireplace, a casino and black-light disco nightclub, and ocean views. A popular film site for reality TV and avant-garde fashion shoots including Kim Kardashian, the 7,500-square-foot home has creative nooks, crannies and mysterious hallways. Not to mention several floors of things to do, including a make out-ready theater with mood lighting and reclining leather seats, a shower room big enough for a friendly crowd, and another colorful room that could bring new meaning to 1960's psychedelics. And a full workout room with inspiring wall posters and equipment. Just a couple minutes to the Sunset Strip for shopping, restaurants and more entertainment options. The home is listed with Josh Morrow and Brooke A. Elliott of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass. https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/celebrity-homes-los-angeles-house-140000691.html

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