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Architect to the stars Richard Landry sells his own Brentwood home for $19.5 million

Prolific architect Richard Landry has designed homes for countless stars: Tom Brady, Mark Wahlberg, Sylvester Stallone, Dr. Dre and Kylie Jenner, to name a few. But the house he custom-built for himself in Brentwood might be the most stylish of them all. The architectural estate, which fuses French, English and California contemporary styles, just sold in an off-market deal for $19.5 million. Landry picked up the empty property for $5.1 million in 2015 and spent the next few years designing and building the one-of-a-kind residence. In an interview with Luxe, he declared the home a compromise: dramatic, contemporary features for him surrounded by stately, traditional spaces for his husband, Chris Drugan. The result is a tangle of influences, an entirely unique creation with feet that straddle different centuries and styles. The dichotomy begins outside, where a stainless-steel cube covered in metallic paint slices across a traditional brick façade. Inside, steel beams cut through skylights that top a two-story atrium. The main level also includes an indoor-outdoor dining room, colorful kitchen with two marble islands and masculine office bathed in shades of gray.

Tavangarian-designed Palisades home lists for $28M

Seaside property in enclave with some of LA’s most expensive residential sales of 2022 Architect Ardie Tavangarian achieved the distinction of selling the most expensive residential property in Pacific Palisades when his personal home at 1601 San Onofre Dr., which he also designed, fetched $83 million last year. Another Tavangarian designed home is on the market in the wealthy seaside enclave, which saw the 11, -95- square foot 1051 Vista Grande hit the market at $28 million this week. The seven-bed, 11-bath estate was listed by Drew Fenton of Hilton & Hyland. Currently owned by Shira Holdings LLC, which is managed by an individual identified as Carole Schwartz, the home features amenities such as a screening room, a glass-walled gym, wellness center, and a four-car garage. The more than one-acre grounds feature a grass lawn and an infinity edge pool. Schwartz could not be reached for comment. Similarly priced homes in Pacific Palisades include 15975 Alcima Ave, an 11,700-square foot place with an asking price of $25.9 million, or $2,222-per-square-foot. The home was listed by Aaron Kirman of Aaron Kirman Group, which is affiliated with Compass. Another Pacific Palisades home in the same price range is a $23.9 million listing at 814 Toulon Dr. The 8,008-square-foot home is priced at $2,996-per-square-foot and was listed in November 2021. A Pacific Palisades home ranked in the top five residential home sales in Los Angeles this year. In May, Grammy winner Adam Levine and his wife, super model Behati Prinsloo, sold a three-acre Pacific Palisades estate located at 1700 San Remo Dr. for $51 million. https://therealdeal.com/la/2022/06/17/tavangarian-designed-palisades-home-lists-for-28m/

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.” More: Five Beach Home Hot Spots That Aren’t the Hamptons 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.

Home of the Week: Inside The One, the Sprawling, Embattled Bel-Air Mansion That’s Finally Up for Auction

Poised to become the most expensive sale in the US, the 21-bedroom mansion comes with stellar views, a nightclub and a "philanthropy wing." It finally has a price tag: $295 million. And while that’s a far cry from the rumored $500 million original asking, the 105,000-square-foot Bel-Air giga-mansion known as “the One” is all set to become the most expensive home sold in the US, ever. Of course, that all depends on the outcome of next month’s super-high-profile, no reserve, global online auction being masterminded by Concierge Auctions. Did we mention there’s no reserve? “The auction is really a call to action; a way of letting everyone know that ‘the One’ is finally for sale, and will be sold to the highest bidder,” Aaron Kirman, listing broker and president of the Aaron Kirman Group at Compass, tells Robb Report. To achieve that coveted “most expensive” accolade, the home has to sell for more than the $238 million that hedge fund manager Ken Griffin dropped on the top four floors of an unfinished condo tower at 220 Central Park South in New York City back in 2019. Ten years in the making, “the One” was the dream of Hollywood film producer turned mega-mansion developer, Nile Niami. In the early 2000s, Niami commissioned architect-to-the-stars Paul McLean to design the “most expensive home in the urban world”. Now, finally complete, this astonishing property perched high on a 3.8-acre hilltop, with 360-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, downtown Los Angeles and the snow-capped San Gabriel Mountains, almost defies description. To put that 105,000 square feet of space into perspective, it’s twice the size of the White House, and overshadows the 68,500 square feet that’s Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California. Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach? No comparison at just 62,500 square feet. And what “the One” offers in true, mind-blowing abundance are some of the most luxurious, over-the-top amenities ever created in a private residence. Like the 42 bathrooms and 21 bedrooms, one of which is the 5,000-square-foot master suite with massive walk-in closets, adjoining two-story office and private pool. Above it is the 10,000-square-foot party-central skydeck with its own putting green.

This Is the Most Expensive Home Listing in the U.S. Take a Look Inside.

A 105,000-square-foot mansion in Los Angeles will become the most expensive listing in the U.S. when hits the market on Monday with a $295 million asking price. If it sells at that amount, the hillside property, called “The One,” will be the priciest home ever sold in the U.S. “The One” boasts 21 bedrooms, 42 full bathrooms, multiple pools, a nightclub complete with a VIP area, a bowling alley, a 40-seat movie theater, a full-service hair salon, and a 30-plus car garage, among a sprawling list of amenities. Exxon Stock Has Soared This Year. Why This Analyst Sees More Gains Ahead. Exxon Mobil stock is jumping after Credit Suisse upgraded its shares from Neutral to Outperform on Tuesday. Unlike many of its competitors, Exxon Mobil (XOM) bet that the world will continue to run on fossil fuels over the medium term and that’s a bet that will pay off, writes Credit Suisse analyst Manav Gupta. Unlike its Big Oil peers, many of whom forecast that the energy transition would lower demand for oil and gas, Exxon has continued to invest in the production of both commodities, Gupta noted. This Tech Stock Looks Attractive—Even in a Recession Amid a devilish brew of rising rates, high inflation, and recession fears, the tech sector offers few hiding places for investors. The market is shunning the high-growth, profitless software stocks that drove the sector higher during the pandemic. Consumer-facing e-commerce and hardware stocks are sagging, plagued by weakening demand; social media plays are taking a beating as ad buyers retrench; and supply-chain issues are hitting chip stocks. Almost every tech stock is down for the year, with dozens off more than 50%. The 7 Worst Housing Markets in America, According to Lennar Jersey and Florida are hot. Housing in Austin and Seattle is not, according to the co-CEO of the U.S.’s second-largest home builder. Lennar (tickers: LEN, LEN. B) noted a slowdown nationally in housing on its earnings conference call Tuesday, and then went through some of the stronger and weaker markets around the country. “So, far in June,... Tesla Cars Won’t Be Allowed Near China Leadership Meeting: Report Tesla vehicles won’t be allowed into the Chinese district of Beidaihe for two months as the country’s leaders hold a leadership meeting, according to a report. Authorities in the region will ban Tesla (ticker: TSLA) cars starting July 1, according to Reuters citing an unnamed local traffic police officer. Tesla cars are equipped with several... Stocks Won’t Sink Forever. Here Are Cheap Plays on the Market’s Recovery. Asset-management stocks have been hit hard this year in the market selloff, with some down 35% to 45%, almost double the decline in the S&P 500 index. No industry is more directly tied to stock and bond markets, and a bear market depresses assets under management, revenue, and earnings. Profit estimates for 2022 lately have been declining, and earnings are on track to fall below last year’s results. Yet, even against this deteriorating backdrop, the stocks look appealing. Many asset managers’ shares are trading for 10 times... Small-Cap Stocks Have Gotten Crushed. Watch for Them to Rebound Soon. Small-company stocks have gotten hit hard—harder than their larger peers. That means small-caps could face less risk if the market continues to fall and more upside once it starts to turn. While the S&P 500 has fallen 23.4% from its January all-time high, the small-cap Russell 2000 has dropped 31.8% from its own record, which it set in November. That makes sense given that everything making large-cap stocks fall—high inflation, the Fed’s interest-rate increases, and recession fears among them—hit small companies harder. But... Grocery Shares: Now Might Be the Time to Stock Up. Here’s Why. The stock market has been a scary place this year, but grocery stocks may provide a haven. The S&P 500 is in a bear market, dropping 23% from its early January all-time high because of sky-high inflation. That has prompted the Federal Reserve to lift short-term interest to lower economic demand. And a surge in long-dated bond yields makes... The Stock Market’s Selloff Will Eventually End. Bet On It. After a three-year hiatus, the Golden State Warriors are the best team in basketball again—and they had to navigate an injury-driven tumble from the top to the absolute bottom to do it. There’s a lesson in there about bear markets, recessions, and all the fears gripping investors right now. After the stock market’s tumble this past week, investors probably feel like Warriors star Stephen Curry in 2020 asking what else could possibly go wrong. The S&P 500 dropped 5.8%, its worst weekly decline since March 2020, while the Dow... https://www.barrons.com/articles/los-angeles-mansion-the-one-51641664263

How Old Are the Celebrity Kids on ‘Relatively Famous: Ranch Rules’?

The new E! reality series Relatively Famous: Ranch Rules follows eight celebrity kids who agree to do manual labor to help get Colorado's Saddleback Ranch ready to re-open following a COVID-related shutdown. As the offspring of top actors, athletes, and musicians, the cast members are used to the finer things in life — meaning that they are all in for a rude awakening once they start their chores. The official cast list features: Harry James Thornton, the son of Billy Bob Thornton and Pietra Dawn Cherniak Hana Giraldo, the daughter of Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo Taylor Hasselhoff, the daughter of David Hasselhoff Redmond Parker, the son of Ray Parker Jr. Ebie Wright, the daughter of Eazy-E Myles O'Neal, the son of Shaquille O'Neal and Shaunie O'Neal Austin Gunn, the son of Billy Gunn Jasmin Lawrence, the daughter of Martin Lawrence Read on to find out the cast members' ages, and to learn what else they do outside of their ranch hand work on the E! series. https://www.distractify.com/p/relatively-famous-ranch-rules-cast-ages

Furniture Designer Lists Malibu Home With a Micro Vineyard for Nearly $9 Million

The residence has been completely renovated to maximize indoor-outdoor living A Los Angeles-based furniture designer and manufacturer listed his Malibu home this week for nearly $9 million. Abby Rafieha, founder of furniture brand Abbyson, is selling his three-bedroom, three-and-a-half bathroom residence. Sitting on an acre of manicured grounds with gardens, a small vineyard and water features, the home is a “stunning oasis,” according to Brooke A. Elliott of the Aaron Kirman Group at Compass. She shared the listing with Mr. Kirman. “It is an incredible property for someone who relishes complete privacy and tranquility, and has an appreciation for world-class design, architecture and finishes,” she said in an email. More: Low Supply, Millennials and Vacation Markets Are Defining the Housing Market in the U.S. and Beyond The sleek, contemporary abode has been completely rebuilt with floor-to-ceiling windows and disappearing glass walls, Italian marble flooring and statement light fixtures. “The owner/designer built the house customized for himself and his family,” Ms. Elliott said. “It’s his dream home…[it] has an incredible indoor-outdoor flow and you have beautiful scenery from every room.”

Luxury Real Estate Agent and Rental Specialist Kaylee Ricciardi Expands Her Business As She Joins Powerhouse Team Aaron Kirman Group

Kaylee Ricciardi, a successful fashion model with half a decade of experience in the luxury rental and vacation market, announced today she has joined Aaron Kirman Group at tech real estate company, Compass. LOS ANGELES (PRWEB) FEBRUARY 02, 2022 Kaylee Ricciardi, a successful fashion model with half a decade of experience in the luxury rental and vacation market, announced today she has joined Aaron Kirman Group at tech real estate company, Compass, with a focus on helping homeowners, in addition to her rental clients. With over $2.5 million in rental sales since her start in 2016, Ricciardi has worked with A-list musicians and celebrities including Bella Thorne, Alesso and Zhu, as well as Christian and Justin Combs (Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ sons) for Combs Chella and Nylon Magazine. “I’ve had the opportunity to travel around the world and network with hundreds of people as a fashion model, so continuing to build these relationships and translate it back to real estate is so important to me,” said Ricciardi. “In addition, my background in rental real estate has adequately prepared me for this transition, and I am so excited to help my rental clients with their home purchases, as well as connect with new, soon-to-be homeowners.” Ricciardi also has a background in art and design, and is recognized in the art world through her various works, including an art show she co-hosted with other artists in 2019 that featured abstract self-portraits. Within this skillset, Ricciardi enjoys helping clients sketch out plans for their properties. One of her favorite projects to date was designing and decorating her desert rentals, where she helped her clients and developers design the layout, exterior features and decor of the homes. “I’m delighted to be joining Aaron and his team as they are so influential in the Los Angeles real estate market,” said Ricciardi. “They also prioritize privacy and discretion with A-list celebrities which is vital for my business. This year is going to be record-breaking for my business, and for Aarons.” In addition to selling homes for Aaron Kirman Group, Ricciardi and her partner, Chris Cattern, manage approximately 60 estates. With her extensive roster of A-list clientele, Ricciardi ensures their booking is easy and discreet, acting as a full concierge service for her clients. This high-quality service in the luxury rental market undoubtedly translates to her newfound role working with buyers and sellers. Founded by Aaron Kirman, President of International Estates at Compass, Aaron Kirman Group has grown into a $9.2-billion dollar-producing real estate team –– $1.2 billion in 2021 alone –– built on a single guiding principle: to build a team where a group of like-minded individuals could support one another to rise together in competing within the most dominant and competitive market in the world. Based in Beverly Hills, California, Aaron Kirman Group is consistently ranked among the top 10 top producing teams by Wall Street Journal and Real Trends, setting price-per-square-foot records throughout Southern California. Check out Aaron Kirman and his team on their raved-about new show, Listing Impossible on CNBC. For more details, visit http://www.aaronkirmangroup.com or on Instagram @akg.re. Ricciardi can be reached at https://www.kayleericciardihomes.com, kaylee@aaronkirman.com or on Instagram at @kayleericciardi. https://www.prweb.com/releases/luxury_real_estate_agent_and_rental_specialist_kaylee_ricciardi_expands_her_business_as_she_joins_powerhouse_team_aaron_kirman_group/prweb18469736.htmM

Developer Behind Milan’s Fashion District Relists Architectural Los Angeles Mansion for $38.5 Million

The seven-bedroom home in Bel Air has a wellness suite with an indoor lap pool, an art studio space and room for staff. An ultra-contemporary trophy home in the exclusive Los Angeles neighborhood of Bel Air is seeking a deep-pocketed buyer to match its $38.5 million price tag. Nestled at the end of a cul-de-sac with its own private security and indoor and outdoor pools, the angular estate’s Wednesday listing marked its return to the market after a 10-month hiatus. It’s been on and off the market since the tail end of 2019, when it debuted for $43 million. More: Views From a $10 Million Malibu Home Are Out of This World—With a Private Observatory Dubbed a “trophy for the estate connoisseur,” the home is being sold by Alessandro Cajrati Crivelli, a developer of Milan’s Zona Tortona fashion district and the founder of the members-only club Spring Place, which has locations in Beverly Hills, California, and New York. Sitting on more than an acre overlooking the tony Bel Air Country Club, the concrete, glass and metal home was custom built in 2015 for Mr. Crivelli, who acquired the underlying land in 2012 for $6.9 million, listing records show. “It’s different to those glass boxes you see,” listing agent Aaron Kirman, of the Aaron Kirman Group at Compass, told Mansion Global. “You have the landscape of L.A., you have city views, golf course views, but then when you walk in it has this European sensibility.”

Social Media Star Kian Lawley Lands L.A. Starter Home

Social media star and actor Kian Lawley may not have reached the soaring pinnacles of Instagram megastars like comedian Whindersson Nunes, with his 57.2 million followers, or the Texas-based sports and comedy group Dude Perfect, with their 57.1 million YouTube subscribers, but he’s nonetheless parlayed his 3.26 million YouTube subscribers, 3.9 million Instagram followers, and 6.1 million Twitter followers into the $2.215 million purchase of a freshly renovated home in a quiet, discreet pocket of L.A.’s proto-suburban Sherman Oaks community. Now 26, the three-time Teen Choice Award winner received a Daytime Emmy nomination in 2018 for his role on the TV series “Zac and Mia,” and since 2015 he’s shared the YouTube channel KianAndJc (3.83 million subscribers) with fellow YouTuber JC Caylen, where they’ve recently wrapped up the third season of their “Big Brother”-style realty series, “The Realty House,” which averaged 1.7 million views for each of its 10 episodes. Built in 1948 but all gussied up for a 21st-century lifestyle, the modestly sized property sits on a 7,700-square-foot mid-block parcel with a total of about 2,300 square feet of living space between the single-story three-bedroom and two-bath main house and a fully permitted one-bedroom and one-bath ADU. Modern conveniences and creature comforts include an open floor plan, wide-plank honey-toned oak floorboards, surround sound speakers, and a camera-equipped security system.

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