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MOOKIE BETTS Hits Real Estate Home Run COPS $15 MILLION L.A. MANSION!!!

Mookie Betts is on the move, but he ain't leaving the Dodgers ... TMZ Sports has learned he's now got a giant new house to live in!! Real estate sources tell us ... the MLB superstar just copped a $15 million pad this month in Encino -- just a few miles away from Dodger Stadium. We're told the place is sweet ... featuring super sleek and modern lines. Unclear of how many beds, baths and bells and whistles it all officially comes with -- though it sits on 2 acres ... so there's plenty of room for Mookie to work on his base-running skills if he wants. Of course, Mookie's been living in L.A. for a while now -- he was traded to the City of Angels prior to the 2020 season -- though after having his second child earlier this year ... seems he was in need of an upgrade. We're told Craig Knizek and Scott Gorelick of The Agency repped the seller ... while Morgan Trent of AKG | Christie's International Real Estate repped the baseball player in the sale. Congrats on the new place, Mookie!!! https://www.tmz.com/2023/12/23/mookie-betts-buys-15-million-mansion-los-angeles/

Dodgers Star Mookie Betts Buys Big In Encino

Mookie Betts may be ringing in the new year in a new home. The Dodgers star reportedly closed on an Encino reno a few days ago to the tune of $14.950 million—making it one of the largest sales in the area this year. According to Robb Report, developer Jeff Huberts of Sandlot Homes and his team acquired the property for about $6.8 million and gave the entire house a thorough remodel. Enticing enough that Betts bought the property before it was even officially on the market. The 9,278 square foot home boasts eight bedrooms, nine full and three half bathrooms across three levels. There’s also a three-car garage, pool, an outdoor spa, guesthouse and a full-size tennis court. Craig Knizek and Scott Gorelick with the Agency repped the seller while Morgan Trent and Aaron Kirman with Christie’s AKG represented Betts. https://californialistings.com/2023/12/20/dodgers-star-mookie-betts-buys-big-in-encino/

Dodgers Star Mookie Betts Re-Lists Encino Home At Reduced Price

L.A. Dodgers star Mookie Betts is trying to score a run off the field, relisting his Encino home at a reduced rate. The MLB star originally sought $9.995 million for the property this past February, before pulling the listing. Now, the nine bed/10 bath home has been relisted for $8.495 million. The new-ish estate boasts 9,415 square feet of living space. Located just south of the boulevard, the multi-structure property features the main house, a two-story guest house—with two bedrooms upstairs and a full kitchen/living room downstairs—and a recently completed gym/basketball court complete with bathroom and roll up doors. Back inside the main residence, the chef’s kitchen is sure to impress with its top-of-the-line appliances and ample counter space, along with a huge walk-in pantry. The primary suite is located upstairs and features dual walk-in closets and two separate bathrooms and a nook off the primary that could be used as an office or nursery. The four additional bedrooms upstairs offer plenty of space for family and guests, while the two bedrooms downstairs are perfect for live-in staff. Conveniently, there are both upstairs and downstairs laundry rooms. The home also features a home theater, while the outdoor living space boasts a zero edge pool/spa with sunken fire pit, putting green, cabana, outdoor kitchen and firepit. Even at the reduced asking, Betts still stands to make a profit. The right fielder paid $7 million even for the property in 2018. Morgan Trent with Aaron Kirman’s group holds the listing. https://californialistings.com/2023/11/06/dodgers-star-mookie-betts-relists-encino-home/

Dodgers Star Mookie Betts Relists Tricked-Out L.A. Compound at a Discounted $8.5 Million

Mookie Betts is doubling down on his efforts to unload the Los Angeles residence he’s owned since 2020. After eight months on the market with no takers, the Dodgers right fielder and six-time Golden Glove winner has relisted his swanky estate in the San Fernando Valley community of Encino for a smidge under $8.5 million—or $1.5 million less than he was originally asking for the place in February. Records show Betts paid UCLA Bruins head coach Chip Kelly $7.6 million for the property back in fall 2020, around the same time he helped his team capture its first World Series title in over three decades. Since upgraded with some particularly custom touches, the 2018-built spec home has nine bedrooms and 10 baths in a little more than 9,400 square feet of living space boasting white oak hardwood floors, high ceilings and oversized windows throughout. Resting amid a walled and gated parcel spanning over a half-acre of land, the modern farmhouse-style structure is fronted by a circular driveway. A pair of attached two-car garages flank the front door, which opens into a soaring entry foyer topped by a designer light fixture and displaying a curving staircase. From there, highlights include formal living and dining rooms, along with a fireside family room that connects to a gourmet kitchen outfitted with upscale Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, a large walk-in pantry and an accompanying breakfast nook; and elsewhere are a movie theater, sauna, temperature-controlled wine cellar, and luxe upstairs master retreat sporting a fireplace, sitting area, private balcony, and dual closets and baths. Outdoors, the resort-like grounds host a bar and kitchen setup ideal for al fresco entertaining, as well as a zero-edge pool flaunting a spa and sunken fire-pit-equipped lounge, an open-air cabana, a putting green and an additional freestanding fire-pit surrounded by built-in seating. There’s also an air-conditioned building that houses a gym and blue-hued basketball court emblazoned with the initials “MB,” plus a two-bedroom guesthouse with its own kitchen and fireside living room. Nashville-born Betts, 31, has played professional baseball since 2014, launching his career with the Boston Red Sox. He was traded to the Dodgers in 2020, and subsequently inked a $365 million contract extension that will keep him with the Boys in Blue through the 2032 season. The listing is held by Morgan Trent of AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate. https://robbreport.com/shelter/celebrity-homes/mookie-betts-house-los-angeles-1235397311/

Dodgers All-Star Mookie Betts Relists Los Angeles Home With a Trimmed Down Price

Los Angeles Dodgers star outfielder Mookie Betts is hoping a new price will help him hit a home run on the sale of his upscale home in the city’s Encino neighborhood. The 9,415-square-foot residence first hit the market in February for a hair under $10 million, just ahead of baseball’s Opening Day, and was taken off the market in May, listing records show. Now that the season’s over, and “maybe a little too soon for Dodgers fans, [it’s] back on the market,” said Morgan Trent of AKG, Christie’s International Real Estate, who relisted the home with an $8.495 million price tag last week. The World Series is beginning Friday, but the Dodgers won’t be there, having been eliminated from the playoffs surprisingly early in the postseason. A double-height foyer with a sweeping staircase leads into the property, which has “all the bells and whistles,” Trent said. There’s a chef’s kitchen with a walk-in pantry; a dining room; a living room with a fireplace and a coffered ceiling; a home theater and two laundry rooms—one upstairs and one downstairs. But “the biggest thing you’ll notice is the amazing structure in the back—an indoor gym with a half court basketball court,” Trent said. The air-conditioned space, complete with roll up doors, has space for weight racks, workout machines and features Betts’s initials, MB, on the blue painted court. Outside there’s also a zero-edge pool and spa with a sunken fire pit, a putting green, a cabana and an outdoor kitchen, according to the listing. There’s also a two-bedroom guest house with a full kitchen and living room. “It’s perfect for family that you love but don’t want too close,” Trent said. Betts, 31, purchased the property in October 2020 for $7.6 million using an LLC, according to records with PropertyShark. He bought it from Chip Kelly, the coach of UCLA’s football team. The six-time All Star started his career at the Boston Red Sox, where he played for six seasons before being traded to the Dodgers in 2020. In 2018, while with the Red Sox, he became the first player in MLB history to win the Most Valuable Player, Silver Slugger, Gold Glove, batting title and World Series all in the same season. https://www.barrons.com/articles/dodgers-all-star-mookie-betts-relists-los-angeles-home-with-a-trimmed-down-price-93b1ae43

Media financier buys Steve Bochco’s Pacific Palisades house for $25M

A media financier has bought a 10,900-square-foot mansion in Pacific Palisades owned by the estate of the late TV producer Steven Bochco for $25 million — $10 million less than its asking price. Joe Ravitch, co-founder of the New York-based Raine Group, purchased the seven-bedroom, 10-bath estate at 1575 Capri Drive in the Riviera, according to the Robb Report. The seller was Jesse Bochco, son of the creator of “NYPD Blue” and “Hill Street Blues.” The 1.4-acre estate was designed in 1937 by African-American architect Paul Williams, who drew up mansions for the likes of Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, Cary Grant and Barbara Stanwyck. The property, listed in August for $35 million, sits on a double-lot, making it one of the rare homes listed in the Palisades with more than an acre. Brokers Aaron Kirman, Morgan Trent and Dalton Gomez of AKG at Christie’s International Real Estate held the listing. Hidden behind gates and surrounded by a brick wall for privacy, the two-story mansion features numerous gables, bay windows and french doors encased in white walls and wood trim. The main house includes a formal living room, a family room with a projector screen, a library, a chef’s kitchen, a gym, wine cellar and a private guest wing. The master bedroom has vaulted ceilings with dual bathrooms, walk-in closets and a fireplace. The newly renovated home has a standalone guest house on the grounds, along with a swimming pool, spa, cabana and tennis court. The house, whose rooms have been filled with movie stars and presidents, was once occupied by actor Sylvester Stallone. Bochco, the 10-time Emmy Award winner behind 1980s and 1990s TV shows that include “L.A. Law,” “Doogie Howser, M.D” and “Cop Rock,” bought it in 1997. The producer hosted charity events on its park-like grounds, with guests including U.S. presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton. Bochco died in 2018 at age 74. Ravitch, whose Raine Group pocketed $65 million for advising the WWE on its recent takeover by the Endeavor Group, is moving to Los Angeles from New York, according to Robb. He has listed his three-bedroom apartment in Manhattan’s Gramercy Park for $5 million. — Dana Bartholomew https://therealdeal.com/la/2023/10/06/media-financier-buys-steve-bochcos-estate-for-25m/

‘NYPD Blue’ Creator’s $25 Million L.A. Spread Sells to a Prominent Media Financier

Last year, Joe Ravitch warned Variety of further upcoming media upheaval and the looming prospect of a “good recession.” But that hasn’t stopped the veteran media financier — his Raine Group famously took home $65 million in fees for advising the WWE on its recent takeover by the Endeavor Group — from investing lots of money into Los Angeles real estate. Ravitch and his wife Sonya were the buyers who recently paid $25 million for a rather stunning Pacific Palisades compound with a very Hollywood history. Built in 1937 and designed by famed architect Paul R. Williams, the Tudor-esque home was reportedly occupied Sylvester Stallone during the 1970s. In 1997, it was acquired by prolific and Emmy-winning producer Steven Bochco, who created some of the most beloved television shows of all time — NYPD Blue, Hill Street Blues and Doogie Howser, M.D., to name a few. Bochco utilized the 1.4-acre spread as a main residence until his 2018 death, after which it was inherited by his son Jesse. The younger Bochco put the Palisades Riviera estate up for grabs last summer, asking $35 million, but it took a year and several big price chops before Ravitch came calling. Completely walled and surrounded by an enormous hedge, the very private compound features two gated driveways and a two-story, mansion-sized main house that was recently renovated and painted a crisp white throughout, per the listing. But the real star of this show are the property’s park-like grounds, which also encompass a detached guesthouse, a full-size tennis court and a poolside cabana. All told, the place offers seven bedrooms and 10 baths in nearly 11,000 square feet of living space. In the main house, indoor highlights include a modernized kitchen kitted out with a wood-burning pizza oven and stone countertops, plus a library with a built-in bookshelves, a family room with a drop-down projector screen, a wine cellar and a separate guest wing. The detached guesthouse has a bedroom and bathroom, plus its own kitchen and gym. Outdoors, the rolling grounds include vast swaths of grassy lawn, mature trees and a sparkling pool set well away from the main house. Scattered throughout the property are several spots ideal for al fresco dining and entertaining. Ravitch, 61, is relocating to L.A. from New York, where he owns a home in Manhattan’s Gramercy Park neighborhood. That three-bedroom apartment sports contemporary finishes and is currently listed for sale, asking $5 million. The listing was held by Aaron Kirman, Morgan Trent and Dalton Gomez of AKG | Christie's International Real Estate. https://robbreport.com/shelter/celebrity-homes/raine-group-joe-ravitch-house-pacific-palisades-1235251744/

Hollywood’s top 35 luxury real estate agents, revealed

It takes a highly qualified real estate agent to perform at the level that some of the world’s wealthiest celebrities demand. On top of the big personalities and high expectations to deliver, agents in Hollywood today have a lot to deal with. There’s the high interest rates that are dissuading sellers from moving; the Hollywood writers’ strike, which only recently ended after months and impacted a huge swath of potential buyers; and the ULA or “mansion” tax enacted this spring, which put a serious curb on transactions over $5 million. “We had a 13-year run of a robust market and are experiencing a necessary cycle change,” Rayni Williams of The Beverly Hills Estates told The Hollywood Reporter regarding the 36 percent decline in luxury transactions in the second quarter of 2023. Yet even with those obstacles, agents have continued to broker remarkable deals, like Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency’s deft handling of both sides of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s $200 million purchase of an estate in Malibu in May. “At the end of the day,” Josh Altman of Douglas Elliman said, “a trophy is a trophy, and if people want it, they are going to buy it.” What follows is The Hollywood Reporter’s list of the top 35 real estate agents serving Hollywood’s celebrities today.

The 35 Go-To L.A. Real Estate Brokers for Beyoncé, J. Lo and Other Hollywood Heavyweights

“We had a 13-year run of a robust market and are experiencing a necessary cycle change,” says Rayni Williams of The Beverly Hills Estates, reflecting on the 36 percent drop in luxury home sales that hit L.A. in the second quarter. Meanwhile, the median price of a home in Los Angeles hovered at $963,000, down 1 percent from the previous year. The decline can be attributed to a combination of high interest rates, the dual strikes that hit Hollywood and the new ULA mansion tax, in which home sellers in the city of Los Angeles must pay at least a 4 percent transfer on any sales above $5 million. “Sellers are hesitant to sell given these barriers,” says AKG’s Aaron Kirman. Despite the challenges, L.A.’s agents (chosen based on total sales volume, Hollywood clients and media visibility) continued to smash records, led by the most expensive sale in California history — Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s $200 million purchase of an estate in Malibu in which Westside Estate Agency’s Kurt Rappaport repped both sides of the deal. “At the end of the day,” says Douglas Elliman’s Josh Altman, “a trophy is a trophy, and if people want it, they are going to buy it.” (Client names are found via public records.)

‘NYPD Blue’ Creator Steven Bochco’s Longtime Home Sells for Nearly $25 Million

A private estate in Los Angeles’s posh Pacific Palisades that was the longtime home of the late TV writer and producer Steven Bochco has sold for a hair under $24.95 million. Bochco, a 10-time Emmy Award winner behind TV shows such as “Hill Street Blues,” “Doogie Howser, M.D.” and “NYPD Blue,” died in 2018 at the age of 74. His estate sold the property. The seven-bedroom home, which sold in August, was designed by the prolific Paul Williams, who, in 1923, became the first African-American member of the American Institute of Architects and was known for designing mansions for the Hollywood greats like Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, Cary Grant and Barbara Stanwyck in the 1930s and ’40s. Recently renovated, the gated property comprises a more than 10,800-square-foot main house fitted with a formal living room, a family room with a projector screen, a gourmet chef’s kitchen, a library, a gym, a wine cellar and a private guest wing. Meanwhile, the primary suite has vaulted ceilings with dual bathrooms, walk-in closets and a fireplace, said the listing, which was held by Aaron Kirman, Dalton Gomez and Morgan Trent of AKG | Christie’s International Real Estate. “The buyers were overjoyed by the incredible opportunity to own a significant piece of architectural history in such a coveted location,” Kirman said. Elsewhere on the 1.4-acre trophy estate is a standalone guest house, a pool with a spa, a cabana and a tennis court. Bochco reportedly bought the home in 1997, and as well as working on some of his hit TV shows while living there, he hosted charity events on its grounds, with guests including U.S. presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Mansion Global previously reported. The home hit the market last August with a $35 million price tag that was gradually trimmed down to a hair below $27.5 million, listing records show. The buyer is a trust, property records show. https://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/nypd-blue-creator-steven-bochcos-longtime-home-sells-for-nearly-25-million-b346a8a2

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