Jeffree Star will probably be moving his pink Ferrari to Casper, Wyoming -- near his cute yaks. One of America’s highest-paid YouTube celebrities, Star just sold his extravagant LA mansion for $16.7 million. Now spending most of his time in Wyoming where he owns a yak ranch with over 150 Tibetan yaks, Starr got his start with a Myspace band page, connecting with his fans and sharing his daily life on social media, before it was everywhere. His most salient album, Beauty Killer, features a duet with Nicki Minaj. Known for his unique style, the singer-songwriter parlayed his musical success into an even more successful cosmetics line and a series of makeup tutorials on YouTube. Jeffree Star Cosmetics produces vegan and cruelty-free lipsticks, concealers, setting powders, highlighters, jackets, and mirrors and is estimated to sell $100 million annually. Star’s YouTube channel has 17.4 million subscribers and over 2.4 billion views. No stranger to controversy, the makeup mogul endured a “cancellation” and the loss of a brand partner in 2020 due to the resurfacing of videos deemed racist. He also endured a severe car crash, a break-up with his boyfriend, and the death of two of his pet dogs. A lifelong California resident, he has decided to move to his 70-acre Wyoming ranch to get away from the West Coast drama. He just sold his LA Hidden Hills mansion for $16.7 million - a profit of $2.1 million. Situated on 2.8 acres, the 19,000-square-foot estate is located in the gated community of Ashley Ridge in Hidden Hills. A sweeping mansion in the French Normandy style, the home is privately gated. The massive backyard offers a pool and spa, two cabana areas, a fire pit, and two outdoor kitchens for entertaining. The main home offers eight bedrooms and thirteen bedrooms, while the property also includes two guest houses, a 10+ car garage where Star housed his collection of pink super cars (including a pink Ferrari), and a barn which he used as a “beauty barn” for doing makeup and hair. The mansion’s entry features soaring ceilings and a gorgeous gold-accented Imperial staircase and multiple crystal chandeliers. Massive windows take advantage of the property’s mountain and valley views. A huge open floor plan entertainment space includes a chef's kitchen with professional-grade appliances and two islands adjacent to the exquisite dining room. The master suite is enormous with a fireplace, a luxurious black-and-gold theme, dual walk-in closets, and dual bathrooms. Two home offices feature hardwood walls, while the lush home theater makes use of red velvets and brocade. The one-of-a-kind wine cellar connects to a basement speakeasy bar. A full spa/salon, a games room, plus a state-of-the-art, two-story gym complete the estate’s truly palatial amenities. The entire home has been gorgeously turned-out with meticulous attention to detail, high-end furnishings, and a uniquely glamorous aesthetic. Hidden Hills, a secluded gated community in LA’s San Fernando Valley, is known as a haven for elites. Numerous A-list celebrities call the region home, including Miley Cyrus, Kim Kardashian, most of the Kardashian/Jenner family, Jennifer Lopez, Kanye West, and Will Smith. Nearby options for entertainment include the Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve and numerous nature trails. https://local12.com/news/around-the-web/youtube-star-singer-sells-la-estate-for-167-million-jeffree-star-cosmetics-beauty-killer-makeup-mogul-hidden-hills-songwriter-wyoming-ranch
With any sized team, culture is essential to scaling and retaining team membInman events are the best way to connect. Gain insights and build your network this October at the virtual Inman Connect where we’ll explore the Industry’s Playbook for the Fall Market. Then, join us in January for Inman Connect New York, in person or virtually. Reserve your tickets now, prices will go up! The following post is presented to Select subscribers exclusively. With any size team, culture is crucial to scaling and retaining team members, Aaron Kirman, Dawn McKenna and Anthony Marguleas told Katie Kossev at Inman Connect Las Vegas. Kirman learned that lesson the hard way when he first started The Aaron Kirman Group at Compass. He started off by trying to grow his team quickly without going through all the necessary steps of ensuring he had the right people, and quickly realized that the size of his team was irrelevant without those right people.ers, Aaron Kirman, Dawn McKenna and Anthony Marguleas told Katie Kossev at Inman Connect Las Vegas “When I decided to open a team, I was like, ‘Oh, bigger is better,'” Kirman said. “And I realized the first year, bigger is not always better. We had like 40 people on our team and we did the exact same volume that I had without those 40 people.” https://www.inman.com/2022/08/19/watch-aaron-kirman-on-scaling-retaining-a-luxury-real-estate-team/
A home with quite the reputation has landed on the Southern California real estate market for $10.2 million. Nicknamed “House of Sin,” the visually stunning five-bedroom, six-bathroom Los Angeles residence was once owned by celebrity photographer Richard Franklin, according to TopTenRealEstateDeals.com. While the nickname seems to be more on the lascivious end of the spectrum, it’s the home’s views that end up taking your breath away for real. “This Hollywood Hills contemporary entertainer’s paradise must be seen to believe! As seen on Entertainment TV’s ‘A List Homes,’ this architectural with birds eye views is a true vision,” the listing on Aaron Kirman Group says. “Upon entering, you will be amazed by the high vaulted ceilings with skylights and glass doors that open to panoramic views from the hills to the city and beyond. “ The photos not only show those delectable views from the pool area, but also rooms bursting with blinding fluorescent color from under the shade of black lights throughout its 7,500 square feet. https://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article264563786.html
Luxury Auction Firm Honored for World-Record Sale of ‘The One’ in Bel Air, California, America’s largest residence, sold at auction, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, August 18, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ -- On August 3rd, Inman honored its third class of inductees into its exclusive Inman Golden I Club at their annual Inman Luxury Connect conference, this year hosted in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden I Club honorees were awarded for the best luxury technology, the most innovative luxury property and new development marketing campaigns over the past year, as well as the top luxury transactions, agents, and brokers. Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions won Inman’s ‘Best City Sale’ 2022 Golden I Award for their World Record-Breaking 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. The auction for ‘The One’ closed in March after a competitive field of bidder activity for $141 million, more than double the highest U.S. sale at auction and nearly 50% more than the world record for the highest price ever achieved for a residence at auction. “Our team was ecstatic to hear the news that our sale of ‘The One’ was selected as the winner for a prestigious Inman award. It was a pleasure to partner with top agents Aaron Kirman and Branden and Rayni Williams on this sale,” stated Laura Brady, Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions CEO. Also honored was Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions Agent Advisory Board member Paul Benson of Engel & Völkers for ‘Best Mountain Sale’. The award adds to Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions professional accolades, including: • 46 total Telly awards • 16 National Auctioneers Association and USA TODAY awards for innovative marketing, including two “Best in Show” awards and an honorable mention for “Campaign of the Year” • Laura Brady, Concierge Auctions CEO, named one of The Top 100 Women Leaders in Real Estate by Women We Admire • Placement on Inc. Magazine's Fastest-Growing Companies in America list for six consecutive years and inducted into their "Hall of Fame" • "Best Website", “Best Overall Marketing”, and "Most Significant Sale" for the record-breaking sale of Playa Vista Isle in Hillsboro, Florida, which broke a U.S. World Record for highest sale price ever achieved for a property at auction, from Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate • Marketing awards, including “Best Website” and “Best in Show” for print and film from USA TODAY and the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) • CEO Laura Brady and Chairman Chad Roffers Named Most Influential Leaders in Real Estate by Inman News For more information on current offerings, visit casothebys.com or call +184.108.40.20640. 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, holding a joint 80 percent ownership stake. Now Sotheby’s Concierge Auctions, the firm operates 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 it has committed to build more than 300 homes through 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/586754915/sotheby-s-concierge-auctions-receives-inman-s-best-city-sale-2022-golden-i-award
The ex-wife of Herbalife founder Mark Hughes opens up about her epic battle to preserve a prime piece of L.A. real estate—lusted after by tycoons, foreign heads of state, and would-be developers—for their only son. igh above the lights of Los Angeles stands the Mountain, impervious to the Hollywood power players and business tycoons plotting and scheming below. Many have coveted its 157 acres, but the Mountain has remained tantalizingly out of reach. Spanning a surface area bigger than 100 football fields, this grassy, lush mountaintop has been the prize—once valued at $1 billion—of Middle Eastern royals, A-list stars, and mega-moguls. Rihanna, Salma Hayek, James Cameron, Elon Musk, and others have made pilgrimages to the Mountain, for roving Oscar parties and charity balls. Yet the only creatures to make the Mountain their home are the deer that frolic nearby. At other points known as Tower Grove or the Vineyard, the Mountain of Beverly Hills is arguably the city’s most spectacular undeveloped parcel of land. For the rare few who have owned it, the Mountain has been both a blessing and a curse. The last Shah of Iran’s sister once owned the Mountain. She planned to build her brother a palace in exile until Molotov-cocktail-hurling Iranian students changed her mind. Next came Merv Griffin, who set out to best Aaron Spelling by building the city’s biggest mansion at its peak; then he ran out of steam. In 1997, Griffin sold to Herbalife guru Mark Hughes for $8.5 million, setting a Southern California record at the time. Hughes planned to build his own dream house there, but his whole dream unraveled. Three years after Hughes bought the plot, he was dead from an alcohol- and antidepressant-fueled overdose. A reportedly $400 million estate, including the Mountain, went to his only son, Alex, then eight years old. And a brutal war ensued, pitting Alex and his mother, Suzan Hughes, against the estate’s three trustees, whose role was to protect the estate’s assets until Alex turned 35. But as Suzan levied in court, the trustees had plans of their own. “Instead of acting like trustees, they wanted to be Mark Hughes and develop the Mountain themselves,” Suzan told V.F. Launching numerous lawsuits, Suzan alleged that the group made “arbitrary and capricious” decisions and were hostile to Alex. She also alleged that one of the trustees sexually harassed her, and she wanted them removed. The trustees denied her accusations, and Suzan lost. She cast herself as a David against their Goliaths in a pre-#MeToo world, one that negated her claims as a mother protecting her child, while the trustees retorted that she wanted to wrest control of the trust for her own benefit. “THE DEVIL HAD NOTHING ON CONRAD KLEIN,” SUZAN SAYS OF HER BILLIONAIRE EX’S TRUSTEE. “HE BECAME THE DICTATOR OF MY LIFE.” “The impression that everyone had on the trustees’ side was that Suzan was litigating to take over the trust herself, because she was the mother of the only child and heir and therefore she should be the trustee, even though it was Mark’s money and he was entitled to choose who he wanted to manage it for Alex’s benefit—even if Mark did not have great insight into the people he was naming and they ultimately abused the trust,” an attorney who once worked for the trustees told V.F. “Never did I have the impression that they were managing this estate because they cared about Alex.” The trustees consulted a psychiatrist and a rabbi about the potentially harmful impact of wealth on a child. As the trustees’ then lawyer, Edward A. Woods, said in a 2005 interview with the Los Angeles Times: “Does he need a chandelier or would he be content with something from IKEA?” Any kid would be fine with Ikea, but Alex had been raised in mansions, with nary a budget fixture in sight. In court papers, Suzan said Alex’s lifestyle when his father was alive “included vacationing with Mark at his lavish beach home, cruising on Mark’s yacht, driving in Mark’s fleet of luxury cars and attending events of extraordinary prestige, lavishness and extravagance.” As Suzan saw it, Mark had hired the trustees to maintain Alex’s lifestyle, not downgrade it. “These three guys are employees, sycophants and dictators,” Suzan said to a reporter in 2003. “Suzan wants Alex to have the life his father intended for him,” her lawyer, the late Hillel Chodos, said in a separate interview. “They loathe Suzan. She has criticized them. They don’t like to be criticized.” As the court fights exploded, Alex was thrust into an unwanted spotlight, dubbed “America’s richest teenager.” At the heart of the lawsuits was the Mountain, which Mark had wanted preserved for his son. The property cost around $250,000 a year to maintain by 2020, but maintenance was never a question. The trustees saw its potential as a development site. In 2004, the trustees sold the Mountain in a no-cash deal to Charles “Chip” Dickens, an Atlanta businessman, lending Dickens the money to buy the Mountain, and the Mountain was lost. When Alex turned 18 in December 2009, he hired his own lawyers and launched his own lawsuit to have the trustees removed. In 2013, he won, mainly because the trustees had botched the Mountain sale so badly. Judge Mitchell Beckloff ultimately ruled the trustees showed “a gross breach of trust” that “borders on recklessness” and “resulted in significant damage to the trust.” The trustees had lent money to Dickens, a man with no experience and no money, then sat back and did nothing as his company continually defaulted, according to a court ruling. The trust is now run by institutional trustees at Fiduciary International Trust of California. While Alex, now 30, declined to be interviewed, sources say he agreed with the actions his mother took. (“Their interests have always been aligned,” a legal source said.) “Alex has been through so much, he just wants to be out of the spotlight,” a source close to him said. “He is just not ready to talk.” (Alex is an independent producer and founder of Spacemaker Productions who recently coproduced Armageddon Time, starring Anne Hathaway, Jeremy Strong, and Anthony Hopkins, which received a standing ovation at Cannes in May.) “My son’s privacy is über-important,” says Suzan. “He didn’t ask for any of this.” Golden hour bloomed as we reached the Mountain’s top. Ribbons of colored light and jet contrails laced the sky, and a family of deer romped in the distance. My guide exhaled. Less an aerobic heave, more a long sigh of relief. “Standing here makes it all worth it,” said Suzan Hughes. The Mountain was Mark’s dream, not hers. But she’s ready to talk about her fight to keep it, and her life with Hughes. “Did you see The Insider?” she asks, referring to the 1999 film, starring Al Pacino, about a tobacco-industry whistleblower (and coincidentally based on a 1996 Vanity Fair article). “That’s kind of how I felt for 13 years. Opening up today takes a lot out of me. It takes me back there.” The key was in the hands of Conrad Klein, Mark’s lawyer and one of three literal gatekeepers, who died in 2019. The other trustees were senior Herbalife International exec Christopher Pair, who became acting CEO after Mark’s death, and John “Jack” Reynolds, Mark’s biological dad, who died in June 2021. (Pair stepped down as CEO in 2001, after investors complained that Pair, Klein, and Reynolds, all executives as well as trustees, had conflicts of interest. Pair did not respond to requests for comment for this story. Herbalife was sold in 2002.) “The devil had nothing on Klein,” says Suzan. “He became the dictator of my life.” During the first decade of the dispute, Alex’s lawyers said the trustees spent $22.6 million of the trust’s money on litigation, plus around $10 million as payment to themselves, while denying Suzan’s requests for the smallest of things—some of Mark’s clothing, his surfboard, furniture that reminded Alex of his father, according to Suzan and to court documents. (Alex’s lawyer, Eric Rowen, also declined to comment for this story.) Suzan had been the third of Mark’s four wives and the mother of his only child. She was also his longest relationship. “When I met Mark, it was like this explosion,” says Suzan, who joined Herbalife in 1985, five years after Mark started it, and married him in 1987. “I had all these great ideas and he had this marketing system, so it was like, whoosh! It was perfect. We got it to a billion dollars in 1997 and then I said, ‘We did it!’ And he said, ‘Let’s do another billion.’ And I said, ‘Hmm. Not so much.’ ” In 1998 they divorced, and in 1999 Mark married Darcy LaPier, a self-described actor, model, and rodeo barrel racer (whose past husbands included Hawaiian Tropic mogul Ron Rice and actor Jean-Claude Van Damme). The next year, Mark was dead. LaPier received around $34 million, according to reports. But Suzan got to keep Mark himself—the only thing the trustees granted without demanding the request come in writing, she says—and still keeps his ashes in an urn on a mantle in her Beverly Hills home, where years of framed Christmas photos of Mark, Suzan, and Alex populate a wall. The couple first met at an L.A. restaurant. Mark had just flown in from New York. “He was perfectly dressed, with his hair, and he looked so handsome. His friends asked if I knew who he was, and I said, ‘Yeah, the maître d’, and I’m the rocket scientist.’ Everyone was laughing,” Suzan said. “We were having so much fun, like it was all in slo-mo…. We were like Ken and Barbie.” They were both into health and nutrition. Mark was a marketing genius, and Suzan had ideas about skin, hair, and fitness. For a time they lived large, then sold their home to fund their legal battles against “big pharma,” which tried to “wipe them out,” Suzan said. For a while they lived in a rental on Benedict Canyon. Their landlord, according to Suzan, was Max Baer Jr., who played Jethro Bodine on The Beverly Hillbillies and was a son of the heavyweight boxing champion. They married in Maui in September 1987 and renewed their vows each year, in places like Cabo San Lucas, Tahiti, the French Riviera, and Hawaii. It was a little like a fairy tale at first. But Herbalife had its ups and downs, and so did the marriage. Mark, a high school dropout, launched the company out of the trunk of his car in 1980. He said he was inspired to help people lose weight following the death of his mother, who had been addicted to diet pills. Inspiration may have also come from a now shuttered Cedu school, a controversial system of reform schools for troubled teens like Mark, whose education included fundraising from strangers; other former attendants, including Paris Hilton, who attended a Cedu school, have alleged disturbing and abusive forms of group therapy. According to reports, Pair’s relationship with Hughes dated back to his own connection to the school. By 1984, Herbalife was a $500-million-a-year business. The next year, however, the FDA, the California A.G.’s office, and the state Department of Health cited labeling and sales practice issues; there were also complaints about health and safety, as well as allegations the company was a pyramid scheme. But Herbalife continued its radical rise, and Mark and Suzan had Alex in 1991; the family bought Grayhall, a historic mansion where Douglas Fairbanks once lived, traveling by secret tunnel to the home he shared with Mary Pickford next door. (The mansion was also a setting for Kris Kristofferson’s home in the 1976 version of A Star Is Born.) Suzan stopped accompanying Mark on travels, with Alex in school. When Mark would return from a trip, recalls Suzan, “he’d be dead tired from the long flight. I’d say, ‘What are you doing?’ and he’d say, ‘I just like walking around the house to see what I worked so hard for. This is what you give up your life for.’ ” By 1997 Herbalife had topped $1 billion in sales. That’s when Mark and Suzan bought the Mountain—and Suzan filed for divorce. The Mountain didn’t cause their problems, but it was emblematic of them. Instead of enjoying Grayhall, Mark wanted to build a 50,000-square-foot Mediterranean villa atop the Mountain, with a wildlife refuge, million-gallon pond, and tennis pavilion. For Suzan, it was too much. “I didn’t want to build a giant house. It’s a beautiful piece of property and there is nothing like it on the planet, but I was happy with the house we had. You can have enough without having to go further and higher and bigger,” she said. “You can be satisfied.” The divorce was finalized in six months, with Mark keeping 98 percent of the marital assets. “He was a nice guy, and I didn’t want to fight with him over money,” Suzan said, though outlets reported she hired Anthony Pellicano, who was later convicted on separate wiretapping charges, as an investigator. “I didn’t need three houses or a yacht or things. We ended as friends.” They even lived together during the divorce, as Suzan renovated her own $4 million “fixer-upper”—a beautiful 11,000-square-foot mansion with a pool and tennis courts in Beverly Hills a few blocks from Grayhall. It was another smart real estate investment, worth around $20 million today. Suzan leveraged the mortgage to pay for her Mountain litigation, even if that meant she occasionally couldn’t afford to repair things like ceiling leaks. From the start, Suzan believed the cotrustees did not have Alex’s interests at heart. Ten days after Mark’s death, according to Suzan, Klein sent Suzan a letter demanding she use the word please when asking for something sentimental from the trust on behalf of Alex. Suzan felt that Klein viewed her in sexist terms—as a dumb, greedy ex–beauty queen who was jealous of the fourth wife’s inheritance. She also says Klein’s behavior wouldn’t fly today. But Miss Petite USA was also a certified court reporter. “I lost 80 hours a week of litigation to get Mark’s golf clubs,” she said—“pretty trivial” stuff—“while they were stealing a mountaintop or using Herbalife as their candy store.” Even LaPier, Hughes’s fourth wife, says Alex and Suzan “were surrounded by sharks. Mark knew how to tame them. He said it was like going to nursery school. But when he passed, everything was off.” The trustees, she says, “turned their aggression onto little Alex and Suzan” (and notes she’s “thankful” the mother and son have finally won it back). https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2022/08/los-angeles-billionaire-real-estate
Two years ago, George Ruan, billionaire founder of the online coupon app Honey, purchased for himself a deluxe mansion in the ritzy Bel-Air neighborhood for $60 million. Now, he's looking to double his money and then some, having placed it on the market for an incredible $150 million, as reported by the Wall Street Journal. Of course, Ruan was getting a discount when he snagged the property for $60 million, having reportedly purchased it before it was completed, and going on to commission extensive renovations to the home. It's not known how much he spent on those renovations, but they were apparently quite lavish, as the 1.15-acre property is now described in official marketing materials as "the Pinnacle of Luxury." The listing goes on: "In the world's most prestigious location, situated on a promontory behind gates, lies this once in a generation offering. With 360 degree views, this private compound is an architectural triumph that redefines luxury living. The chef's kitchen features Miele and Gaggenau appliances, top quality finishes, and honed quartzite countertops. The luxurious master suite has dramatic walls of glass opening to the expansive terrace with the best views in LA, complemented by two large closets with marble accents and a serene bathroom setting with a soaking tub. The living area flows from one room to the next and seamlessly into an entertainer's dream for outdoor living … This home is the pinnacle of luxury, tucked away in the hills, yet conveniently located moments from the world's most sought-after dining, entertainment and leisure." Compass listing agent Aaron Kirman is handling the sale, and he says the price bump represents a large investment in Ruan's part in making the "rarefied property" what it is today. He also tells WSJ that Ruan actually never lived in the house, and is deciding to sell now due to spending more time outside Los Angeles. The futuristic concrete mansion, designed jointly by architecture firms SAOTA and Woods + Dangaran, can be seen in the video below from Kirman's YouTube channel. Take a look: https://www.celebritynetworth.com/articles/celebrity-homes/two-years-after-being-bought-for-60-million-a-bel-air-mansion-lists-for-150-million/
Nicknamed the 'House of Sin,' Southern California’s most eclectic home is for sale at $10.2 million. Located on Sunset Plaza Drive 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-layered 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 activities, 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. https://www.yesweekly.com/real_estate/la-s-house-of-sin-lists-at-10-2-million/article_b3561e66-1cb1-11ed-9ec8-e77373288506.html
A California retreat popular among celebrities for its neon lighting and eclectic accoutrement has hit the market. The property — which is listed with Josh Morrow and Brooke A. Elliott of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass — is currently asking for $10.2 million, TopTenRealEstateDeal.com reports. Nicknamed the “House of Sin,” the 7,500-square-foot home is located on Sunset Plaza Drive in the Hollywood Hills. It has five bedrooms, six bathrooms, an outdoor pool, roof deck and indoor spa. There’s a hot tub, mini casino room with deck, two sun lounges and a gym. In terms of bragging rights, the “House of Sin” was previously owned by the photographer Richard Franklin, who did shoots with over 600 models and celebrities in the space, according to Jam Press. Kim Kardashian has also visited the mansion, which was once featured on Entertainment TV’s “A List Homes,” according to press materials. But the address — which was built in 1990 — is best known for its custom, outer-space-worthy electric wiring. Indeed, the space is outfitted to turn on like a blacklight-ready, glow-in-the-dark coloring book, with a fluorescent green, pink and purple ambiance achievable with the flick of a switch in numerous entertainment areas. In addition to the built-in amusement, the address also offers sweeping views of the Los Angeles skyline, the best of which are reserved for the top floor primary bedroom. Three of the other four bedrooms open to the pool and deck and have ensuite baths. The kitchen has built-in skylights and the listing additionally mentions a two-car garage and gazebo.
If you’re looking for a “trippy” escape with endless illusions and unique features then this celebrity-loved home dubbed the "House of Sin" might be for you. The property is situated in one of Los Angeles' most iconic areas on Sunset Plaza Drive in the Hollywood Hills.The House of Sin used to be owned by photographer, Richard Franklin, who used the unique and colourful interior as a backdrop for taking snaps of celebrities and over 600 models. Jam-packed with a stunning display of neon lights and eye-catching artwork, the location has also become a popular film site for reality TV and fashion shoots – including a visit by Kim Kardashian.Spanning across 7,500 square feet, there are five bedrooms, six bathrooms, a private outdoor pool, rooftop deck, indoor spa and a chef’s kitchen with all the amenities.Inside, the open-plan living and dining area awaits, featuring minimalistic, grey furniture that draws attention to the breathtaking view offered from the floor-to-ceiling windows. As you look across the LA city skyline, it’s hard to believe you’re not looking at a work of art – but this all changes as you walk downstairs. Across the ceiling and walls, an array of shaped rocks flood the area and give the illusion of stepping inside a deep cave.
A Newport Coast mansion may be on track to beat out the not-too-long established all-time price record in that enclave, provided that it doesn’t get beat out by another property first. The property at 46 Deep Sea is an estimated 12,066 square feet and was listed earlier this summer for an asking price of $62 million. Inside its three stories are six bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and a fully equipped kitchen, according to the listing. It also boasts a 3,500-square-foot garage with four charging stations. Outdoors, the landscaped property includes a 78-foot infinity pool. The home falls short in square footage by at least 7,000 square feet compared with the record-setting $61-million mansion sold in Newport Coast in 2020, though the listing notes the lot size is relative to it at 19,627 square feet. “From its location in a double-gated community, to unobstructed views of the Pacific Ocean and self-sustaining design, 46 Deep Sea is a truly unique offering in Newport Coast,” said Compass listing agent Aaron Kirman in a statement Friday.