It appears that the landmark sale of the Playboy Mansion was only the tip of the high-end real estate iceberg. In Holmby Hills, another storied estate has changed hands for an amount that puts it right up there with the priciest residential transactions ever recorded in Los Angeles County.
Here’s a look at the most expensive home sales recorded in public record from Sept. 11 through Sept. 24.
$90 million — Holmby Hills
Owlwood, the Carolwood Drive estate once home to actor Tony Curtis and later singing duo Sonny and Cher, sold to a development group headed by Woodridge Luxury Homes chief Robert Shapiro. The seller was Dawn Arnall, the widow of late billionaire and Ameriquest Capital Corp. founder Roland Arnall.
Located on about 10 acres, the residence centers on a 12,200-square-foot Italian Revival-style mansion that has nine bedrooms. Two guesthouses, a pair of gatehouses and a tennis court also reside on the grounds.
The Arnalls bought the storied home in 2002 along with two adjacent properties — the former homes of actress Jayne Mansfield and actress-swimmer Esther Williams — that were combined into one estate. Both residences were later razed, though the pool house and 70-foot-long swimming pool from Williams’ former home were retained.
Source: N. J. Leitereg