Tour Josh Altman's "Very Famous" $11M Listing That Once Belonged to Howard Hughes

Tour Josh Altman's "Very Famous" $11M Listing That Once Belonged to Howard Hughes

"I was kind of pumped when I got the call," the Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles broker declared of getting the opportunity to work on the listing. 

Josh Altman Listing

On Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles' Tuesday, June 30 episode, Josh Altman's newest listing was grounded in some notable history.

"This house became famous because it was rumored that Howard Hughes used to own the house," Josh said of the late business tycoon during an interview during the episode. "And he not only partied there, but let a bunch of his girlfriends live there."

"This is a very famous house," he echoed to the abode's owners. "So I was kind of pumped when I got the call."

Hughes was a manufacturer, aviator, and film producer who was known as one of the most financially successful people in the world before he passed away in 1976. "The guy was a legend," Josh explained in an interview. "He was obsessed with planes and movies and spending his fortune on real estate. I can already feel his personality reflected in the swanky, midcentury vibes flowing through this house."

While Josh's clients, who purchased the 4,602-square-foot mid-century modern abode for $7.5 million, put $2.8 million into renovating the home, much of the property (including the backyard pool) remains as it did when it was first built. "We tried to keep as much original as possible," one of the owners explained during the episode. The choice to update the plumbing, appliances, and electric, Josh noted, was very strategic. "People love the old look of houses," he explained. "But they don't want old plumbing."

Scroll down to see photos of Josh's incredible $10,995,000 listing!

Modern Kitchen

Qjcr K6a

While updating the entertainer's kitchen with modern appliances, the owners also raised the room's ceiling by two feet. 

Sunken Living Room

Viuadpq

"This is classic '60s right here," Josh said of the space. "I love every part of it."

Open Dining Area

2i9dvqeg

"The house is really open," one of the owners said during the episode. "So it kind of flows."

Classic Features

Josh Altman Listing 1

The fireplace and clock, built in 1960, were part of the the original home. 

Music Studio

Josh Altman Listing 3

Altman noted that the "awesome studio," used by one of the owners who was a musician, "could be a bedroom."

Rooftop Deck

Niwzkkdq

"This is super, super rare in Trousdale," Josh noted of the roof deck featuring an outdoor fireplace and multiple seating areas. So rare, in fact, that he later noted the space was "one of the only, if not the only, rooftop decks in Trousdale."

Two Yards

B8poaspw
7lmthtaa

"What's actually unique about this property is that you have two yards," Josh said during an open house. "You've got the front yard and the back, which is rare in Trousdale." Earlier in the episode, the owners explained that everything about the backyard, including the pool's diving board, was original.

Cozy Bedrooms

Frfeluvq

 

Rkiyiega

The home had four bedrooms, each with an en-suite bathroom, flooded with natural light thanks to floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows. 

Sleek Bathrooms

Qw6vj6ra
Ssupz60g

Some of the home's chic four-and-a-half bathrooms featured salt stone counters.

Tune into Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles on Tuesdays at 9/8c!

Related Stories
Related Show

Bravo’s Style & Living is your window to the fabulous lifestyles of Bravolebrities. Be the first to know about all the best fashion and beauty looks, the breathtaking homes Bravo stars live in, everything they’re eating and drinking, and so much more. Sign up to become a Bravo Insider and get exclusive extras.

You May Also Like...
Recommended by Zergnet