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How much money did you make today? If you’re a Million Dollar Listing agent, it’s probably a number with a boatload of zeroes.
Take Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles’ Josh Flagg, for one example: In the first half of 2015 alone, he closed $147 million in sales, including 20 homes each selling for more than $5 million. He also sold the highest-priced home sale in Brentwood Park — twice within 30 days — as well as the third most expensive home sold in Trousdale Estates, and another in Trousdale he sold twice for a million-dollar profit. All in a day’s work!
Of course, Flagg isn’t the only MDL agent with insane sales under his belt. Take a look inside some of the agents’ most massive listings around town — both closed and currently offered.
141 South Carolwood Drive, Los Angeles: Offered at $150 million
Flagg’s currently got one of the most expensive home listings on the market, anywhere — a manse known as “Owlwood” once owned by Tony Curtis and Sonny and Cher, priced at $150 million. The home has roughly 13,000 square feet over 10 acres. The 1930s-era manse, made from three adjoining lots, had eight bedrooms and 10 bathrooms when it was last listed on the Multiple Listing Service. There’s a tennis court, plus a pool house and swimming pool that once welcomed the graceful strokes of Esther Williams.
1870 Carla Ridge, Beverly Hills: $19.5 million
In July, Flagg sold this modern Trousdale estate with panoramic views from downtown to the ocean. The family room with oak walls opens to chef's kitchen with Miele appliances — but of course — and the house also features a luxe screening room, a resort-like backyard with an infinity pool, an outdoor kitchen with Viking appliances, a glass wine cellar, and staff quarters. There are five bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, over 6,830 square feet.
8400 block of Melrose Place: $30 million
In 2013, MDLLA's James Harris and David Parnes sold a group of high-end shops along Melrose Place near West Hollywood to a New York developer. It was the first investment outside of New York for Zach Vella’s company VE Equities, which had previously developed a number of luxury condo buildings in Manhattan. His cost for the Melrose Place buildings? About $2,000 per square foot, which came close to Beverly Hills’ top-end prices.
46 Beverly Park Circle, Beverly Hills: $22.25 million
In June, MDLLA's Josh Altman sold this whopping 12,000 square-foot house, formerly owned by Reba McEntire. The insane lot covers 1.8 acres, and the property includes a tennis court and guitar-shaped swimming pool. The main house has seven bedrooms and nine baths, and a pool pavilion that would be considered a gracious home in itself at 2,000 square feet.
8920 Sunset Boulevard, West Hollywood: $18.5 million
In April, David and James recently closed another high-profile sale that will see the iconic Hustler store on the Sunset Strip taken over by Gwyneth Paltrow for the purpose of creating a members-only club—with an uber-exclusive vibe and rules like no swearing and no photos. The building is about 10,000 square feet on a 20,000 square foot lot with 41 parking spaces in a super-buzzy part of town.
200 Delfern Drive, Holmby Hills: Offered at $45 million
David and James are currently working the sale of a Mediterranean estate done in Italian renaissance design. A two-story grand foyer has 26-foot beamed ceilings, and the main level has a private office, living room, maid’s quarters, billiard room, card room with wrought iron doors, walnut-paneled wet bar, and formal dining room. The huge yard has a garden area, fountains, and tennis court. The master retreat has a sitting area, two fireplaces, two private terraces, dual master baths with marble mosaic details, sauna and steam, large walk-in closets, and a gym.
438 North Faring Road, Holmby Hills: Offered at $35.5 million
David and James are currently offering this three-level, glass-enclosed Bel Air estate surrounded by mature trees and greenery. The super-private 16,000 square-foot home was designed and built by London-based Quinn Architects and Estate Four, with a huge motor court and 20-foot ceilings. There’s a 75-foot central gallery ideal for an art collector, and resort-like grounds with 6,500 square feet of terrace space in addition to the pool, landscaped gardens, outdoor kitchen, flat lower lawn, and a tennis court with floodlights.
5050 Alpine Road, Portola Valley: $16 million
In 2013, Million Dollar Listing San Francisco's Justin Fichelson co-listed a grand 1920s San Francisco Peninsula estate in Portola Valley — dripping with Silicon Valley money. The seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom home covers 16,000 square feet on a jaw-dropping 28 acres. The home includes two swimming pools (because two is better than one), plus a vineyard. It was originally commissioned by the original owner of the historic Fairmont hotel in San Francisco, 45 minutes away.
471 Washington Street, New York: $16.75 million
On Season 1 of Million Dollar Listing New York, Fredrik Eklund sold a Penthouse at 471 Washington Street in New York’s Tribeca for a cool $16.75 million. Now, the owner is moving it again for a nice profit: the new asking price is $30 million! The listing sprawls over 7,137 square feet — but thats just on the inside. Outside is another 4,393 square feet over seven different terraces! The place has its own private pool perched atop the building with views of the Statue of Liberty. There are 11-foot ceilings, key-locked elevator entry, and motorized shades for resort-like living.
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