The Wall Street Journal reports a noteworthy pair of real estate transactions in the Bel-Air area has led to what were once two separate properties being joined into one. An unnamed buyer has bought a 20,000-square-foot house for $45 million as well as a smaller one nearby for $7.2 million to make one big $52.2 million compound.
The larger home, said to be among the "quirkiest" in the Los Angeles area, thanks in part to the large letter "O"-shaped sculpture that appears to hold up the second level, has seven bedrooms, an expansive home theater with space for up to 20 audience members, a wine wall, a gym and spa, and a massive 16-car garage. And according to the home's official real estate listing, everything found inside is of the highest possible quality:
"No expense was spared in draping every inch in the world's finest of everything; from the Italian kitchen to the Portuguese Limestone & Calcutta marble throughout."
Outside, the home's new owner will have a 200-foot infinity pool and tennis court to enjoy in addition to those famous Bel-Air views of the surrounding scenery.
You can take a look at the bigger property in the YouTube video below, from the Williams & Williams Estates Group real estate firm:
The smaller home, only modest in the context of elaborate Bel-Air mansions, is 4,315 square feet, with four bedrooms and five baths. According to Florence Mattar of Coldwell Banker Global Luxury (the firm that represented the buyer in these sales), the plan is for this to be where the household staff lives on the property.
Professional appraiser Jonathan Miller cites the $45 million paid for the larger house as being the most any LA home has gone for so far in 2019, although it was a relative bargain compared to some of the city's other increasingly elaborate (and expensive) custom homes.