The Seven Best L.A. Properties Currently on the Market

Frank Gehry, log cabins and the horse-head house

February 9, 2017 9:00 am

This is Estate of Play, a monthly rundown (with pictures!) of seven of the most architecturally significant properties currently for sale in Los Angeles.

The Beverly House
Beverly Hills
Price: $195,000,000

Big and pink like the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Beverly House was William Randolph Heart’s L.A. homestead. Famous for the horse-head scene in The Godfather, the 55,000-square-foot palace has 28 bedrooms, two pools, tennis courts and six distinct buildings — a state-of-the-art spa among them. The compound was also JFK’s West Coast headquarters.  

Listing: Mauricio Umanski, The Agency

Yellow Hill Retreat
Price: $12,500,000

Thirty-two acres on a Malibu hilltop overlooking the Pacific? You can’t beat that. Add a window-wrapped contemporary home that comes with a pool and a 20-car garage, and you’re sitting pretty.

Listing: Mimi McCormick, Katie Bentzen and Sarah Kosasky, Partners Trust

Contemporary Lodge
Rustic Canyon
Price: $7,995,000

Don’t let the log cabin walls fool you. This Rustic Canyon manse is a modern masterpiece throughout. The dining area has floor-to-ceiling windows that retract for an open-air dining experience, and the lighting fixtures, furniture and automated features make this home quite intelligent, despite its elegant marriage with the natural surroundings.

Listing: Hugh Evans, III, Partners Trust

Frank Gehry Remix
Rustic Canyon
Price: $6,495,000

Frank Gehry redesigned this classic Rustic Canyon manse with a metal atrium, Japanese tub and natural-lit corridors. Inside, a mix of materials — carrara, tin, brass, brick and wood — give it an eclectic feel.

Listing: Elizabeth Holsted

Decadent French Moroccan
Los Feliz
Price: $4,195,000

The couple behind American Rag and Maison Midi are selling their French Moroccan mansion. Tucked in the hills by Griffith Park, the well-styled home comes with a pool, putting green and speakeasy.

Listing: Katrina WebbNick Segal and Rick Ojeda, Partners Trust


Eastern Columbia PH 1210
Price: $3,980,000

The Eastern Columbia building garnered some hype last year when Johnny Depp sold a set of lofts he owned there. The iconic limestone green building is in the same ‘hood as The Ace Hotel, and this capacious loft gets a ton of natural light when the electronic shades are up. Viking appliances and a robust center island also make this spot a gourmet’s dream.

Listing: Brian Cooper, The Loft Expert Group, Keller Williams Realty

The Grassie House
Price: $1,999,000

This 1913 craftsman home at the foot of the San Gabriels has been fully restored but still has the weight of a house built when things were made to last. The stonework, old-growth wood and details will last for another 100 years. The style will, too.

Listing: Dhari Thein, Podley Properties

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