WealthX Magazine cites “The Most Notable Luxury Real Estate Deals of January 2016” including the Playboy Mansion for $200M and Villa Sorriso, the estate of the late Robin Williams which was sold in January and I was honored to be a part of the transaction.
Hugh Hefner’s Playboy Mansion (pictured above) is on the market with an asking price of US$200 million. Built in 1927, the sprawling manse is located on five acres in Holmby Hills and measures almost 20,000 square feet. The iconic 29-room mansion encompasses six bedrooms, catering kitchen, wine cellar, home theater with built-in pipe organ and gym. The exterior space includes a pool, tennis court, koi pond, waterfall, bathhouse and a grotto. In addition, the English manor-style Playboy Mansion is one of the few private residences in L.A. with a zoo license. The property is being sold as a life estate, meaning that Hefner will be able to continue living there after the sale. The listing agents are Mauricio Umansky of The Agency and Drew Fenton and Gary Gold of Hilton & Hyland.
Hedge fund manager Scott Bommer of SAB Capital has sold three Lily Pond Lane properties in the Hamptons for US$110 million, The New York Post reported. The deal will be the second largest residential sale in the Hamptons, after investor Barry Rosenstein’s US$147 million acquisition of an 18-acre East Hampton property. Bommer bought the lots at 93, 97 and 101 Lily Pond Lane for US$93 million in 2014. The land includes a 4,500-square-foot, five-bedroom home built in 1914 in the traditional Hamptons shingled style. Ed Petrie of Compass brokered the deal.
The Napa estate of late actor and comedian Robin Williams has traded for US$18.1 million in an all-cash transaction. The 640-acre property, named Villa Sorriso (“villa of smiles”), features a limestone mansion measuring nearly 20,000 square feet, The LA Times reported. The five-bedroom, 10-bathroom main home includes a two-story entry with rotunda and bell tower, billiards room, oak-paneled library, 12-seat home theater, elevator, three safe rooms and climate-controlled cellars for artwork and wine. The property also has a caretaker’s house that spans four bedrooms, as well as a 65-foot-long infinity-edge swimming pool, tennis court, lawns and gardens.