Beverly Hills Homes

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Based on our local market and clientele, we often have privacy and security at the top of our client's wish lists when looking for a home. Los Angeles is home (or one of many homes) to many high-profile individuals from A-list entertainers, business titans, professional athletes, heads of state, billionaires, and royal families. People come in droves for the chance to make it big in Hollywood or see someone who has made it big. With pictures of celebrities selling to the highest bidder, paparazzi are willing to go to great lengths to get a personal shot of celebs with their guard down. For these VIPs, their privacy and security is one of the most important criteria for their home. A guard-gated community, the penthouse of a high rise with 24-hour doorman,

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The most expensive home sold in Trousdale Estates, Beverly Hills

1181 Hillcrest Road, a Trousdale Estates spec home, was one of the most ambitious spec houses built and listed in the neighborhood, the City of Beverly Hills, and all of Los Angeles. At approximately 22,300 square feet of living space on a 41,608 square foot lot, this home was originally listed for $85,000,000 and sold this past week for $70,000,000 ($3,139/square foot) to Swedish tech billionaire Markus "Notch" Persson, creator of the video game Minecraft. Persson outbid multiple buyers including power couple Sean Carter, aka Jay-Z, and Beyonce Knowles. The $70 million sale sets a Beverly Hills record for the price paid for a singe-family home.

The question is what makes this property worth $70M? The answer is a combination of location, views,

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With Sotheby's International Realty again sponsoring the Beverly Hills artShow, the partnership continues between the preeminent art event in Beverly Hills and the real estate firm affiliated with the most prestigious auction house and largest art business in the world. Sotheby's first venture into selling real estate was a result of an estate asking the auction house to sell both an art collection and the home where the collection was housed, and now Sotheby's International Realty has decades of experience selling homes for art collectors. To celebrate the Beverly Hills artShow, a few homes for art collectors that are currently for sale are profiled below, but first some information on the show taking place this weekend.

The Beverly Hills artShow

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When we think of the most expensive areas of Los Angeles, a few blue-blood neighborhoods always come to mind. Malibu, Holmby Hills, Bel Air, and Beverly Hills usually lead the conversation for the most desirable and most prestigious (and therefore most expensive) neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Based on recent activity, it looks like we have a new contender in the Hollywood Hills, specifically the easiest accessed portions on the the Hollywood Hills located above the Sunset Strip: Doheny Estates, the Bird Streets, Lower Doheny, and Sunset Plaza.

Buildable view lots in the Hollywood Hills

The Hollywood Hills cannot compete with the other premier neighborhoods for blockbuster sales of mega mansions over $50 million (and will never have a $100 million dollar home), because the neighborhood

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