Richelieu Dennis spends $15.7 million cash high above the Sunset Strip

Probably our favorite thing about high-end real estate transactions is seeing the widely divergent paths these folks take on their journeys to vast wealth. While a hefty number of buyers are indeed to-the-manor-born, many others used their entrepreneurial grit to elevate themselves above the middle-class (or out of abject poverty, in some cases). Today’s buyer […]

Viagogo CEO Eric Baker throws down $23.5 million cash in the Beverly Hills Flats

If you have many millions of dollars and you’re looking to invest in residential Los Angeles real estate, we highly recommend considering the Beverly Hills Flats neighborhood. Prices out there have been skyrocketing for the past eight years or so, and the rapid upward trajectory shows no signs of abatement. Though the once-fiery hot LA […]

Deborah Shainfeld goes classic for $14 million cash in the Beverly Hills Flats

We decided to keep the Old Hollywood theme going today with this lovely 1935 Mediterranean Revival-style villa in the Flats of Beverly Hills, surely one of the wealthiest and most expensive neighborhood pockets in all of Los Angeles County. According to architecture enthusiast Michael Locke, the house was designed and built by contractors Rose & […]

Video gamer Jeff Strain plops out $12 million on some Old Hollywood glamour

We’ve recently been getting a small trickle of hate-mail from a couple of whiners. (You know who you are.) Seems they don’t care for most of the homes Yolanda has posted about recently — too “trashy” and “new money” for their delicate real estate sensibilities, apparently. Listen, y’all, start your own damn site if your […]

Nile Niami’s latest mega-creation asks $65 million

Teddy Roosevelt once said “He with the big stick wins, except when attacked by he with the bigger stick. So always carry the biggest stick.” (We paraphrase.) Nile Niami seems to have taken that bigger-is-always-better mantra to heart. For the uninformed, Mr. Niami is arguably LA’s most successful spec-builder of mega-mansions, the outrageous kind with […]