Heffner, Spelling List Holmby Homes, New Little Holmby Listing

Pocket Listing in Beverly Hills Flats, 2 Celebrity Homes, and 3 New Westwood/ Bel Air listings

This week saw lots of activity in listings on the Westside.

Hugh Hefner and his wife, Kimberley Conrad Hefner, who have lived in adjacent mansions since their 1999 separation, are listing Ms. Hefner’s Los Angeles home for $28 million.  Located in Holmby Hills, the house stands next door to the Playboy mansion, Mr. Hefner’s massive, Tudor-style party-friendly home since the 1970s. Ms. Hefner, 1989’s Playmate of the Year, says she and Mr. Hefner bought the house about 10 years ago so that she could raise their two sons there, who are now college age. There’s a door in the wall between the two properties for easier access back and forth. The 1929 brick and wood English manor-style house, on 2.3 acres, measures 7,300 square feet and has a pool and a three-car garage. There’s extensive original wood paneling and a hand-carved staircase.   Playboy Enterprises owns the Playboy mansion, but Mr. Hefner owns the house across the street, which he calls the Playmate Mansion.

Candy Spelling, the widow of television producer Aaron Spelling, is offering her Los Angeles mansion for $150 million, apparently the most expensive home for sale in the U.S.  Ms. Spelling’s current, 57,000-square-foot house, dubbed “the Manor” and featured on guided tours of Hollywood mansions, includes a bowling alley, a beauty salon, a gift-wrapping room and a screening room whose screen rises out of the floor, with paintings moving up to reveal the projector.The Spellings bought the nearly five-acre property, at one time the home of Bing Crosby, in the early 1980s, tore down the house and rebuilt. When completed in 1991 it was considered the largest home in Los Angeles by far.  Mr. Spelling, who produced a string of hits over five decades from “Charlie’s Angels” to “Beverly Hills, 90210,” died at the 123-room house in 2006 at age 83.

New to the market today are two Westwood homes, and one in lower Bel Air.

214 ASHDALE PL , LOS ANGELES ,CA 90049 is a newly constructed Mediterranean Revival Villa, and is a rare opportunity to own a lavish estate in Bel-Air. Old World charm built to exacting modern standards. Sited at the end of prime Bel-Air cul-de-sac & offers head on views to downtown in a lush canyon setting. The estate is very private, situated behind high walls & gates. All rooms are open onto a central courtyard or out to the pool. Amenities include a screening room, billiard room, gym & attached guest house.Spectacular master suite features sumptious finishes & all the trimmings. 6 Bedrooms, 10 Bathrooms, approximately 11,000 sq. ft. on a 32,890 sq. ft. lot.  Offered at $9,350,000.

10715 LE CONTE AVE , LOS ANGELES ,CA 90024 is a chrming country English home with wonderful details, located in Little Holmby. Built in 1933, the home is 3477 square feet on an 8189 square foot lot.  The living room has high beamed ceilings and hardwood floors, and there is a formal dining room, 5 bedrooms and 5 baths. There are authentic Art Deco tiles in the guest bath. Remodeled kitchen is light and airy, and the downstairs also boasts a family room. The garage is currently used as a playroom. This is a truly elegant home, offered at $2,275,000.

2146 GLENDON AVE , LOS ANGELES ,CA 90025 is an immaculate 3 Bedroom, 1¾ Bath Spanish home that perfectly blends original charm with modern upgrades. North of Olympic Blvd and located in the Westwood Charter School District. Beautifully landscaped yard in desirable neighborhood. The living room has coved ceilings, hardwood floors and original fireplace and fixtures. Dining room with picture window. Kitchen and baths have been remodeled with Travertine tile and stainless steel appliances. Spa tub in redwood deck. Offered at $1,225,000. Also offered for lease for $4,950.

New Pocket listing in Beverly Hills Flats:  A one story Spanish designed by noted architect Paul Williams is available in Beverly Hills. The property is 3 bedrooms plus a den, 2 baths, and needs updating.  There is little yard.  Offered at $1,400,000.

The home at 2207 Camden Ave., LA CA 90064 received a price reduction of 9.11% or $99,850, down to $995,900.  The home was listed 2 months ago on 1/28/09 for $1,095,750 and this is the first price reduction of the listing term. According to the MLS, the home has 3 bedroom and 2 baths, on a 6,500 sq ft lot. It was previously purchased in 5/17/06 for $1,215,000.  With this new reduction, the home is now listed 18% lower than the purchase price in 2006.

The property at 2201 Manning Ave., LA CA 90064 received a price reduction of 4.4% or $50,000, down to $1,079,000. The home was listed 3 weeks ago for $1,129,000. According to the MLS, the home is a 4 bedroom / 3 bath, 2,182 sq ft home on a 6,750 sq ft lot.

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