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Luxury homes and estates for sale in Los Angeles | LA is home to an impressive array of iconic luxury properties. World-class modern architectural compounds with expansive open floor plans, spectacular views, disappearing walls of glass, media rooms and luxurious finishes. Classic landmark estates boasting beautifully manicured gardens, epicurean kitchens, resort-style infinity pools, tennis courts, expansive square footage, guest houses and private gyms. Whether you’re looking for a celebrity-worthy mega-mansion, an ultra-private secluded hideaway, or a custom-built estate by residential architect Richard Landry, Los Angeles offers many options for buyers in the luxury market.

Where Are The Best Places
To Look For Luxury Homes In Los Angeles?

It’s all about the location of a luxury property. One of the most important things to consider when purchasing a luxury home is where the property is and how it suits your lifestyle. After all, these home types are typically located in prime real estate areas that come with a premium price tag. But with that tag comes many benefits, including safety, security, and privacy. So if you’re in the market for a high-end property, here are a few of the best places to start your search:

Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills is one of the most well-known cities in the world, and it’s no surprise that its real estate listings are some of the most sought-after. It is home to many luxury homes and attractions. There’s no shortage of luxury from Rodeo Drive to The Beverly Hills Hotel. This glamorous city is home to many A-list celebrities, and its luxury real estate market is among the most expensive in the U.S.

Bel Air

This upscale neighborhood is located in the hills and is home to many celebrities and business moguls. The area is known for its large private estates and park-like grounds, and it offers stunning views of the city below.

Beverly Park

An affluent neighborhood located in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, this gated community is home to many celebrities and features large estates with manicured gardens and sweeping views.

Beverly Hills Post Office

Beverly Hills Post Office (BHPO) offers residents an unparalleled level of privacy, security and exclusivity. And with its proximity to world-class shopping, dining and entertainment, it’s no wonder this neighborhood is such a coveted address.

Holmby Hills

This small, affluent neighborhood is home to some of the most expensive real estate in Los Angeles. So if you’re looking for a truly luxurious lifestyle, Holmby Hills is the place to be. Along with Beverly Hills and Bel Air, this neighborhood makes up The Platinum Triangle.

Trousdale Estates

This neighborhood is full of high-end properties that will make your jaw drop. From sprawling mansions to iconic Mid-Century Modern estates, there’s something for everyone in Trousdale Estates. You won’t be disappointed.

The Bird Streets

This hidden gem is located off Sunset Strip and is home to many luxury homes with jet-liner views. It’s a great place to find your piece of paradise in the city.

Brentwood

Another one of Los Angeles’ luxurious neighborhoods is Brentwood. The homes are large and many have sparkling pools and lush landscaping. Home to celebrities, tech entrepreneurs and business executives, it offers a luxurious lifestyle emphasizing wellness.

History Of Los Angeles Luxury Homes

Opulent homes have been a part of the Los Angeles landscape since the late 1800s when oil baron Edward L. Doheny built his massive estate above Sunset Boulevard. The property, known as Greystone Mansion, was the largest private residence in Southern California at the time and cost $500,000 to build.

In the 1900s and continuing into the Golden Age of Hollywood, celebrities and moguls built several lavish mansions and palaces in Los Angeles, including Buster Keaton, Henry Huntington, Marion Davies, William Randolph Hearst, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. In 1926 Keaton built his nearly 11,000 square foot mansion one block away from The Beverly Hills Hotel. On over three acres, the expansive estate contained 20 rooms and was designed in an Italian and Spanish style with custom stonework and arched windows. Pickfair, another famous estate of the era, was built by Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. The luxurious property showcased glamour, romance and status. It is one of the most iconic mansions in the city. With a staff of more than 18, this historically significant estate was known as an extravagant gathering place, second only to The White House. These homes were often built in the Beaux-Arts, Mediterranean, or Spanish Colonial Revival styles and featured opulent amenities such as private gyms, movie theaters, and guest houses and were steeped in cinematic history.

Must-Have Features Of Luxury Real Estate

A luxury home offers unsurpassed customization and details unlike any other. In true cinematic nature, these luxury homes and estates transport you to a particular place and time, whether a cutting-edge contemporary oasis, an Italianate villa, or an iconic mid-century modern. This lends itself to a sophisticated residential living experience. Many of these landmark multi-acre estate compounds boast verdant park-like grounds with towering trees and vast lawn space for entertaining on a grand scale. Primary bedrooms with Spa-like bathrooms make the perfect sanctuary. These estates offer privacy with jet-liner views, sun-drenched interiors and quality finishes. Local and International buyers alike can experience the dream of true luxury living in our city.

A Grand Entrance

The entryway or foyer has become synonymous with a luxury home. A choreographed arrival experience with a beautiful facade, a hotel-like lobby, and even a motor court, sets the stage for what’s inside the house—impressive arrival experiences with soaring ceilings, large windows and unsurpassed finishes. Dramatic staircases and walls of glass are all elements designed to make a luxurious statement and connect the entrance with the rest of the home.

The Latest In Technology

Control and choice are two main requirements of the high-tech systems available for luxury homes. Top-of-the-line enhanced security systems, smart home appliances, automated light control systems and luxury bathroom and shower interfaces help create the ultimate sensory experience. In addition, touchscreen displays and mobile phone connectivity allow music, temperature and security systems to be controlled seamlessly while the owner is away.

Magnificent Kitchens

Epicurean chef-style kitchens designed for those who love to cook and entertain friends and family. They usually come equipped with top-of-the-line appliances, such as La Cornue, Officine Gullo, and Ilve, warming drawers and wine cellars, with style, functionality and plenty of storage space for all your culinary needs.

Entertainment and Media Rooms

Boasting plush seating and state-of-the-art sound systems, these luxury homes’ media rooms and home theaters allow you to immerse yourself in the action and enjoy your favorite movie in style. In addition, some luxury homes for sale have a dedicated game room. This can range from a simple wet bar and pool table to a home bowling alley complete with an arcade and gaming consoles.

Home Gyms and Tennis Courts

Luxury homes are not only about living the good life; they’re also about creating a space for wellness and renewal. Home gyms are outfitted with the latest exercise equipment, both traditional and tech-based. These rooms pack a serious punch when working up a sweat. Your personal trainer can even stop by to help you reach your fitness goals. Tennis anyone, many of these properties have their own lighted courts ready for your next match.

Resort Style Garden

The pool is the centerpiece of a luxury home’s outdoor space. Here, it’s all about entertaining. Resort-style amenities, luxurious cabanas, welcoming spas and outdoor kitchens complete the hotel at home experience. Fire pits make the perfect place to gather for a nightcap, while fountains fill the air with relaxing sounds both indoors and out. Whether hosting a party or simply enjoying a quiet evening at home, a luxurious outdoor space is a must.

Luxury LA Real Estate

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OVER THE RAINBOW

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John Lautner's Garcia House set above the Hollywood Hills

John Lautner’s Garcia House is an iconic representation of the mid-century modern movement. The home’s spectacular geometries, retro-futuristic design and illustrious history make it a destination of world-class architectural significance.

Built in 1962 for the renowned jazz musician, conductor and composer Russell Garcia and his wife Gina; the home is also known as the Rainbow House in part from its vibrant stained-glass windows, curvilinear shape and steel caissons that lift the residence 60 feet above the lush canyon beneath.

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This stunning historic Los Feliz Art Nouveau Estate is a masterpiece of historical elegance and modern refinement. The magnificent mansion designed by architect A.F. Leicht offers an array of amenities that showcase the architect’s vision for luxury living. Known as “The Castle” the opulent estate is not only situated across the street from Frank Lloyd Wrights’ “Ennis House,” but it also has a colorful story of its own.

Leicht designed the structure in the 1920s, and since then, it has been home to many celebrities, musicians and other high-profile people. Some famous inhabitants who have owned the property are Bob Dylan, Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, John Philip Law and Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Flea sold the house in the early 2000s to John Gilbert Getty, son of billionaire oil heir Gordon Getty, a musician himself. Perched atop a hillside in one of Southern California’s most prestigious neighborhoods, this property offers breathtaking views of the cityscape from downtown to the ocean. This historic Art Nouveau mansion on nearly two-acre grounds features meticulously landscaped surroundings.

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SUNLIGHT AND SERENITY

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Nichols Canyon Modern Contemporary Home

This Nichols Canyon Modern Contemporary home is the perfect retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. Situated on a quiet, secluded part of Zorada Drive, it offers 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, as well as plenty of space for entertaining. The Mid-Century roof lines and modern updates create a unique and exclusive oasis with lush verdant views of the surrounding hillsides. Whether you’re looking for a place to relax and unwind or to entertain guests, this home checks all the boxes.

Nichols Canyon Modern Contemporary Homes with disappearing walls

The light-filled foyer immediately draws you in with its elegant staircase and two-story picture window. The living area is open and airy, with 2 separate seating areas offering plenty of room for large gatherings. The space opens to a private patio and pool that make the perfect place to chill out and enjoy the California sunshine.

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GRAND DESIGN

BEVERLY HILLS MID CENTURY ARHITECTURAL HOME

1961 Beverly Hills mid century architectural home

Here is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of history. This classic 1961 Beverly Hills mid century architectural home is being offered for the first time in over 60 years. There is a lot to love about the property’s striking design and impeccable original condition. The home celebrates the best of Beverly Hills and is surrounded by lush mature landscaping in a very chic location.

Sited on an expansive lot on Summit Drive, the Mid Century residence exudes all the elements of mid century design. The home has been meticulously maintained while still retaining its original character. The dramatic entryway sets the stage for the beauty inside.

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SLEEK AND STYLISH

BEVERLY HILLS MID CENTURY ESTATE BY VINCENT APPEL

Beverly Hills Mid Century Estate by Vincent Appel

If you’re looking for a private, extraordinary home that has been fully renovated, look no further than this Beverly Hills Mid Century Estate by Vincent Appel. Nestled in a lush natural setting, this property is perfect for those who appreciate peace and quiet. With 40 years of loving care by the same family, this home is truly one-of-a-kind.

The home’s private location creates the ultimate city retreat, while the expansive motor court and inviting entryway create a grand first impression. Inside, the walls of glass in the foyer offer views of the thoughtfully landscaped grounds and the natural setting beyond.

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