The Most Expensive Homes in Los Angeles
Pacific Coast Highway, 27740
Warner Family Estate
Beverly Hills, 1801 Angelo Drive
The most expensive homes in Los Angeles are naturally concentrated in some of the city’s most affluent neighborhoods. Among them are Bel Air, Beverly Hills, and Holmby Hills, which form the “Platinum Triangle,” and a few Malibu beachfront communities, which also have some of the most expensive real estate in the area.
This article is divided into two parts. The top half of the list ranks the most expensive homes ever sold in Los Angeles in terms of sales price. The bottom half of the list ranks the most expensive homes currently on the market in Los Angeles.
In October 2021, this oceanfront estate in Paradise Cove Bluffs set a new record for the most expensive home in Los Angeles (and California). At the time of sale, the purchase was second only to billionaire Ken Griffin’s $238 million New York penthouse purchase in the United States.
According to the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office, the main house, which was built in 1980 and upgraded in 2010, is 11,810 square feet. There are three other large buildings on the property, two of which were built in 1946 and one in 1956.
The home was originally listed for sale in 2020 for $250 million. According to the Wall Street Journal, the purchasers were internet pioneer and investor Marc Andreessen and his philanthropist wife Laura Arrillaga.
According to reports, there are thirteen structures on the property, including a converted barn that houses a fleet of cars, a screening room, a cabana, estate caretakers’ quarters, and so on.
The historic Warner Estate is still one of Beverly Hills’ most opulent residences. The 13,600-square-foot Georgian-style mansion includes scenic gardens, a nursery, terraces, a nine-hole golf course, a motor court, gas pumps, and a service garage, as well as a swimming pool, tennis court, and three hothouses. The property is more than nine acres in size.
The Warner Estate, built and designed by Roland Coate in the 1930s for Jack Warner (former president of Warner Bros.), has seen its fair share of glitz and glam, having served as a social milieu for the rise of Hollywood. Prior to its remodeling, it was a 15-room Spanish colonial-style mansion, with actor and interior designer William Haines decorating the interior and renowned landscape architect Florence Yoch designing the grounds. Coate added the stunning Greek Revival portico, while Haines decorated the rooms in a Georgian style. The front doors open into massive two-story entrance halls, with 18th-century English paneling adorning the living room walls and a George III-style chandelier lighting the ceiling. With its Adamesque serving table, 48 Regency-style dining chairs, and sweeping 19th-century French wallpaper, the dining room exudes a romantic Georgian sensibility. The library doubles as a screening room, complete with comfortable sofas and a portrait of Ann Warner painted by legendary surrealist artist Salvador Dali that hangs above the fireplace.