Former Mansion of Baseball’s Home-Run King Among L.A.’s Priciest Deals in March

  • 04/19/19
The onetime home of baseball’s home-run king, a talent agent’s architectural marvel and a loaded compound in L.A.’s South Bay were among the priciest homes that changed hands in L.A. County in March. Here’s a closer look.
 

$25.6 million — Bel-Air

On Nimes Place, a partially developed estate, sold for $6.4 million less than the asking price of $32 million. The property, which encompasses more than an acre in the desirable East Gate area of Bel-Air, has since returned to market in April at $32 million.
 
At the time of the March sale, the property had been offered with plans for a residence and a guest house designed by Bulli Architecture. Renderings of the proposed project show a 41,000-square-foot megamansion with walls of floor-to-ceiling glass, a cantilevered wing and a zero-edge swimming pool.
 
About $5 million in groundwork has been done to the site, according to the new listing for the property.
 
Tomer Fridman of Compass was the listing agent in the March sale. Jonathan Nash and Stephen Resnick of Hilton & Hyland represented the buyer. Nash and Resnick hold the new listing.

$23 million — Beverly Park

A European-inspired villa on Beverly Park Circle that was once home to home-run king Barry Bonds sold for $10 million less than the original asking price of $33 million.
 
The sale price is $1 million more than what Bonds got for the 17,100-square-foot home in 2014, and $3.5 million less than what it sold for three years ago — $26.5 million, records show.
 
Built in 1999, the sprawling two-story is visually impressive with its design palette of imported limestone, travertine floors, columns, crystal chandeliers and hand-painted murals. Among amenities are a gym, a wine cellar, a sauna and a steam room. A tiered home theater is complete with a snack bar.
 
Built in 1999, the sprawling two-story is visually impressive with its design palette of imported limestone, travertine floors, columns, crystal chandeliers and hand-painted murals.
 
Built in 1999, the sprawling two-story is visually impressive with its design palette of imported limestone, travertine floors, columns, crystal chandeliers and hand-painted murals. (Daniel Dahler Photography)
The master suite lies on the second story and includes dual bathrooms, dual closets and balcony. In all, there are seven bedrooms and 10.5 bathrooms.
 
Accompanying the villa on 1.85 acres of grounds are a two-story guesthouse, a sports court, a swimming pool and a pool house. A fountain-centered motor court sits off the gated entrance.
 
Tomer Fridman of Compass handled both ends of the deal.
 
 
 

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