Azria Estate, Once Owned by Sidney Sheldon, Hits the Market for $85M
Rated one of the most expensive listings in the Los Angeles area, Azria Estate has hit the market for $ 85 million. At 30,000 square feet, the 60-room home, owned by fashion designer Lubov Azria, wife of the late designer Max Azria, founder of BCBG Max Azria, sits on three acres and includes 17 bedrooms and 25 bathrooms.
Located at 10250 Sunset Boulevard in Holmby Hills, it was originally designed by iconic Los Angeles architect Paul R. Williams, who in 1923 became the first black member of the American Institute of Architects and who was known for his magnificent homes for royalty. from Hollywood as Barbara. Stanwyck, Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball and Tyrone Power. Williams also designed Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills and the Golden State Mutual Life Insurance building in the Adams-Normandie neighborhood.
The Holmby Hills estate, known in years past as Maison du Soleil, was built in 1939 by Williams to Amos ‘n’ Andy star Charles Correll for $ 70,000. The Paul R. Williams Project website describes the two-story white brick residence as, at the time of completion, “a twelve thousand square foot, fifteen room space. modernized Georgian colonial house. According to the new book Paul R. Williams: Master Architects of Southern California 1920-1940, “Williams surrounded the living room fireplace with floor-to-ceiling mirrors, created a curved bar in the game room, and added a dramatic staircase to the property, which also included a four-car garage, pool, and tennis courts. ”
Academy Award-winning writer, producer and novelist Sidney Sheldon, the creator of The Patty Duke Show, I dream of jeannie Y Hart to Hart – He bought the farm in 1978 and is said to have doubled the size of the house.
The Azrias bought it in 2005 for $ 14.4 million. Bringing a sense of contemporary design to classical architecture, the couple made their own additions to the house and redesigned it with features such as a silver leaf ceiling in the dining room, a vaulted poker room with a gold leaf ceiling. and a bathroom lined with green onyx. In 2015, the Wall Street Journal wrote that the Azrians “spent about $ 30 million renovating the house.”
The property, which has been listed multiple times since 2015, when it was also put on the market for $ 85 million, includes a Moroccan-style pool house with a hammam that features heated marble floors and walls; secret doors, including one in the poker room that is hidden behind a bookcase; five gardens that include areas of Japanese and French inspiration; A greenhouse; and a glass-walled tennis court and a stadium observation deck. There is also a 6,000-square-foot movie theater, designed by Sheldon and including an attached catering kitchen.
The Azria Estate is listed jointly by Tomer Fridman of The Fridman Group and Mick Partridge of The Partridge Estates.
Last year, Serge Azria (Max Azria’s brother) and his wife Florence sold a different Paul Williams home, located in Bel Air, for $ 24 million that had once been owned by actress Jane Wyatt and later talent manager. turned home renovator Sandy Gallin.