The 26 most expensive houses for sale in Los Angeles right now (Part III)

The 26 most expensive houses for sale in Los Angeles right now (Part III)

143 South Mapleton Drive

This lovely, updated Paul R. Williams-designed estate in Holmby Hills was restored over a three-year period, but the original room designed by William “Billy” Haines remains bold and fun. (Haines, an actor-turned-decorator was Hollywood’s “It” interior decor guru for decades.) The seven-bedroom house has a wood-paneled den, a tennis court, and pool. Glamorous in a very classic way, the home is seeking $66.65 million.

455 Lorraine

This six-bedroom, eight-bathroom estate in Windsor Square is best known for its connection to Los Angeles power couple Dorothy Buffum Chandler and Norman Chandler. Last sold in 2014 for $9.5 million, the Historic-Cultural Monument has since been restored and upgraded, according to listing copy, and now includes a Crestron “smart home” system and new plumbing—probably a good idea in a 104-year-old house. It’s listed for $50 million.

1231 Lago Vista Drive

This lavish spec house in Beverly Hills has not one but two floating staircases and comes with its own original Andy Warhol work in the entrance. Over a million dollars worth of furnishings come with the seven-bedroom, 11-bathroom house, which also has an elevator. The house is asking $43.9 million.

1006 North Rexford Drive

The Beverly Hills estate of the founder of Warner Brothers Studios, Harry Warner, is quite the spread: 1.25 acres north of Sunset, a main residence measuring about 13,000 square feet, and grounds that includes a guesthouse where Marilyn Monroe supposedly lived, a pool and spa, waterfalls, a tennis court, and a “European” garden. The estate is seeking $39.999 million.