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City wants Mohamed Hadid to demolish entire Bel Air megamansion

After months of negotiations, city officials tell the courts they don’t see a way to salvage the structure.

Listed at $250M, Bel Air behemoth sells for $94M

It was once America’s priciest listing.

LA among the world’s top real estate markets for the super-rich

A new report shows the one percent love LA.

After $25M price cut, LA megamansion still ranks among most expensive in U.S.

With 123 rooms, ‘The Manor’ is slightly bigger than the White House.

Bel Air residents demand that Mohamed Hadid demolish megamansion

Neighbors say they live "in constant fear of the hillside collapsing."

Billionaire seeking $165M for lavish Beverly Park megamansion

One of the most expensive homes in LA, it’s described as an "authentic Italian village."

Bel Air open house featuring runway models, ‘artisan sushi’ is busted up by cops

"We had runway models serving champagne and artisan sushi... To be shut down... was frustrating."

Bel Air spec house gets a $62M price chop

It’s no longer the nation’s most expensive house—that would be The Manor, in Holmby Hills.

Hillside mansion planned next to Lloyd Wright house in Runyon Canyon Park

The glassy house would be built on a privately owned lot in the middle of the park.

$120M Malibu mansion could be the most expensive home ever sold in LA

TMZ reports that Canadian billionaire Daryl Katz is buying real estate agent Kurt Rappaport’s lavishly appointed beach house.

100 acres of undeveloped land above Beverly Hills now up for sale

The enormous $250 million tract above Coldwater Canyon comes with plans for one of LA’s most colossal megamanisons.

Floyd Mayweather spends $26M on a remodeled mansion in Beverly Hills

The nearly 16,000-square-foot residence was recently given a luxurious update by megamansion developer Nile Niami.

The 26 most expensive houses for sale in Los Angeles right now

From spec mansions with bonkers amenities, to glamorous Old Hollywood estates, to a "house" with its own 250-person ballroom, we present the most expensive listings in LA right now

Megamansion developer drops $50M on 24 acres in Malibu

Developer Scott Gillen plans to build a gated community on the site—and has brought Richard Landry on to help with the design.

LA takes new steps to fight McMansions

Updated rules make it harder to build boxy homes in single-family neighborhoods, limiting the size of new homes and solidifying neighborhood-specific restrictions across the city.

Grand 1930s mansion comes with original murals and a fur vault

A Pasadena landmark, the seven-bedroom estate was built for the founder of the Edison Company. It’s listed for $10.5 million.

Real estate investor building behemoth Bel Air mansion

It looks like a wealthy real estate investor and friend of the president is erecting a an enormous house designed by starchitect Peter Marino. Plans say the compound will measure a whopping 77,000 square feet.

Megamansion architect Richard Landry gets go-ahead for ‘misunderstood’ Beverly Hills house

Plans show the 16,000-square-foot mansion will have a cobblestone motor court, a pool and cabana, and a four-car garage—relatively modest for Landry, whose clients typically prefer ostentatious living spaces.

The asking prices of LA’s ultra-luxurious estates are more or less wild guesses

Shoot for the moon!

“Tell me that’s not a hotel”—commissioners endorse rules to deter Bel Air megamansions

Residents are pushing for tighter regulations of homes bigger than 20,000 square feet. They say the megamansions are offered up as extravagant vacation rentals, event spaces, and even private casinos.

The city is taking on McMansions again

City Councilman Paul Koretz says LA has "fallen far short of its mandate" to limit the construction of giant houses.

Businesses and realtors are shelling out up to $500K to rent LA mansions for parties

Extravagant parties in once quiet neighborhoods are becoming a lot more popular now that companies, party planners, and real estate agents have short-term rental websites such as Airbnb at their disposal.

Pasadena’s Gilded Age Merritt mansion lists for $7.9M

This mansion must have been been mind numbingly decadent in its heyday. It retains its original mahogany wood paneling, private sunken garden, and indoor swimming pool—perfect for your Great Gatsby parties.

Megamansion architect uses slavery as defense of megamansions

Richard Landry, the LA-based architect who builds over-the-top houses with absurd amenities, is the subject of a new profile, wherein he talks cluelessly about income inequality.

1922 Los Feliz mansion right across from Griffith Park lists for $4.997M

The work of Carleton Winslow, this elegant four-bedroom on Los Feliz Boulevard is for sale for the first time in more than three decades. You might recognize it for its distinctive orange-sherbet-colored stucco fence.

One of the last great estates from Hollywood’s golden age hits the market

Asking $79 million, the Georgian Revival-style residence was designed in the 1930s by Greystone Mansion architect Gordon B. Kaufmann for the daughter of movie mogul Louis B. Mayer, with interiors by Billy Haines.

Flamboyant Beverly Hills mansion with dramatic staircases asks $16.75M

The grand entryway suggests showy luxury. The dramatic double staircases lead to the master bedroom, which holds a fireplace, terrace, and two walk-in closets. The palatial estate is located on a half acre in the flats of Beverly Hills.

Art by Picasso, Warhol hang in this mansion asking $48M

On display in an 850-square-foot gallery, the pieces are for sale but are not factored into the list price. The sprawling, six-bedroom house also has its own 22-seat home theater and hillside infinity pool.

LA is trying to tighten its anti-'mansionization' law

The city's planning commission voted this week in favor of closing loopholes in a law that's supposed to prevent super-sized mansions. One change would reduce the allowable square footage for homes from 50 percent of the total lot size to 40 percent.

The Craziest Features of the Crazy Villa LaBarba

A ceiling like Caesar's Palace and a great room inspired by the Ringling Mansion in Florida are just the start with this five-bedroom, 10-bathroom estate in Rancho Palos Verdes, built by a couple of garment industry veterans.

It's Another Ridiculous Spec House Asking $150M

Los Angeles has no shortage of ultra-high-end houses built on spec, but it would be pretty sad if no one batted a lash at this undoubtedly over-the-top Holmby Hills estate and its crazy-high asking price.

Plans For One of LA's Biggest Mansions Ever Are Dead

A party-loving man named Michael Scott hoped to build a huge mansion in Benedict Canyon with a helipad, three swimming pools, and six bars. But the neighbors hired consultants to fight the project and now the plans are dead—could they return?

Meet the New King of Los Angeles Megamansion Design

This Over-the-Top Mansion in Palos Verdes Comes with a Ferrari and Airplane for $28 Million

Builder Mohamed Hadid Could Go to Prison Over Bel Air's Most Illegal Megamansion

Developer: This $500-Million Bel Air Spec House Is Actually a Really Good Deal

A Megamansion Builder Explains: Why Would You Need 4 Pools?

Questionably Legal Bev Hills Megamansion Flipping For $42M

Illegal Megamansion Builder Planning New 50,000-Square-Foot Mansion in Beverly Crest