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Here Are LA's 3 Biggest Home Sales of the Last Week

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Listed for: $9.5 million
Listed on: December 19, 2012
Sold for: $8 million
Size: Six-bedroom, eight-bathroom house in 9,236 square feet.
Location: 530 Toyopa Drive, Pacific Palisades
The Lowdown: Had the sellers plumped for in-focus listing photos, might they have gotten their full asking price? Eh, probably not. LA's biggest residential sale last week is this "near new stately traditional" just off Chautauqua. Per the listing, the house has a master suite, "plus 5 additional over sized secondary bedrooms, 3 fantastic family rooms, chef's dream kitchen, large formal entertainment rooms, wine cellar, professionally designed state of the art home theater," pool, and outdoor living room. That's a lot of rooms. Move in and you'd never have to run into your pesky relatives!

Listed for: $7.495 million
Listed on: October 19, 2012
Sold for: $6.3 million
Size: Five bedrooms, five and a half baths in this 6,055-square-foot house on a third of an acre.
Location: 533 Marguerita Avenue, Santa Monica
The Lowdown: Last week's first runner up is this little number from noted megamansion builder Richard Landry. This contemporary Mediterranean has a "beautiful two story entry with sweeping staircase and view of park like grounds" and "dramatic dining room."

Listed for: $6.5 million
Listed on: February 6, 2013
Sold for: $6 million
Size: Six-bedroom, six-bathroom, 6,483-square-foot house.
Location: 472 North Barrington, Brentwood
The Lowdown: This grand 1929 estate got snapped up pretty quick, considering the hefty pricetag. The house has been remodeled since it was last on the market in 2010, "but maintains the integrity of its extraordinary architectural features including niches, alcoves, leaded windows, tile floors and balconies." That round library is pretty sweet.
· 530 Toyopa Drive [Redfin]
· 533 Marguerita Avenue [Redfin]
· 472 N. Barrington Avenue [Redfin]