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3 Biggest Home Sales Last Week Include Britney Spears Rental

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Listed for: $11.495 million
Listed on: April 11, 2013
Sold for: $10.5 million
Size: Five bedrooms, eight bathrooms in "over 10,000 square feet" (precise size not provided), set on 1.38 acres.
Location: 2576 Bowmont Drive, Beverly Hills
The Lowdown: This looks like a quick sale for the sprawling Mediterranean built in 1957, but the owners have been trying to offload it since 2011. The "breathtaking" house "is tucked away with all the special needs and amenities for today's luxury buyer." To meet those needs there's a two-story entryway, en suite bathroom for every bedroom (two in the master), chef's kitchen, a bunch of marble, a games room, outdoor living space, and a giant flat lawn.

Listed for: $8.9 million
Listed on: November 2012
Sold for: $7.605 million
Size: Five bedrooms, six bathrooms on two thirds of an acre.
Location: 1005 Elden Way, Beverly Hills
The Lowdown: Designed by Robert Skinner and built in 1969, this house drew near-universal praise when we featured it back in November. The exterior may be seriously uninspiring, but inside there are "vertiginously high ceilings, numerous brick fireplaces, built-in shelving, parquet wood floors, and walls of glass." All that plus pool and tennis court, and it's right next door to the Virginia Robinson Gardens.

Listed for: $9.995 million
Listed on: February 22, 2012
Sold for: $7.35 million
Size: 10 bedrooms, 13 bathrooms in 19,097 square feet, set on 3.39 acres
Location: 25085 Ashley Ridge Road, Hidden Hills
The Lowdown: Hidden Hills, you never fail to disappoint. This "one of a kind" estate offers "every amenity imaginable" "at an unbelievable price!!" The place is enormous, with pool and grotto, "an unbelievable ballroom, poker room, bar, arcade and fully equipped gym overlook your own private lake and sunken tennis court." Any surprise that Britney Spears once rented the place?
· 2576 Bowmont Drive [Redfin]
· 25085 Ashley Ridge Road [Redfin]
· 1005 Elden Way [Redfin]