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3 Biggest LA Sales Last Week Include a Wallace Neff Teardown

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Listed for: $13.995 million
Listed on: May 9, 2013
Sold for: $13.888255 million
Size: No square footage listed; the property sits on three-quarters of an acre and has seven bedrooms and 11.5 bathrooms.
Location: 311 North Rockingham Avenue, Brentwood
The Lowdown: Rhino Records cofounder and philanthropist Richard Foos sold this Spanish estate built in 2002 and designed by Thomas Callaway, one of the 25 most influential interior designers in LA, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It's a luxed-out version of classic design, with "rich hardwood floors, stenciled beams, hand painted tiles," and all the amenities you'd expect--gym, chef's kitchen, library, game room, and pool house. It also has some excellent fireplaces.

Listed for: $6.995 million
Listed on: May 23, 2013
Sold for: $6.35 million
Size: There's a 3,650-square-foot house on more than an acre, but more importantly there are renderings of a 20,000-square-foot house on the site.
Location: 1054 Shadow Hill Way, Beverly Hills
The Lowdown: As best we can tell, this likely teardown was designed by one Wallace Neff in 1960 for Mrs. Louise G. Hahn, who owned it until she died. It seems a strange sort of mid-century/Spanish mash up that could use a heck of a makeover, but will probably get a bulldozer instead. The listing included renderings for a 20,000-square-foot house by Bowery Design.

Listed for: $5.95 million
Listed on: April 24, 2013
Sold for: $5.8 million
Size: Four bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms in nearly 5,000 square feet
Location: 12830 West Sunset Boulevard, Brentwood
The Lowdown: A quick sale for this house with seriously high ceilings in its main entertaining space, and a pool and tennis court out back. The "grand master suite" has "similarly soaring ceilings, fireplace, 2 spa-like his/her baths, and triple glass doors."
·311 N. Rockingham Ave. [Redfin]
· 1054 Shadow Hill Way [Redfin]
· 12830 West Sunset Boulevard [Redfin]