Listed for: $29.5 million
Listed on: February 6, 2013
Sold for: $28.8 million
Size: The 13-acre property has a three-bedroom, 7,500-square-foot main house plus guesthouse.
Location: 1050 Moraga Avenue, Bel Air
The Lowdown: Rupert Murdoch finally closed on the Moraga Vineyards and Winery, the huge Bel Air estate once owned by Wizard of Oz director Victor Fleming. Now a commercial winery, the the property also includes a wine cave (with an inventory worth $4 million), office building, and a whole lotta grapes. Moraga released its first wines in 1992, and Murdoch reportedly plans to keep the business going. Oddly enough, this isn't the only vineyard with an old Hollywood connection on our list this week.
Listed for: $10.95 million
Listed on: May 3, 2012
Sold for: $8.25 million
Size: 7,500-square-foot house with six bedrooms and six and a half bathrooms on 2.2 acres.
Location: 1501 Umeo Drive, Pacific Palisades
The Lowdown: Built in 1956 (and massively made-over since then), this estate once belonged to Douglas Fairbanks Jr. It has a new guest house, dining pavilion, "billiard room, poolside sun bathing deck, bocce court, card room, temperature controlled wine room, outdoor dining arbor, citrus and olive groves, vegetable gardens plus a vineyard planted with 1000 vines ready for the 2013 harvest."
Listed for: $7.8 million
Listed on: March 5, 2013
Sold for: $7.14 million
Size: 3,400-square-foot house with four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms.
Location: 26524 Latigo Shore Drive, Malibu
The Lowdown: This open-plan, many-windowed Malibu house has everything you need for a summer weekend: 61 feet of beach frontage, tons of parking, three fireplaces, an ocean-front spa, game room, and a bar on every floor. Lucky for the new owner that LA summers don't actually end in August.
· 1050 Moraga Avenue [Redfin]
· 1501 Umeo Drive [Redfin]
· 26524 Latigo Shore Drive [Redfin]