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Mapping the 11 Biggest Los Angeles House Sales Of 2014

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It's the last week in December, when according to tradition we make up a bunch of awards and hand them out to all the best, worst, and shitshowiest of things that happened in Los Angeles real estate, architecture, and neighborhoods this year. These are your 2014 Curbed Awards.

Los Angeles's housing market was at its high-flyingest in years in 2014, with all the most expensive sales topping $30 million and a few even topping $70 million. And just like with everything else, the richest real estate is getting more clustered and cloistered these days: the majority of the biggest sales were on a couple of streets in tiny Holmby Hills; there were also two nearby in Bel Air, one in Brentwood, one in Malibu, and one in Beverly Hills (as far east as the top sales go). It's such a tight-knit pack, in fact, that one house actually made the list twice (which is why it has 11 entries this year): the magnificent Brody House marked the beginning and middle of the year with big sales to bold-faced names: first Ellen DeGeneres, then Napster founder Sean Parker. All that and more on the map, compiled with the help of the property-watchers at PropertyShark. (Here's 2013's top sales for comparison.)

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$88.3 million - Fleur de Lys

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The white elephant of Holmby Hills had been for sale since 2007 (at $125 million) when it finally sold in March for $102 million (official sale price was only $88.3 million, but still enough to beat its neighbor/rival The Manor). The buyer may or may not be Junk Bond King/fraudster/think-tanker Michael Milken.

$74 million - Old Disney estate

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The site of Walt Disney's family dream home is now the site of a limestone megamansion, which Houston Dynamo owner Gabriel Brener put up for sale in 2011 for somewhere between $80 and $95 million. It sold in June for $74 million to an "international" buyer.

$70 million - 1181 N. Hillcrest Rd.

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In the shocker of the year, Swedish Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson paid $70 million for this totally ridiculous spec megamansion, outbidding Beyoncé and Jay-Z. The absurd house hit the market in August asking $85 million.

$49.5 million - Brody House

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The breathtaking Brody House makes the list twice this year, beginning with its second sale of 2014. In July, just a few months after Ellen DeGeneres had bought the house, Napster founder Sean Parker swooped in and made her an offer she couldn't refuse: $49.5 million.

$45 million - 10231 Charing Cross Rd.

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In May, former Dodgers co-owner Jamie McCourt her over-the-top estate in Holmby Hills for $45 million.

$44 million - 271 S. Mapleton Dr.

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One corporation sold this 1.4-acre property (which includes a basement operating room!) to another corporation in April for $44 million.

$40 million - 12780 Chalon Rd.

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New England Patriot Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen spent years building this palace, but shortly after it was finished, they sold it to Dr. Dre for $40 million.

$39.888 million - Brody House

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And here's the Brody House's second appearance on the list: At the very beginning of the year, Ellen DeGeneres became the house's third owner (after the original couple and a renovator), paying $39.888 million.

$39 million - 200 S. Mapleton Dr.

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In August, Diddy paid $39 million for this brand new spec megamansion, which includes a pool and grotto connected by an underwater tunnel.

$34 million - 475 Bel Air Rd.

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In February, the Doheny oil family put this 3.63-acre Bel Air property up for sale for the first time at $45 million. It sold in September for $34 million.

$33.5 million - 29150 Cliffside Dr.

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This spread nearly on the tip of Point Dume sold for $33.5 million in August to, oddly, something called Nabisco Holdings Sa.

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$88.3 million - Fleur de Lys

The white elephant of Holmby Hills had been for sale since 2007 (at $125 million) when it finally sold in March for $102 million (official sale price was only $88.3 million, but still enough to beat its neighbor/rival The Manor). The buyer may or may not be Junk Bond King/fraudster/think-tanker Michael Milken.

$74 million - Old Disney estate

The site of Walt Disney's family dream home is now the site of a limestone megamansion, which Houston Dynamo owner Gabriel Brener put up for sale in 2011 for somewhere between $80 and $95 million. It sold in June for $74 million to an "international" buyer.

$70 million - 1181 N. Hillcrest Rd.

In the shocker of the year, Swedish Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson paid $70 million for this totally ridiculous spec megamansion, outbidding Beyoncé and Jay-Z. The absurd house hit the market in August asking $85 million.

$49.5 million - Brody House

The breathtaking Brody House makes the list twice this year, beginning with its second sale of 2014. In July, just a few months after Ellen DeGeneres had bought the house, Napster founder Sean Parker swooped in and made her an offer she couldn't refuse: $49.5 million.

$45 million - 10231 Charing Cross Rd.

In May, former Dodgers co-owner Jamie McCourt her over-the-top estate in Holmby Hills for $45 million.

$44 million - 271 S. Mapleton Dr.

One corporation sold this 1.4-acre property (which includes a basement operating room!) to another corporation in April for $44 million.

$40 million - 12780 Chalon Rd.

New England Patriot Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bundchen spent years building this palace, but shortly after it was finished, they sold it to Dr. Dre for $40 million.

$39.888 million - Brody House

And here's the Brody House's second appearance on the list: At the very beginning of the year, Ellen DeGeneres became the house's third owner (after the original couple and a renovator), paying $39.888 million.

$39 million - 200 S. Mapleton Dr.

In August, Diddy paid $39 million for this brand new spec megamansion, which includes a pool and grotto connected by an underwater tunnel.

$34 million - 475 Bel Air Rd.

In February, the Doheny oil family put this 3.63-acre Bel Air property up for sale for the first time at $45 million. It sold in September for $34 million.

$33.5 million - 29150 Cliffside Dr.

This spread nearly on the tip of Point Dume sold for $33.5 million in August to, oddly, something called Nabisco Holdings Sa.