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Mapping The 20 Biggest LA House Sales Of 2013

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LA's richest homebuyers still haven't topped 2011's high ($85 million for Candy Spelling's The Manor), but they're getting there: The most expensive property of 2013 went for $74.5 million (and we heard seller Howard Marks still took a bath on it). A wonderful tipster has kept an eye on the highest-priced sales all year and put together a list of the top 20 sales of 2013, which we've mapped with details and photos below. While there are lots of familiarish names on the list, few real celebs could play in the biggest leagues in 2013 (just Madonna and Jeremy Renner, who's an experienced flipper); the list of buyers and sellers is full of money managers and investors, entertainment execs and independent producers, Northrop Grumman CEOs, Saudi dignitaries, and several children of very rich people (Hey, it's Ross Perot Jr.!). Here's 2012's list for comparison.

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1. $74.5 million

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33064 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Malibu, CA 90265

Top sale of the year goes to Oaktree Capital Management CEO Howard Marks, who sold his Malibu spread to Oakley founder Jim Jannard.

2. $41 million

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27740 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Malibu, CA 90265

Producer/studio exec Jerry Weintraub sold his Malibu compound to fashion exec Serge Azria in March.

3. $32.75 million

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904 North Crescent Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

The king of spec megamansions, Mohamed Hadid, sold his latest to Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva, the daughter of Uzbekistan's oppressive president.

4. $31.5 million

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440 Saint Cloud Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077

Wealth manager Elliott Broidy sold this house to someone named Fereydoon "Freddy" Mossanen in March.

5. $30 million

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1 Electra Court
Los Angeles, CA 90046

Producer and property collector Megan Ellison ended the year by buying this supervillainish mansion in Mt. Olympus from tech founder Eddy Aslanian; she also picked up an adjacent empty lot for a total cost of $30 million.

6. $29.6 million

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918 North Roxbury Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Day Moreno Valley LLC, which appears to be a Chinese-based real estate investor, picked up this place from one Johnny Lopez in November.

7. $28.8 million

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1050 Moraga Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049

News Corp head Rupert Murdoch bought Bel Air's Moraga Vineyards property from ex-Northrop Grumman CEO Tom Jones.

8. $28 million

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1145 Arden Road
Pasadena, CA 91106

Producer David Zander sold his Pasadena spread (famous as a film location) to a Guang "Geoffrey" Ren.

9. $27.5 million

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1146 Tower Road
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Another former Northrop Grumman CEO (Kent Kresa) sold his Spanish Colonial to Saudi Arabian construction/real estate/engineering/etc. magnate Abdullah Al-Rushaid.

10. $27 million

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400 Trousdale Place
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

TV producer Burt Sugarman sold his place in Trousdale Estates to former Saudi Arabian official Mohammed bin Salem al-Marri.

11. $26.25 million

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9262 Nightingale Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Producer Megan Ellison made the list for the second of the three times when she sold two of her Bird Streets properties to Ashley Tabor, the son of one of Britain's richest men.

12. $24 million

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24 Beverly Park Terrace, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Accessories tycoon Bruce Makowsky flipped Martin Lawrence's old house in gated Beverly Park to one of Hungary's richest men, György Gattyán.

13. $24 million

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107 Delfern Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90077

Officially, Jeremy Renner's flip partner Kristoffer Winters sold this totally nutso piece of work to British developer Nick Candy, but a rep told us it actually belongs to Nick's brother/partner Christian Candy, so who knows.

14. $23.5 million

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730 Sarbonne Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077

Architect Tim Morrison sold this brand new house to something called CapBelAir Estate Inc. (let us know if you know who's behind it).

15. $23 million

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1000 North Crescent Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Guess? cofounder Georges Marciano sold his handsome house (built for Columbia Pictures head Harry Cohn) to superproducer Jerry Bruckheimer.

16. $20.5 million

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9280 Nightingale Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Here's producer Megan Ellison's third appearance on the list (she also made this list when she bought this house in 2011). She sold this piece of her Bird Streets compound to Gateway cofounder Ted Waitt.

17. $19.999 million

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1380 Mockingbird Place
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Producer Lawrence Kuppin sold his 1922 house in the Bird Streets to some startup dude Robert Zangrillo.

18. $19.5 million

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9425 Sunset Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

A pop star named Madonna sold her Sunset Boulevard spread to a private equity investor named Nick Kaiser.

19. $18 million

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256 Copa De Oro Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077

Madonna's old manager, Maverick Records founder Freddy DeMann, sold his lovely 1920s estate to Ross Perot Jr.

20. $17.5 million

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250 Delfern Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90077

Producer/director Bud Yorkin sold Bugsy Siegel's old place to hedge funder Jon Brooks, who, according to our source, demolished it.

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1. $74.5 million

33064 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Malibu, CA 90265

Top sale of the year goes to Oaktree Capital Management CEO Howard Marks, who sold his Malibu spread to Oakley founder Jim Jannard.

33064 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Malibu, CA 90265

2. $41 million

27740 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Malibu, CA 90265

Producer/studio exec Jerry Weintraub sold his Malibu compound to fashion exec Serge Azria in March.

27740 Pacific Coast Highway, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Malibu, CA 90265

3. $32.75 million

904 North Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

The king of spec megamansions, Mohamed Hadid, sold his latest to Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva, the daughter of Uzbekistan's oppressive president.

904 North Crescent Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

4. $31.5 million

440 Saint Cloud Road, Los Angeles, CA 90077

Wealth manager Elliott Broidy sold this house to someone named Fereydoon "Freddy" Mossanen in March.

440 Saint Cloud Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077

5. $30 million

1 Electra Court, Los Angeles, CA 90046

Producer and property collector Megan Ellison ended the year by buying this supervillainish mansion in Mt. Olympus from tech founder Eddy Aslanian; she also picked up an adjacent empty lot for a total cost of $30 million.

1 Electra Court
Los Angeles, CA 90046

6. $29.6 million

918 North Roxbury Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Day Moreno Valley LLC, which appears to be a Chinese-based real estate investor, picked up this place from one Johnny Lopez in November.

918 North Roxbury Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

7. $28.8 million

1050 Moraga Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

News Corp head Rupert Murdoch bought Bel Air's Moraga Vineyards property from ex-Northrop Grumman CEO Tom Jones.

1050 Moraga Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049

8. $28 million

1145 Arden Road, Pasadena, CA 91106

Producer David Zander sold his Pasadena spread (famous as a film location) to a Guang "Geoffrey" Ren.

1145 Arden Road
Pasadena, CA 91106

9. $27.5 million

1146 Tower Road, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Another former Northrop Grumman CEO (Kent Kresa) sold his Spanish Colonial to Saudi Arabian construction/real estate/engineering/etc. magnate Abdullah Al-Rushaid.

1146 Tower Road
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

10. $27 million

400 Trousdale Place, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

TV producer Burt Sugarman sold his place in Trousdale Estates to former Saudi Arabian official Mohammed bin Salem al-Marri.

400 Trousdale Place
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

11. $26.25 million

9262 Nightingale Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Producer Megan Ellison made the list for the second of the three times when she sold two of her Bird Streets properties to Ashley Tabor, the son of one of Britain's richest men.

9262 Nightingale Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90069

12. $24 million

24 Beverly Park Terrace, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Accessories tycoon Bruce Makowsky flipped Martin Lawrence's old house in gated Beverly Park to one of Hungary's richest men, György Gattyán.

24 Beverly Park Terrace, Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

13. $24 million

107 Delfern Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90077

Officially, Jeremy Renner's flip partner Kristoffer Winters sold this totally nutso piece of work to British developer Nick Candy, but a rep told us it actually belongs to Nick's brother/partner Christian Candy, so who knows.

107 Delfern Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90077

14. $23.5 million

730 Sarbonne Road, Los Angeles, CA 90077

Architect Tim Morrison sold this brand new house to something called CapBelAir Estate Inc. (let us know if you know who's behind it).

730 Sarbonne Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077

15. $23 million

1000 North Crescent Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Guess? cofounder Georges Marciano sold his handsome house (built for Columbia Pictures head Harry Cohn) to superproducer Jerry Bruckheimer.

1000 North Crescent Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

16. $20.5 million

9280 Nightingale Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Here's producer Megan Ellison's third appearance on the list (she also made this list when she bought this house in 2011). She sold this piece of her Bird Streets compound to Gateway cofounder Ted Waitt.

9280 Nightingale Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90069

17. $19.999 million

1380 Mockingbird Place, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Producer Lawrence Kuppin sold his 1922 house in the Bird Streets to some startup dude Robert Zangrillo.

1380 Mockingbird Place
Los Angeles, CA 90069

18. $19.5 million

9425 Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

A pop star named Madonna sold her Sunset Boulevard spread to a private equity investor named Nick Kaiser.

9425 Sunset Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

19. $18 million

256 Copa De Oro Road, Los Angeles, CA 90077

Madonna's old manager, Maverick Records founder Freddy DeMann, sold his lovely 1920s estate to Ross Perot Jr.

256 Copa De Oro Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077

20. $17.5 million

250 Delfern Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90077

Producer/director Bud Yorkin sold Bugsy Siegel's old place to hedge funder Jon Brooks, who, according to our source, demolished it.

250 Delfern Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90077