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Mapping the Most Expensive LA-Area Home Sales of 2016 ... So Far

Libraries, infinity pools, fruit orchards, private beaches

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We've rounded up the 10 most expensive home sales on the open market in the first half of 2016. Beachfront properties make a good showing, as do the celebrity-favored Bird Streets.

In March, we mapped the most expensive homes for sale, and it looks like many of those pricey properties are still waiting for the right buyers. At the top of that list was the Playboy Mansion. It has found a buyer, but we're still waiting for that sale, reportedly for $105 million, to close. If it does, it would claim the title of Most Expensive Home Ever Sold in Los Angeles County.

There are two other properties worth noting that aren't on this map. One, the $53-million sale of Kelly Wearstler's Beverly Hills estate to fashion designer Tom Ford, was off-market and public records aren't showing the change of ownership yet. The other, the $28-million sale of a Bel Air home owned by Sela Ward to actress/American Idol judge Jennifer Lopez, also doesn't appear to have closed just yet.

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1. 1101 Marine Drive

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1101 Marine Dr
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

$45 million

There aren't many photos of the Polynesian-themed main house in the listing, but it's definitely not the main attraction of this property, which includes over two acres of oceanfront land and "two massive landforms projecting into the ocean"—very dramatic. The property also has its own private cove and a lagoon.

2. 9133 Oriole Way

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9133 Oriole Way
Los Angeles, CA 90069

$27 million

This Bird Streets mansion above the Sunset Strip has a saltwater infinity pool, a 2,000-square-foot master suite, a wine cellar, and "oversized subterranean garage to store exotic cars." Listed for $27.995 million, it sold for $27 million.

3. 1036 Summit Drive

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1036 Summit Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

$23 million

This five-bedroom, nine-bathroom villa features gold-flake details throughout the entire house, a mosaic-tiled pool, and a Kevlar-lined safe room. It's on an approximately 47,000-square-foot lot.

4. 1722 San Remo Drive

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1722 San Remo Dr
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

$22.375 million

This Pacific Palisades estate overlooks basically everything, and has its own fruit orchard and outdoor kitchen. The seven-bedroom house includes a master suite with dual bathrooms and a sitting room.

5. 720 North Alta Drive

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720 Alta Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

$20.9 million

This Beverly Hills Flats-area house has elaborate ceilings, a wood-paneled library, and an in-home theater. The grounds include a large lawn on the 0.6-acre lot.

6. 1814 North Doheny

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1814 N Doheny Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90069

$20 million

This mansion designed by spec mansion king Paul McClean is all about water, with water features around and in the house, and a 130-foot infinity in the back of the house. There's marble walls and floors, and sliding glass doors that disappear into the walls for a totally open view of the city. It listed for $23.95 million.

7. 47 Strand Beach Drive

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47 Strand Beach Dr
Dana Point, CA 92629

$19.997 million

This oceanfront Dana Point house has so many ways to enjoy the location—decks, terraces, large windows, retractable glass walls. Located in a guarded and gated community with its own clubhouse, the 9,950-square-foot house has five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and loads of custom woodwork and built-in features.

8. 12835 Parkyns Street

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12835 Parkyns St
Los Angeles, CA 90049

$19.715 million

Recently remodeled, this Brentwood Park estate holds six bedrooms and nine bathrooms, plus oak floors and rooms with wainscotting. Its grounds include a two-bedroom guest house, a large back terrace, and a motor court. Its master bedroom holds dual closets and fitness rooms.

9. 102 Emerald Bay

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102 Emerald Bay
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

$19.125 million

This property described as "the last remaining Emerald Bay oceanfront cottage" is located in a gated and guard-watched community with a private beach (the house has a staircase down to the sand) and a community swim complex. Marketed as a development opportunity, the property is just over a quarter of an acre.

10. 1360 Summitridge Place

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1360 Summitridge Pl
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

$18.4 million

Originally listed for $19.5 million—such a deal! This Beverly Hills house was designed by Marmol Radziner, and devotes a whole floor of the house to the master bedroom. The house features roof-top gardens, drought tolerant landscaping, an infinity pool, and a three-car garage.

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1. 1101 Marine Drive

1101 Marine Dr, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

$45 million

There aren't many photos of the Polynesian-themed main house in the listing, but it's definitely not the main attraction of this property, which includes over two acres of oceanfront land and "two massive landforms projecting into the ocean"—very dramatic. The property also has its own private cove and a lagoon.

1101 Marine Dr
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

2. 9133 Oriole Way

9133 Oriole Way, Los Angeles, CA 90069

$27 million

This Bird Streets mansion above the Sunset Strip has a saltwater infinity pool, a 2,000-square-foot master suite, a wine cellar, and "oversized subterranean garage to store exotic cars." Listed for $27.995 million, it sold for $27 million.

9133 Oriole Way
Los Angeles, CA 90069

3. 1036 Summit Drive

1036 Summit Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

$23 million

This five-bedroom, nine-bathroom villa features gold-flake details throughout the entire house, a mosaic-tiled pool, and a Kevlar-lined safe room. It's on an approximately 47,000-square-foot lot.

1036 Summit Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

4. 1722 San Remo Drive

1722 San Remo Dr, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

$22.375 million

This Pacific Palisades estate overlooks basically everything, and has its own fruit orchard and outdoor kitchen. The seven-bedroom house includes a master suite with dual bathrooms and a sitting room.

1722 San Remo Dr
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

5. 720 North Alta Drive

720 Alta Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

$20.9 million

This Beverly Hills Flats-area house has elaborate ceilings, a wood-paneled library, and an in-home theater. The grounds include a large lawn on the 0.6-acre lot.

720 Alta Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

6. 1814 North Doheny

1814 N Doheny Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90069

$20 million

This mansion designed by spec mansion king Paul McClean is all about water, with water features around and in the house, and a 130-foot infinity in the back of the house. There's marble walls and floors, and sliding glass doors that disappear into the walls for a totally open view of the city. It listed for $23.95 million.

1814 N Doheny Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90069

7. 47 Strand Beach Drive

47 Strand Beach Dr, Dana Point, CA 92629

$19.997 million

This oceanfront Dana Point house has so many ways to enjoy the location—decks, terraces, large windows, retractable glass walls. Located in a guarded and gated community with its own clubhouse, the 9,950-square-foot house has five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and loads of custom woodwork and built-in features.

47 Strand Beach Dr
Dana Point, CA 92629

8. 12835 Parkyns Street

12835 Parkyns St, Los Angeles, CA 90049

$19.715 million

Recently remodeled, this Brentwood Park estate holds six bedrooms and nine bathrooms, plus oak floors and rooms with wainscotting. Its grounds include a two-bedroom guest house, a large back terrace, and a motor court. Its master bedroom holds dual closets and fitness rooms.

12835 Parkyns St
Los Angeles, CA 90049

9. 102 Emerald Bay

102 Emerald Bay, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

$19.125 million

This property described as "the last remaining Emerald Bay oceanfront cottage" is located in a gated and guard-watched community with a private beach (the house has a staircase down to the sand) and a community swim complex. Marketed as a development opportunity, the property is just over a quarter of an acre.

102 Emerald Bay
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

10. 1360 Summitridge Place

1360 Summitridge Pl, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

$18.4 million

Originally listed for $19.5 million—such a deal! This Beverly Hills house was designed by Marmol Radziner, and devotes a whole floor of the house to the master bedroom. The house features roof-top gardens, drought tolerant landscaping, an infinity pool, and a three-car garage.

1360 Summitridge Pl
Beverly Hills, CA 90210