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With the Holmby Hills megamansion Fleur de Lys selling for a mindboggling (and record-setting) $102 million, it's already been a wild year for super-high-priced real estate in Los Angeles. But now that one famously expensive (and hard-to-sell) megamansion is off the market, what's options are left for crazy-rich househunters? Look no further: here are the 25 most expensive houses for sale in LA County right now—some quietly pocket-listed, others on the good old public MLS. From the super-pedigreed, $135-million Beverly House to a $25-million contender for the World's Most Boring McMansion award, here are LA's most expensive houses, September 2014 edition.

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1. The Manor

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594 South Mapleton Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90024

British Formula One Racing heiress Petra Ecclestone bought this 56,500-square-foot Holmby Hills mansion in 2011, for a shocking $85 million—still well below the $150 million that sellers Aaron and Candy Spelling had been hoping for. Will Ecclestone fare better with her sale of The Manor? She began quietly shopping it around in July for $150 million (although rumor has it she'd take just enough to beat Fleur de Lys's $102-million record).

2. Beverly House

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1011 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

A hand-carved library, 29 bedrooms, 40 bathrooms, an Art Deco nightclub: Beverly House in Beverly HIlls has all of those things, plus more pedigree than it knows what to do with. Designed by Gordon Kauffman in the 1920s, it was purchased by actress Marion Davies in 1946 as a gift for her lover, newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst; in the 1950s, John F. and Jackie Kennedy honeymooned at the house; and it has a prominent role in The Godfather. The house is listed for $135 million.

3. 1181 North Hillcrest Road

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1181 North Hillcrest Road
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

This over-the-top new-build house in Beverly Hills will satisfy both a desperate need to impress and a sweet tooth (see the candy room). The property is asking $85 million.

4. 172 Bliss Canyon Road

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172 Bliss Canyon Road
Bradbury, CA 91008

This monster of a mansion in Bradbury Estates has been up for sale forever (two and a half years), and is now asking $10 million less than it was when we first saw it in 2012. Measuring 47,182 square feet, the palace took eight years to build and is filled to the brim with over-the-top luxurious amenities, like a 15-person spa, a 3D theater, a 2,000-bottle wine cellar, and a "temperature-controlled Trout Pond with 2 story Waterfall." There's also an underground firing range. It's asking $68 million.

5. Liongate Estate

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616 Nimes Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077

Being sold fully furnished and with servants (if you're interested), the lavish Liongate Estate in Bel Air—once owned by country legend Kenny Rogers—totals about 24,000 square feet, with 11 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, custom water fountains, and a saltwater pool, plus two cool lions guarding the gates. It's listed for $65 million.

6. 909 Hartford Way

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909 Hartford Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

This 25,000-square-foot house built in 2010 contains a bowling alley, a theater, and both indoor and outdoor pools. The asking price for this Beverly Hills property is $55 million.

7. La Villa Contenta

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26880 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265

"Considered by many to be one of the great estates in the world [citation needed]," Malibu's Villa Contenta has been on and off the market for years (for a time, you could buy just pieces of the property, like the insane, freestanding indoor pool). Here's the whole thing—greenhouse, natatorium, guest suite, guesthouse, and grounds that include "acres of manicured lawn" and a rose garden up for grabs, plus the giant house with "twin 18th-century chandeliers of amethyst and rock crystal" in the dining room. The property is asking $54 million.

8. 1 Buggy Whip Drive

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1 Buggy Whip Drive
Rolling Hills, CA 90274

Truly the best deal on the list, this singular Rolling Hills residence has one story above ground and five stories below; Moroccan-style Turkish baths; hand-fitted wood ceilings; indoor and outdoor tennis courts (one to US Open regulations, the other to those of the French Open); and a powder room hidden in the library by trompe l'oeil bookshelves. All this fun plus nine bedrooms and 25 bathrooms for the low, low price of $53 million.

9. Borman Estate

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31250 Broad Beach Road
Malibu, CA 90265

Sure, the Frank Gehry-designed Borman Estate is very expensive, but it's been discounted at least (it listed last year for $57.5 million). Located right on Malibu's tony Broad Beach and sited on 1.46 acres, the property has a tennis court, a lap pool, and a rare 160 feet of beach frontage. It's now listed for $49.75 million.

10. 438 North Faring Road

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438 North Faring Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077

Completed just this year, this flashy spec house comes with an infinity pool, a catering kitchen, and seven bedrooms. Originally shopped off-market for $48 million, the Holmby Hills house was pricechopped and put on the MLS a few months ago; it's now asking $45 million.

11. 60 Beverly Park

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60 Beverly Park
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

"[E]xpansive gardens, rolling lawns & park-like grounds" surround this mansion in rich-and-gated Beverly Park. The 10-bedroom, 16-bath main residence includes a "coiffure salon," three offices, a conference room, and a wine cellar. Sharing the double lot with the main house are two guesthouses and, of course, parking for 30 cars. The pricetag on this "world-class trophy property" in Beverly Park: $45 million.

12. William H. Doheny Estate

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475 Bel Air Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077

This is the first time the oil-wealthy Doheny family's 1963 estate has been up for sale ever. Originally listed at $45 million, the 10,000-square-foot Hollywood Regency house sits on 3.63 acres in Bel Air and enjoys "[u]nparalleled privacy." All that for $43 million.

13. 9904 Kip Drive

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9904 Kip Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Guess? cofounder Armand Marciano is still trying to unload this enormous, 30,000-square-foot villa located on nearly 20 acres of land in Benedict Canyon. The property now has 10 bedrooms and 22 bathrooms; it also comes with a wine cellar, a screening room, and mosaic-tiled pool. Listed in 2011 for $63 million, it was chopped to $54.5 million last year and is now asking $43 million.

14. 9133 Oriole Way

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9133 Oriole Way
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Looking to move into the famous, fancy Bird Streets quickly? Completed in 2014, this two-story house comes with all the chic furniture included. Instant home! The 12,530-square-foot house includes a full gym with a shower, a screening/media room, a library, a chef's kitchen, and an infinity pool. Plus, get a look at those views. All this is listed for $38 million.

15. 2571 Wallingford Drive

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2571 Wallingford Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

It's pretty unusual for something that's only 14 years old to have a "timeless grandeur and elegance," but that's what the listing says about this place in Beverly Hills. Seven bedrooms and 15 bathrooms fit for a king or Ponzi-schemer, the house is sited on 5.2 acres in Beverly Crest. The ask is $37.5 million.

16. 250 North Carolwood

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250 North Carolwood Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90077

This Holmby Hills "trophy traditional estate" is selling itself as a primo entertaining property, with "12ft coffered ceilings walnut floors imported Bardigilio marble archways and views to verdant grounds" to impress the heck out of your guests. It's also got an elevator, "oversized pool," and only one picture in its listing. Boo. The eight-bedroom, 13-bath residence is listed for $35 million.

17. 9501 Gloaming Drive

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9501 Gloaming Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

All signs point to this property becoming a teardown: "One of the last opportunities to own significant acreage in prime Beverly Hills location with the opportunity to build the ultimate compound. 10+ acres up a gated and private drive," plus there's just one picture, of the backyard. (The Redfin listing shows a rendering of a run-of-the-mill boxy house—never good.) Regardless of the many unknowns, this property's asking $29.5 million.

18. 1232 Sunset Plaza Drive

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1232 Sunset Plaza Drive
West Hollywood, CA 90069

Once spotted in a commercial for a $75,000 hybrid car, this 13,000-square-foot mansion near the Sunset Strip has a guesthouse, a "wellness center," and a main house designed by Hagy Belzberg that contains "safe harbor for about 800 bottles of wine." Finally, a secure refuge for your embattled wine collection—yours for $28.8 million.

19. 9555 Heather Road

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9555 Heather Road
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Available "For a short period of time only" (several years now, actually) is the Beverly Hills estate that many, many celebrities have called home over the years, ranging from Cowardly Lion Bert Lahr to Paul McCartney. The 1941 compound, designed by Paul Williams, has eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and a bowling alley. It's asking $28.5 million.

20. 1620 Carla Ridge

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1620 Carla Ridge
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

This Trousdale Estates house on the desirable Carla Ridge has a tree growing up through its middle and is outfitted with giant closets and the now-requisite infinity pool. Leave it to spec megamansion builder Nile Niami to crank out this example of the "Next Level of view modern estates." It's listed for $27.995 million.

21. 385 Copa De Oro

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385 Copa De Oro Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077

Over 10,600 square feet and sited on just over an acre, this "perfect traditional Bel Air estate" comes with a Pilates studio, a formal dining room, and a lovely curved staircase. Outside, there's a pool and some very nicely landscaped entertaining space. The 2006 house is asking $27.5 million.

22. 800 Linda Flora

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800 Linda Flora Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Calling itself Palazzo della Figlia, this Bel Air estate is a "powerful and dramatic Tuscan Villa" with a Buddha statue in it. It also has six bedrooms, six bathrooms, and six fireplaces, though we're not sure if that includes the one that's in what looks like a drained jacuzzi in the middle of the pool. Asking price is $27.5 million.

23. 23746 Malibu Road

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23746 Malibu Road
Malibu, CA 90265

"A fantastic beach house, located in what is considered the best spot on the road," this residence just outside the Malibu Colony gates has a great, newish kitchen and its "original tea house which has been enclosed." Another bonus: a one-bedroom guesthouse with a full kitchen. The property's also just inches away from the water. It's listed for $27 million.

24. 6970 Wildlife Road

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6970 Wildlife Road
Malibu, CA 90265

"One of Malibu's most extraordinary architectural estates," this five-bedroom, seven-bath house on Point Dume is wired with smart home tech and has floor-to-ceiling windows for some incredible, unobstructed views of the water and shore. It's asking $25.95 million and it comes with beach rights to your own little piece of Point Dume.

25. 34 Beverly Park Circle

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34 Beverly Park Circle
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

If you guessed this house was the work of acclaimed bland McMansion-maker Richard Landry, you were right. The most exciting things about the villa in North Beverly Park is its "state of the art walk in safe" and "hidden spiral staircase." The 12,500-square-foot, eight-bedroom house is asking a cool $25 million.

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1. The Manor

594 South Mapleton Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90024

British Formula One Racing heiress Petra Ecclestone bought this 56,500-square-foot Holmby Hills mansion in 2011, for a shocking $85 million—still well below the $150 million that sellers Aaron and Candy Spelling had been hoping for. Will Ecclestone fare better with her sale of The Manor? She began quietly shopping it around in July for $150 million (although rumor has it she'd take just enough to beat Fleur de Lys's $102-million record).

594 South Mapleton Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90024

2. Beverly House

1011 North Beverly Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

A hand-carved library, 29 bedrooms, 40 bathrooms, an Art Deco nightclub: Beverly House in Beverly HIlls has all of those things, plus more pedigree than it knows what to do with. Designed by Gordon Kauffman in the 1920s, it was purchased by actress Marion Davies in 1946 as a gift for her lover, newspaper baron William Randolph Hearst; in the 1950s, John F. and Jackie Kennedy honeymooned at the house; and it has a prominent role in The Godfather. The house is listed for $135 million.

1011 North Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

3. 1181 North Hillcrest Road

1181 North Hillcrest Road, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

This over-the-top new-build house in Beverly Hills will satisfy both a desperate need to impress and a sweet tooth (see the candy room). The property is asking $85 million.

1181 North Hillcrest Road
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

4. 172 Bliss Canyon Road

172 Bliss Canyon Road, Bradbury, CA 91008

This monster of a mansion in Bradbury Estates has been up for sale forever (two and a half years), and is now asking $10 million less than it was when we first saw it in 2012. Measuring 47,182 square feet, the palace took eight years to build and is filled to the brim with over-the-top luxurious amenities, like a 15-person spa, a 3D theater, a 2,000-bottle wine cellar, and a "temperature-controlled Trout Pond with 2 story Waterfall." There's also an underground firing range. It's asking $68 million.

172 Bliss Canyon Road
Bradbury, CA 91008

5. Liongate Estate

616 Nimes Road, Los Angeles, CA 90077

Being sold fully furnished and with servants (if you're interested), the lavish Liongate Estate in Bel Air—once owned by country legend Kenny Rogers—totals about 24,000 square feet, with 11 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, custom water fountains, and a saltwater pool, plus two cool lions guarding the gates. It's listed for $65 million.

616 Nimes Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077

6. 909 Hartford Way

909 Hartford Way, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

This 25,000-square-foot house built in 2010 contains a bowling alley, a theater, and both indoor and outdoor pools. The asking price for this Beverly Hills property is $55 million.

909 Hartford Way
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

7. La Villa Contenta

26880 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265

"Considered by many to be one of the great estates in the world [citation needed]," Malibu's Villa Contenta has been on and off the market for years (for a time, you could buy just pieces of the property, like the insane, freestanding indoor pool). Here's the whole thing—greenhouse, natatorium, guest suite, guesthouse, and grounds that include "acres of manicured lawn" and a rose garden up for grabs, plus the giant house with "twin 18th-century chandeliers of amethyst and rock crystal" in the dining room. The property is asking $54 million.

26880 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90265

8. 1 Buggy Whip Drive

1 Buggy Whip Drive, Rolling Hills, CA 90274

Truly the best deal on the list, this singular Rolling Hills residence has one story above ground and five stories below; Moroccan-style Turkish baths; hand-fitted wood ceilings; indoor and outdoor tennis courts (one to US Open regulations, the other to those of the French Open); and a powder room hidden in the library by trompe l'oeil bookshelves. All this fun plus nine bedrooms and 25 bathrooms for the low, low price of $53 million.

1 Buggy Whip Drive
Rolling Hills, CA 90274

9. Borman Estate

31250 Broad Beach Road, Malibu, CA 90265

Sure, the Frank Gehry-designed Borman Estate is very expensive, but it's been discounted at least (it listed last year for $57.5 million). Located right on Malibu's tony Broad Beach and sited on 1.46 acres, the property has a tennis court, a lap pool, and a rare 160 feet of beach frontage. It's now listed for $49.75 million.

31250 Broad Beach Road
Malibu, CA 90265

10. 438 North Faring Road

438 North Faring Road, Los Angeles, CA 90077

Completed just this year, this flashy spec house comes with an infinity pool, a catering kitchen, and seven bedrooms. Originally shopped off-market for $48 million, the Holmby Hills house was pricechopped and put on the MLS a few months ago; it's now asking $45 million.

438 North Faring Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077

11. 60 Beverly Park

60 Beverly Park, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

"[E]xpansive gardens, rolling lawns & park-like grounds" surround this mansion in rich-and-gated Beverly Park. The 10-bedroom, 16-bath main residence includes a "coiffure salon," three offices, a conference room, and a wine cellar. Sharing the double lot with the main house are two guesthouses and, of course, parking for 30 cars. The pricetag on this "world-class trophy property" in Beverly Park: $45 million.

60 Beverly Park
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

12. William H. Doheny Estate

475 Bel Air Road, Los Angeles, CA 90077

This is the first time the oil-wealthy Doheny family's 1963 estate has been up for sale ever. Originally listed at $45 million, the 10,000-square-foot Hollywood Regency house sits on 3.63 acres in Bel Air and enjoys "[u]nparalleled privacy." All that for $43 million.

475 Bel Air Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077

13. 9904 Kip Drive

9904 Kip Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Guess? cofounder Armand Marciano is still trying to unload this enormous, 30,000-square-foot villa located on nearly 20 acres of land in Benedict Canyon. The property now has 10 bedrooms and 22 bathrooms; it also comes with a wine cellar, a screening room, and mosaic-tiled pool. Listed in 2011 for $63 million, it was chopped to $54.5 million last year and is now asking $43 million.

9904 Kip Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

14. 9133 Oriole Way

9133 Oriole Way, Los Angeles, CA 90069

Looking to move into the famous, fancy Bird Streets quickly? Completed in 2014, this two-story house comes with all the chic furniture included. Instant home! The 12,530-square-foot house includes a full gym with a shower, a screening/media room, a library, a chef's kitchen, and an infinity pool. Plus, get a look at those views. All this is listed for $38 million.

9133 Oriole Way
Los Angeles, CA 90069

15. 2571 Wallingford Drive

2571 Wallingford Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

It's pretty unusual for something that's only 14 years old to have a "timeless grandeur and elegance," but that's what the listing says about this place in Beverly Hills. Seven bedrooms and 15 bathrooms fit for a king or Ponzi-schemer, the house is sited on 5.2 acres in Beverly Crest. The ask is $37.5 million.

2571 Wallingford Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

16. 250 North Carolwood

250 North Carolwood Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90077

This Holmby Hills "trophy traditional estate" is selling itself as a primo entertaining property, with "12ft coffered ceilings walnut floors imported Bardigilio marble archways and views to verdant grounds" to impress the heck out of your guests. It's also got an elevator, "oversized pool," and only one picture in its listing. Boo. The eight-bedroom, 13-bath residence is listed for $35 million.

250 North Carolwood Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90077

17. 9501 Gloaming Drive

9501 Gloaming Drive, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

All signs point to this property becoming a teardown: "One of the last opportunities to own significant acreage in prime Beverly Hills location with the opportunity to build the ultimate compound. 10+ acres up a gated and private drive," plus there's just one picture, of the backyard. (The Redfin listing shows a rendering of a run-of-the-mill boxy house—never good.) Regardless of the many unknowns, this property's asking $29.5 million.

9501 Gloaming Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

18. 1232 Sunset Plaza Drive

1232 Sunset Plaza Drive, West Hollywood, CA 90069

Once spotted in a commercial for a $75,000 hybrid car, this 13,000-square-foot mansion near the Sunset Strip has a guesthouse, a "wellness center," and a main house designed by Hagy Belzberg that contains "safe harbor for about 800 bottles of wine." Finally, a secure refuge for your embattled wine collection—yours for $28.8 million.

1232 Sunset Plaza Drive
West Hollywood, CA 90069

19. 9555 Heather Road

9555 Heather Road, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Available "For a short period of time only" (several years now, actually) is the Beverly Hills estate that many, many celebrities have called home over the years, ranging from Cowardly Lion Bert Lahr to Paul McCartney. The 1941 compound, designed by Paul Williams, has eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and a bowling alley. It's asking $28.5 million.

9555 Heather Road
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

20. 1620 Carla Ridge

1620 Carla Ridge, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

This Trousdale Estates house on the desirable Carla Ridge has a tree growing up through its middle and is outfitted with giant closets and the now-requisite infinity pool. Leave it to spec megamansion builder Nile Niami to crank out this example of the "Next Level of view modern estates." It's listed for $27.995 million.

1620 Carla Ridge
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

21. 385 Copa De Oro

385 Copa De Oro Road, Los Angeles, CA 90077

Over 10,600 square feet and sited on just over an acre, this "perfect traditional Bel Air estate" comes with a Pilates studio, a formal dining room, and a lovely curved staircase. Outside, there's a pool and some very nicely landscaped entertaining space. The 2006 house is asking $27.5 million.

385 Copa De Oro Road
Los Angeles, CA 90077

22. 800 Linda Flora

800 Linda Flora Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049

Calling itself Palazzo della Figlia, this Bel Air estate is a "powerful and dramatic Tuscan Villa" with a Buddha statue in it. It also has six bedrooms, six bathrooms, and six fireplaces, though we're not sure if that includes the one that's in what looks like a drained jacuzzi in the middle of the pool. Asking price is $27.5 million.

800 Linda Flora Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049

23. 23746 Malibu Road

23746 Malibu Road, Malibu, CA 90265

"A fantastic beach house, located in what is considered the best spot on the road," this residence just outside the Malibu Colony gates has a great, newish kitchen and its "original tea house which has been enclosed." Another bonus: a one-bedroom guesthouse with a full kitchen. The property's also just inches away from the water. It's listed for $27 million.

23746 Malibu Road
Malibu, CA 90265

24. 6970 Wildlife Road

6970 Wildlife Road, Malibu, CA 90265

"One of Malibu's most extraordinary architectural estates," this five-bedroom, seven-bath house on Point Dume is wired with smart home tech and has floor-to-ceiling windows for some incredible, unobstructed views of the water and shore. It's asking $25.95 million and it comes with beach rights to your own little piece of Point Dume.

6970 Wildlife Road
Malibu, CA 90265

25. 34 Beverly Park Circle

34 Beverly Park Circle, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

If you guessed this house was the work of acclaimed bland McMansion-maker Richard Landry, you were right. The most exciting things about the villa in North Beverly Park is its "state of the art walk in safe" and "hidden spiral staircase." The 12,500-square-foot, eight-bedroom house is asking a cool $25 million.

34 Beverly Park Circle
Beverly Hills, CA 90210