January 29, 2022

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Late Fashion Designer Max Azria’s Los Angeles Megamansion Now Asking $75 Million


The grand Los Angeles estate owned by the late manner designer Max Azria and his wife, Lubov Azria, debuted a freshly slimmed down $75 million cost tag on Monday. 

Aptly dubbed the Azria Estate, the megamansion experienced been asking $85 million due to the fact final July. 


The residence has a record of cost adjustments, and has been on and off the industry with a fluctuating 8-figure price tag tag—$88 million at its greatest and $68 million at the base end—since 2015, listing documents show.   

Built in 1939, the 30,000-square-foot residence is situated in the city’s lavish Holmby Hills neighborhood. It was developed by prolific Tinseltown architect Paul R. Williams, who was the very first Black architect to turn out to be a member of the American Institute of Architects, according to the listing with Mick Partridge of the Partridge Estates Team at Hilton & Hyland.

“The activity in Los Angeles’s high-conclude luxury industry proceeds to prosper as we head into 2022,” Mr. Partridge stated to Mansion Global via e-mail. He shares the listing with Tomer Fridman of Compass. 

“The Azria Estate—the premier unique Paul Williams—is sited on 3 acres in the heart of Holmby Hills, and at this new selling price, we feel it is an unparalleled selection amongst the city’s pedigreed qualities,” he stated.

The foyer capabilities a flooring-to-ceiling Swarovski chandelier with about 150,000 crystals.


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For the duration of the 3rd quarter of 2021, the luxurious one-family house current market in Holmby Hills and neighboring Bel Air saw its median rates soar 18.8% to nearly $3.5 million in comparison to the very same time very last yr, according to knowledge from Douglas Elliman. 

Residences ended up remaining snapped up quickly in the area way too, ordinarily in 35 days—a comprehensive week faster than in the course of the third quarter of 2020.

Built in Williams’s signature Georgian Colonial model, the 17-bedroom unfold features grand columns, moldings and intricate trim, in accordance to the listing. The French designer Philippe Starck reimagined the interiors, which now consist of a floor-to-ceiling Swarovski chandelier with about 150,000 crystals. 


The sprawling residence is fitted with myriad significant-close facilities, together with a movie theater, a library with a gold-domed ceiling and a poker area with a concealed doorway. There is also a glassed-walled tennis court docket, a Moroccan bathtub dwelling, an genuine hammam and a Japanese backyard garden with a koi pond and tea space, the listing explained.

Born in Tunisia, Mr. Azria was the founder of the trend property BCBG Max Azria Team. He died in 2019 at the age of 70. Ms. Azria, 53, is also a trend designer. She could not straight away be achieved for comment.

The couple bought the home in 2005 for just about $16 million, in accordance to residence records. Oscar-profitable producer and author Sidney Sheldon owned the house formerly, records clearly show.