Not only does this break a sales record in this Los Angeles neighborhood, but it also beats the previous record set just last summer by a whopping $4.94 million, according to the property gossips at Variety, which first reported news of the sale.
Rumor has it that the spread, which sits on 1.55 acres, sold to Ted Sarandos, chief content officer at Netflix, and his wife Nicole Avant, who’s the former ambassador to The Bahamas. It was listed for $16.1 million.
The property dates back to the 1920s and was designed by Gordon Kaufmann (who designed the Hoover Dam) in the Italian Revival style. It includes a double-height banquet hall, dining room with coffered ceiling, a two-story kitchen and a paneled library. There’s also a recording studio, fitness room and a swimming pool. There are seven bedrooms — one of which is a master suite with double dressing rooms — seven full bathrooms and three half bathrooms.
Banderas and Grffith purchased the mansion in 1999 for $4.2 million, then in 2000 bought the neighboring property for $1.3 million. They demolished the standing house on the latter parcel to increase the acreage.