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    Designer Sue Wong’s $10.5 Million Mansion Is Like a Moroccan Palace in the Heart of LA

    Renowned fashion designer Sue Wong has dressed everyone from Anne Hathaway to Jessica Biel in her glittering gowns. So when it came to styling her Los Angeles mansion, she did it in a way that stayed true to the glamorous aesthetic her label is known for. 

    Looking to Morocco for inspiration, Wong spent the past two years creating her own North African-themed retreat in Los Feliz, and now she’s put that property on the market, The New York Post first reported. Listed for a cool $10.4 million, the 10,300-square-foot estate has undergone a major, $3 million facelift courtesy of Wong. Whatever furnishings and décor she couldn’t source from overseas, she crafted herself with the help of local Moroccan artisans. All of these are included in the sale, by the way.  

    Fashion designer Sue Wong has listed her Moroccan-themed LA mansion for $10.4 million

    Brian Kaplan

    The six-bed, seven-bath home is dripping with traditional Moorish flair. Think soaring archways in the foyer, hand-painted ceilings in the living room and ornate chandeliers throughout. Even the sinks and countertops were made abroad. The motif continues out front with bronze doors surrounded by soaring 20-foot walls made from imported tile, making you feel as if you’re about to enter a royal palace. At the center is a lush inner courtyard, decked out with a black obsidian pool, covered terrace, bar, an arbor and grilling area.

    Most of the furnishings and decor have been sourced from North Africa and are all included in the sale

    Brian Kaplan

    Internally, the media room is disguised as a library and a swanky, two-story entertaining lounge the size of a nightclub is equipped with a central bar and space for hundreds of guests, Ernie Carswell of Douglas Elliman, who holds the listing with Kendra Wilkinson and Spencer Daley, told the Post. Elsewhere, a grand dining room overlooks the sparkling pool. The primary suite is just as impressive, comprising its own sitting room, en suite bath and dressing room—all of which have been intricately decorated with crimson and gold trim. 

    Click here to see all the photos of Sue Wong’s Moroccan casbah.

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    Mookie Betts’s $10 Million LA Mansion Comes With a Custom Indoor Basketball Court

    After a World Series win in 2020, Dodgers’ outfielder Mookie Betts did what any pro athlete would do—he bought himself a new house. Now, the MLB player has put that same Los Angeles manse on the market, but this time, it comes with custom touches in tow.  

    The six-time All-Star is selling his 9,415-square-foot estate in Encino for a hefty $9.9 million. For context, Betts originally paid $7.6 million for the spread, which he scooped up from UCLA coach Chip Kelly. The property was recently built in 2018; however, it’s seen a fair share of swanky upgrades since then. Most notably, Betts installed an exercise facility and a light-blue indoor basketball court that he emblazoned with the initials “MB.”  

    Mookie Betts’s Los Angeles home has hit the market for $9.9 million, and it includes a custom indoor basketball court.

    Anthony Barcelo

    Elsewhere, the grounds offer a detached, two-story guest house equipped with two bedrooms, a full kitchen and a living room on the first floor. The half-acre compound is also decked out with a zero-edge swimming pool, a sunken fire pit, an outdoor kitchen and a cabana. Of course, if you’d rather work on your golf game, you’ll have a putting green all to yourself.  

    At the heart of the compound is the main residence, which has a whopping nine bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. Internally, you’ll find soaring high ceilings and wood floors throughout. In the double-height foyer, there’s a striking, curved staircase with a skylight above. Nearby, the living room sports its own fireplace and the chef’s kitchen has been outfitted with top-of-the-line appliances, a spacious walk-in pantry and sparkling quartz countertops.  

    The home was built in 2018 and has wood flooring and soaring ceiling throughout.

    Anthony Barcelo

    For entertainment, you’ll have your choice between movie nights at the home theater or going for a steam in the sauna. Naturally, the primary suite is a sublime retreat from the rest of the pad. The space has not one but two massive walk-in closets, dual spa-like en suite bathrooms, a sitting area with its own TV and fireplace, in addition to a private balcony. While there’s no word on where Betts is headed, rest assured his $365 million contract with the Dodgers will keep him in the LA area for the next decade.

    Morgan Trent with AKGRE holds the listing.

    Click here to see all the photos of Mookie Betts’s house.

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    Madonna’s Former Hollywood Hills Manse Just Hit the Market for $21 Million

    A pedigreed property in the Hollywood Hills where Madonna used to reside has just hit the market, and the digs are just as eccentric as the Queen of Pop herself. 

    Known as Castillo del Lago, the singer’s former manse is listed for a cool $21 million, offered up by the current owner, fashion designer Leon Max, The Wall Street Journal first reported. The Material Girl picked up the abode back in 1993, but she ultimately sold it shortly after in 1996. Originally designed in the ‘20s by renowned architect John DeLario, the Spanish-style estate is believed to be among the first homes to be built in Los Angeles. It’s also where 1930s mobster Bugsy Siegel set up a gambling den and several scenes of Beverly Hills Cop were filmed.  

    Madonna’s former Hollywood Hills mansion just listed for $21 million

    Jim Bartsch/Carolwood Estates

    Now considered a local landmark, the residence sits at the top of a scenic ridge. It comprises two towers, each of which offers a bird’s eye view of the iconic Hollywood sign. (Seriously, you can’t miss it.) Sited on a three-acre lot, the castle-like spread is surrounded by lush lawns, rose gardens, citrus trees and fountains galore. The grounds also sport a sparkling lap pool, an outdoor fireplace, a two-car garage and a dreamy central courtyard that’s covered in wisteria.  

    Originally designed by architect John DeLario, the formal dining room has a honeycomb ceiling

    Jim Bartsch/Carolwood Estates

    Measuring an impressive 10,513 square feet, the spread includes nine bedrooms and six baths. Internally, there are a ton of old-world architectural details. Think coffered ceilings, terra-cotta flooring, intricate tilework, sculpted archways and wrought iron accents throughout. A vintage, wood-paneled elevator and library are among the home’s most notable features. 

    In the formal dining room, you’ll find a striking, geometric ceiling that resembles golden honeycombs. Elsewhere, the primary suite has its own dedicated wing which encompasses multiple sitting areas and dual baths. Of course, if you’re in it for the perks, a media room, a wine cellar and a separate gym are among some of the amenities.

    The house was built in the 1920s in a Spanish-style

    Jim Bartsch/Carolwood Estates

    According to WSJ, Max is shopping the prized pad around because he’s headed across the pond to England. Though we imagine he’ll have a hard time leaving this place behind.

    Linda May and Brett Lawyer of Carolwood Estates hold the listing together.

    Click here to see all the photos of Castillo del Lago.  

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    Baseball Great David Ortiz’s Miami Mansion Hits the Market for $12.5 Million

    While David Ortiz’s MLB career might be over, Big Papi is still taking big swings—the latest being the massive Miami manse he built.

    The former Boston Red Sox slugger has hoisted his home in South Florida’s Pinecrest neighborhood onto the market and for $12.5 million. According to records, the American League All-Star originally bought the one-acre lot back in 2016, the same year he announced his retirement. He then custom-built an uber-modern estate in 2019 and had it decked out with its own state-of-the-art movie theater, an elevator and, wait for it, a sports bar with enough space to mount nine TVs. 

    David “Big Papi” Ortiz is selling his Miami mansion for $12.5 million

    1 OAK Studios / ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

    Altogether, the spread measures a whopping 10,200 square feet and includes five bedrooms and eight bathrooms across two stories. Outdoors, you’ll find a sparkling swimming pool, a spa, shower and summer kitchen. The tropical grounds are also dotted with multiple fire pits that you can cozy up next to, a gazebo, lush greenery and a reflecting pool.  

    Internally, giant full-length windows and soaring high ceilings bring in a ton of extra sun making the whole space feel bright and airy. From the looks of it, it’s clear that the superstar athlete liked to entertain. There are two different living areas to kick back in, an expansive dining room, plus a great room. Naturally, the kitchen has plenty of space to prep for guests with dual refrigerators, a large center island and a walk-in pantry. 

    The primary suite has a hidden TV that drops down from the ceiling

    1 OAK Studios / ONE Sotheby’s International Realty

    Of course, the primary suite is as impressive as the rest of the property, if not more, outfitted with its own sitting area, spa bath, soaking tub and 16-foot shower. Considering there was nowhere to put the TV that wouldn’t interrupt the views, Big Papi decided to install a hidden screen that unfolds straight from the ceiling instead. Pretty clever, huh?  

    Michael Martinez with ONE Sotheby’s International Realty holds the listing. 

    Click here to see all the photos of 9505 SW 63 Court.  

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    Carmelo and La La Anthony’s Spanish-Style LA Home Just Hit the Market for $2.6 Million

    Before their split, Carmelo and La La Anthony shared a chic, Spanish-style retreat in Los Angeles. Now, nearly two years after calling it quits, the former couple is finally parting ways with their longtime family home.

    The NBA star and his ex-wife, who officially filed for divorce back in June 2021, have listed the sprawling California estate for a cool $2.6 million. The palatial pad dates all the way back to 1929 but has since undergone an extensive renovation. Today, the modern abode offers three spacious bedrooms, three bathrooms and more than 2,000 square feet of living space.  

    Carmelo and La La Anthony’s former Los Angeles home just listed for $2.6 million.

    Todd Goodman

    “The property is a completely private and redone Spanish oasis in the heart of Beverly Grove for the most discerning of buyers,” Nima Tehrany of Compass, who holds the listing together with colleague James Baulding, told Architectural Digest.

    The secluded one-story residence is hidden behind sturdy gates and tall hedges. Staying true to its roots, the home sports a white stucco exterior, a red tiled roof and charming archways. Inside, you’ll find vaulted beamed ceilings, oversized picture windows and hardwood flooring throughout. The light-filled living room features a cozy fireplace and postcard-like views of the olive trees outside. Elsewhere, the eat-in kitchen comes equipped with stainless steel appliances and a wine fridge, while the breakfast nook is surrounded by limewash walls that create a modern yet old-world feel.  

    The Spanish-style residence was originally built in the ’20s but has been totally renovated.

    Todd Goodman

    When you need to unwind, the primary suite is outfitted with a massive walk-in closet clad in dark wood. There’s also a spa-like en suite complete with a freestanding soaking tub, dual sinks, a glass-walled shower and vistas of the bamboo-lined yard. Speaking of which, the grounds themselves have a few surprise perks, including an open-air cabana, multiple al fresco dining areas and a sparkling plunge pool and spa. Sounds like a slice of paradise in Beverly Grove.

    Click here to see all the photos of 353 North Sweetzer Avenue.

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