The Amber Hills Estate, 48 acres in the posh Brentwood area of Los Angeles, recently came back on the market for $28.5 million. The price isn’t exorbitant for such a huge piece of land in this expensive enclave, but it is nearly double the $14.6 million that hedge fund guru David Ganek paid for it in 2014.
Ganek bought it from Glorya Kaufman, the widow of Donald Kaufman. Donald, along with entrepreneur and philanthropist Eli Broad, founded KB Home, which has built over a half-million homes across the country.
The 12,000-square-foot main house on the estate was designed in the early 1940s by architect Paul Williams for opera singer John Charles Thomas. Over the years, Hollywood icons Dick Powell and June Allyson also owned the house.
The home’s exterior might also be recognizable to fans of ’80s television—it was used as the home of the husband and wife detectives played by Robert Wagner and Stefanie Powers on “Hart to Hart.”
The structures on the property currently include the main house, a tennis court with pavilion, guesthouses, a caretaker’s house, and maintenance building.
In the center of it all is a beautiful lake, complete with bridges and waterfalls. Oak trees and bougainvillea line the quarter-mile driveway.
Some of the photos used in the 2014 listing are also being used in the current listing, which likely indicates the place hasn’t changed much in the past five years. Perhaps a new owner will want to spruce up the place a bit.
However, it’s also likely the 48 acres will be parceled out and developed as a gated community of new luxury mansions. We’ll keep you posted!
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