Azria, who died in May at the age of 70, and his wife, Lubov Azria, originally placed the sprawling spread on the market for $85 million in 2015. A year later, they put it back up for sale and raised the price tag by $3 million.
When the elevated asking price failed to entice a buyer, the home was taken off the market. Now, it’s returned with a price chop of $10 million. Even at the reduced ask, it’s still our priciest property this week.
The price is a huge increase from the $14.4 million the couple paid when they bought it from producer Sidney Sheldon, the L.A. Times reported.
Dubbed Maison du Soleil, the estate was designed in 1939 by the architect to the stars Paul Williams, “who helped shape the legacy of classic Hollywood Regency design,” according to the listing description.
Not surprisingly, a fabulous home owned for years by creative types is decorated to the hilt, with walls and rooms filled with texture, shine, and pops of color, including orange, red, and silver.
Sitting on nearly 3 acres, the layout offers 30,000 square feet of living space and includes 17 bedrooms and 22 bathrooms.
With 60 rooms altogether, the eye-popping decor blends the home’s 1930s architecture with modern design. The dramatic foyer sets the tone, with a double staircase and a floor-to-ceiling chandelier. The living room is filled with rainbow-swirled carpets and opens out to the lawn.
A whimsical seating area with a cherry-red color scheme has an elaborate ceiling with faux blossoms overhead. The formal dining room comes with French doors that also open outside. Other rooms include a family room with built-ins, and a sparkling bar room with a disco vibe.
Entertainment options abound. There’s a 6,000-square-foot private movie theater with an attached catering kitchen. Outside, you’ll find Japanese and French gardens, a pool and Moroccan-style poolhouse with a hammam, a glass-walled tennis court, and multiple dining patios and fire pits.
The Los Angeles-based designer, who was CEO and designer of the BCBG Max Azria Group, was best known for his trendy yet affordable BCBGMAXAZRIA line of clothing. He also headed up the designer label Hervé Léger by Max Azria, a celebrity favorite.
Azria left BCBG in 2016, and soon after, BCBG Max Azria filed for bankruptcy in 2017. The brand and other labels were bought by Marquee Brands and Global Brands Group.
Ginger Glass with Compass holds the listing.