For those who can afford the ultra-luxurious homes set in lush locations like Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Malibu, and Brentwood Park, the options are endless: posh estates, luxury villas, properties with expansive grounds, immaculate interiors, and first-rate amenities.

Surprisingly, Los Angeles’ priciest homes of 2014 weren’t clustered in Bel Air or Beverly Hills. Most of the sales were on the beautiful streets of Holmby Hills. One property, Brody House, achieved a difficult feat; it was sold twice in 2014.

To see which L.A. properties catered to the most affluent buyers in 2014, PropertyShark compiled a list of the most expensive homes sold in Los Angeles last year. Here they are:

#10. 29150 Cliffside Dr, Malibu

Sale price: $33,500,000

This exquisite property at 29150 Cliffside Drive boasts a scenic location on Point Dume. It changed hands for $33.5 million in 2014.

#9. 475 Bel Air Rd, Los Angeles

Sale price: $34,000,000

The legendary William H. Doheny Estate at 475 Bel Air Road occupies 3.63 acres just North of Sunset Blvd. Built in 1963, the impressive property features more than 10,000 square feet of living space with superb city and ocean views.

The estate includes a gated driveway with parking for approximately 15 cars and 4 enclosed parking spaces, according to Point2 Homes. It sold for $34 million in September 2014.

#8. 200 S Mapleton Dr, Los Angeles

Sale price: $39,000,000

Hip-hop guru Sean Combs, also known as P. Diddy, paid $39 million for 200 S Mapleton Dr. His new home has a grotto linked by an underwater tunnel, the Los Angeles Times reports.

#7. 12780 Chalon Rd, Los Angeles

Sale price: $40,000,000

Tom Brady and his supermodel wife Gisele sold their home to another entertainment mogul, Dr. Dre, for $40 million.

The couple reportedly spent approximately $20 million designing and building the mammoth home over four years, and included unique touches such as a moat and a koi pond. The home has 5 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, a gym, sauna, and loggia.

#6. 271 S Mapleton Dr, Los Angeles

Sale price: $44,000,000

Located on 1.38 acres at the corner of South Mapleton Drive and Charing Cross Road, this luxurious estate was sold for $44 million.

The property includes 8 bedrooms, 19 bathrooms, indoor and outdoor pools and a bowling alley, as well as fully functional, basement-level dental offices, and an operating room, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

#5. 10231 Charing Cross Rd, Los Angeles

Sale price: $45,000,000

At fifth position was 10231 Charing Cross Rd., a sprawling estate which changed hands for a whopping $45 million. It was put up for sale by Jamie McCourt (former Dodgers co-owner).

Built in 1931, the contemporary European-style villa features first-class amenities including an Olympic size indoor pool, spa, steam and massage rooms, lush landscaping, and a sparkling outdoor swimming pool with waterfall.

#4. 360 S Mapleton Dr, Los Angeles

Sale price: $49,500,000; $39,888,000

Brody House at 360 S. Mapleton Dr, Los Angeles came in fourth. Comic genius Ellen DeGeneres splashed $39.88 million on the house in 2014 but couldn’t resist the offer she got from Sean Parker (Napster Founder) of $49.5 million the same year.

#3. 1181 North Hillcrest, Beverly Hills

Sale price: $70,000,000

In third place was 1181 N. Hillcrest Rd. which was sold to Markus Persson, the creator of the popular game Minecraft. He outbid Beyoncé and Jay-Z to buy the mega-mansion with amenities like vodka and tequila bars, a car showroom, and a candy room.

#2. 355 North Carolwood Drive, 325 North Carolwood Drive, Los Angeles

Sale price: $74,000,000

Second on the list was the old Disney estate at 355 N Carolwood Dr, Los Angeles. Once Walt Disney’s dream home, it is now a limestone mega-mansion. It was put up for sale by Gabriel Brener, the owner of Houston Dynamo. In June 2014, it sold for $74 million.

#1. 350 North Carolwood Drive, Los Angeles

Sale price: $88,300,000

Often referred to as L.A.’s Versailles, Fleur De Lys took the first position with a sale price of $88.3 million. The white elephant in Holmby Hills had been put up for sale in 2007 and finally found a buyer in March 2014.

Designed by Richard Robertson III, the European-style mansion is set on 4.6 acres and comprises 12 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, a tennis court, and a ballroom for 500.

Just by looking at Los Angeles’ top residential sales of 2014, it is easy to see that real estate was booming. There were many bidding wars as well as all-cash offers. Some of the costly sales topped $70 million!

While it may take sellers a while to get a contract in Los Angeles, the wait is totally worth it.

Los Angeles' most expensive homes sold in 2014

No.Property AddressNeighborhoodSale PriceSale DateBuilding size (sq. ft.)Lot size (sq. ft.)
1350 N Carolwood Dr, Los AngelesBeverly Crest$88,300,000Mar 201435,046182,475
2355 N Carolwood Dr, Los AngelesBeverly Crest$74,000,000Jun 201422,396114,502
325 N Carolwood Dr, Los Angeles6,10947,647
31181 N Hillcrest Rd, Beverly HillsBeverly Hills$70,000,000Dec 20146,98441,608
4360 S Mapleton Dr, Los AngelesWestwood$49,500,000Jul 201412,48896,954
$39,888,000Jan 2014
510231 Charing Cross Rd, Los AngelesWestwood$45,000,000May 201411,637113,475
6271 S Mapleton Dr, Los AngelesWestwood$44,000,000Apr 20141,09861,077
712780 Chalon Rd, Los AngelesBrentwood$40,000,000May 201413,890157,903
8200 S Mapleton Dr, Los AngelesWestwood$39,000,000Aug 201415,77156,583
9475 Bel Air Rd, Los AngelesBel Air$34,000,000Sep 20148,852180,028
1029150 Cliffside Dr, MalibuMalibu$33,500,000Aug 201411,74153,010

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Amalia Otet

Amalia Otet

Amalia Otet is an online content developer and creative writer for RENTCafé. She loves all things real estate and strives to live beautifully, one green step at a time.

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