An unnamed Saudi buyer spent $52.2 million on a 20,000-square-foot Los Angeles mansion and a neighbouring house for his staff. Take a look inside the compound.

Simon BerlynThe 20,000-square-foot home on the compound sold for $US45 million.

A wealthy Saudi buyer has snapped up two neighbouring Los Angeles mansions to create a $US52.2 million compound, The Wall Street Journal reported.

The larger home, which has seven bedrooms and about 20,000 square feet of living space, sold for $US45 million, making it the most expensive home sold in LA this year, according to The Journal.

The four-bedroom, 4,300-square-foot home sold for $US7.2 million and will house the buyer’s staff.

The buyer has not been identified, but Variety reported that the property was sold to an entity formed by a Pasadena tax attorney known for managing the finances of some of the wealthiest members of the Al Saud royal family.

The seller is the diamond manufacturer Rafael Zakaria.

Rayni Williams and Branden Williams of Hilton & Hyland shared the listing for the larger home with Aaron Kirman of Compass, who also held the listing for the smaller home.

Here’s a look inside the $US52.2 million compound.


An unidentified Saudi buyer spent $US52.2 million on two neighbouring homes in the affluent Bel Air neighbourhood of Los Angeles.

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The houses sit right next to each other on Bentley Circle. The larger home sold for $US45 million, and the smaller one sold for $US7.2 million.

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The larger home is a 20,000-square-foot mansion with a massive, wraparound infinity pool.

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The home, built by the developer and diamond manufacturer Rafael Zakaria, was originally asking $US48 million.

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The modern home comes with seven bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, and a 12-car garage.

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Finishes of Portuguese limestone and Calacatta marble can be found throughout the home.

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A large O-shaped sculpture sits at the back of the house.

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Outside, you can find oversized gardens and a professional tennis court …

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… as well as an outdoor dining and entertainment area.

Juwan Li

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The infinity pool extends a full 200 feet.

Juwan Li

Source: Williams & Williams


The smaller home, designed by Richard Neutra, is known as the Neutra house.

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Source: Los Angeles Times


The modernist house, built in 1954, was previously asking $US13.5 million.

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The 4,315-square-foot home includes four bedrooms and four bathrooms.

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It will reportedly house the Saudi buyer’s staff.

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Source: Wall Street Journal


Most of the home’s exterior walls are floor-to-ceiling windows.

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This bedroom overlooks lush landscaping.

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A steel floating staircase connects two levels of the home.

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The buyer of the two homes has not been identified, but Variety reported that the property was sold to an entity formed by a Pasadena tax attorney known for managing the finances of some of the wealthiest members of the Saudi royal family.

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Source: Variety


While it’s unknown whether the buyer belongs to the Saudi royal family, the crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, is known for his lavish purchases, including a $US300 million French chateau and a $US450 million Leonardo da Vinci painting.

Source: Business Insider

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