The Collywood House, An Uncharacteristically Olson Kundig Home in Los Angeles

What really surprised me about this new home was not the outrageous size or intimidating asking price of $62 million, that’s become the price of entry for a mansion in LA these days, but the architecture firm behind it. It was designed by Olson Kundig, a firm whose work we’ve shared with you five times for their beautiful designs. However, this 15,642 sq.ft. home is uncharacteristically outrageous for the usually tasteful Seattle, Washington based firm. (more…)

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Classic Cliff May House Replaced With Mega Mansion Complete With Ballistic Safe Room, Retracting Roof and Chef’s Kitchen by Nobu.

Pacific Palisades Mega Mansion Replaces Cliff May House.
What was once a classic California home designed in the Spanish Colonial style by legendary architect Cliff May has since been torn down and replaced with this giant mega mansion from Los Angeles-based design and construction firm Arya Group, Inc. The newly listed home in Southern California’s Pacific Palisades is a whopping 20,000 square feet, has 6 bedrooms, 18 bathrooms (11 full and 7 half) and is available to lease for $350k a month. It’s loaded with the types of high tech features you might see in a James Bond movie combined with the kind of over-the-top luxury you’d expect to find in a Kardashian home. (more…)

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More Outrageous LA Real Estate: West Hollywood’s Skycastle

For every beautifully designed home in California, there’s one of these. An over-the-top, inefficiently designed, energy sucking, space-consuming private residence designed to appeal to the Baller. West Hollywood’s “Skycastle” is yet another one and it can be yours for only $50 Million. (more…)

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