A $44.5 million mansion next door is built and listed by Platinum Triangle powerbroker Kurt Rappaport
The most recent eight-figure listing from Platinum Triangle mega-broker Kurt Rappaport is located in Brentwood Park, one of L.A.'s most exclusive neighborhoods.
Rappaport swooped in and paid $11.75 million for the not quite one-acre property that shares a border with his multiacre compound four months after former CAA head Doc O’Connor (and former Madison Square Garden Company President and CEO) put the parcel on the market in the fall of 2018 for $12.7 million.
As co-founder of the Westside Estate Agency, David Geffen, Ellen DeGeneres, Warren Beatty, Sean Combs, Dr. Dre, and others have bought or sold homes with him, including David Geffen, Ellen DeGeneres, Warren Beatty, Sean Combs, and Dr. The developer saw it as an opportunity not only to build a drop-dead gorgeous neighboring home to the same exacting standards as his own home, but also to grow his sprawling multi-acre estate. Based on figures culled from the tax assessor and Rich Report research, Rappaport has shaved off about a third of an acre from the O’Connor property and incorporated it into his own estate, where he now has a 100-foot-long infinity-edge pool.
Rappaport and his model wife Zorana Kuzmanovic Rappaport brought on board architect Scott Mitchell and interior designer Clint Nicholas. In collaboration with Rappaport, they sourced premium materials and hired expert craftspeople to make the home stunning and worthy of its $44.5 million price tag, with his input and checkbook.
A modern minimalist design balanced by a variety of natural materials used in bespoke ways, this home has hand-built steel doors and windows, hand-plastered walls, wide-plank white oak floorboards, and grain-matched natural oak paneling. Between all three floors, a glass, steel, and wood staircase provides a gravity-defying link, while an elevator provides an easier but less dramatic way to get from one to the other. This high-tech home is equipped with all the high-tech accouterments expected in a home of this caliber, including a touchscreen home automation system that controls lighting, sound, window coverings, entry gates, and security.
The main floor features high-ceilinged formal living and dining rooms, a paneled library/office/bar and a motor court flanked by two garages. For messy menus and catered events, there is a separate chef's kitchen for messy menus and a family room adjacent to the kitchen. A large expanse of glass stretches throughout the main floor, blurring the distinction between indoors and outdoors.
Throughout the mansion's 13,000 square feet, there are five bedrooms and nine bathrooms. Each guest bedroom has its own walk-in closet and en-suite bath, while the primary suite features a private sitting area, an enormous and dramatic lighted walk-in closet, and a bathroom with more than 50 slabs of boldly veined and carefully book-matched black-and-white imported stone.
There's plenty to keep everyone in the household entertained and engaged in the sprawling subterranean level. In the spacious lounge and tasting area, a red neon text sculpture animates a climate-controlled wine cellar encased in glass. This elegant hotel has a sleek bar with flush-mounted flat-screen TVs, a plush Dolby Atmos screening room with a pool table, and a wellness center with a gym and spa facilities.
A dark-bottom pool surrounded by a thick carpet of fresh sod, dining and lounging patios on the poolside patios, and a separate pavilion for grabbing a cold drink and ducking out of the sun are among the features of the grounds, which look like they have grown for years.
In addition to Rappaport, Westside Estate Agency's Kevin Booker holds the listing.
This is not the first time Rappaport has marketed a $44-plus-million home as one of LA's top brokers. His swank home is not the only one he has built on spec. Several of his homes have been featured, including more than 30 in the Los Angeles area. Tom Ford's “Nocturnal Animals” featured his Malibu beach house, which he sold in 2018 for $85 million, and many of his personal residences have been sold to heavyweights in business, media and entertainment, including Tom Cruise, Michael Rapino, Jeff Shell, David Murdock, Larry Ellison, Daryl Katz, Ben Soleimani, and Sean Rad.