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The Most Notable Luxury Real Estate Deals of March 2016

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Los Angeles

Fashion designer Max Azria, who founded the BCBG Max Azria Group, has listed his Holmby Hills mansion (pictured above) for US$88 million, the Wall Street Journal reported. Designed by architect Paul R. Williams in the 1930s, the property was purchased by Azria in 2005 and measures about 30,000 square feet after a reported US$30 million in renovations. The 17-bedroom home includes a floor-to-ceiling waterfall chandelier made from more than 150,000 crystals in the grand entryway, a home theater, swimming pool with bar, “Moroccan-themed” pool house, home office with gold-leafed ceiling, greenhouse, gym and tennis court.

Last year, Azria listed the estate for US$85 million, but withdrew it from the market after eight months, Curbed reported.

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New York

Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards is selling his penthouse at 1 Fifth Avenue with an asking price of US$12.23 million, according to Curbed. Richards and his wife, model Patti Hansen, purchased the apartment for US$10.5 million in 2014. The four-bedroom, four-bathroom duplex features three setback terraces, a 47-foot-wide living space with views of Greenwich Village, fully integrated Sonos sound system and an open staircase with leather wrapped bronze handrail. Architect Joe Serrins renovated the apartment in 2011.

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South Florida

A company controlled by Microsoft founder Bill Gates, the wealthiest person in the world, paid US$13.5 million for a Wellington, Florida mansion next to Gates’ current seasonal residence. The recently acquired four-acre property at 3060 Mallet Hill Court was sold by local developer Stuart Roffman; it features a 7,000-square-foot Spanish-style home and its own horse barn, according to the South Florida Business Journal. Built in 1990, the residence last traded for US$1.2 million in 2010, although it has been recently remodeled.

Three years ago, Gates spent US$8.7 million on a 4.5-acre ranch at 3155 Mallet Hill Court, which has a 12,864-square-foot mansion. Gates purchased the home via a trust managed by attorney William McCaughan,The Real Deal reported. Gates now owns about 8.6 acres on Mallet Hill Court, but he’s considering purchasing four more parcels on the street, for a total of nearly 20 acres, sources told GossipExtra. Three of those four lots are vacant.

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Lake Tahoe, Nevada

24 Hour Fitness founder Mark Mastrov has placed his 13-acre property in Lake Tahoe on the market, with an asking price of US$35 million. Located in Glenbrook, the lakeshore parcel is known as “The Pines” and has three separate homes. Mastrov purchased the estate as a vacation home when his kids were young, but spent less time there as his children got older, listing agent Trinkie Watson told the Sacramento Business Journal.

The 13,686-square-foot main home at The Pines was built in 1998 and has six bedrooms, five bathrooms, ceilings made of Douglas fir, lakefront dining room, gym, spa room, game room/bar, theater and an automated control system. The property also has a 3,000-square-foot, four-bedroom guest house and a two-story, three-bedroom caretaker’s house. Features include a full gym, batting cages, three-hole golf course, swimming pool and boathouse with shared pier.

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