Everyone knows that you have to be really rich to own a house in Beverly Hills. This is common knowledge. Most people have no idea if you are really, really full of insanity, you live in a community spread over 325 acres in the hills of Beverly Hills called Beverly Hills. This is where you want to live when you are worth millions of dollars. It would not be an exaggeration to say that Beverly Park is the most exclusive and expensive gated community in the Los Angeles area. People living in Beverly Park, regular Beverly Hills, look like broken chicks.
I actually went there a decade ago to visit a friend’s house who was sitting at home for a highly successful actor. It is difficult to put into words what it is like. It seems fake. Even there is a dream. If you were pulling out of the driveway of the Beverly Hills Hotel, you would turn right, then right, then go straight up in the clouds on the winding road for 10 minutes. Your ears will pop. You will find out that you have reached the top because you will eventually be greeted by a frightened guard tower that will not let you stay until you are a resident or have been originally rescued by a resident. You are not allowed to take photographs within the common areas of Beverly Park.
The average house in Beverly Park is 20,000 sq ft. Some of the remaining vacant lots are sold regularly for $ 30 + million. Current celebrity residents include Daniel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Eddie Murphy, Justin Bieber, Rod Stewart, Steve Harvey, Samuel L. Jackson, Magic Johnson … and Sylvester Stallone.
Sylvester talks about Stallone.
Earlier today, Dirt.com reported that Sylvester was putting its Beverly Park mansion up for sale. Price Asked Report?
$ 130 million
We say that the previous report “reported” twice, because as Dirt.com itself indicates, they are getting their information from a roundabout source.
Dirt.com’s source is the Instagram feed of real estate super-agent Ben Bakal. In an Instagram story that I can’t find anymore, Beckel posted a photo of what looked like Sylvester’s personal office with a photo that read, “Sylvester Stallone – Rocky’s property hits the market! $ 130 Million “. He also appeared promoting his new real estate app “Reela”. So I am really struggling to understand how accurate this announcement really is, or if it is a marketing gimmick for the app.
For what it’s worth, Sylvester’s listings have not yet been covered by Wall Street Journal’s Mansion Global or other niche celebrity real estate outlets such as LA Times.
Sylvester bought his 3.5-acre slice of Beverly Park in the 1990s for an undisclosed sum. It was very empty at that time. He went on to build a 21,000-square-foot Mediterranean mansion, which has 8 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms. Here is a 3D rendering from Google Maps:
I have to say, I highly doubt that $ 130 million is the actual listing price. The current highest price paid for a Beverly Park mansion is $ 40 million.
On the other hand, as Dust.com points out, if Stallone’s listing is genuine, it wouldn’t really be the most expensive listing in Beverly Park at the moment either. The honor goes to a house called Villa Ferenze, which is located just 12 houses away from Sealy.
Asking the current price of Villa Firenze?
$ 160 million
There is no video tour of Sylvester’s home yet, but Villa is one of the Firenze that I will be posting in a moment so you can think about what we are doing in Beverly Park.
As you see, keep in mind that Villa Firenze is 8,000 square feet big which is Villa Stallone and occupies 9 acres instead of 3.5 acres. It is on the market since 2018 … so SEL will get $ 130 million.
Who owns Villa Firenze?
A billionaire husband and wife named Steve and Christine Hazy. Steven Udvar-Haji earned his fortune of nearly $ 4 billion in the airline leasing industry. In 1973, he founded the International Lease Finance Corporation. He sold the company to AIG in 1990 for $ 1.2 billion to an insurance company. His latest company, Air Lease Corporation, is publicly traded and has a market cap of about $ 5 billion. Air Lease has around 300 aircraft that are leased to airlines and private customers around the world.
Hays owns two other Beverly Park mansions. He is revered as the wealthiest Mormon in the world.
If you happen to be in the market for such a mansion, I have good news! Villa Firenze is actually going up for auction in five days. The owners are accepting offers from 26 January to 2 February. no reservations. Put in an offer!
As Sylvester, if the sale is genuine, he is likely looking to wind up his recently acquired $ 35 million mansion in Palm Beach, Florida.