Hilton & Hyland Congratulates Mia Trudeau on the Sale of Liongate Estate

Hilton & Hyland is pleased to congratulate our own Mia Trudeau on the sale of the Liongate Estate.


The property is truly a one-of-a-kind, extraordinary home, and offers a piece of history with great distinction. It has been featured extensively in the media as the pinnacle of modern luxury real estate, including EXTRA TV, among others.

Throughout the property, custom and authenticated architectural interiors merge with a rare combination of furnishings and finishes to yield interiors which have received many local accolades.

Originally built in 1938 by world-renowned architect Paul Williams on nearly two acres of private land in lower Bel-Air, the estate has been re-imagined and generously expanded from the ground up, while maintaining the true integrity of the original architect. Local architect Dean Larkin was the guiding force of this effort.


“It was a tremendous privilege to have been given the confidence to market and handle this esteemed estate,” said Trudeau. “The trust placed in me by my client and the road we traveled together was a four and a half year journey of architectural appreciation, intricate precision, and intense care to each facet of this process, and I’m thrilled to see the home will be in great hands.”


Composer and musician Jack Lawrence was the first owner of this home, who then sold the home in 1979 to singer-songwriter Kenny Rogers. Rogers’ Zodiac sign was the Leo, and named the estate Liongate after his interest in astrology. Williams, known as a perfectionist with the highest integrity, took intimate care in the detailed design of the original property, which was nearly tripled in size to form the current estate.


Trudeau, who carries an international reputation, having traveled the world extensively during her prior career in the fashion industry, has an international perspective in all that she does. She has lived in seven different countries and is fluent in French. Her worldly experiences have led to current listings in the Fiji Islands, and a broad, international client base that inform her worldview.


Inclusive of furniture and prized assets, some of whom were added courtesy of the eclectic and diverse tastes of previous owners, the estate was sold for just under $50 million.

Hilton & Hyland’s Zach Goldsmith Chats Fryman Canyon in THR

One of many key benefits to Studio City’s exclusive Fryman Canyon neighborhood, according to Hilton & Hyland’s Zach Goldsmith, is that buyers get more for their money in terms of square footage and land. “Not as much as you used to, though,” he cautions; “but it’s better than the Westside,” he told The Hollywood Reporter.

Goldsmith added: “Restaurants, shops, bars, and dog-walkers all line Ventura Boulevard, creating the perfect midway point between the hustle and bustle of the Westside and the rest of the Valley. “

“All the nature the west coast has to offer is readily found in Fryman Canyon.   Some of the best restaurants from the Westside have found second homes in Studio City, and originals are popping up daily. There’s always been a creative, artistic spirit to the area, and it’s coming to fruition today with families enjoying the scenery and neighborhood parks to walk their dogs, the unparalleled nature scenes, and the peaceful retreat it provides people of all ages,” Goldsmith continued.

See the rest of the piece here.

Hilton & Hyland Hosts Successful Estate Tour to Kickoff Christie’s International Real Estate Conference

Hilton & Hyland hosted an Estate Tour to kick off the Christie’s International Real Estate Annual Conference Monday afternoon.


The tour, which was led in caravan style through the streets of Beverly Hills, began at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. With various routes canvassing Robinson Gardens, the estate on Elden Way; The Legendary Beverly House on Beverly Drive; Oak Pass Road’s modern estate; and the Greystone Manor on Loma Vista, the estate tour canvassed the multifaceted modern day luxury real estate world.


Robinson Gardens, the venerable property that has captured the attention of everyone from historians to those who appreciate elegant gardens and traditional design, showcased its breathtaking display garden, mansion, and pool pavilion.


The Legendary Beverly House, home to movies including “The Bodyguard” and “The Godfather” sits atop a private knoll three blocks from Sunset Boulevard. The long private driveway ascends one of the city’s longest private drives that open into a courtyard fountain.


The estate on Oak Pass Road catapulted the contemporary portion of the tour.  The cutting-edge architectural triumph strategically highlights the 130-plus oak trees that line the property. The two-home compound, ideal for an art aficionado, has an abundance of gallery walls, and was designed by architect Noah Walker.

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The Greystone Mansion highlighted a historic site with a storied past, tucked away in the hills and underscoring the eloquent mansion and spectacular gardens that are home to some of the most special events hosted throughout the year in the City of Beverly Hills.


At the manor, O’Gara Coach, the ultra-luxury automotive dealership, graciously sponsored the event, providing their signature luxury vehicles to showcase to visitors entering the home.


Hilton & Hyland cofounder Jeff Hyland welcomes guests at the Greystone Mansion.


Hilton & Hyland’s Charles Black and Kate Brickley enter the Greystone Mansion.


Guests enjoy food trucks and exchange creative ideas outside the Greystone Mansion.


Jeff Hyland on-the-go as he meets with our partners from Christie’s International.


Hilton & Hyland’s Charles Black, Alla Furman, Luke Anderson, and Zach Goldsmith mingle with guests outside the Greystone Mansion.

Paul McClean – Excellence in Modern Design

Paul McClean, who has designed several past and current listings of Hilton & Hyland’s, is unique in his field of contemporary design.  McClean’s firm, the eponymous McClean Design, specializes in the design of contemporary homes, and has completed numerous houses in Laguna Beach and Los Angeles in the last ten years. Their stated mission is to foster “an interest in modern living and a desire to connect our clients to the beauty of the surrounding natural environment.”

On Tanager Way in the Bird Streets neighborhood is one of Drew Fenton and Tyrone McKillen’s current listings designed by McClean.


The home exemplifies all that is McClean, and the taste and class that are hallmarks of Hilton & Hyland’s style: A two-wing, J-shaped residence benefits from a secure entrance courtyard highlighted by a glass-walled bridge that crosses over a water feature below and into a dramatic combined living and dining area.  True to McClean’s style, the home makes extensive use of glazing systems to maximize views and provides a warm, light-filled contemporary space.


In the past, Fenton & McKillen have also listed 31696 Sea Cliff Drive, a McClean masterpiece located two houses from the water on the west side of Pacific Coast Highway.


The home, which was recently completed, has views from almost every room with floor to ceiling glass walls that open to the ocean breeze and sunset vistas. It also includes Portuguese Limestone and white oak flooring, smart technology that controls all aspects of the home through a smartphone and iPad, along with a beautiful white Carrera marble kitchen with Euro style cabinetry and top of the line appliances.


On Stradella Road in Bel-Air, Michael LaMontagna and Williams & Williams currently have listed the just-completed modern masterpiece, another one of Hilton & Hyland’s current listings by McClean.


The seamless integration between luxury and utility, featuring sweeping panoramic city views beyond compare, the home is an unprecedented multisensory experience, the true pinnacle of McClean’s style. Every inch of this seven bedroom, 12 bathroom architectural dream home exhibits sharp attention to fine detail and composition.

McClean is among many architects who provide exquisite homes that are the very definition of contemporary, modern, and sleek style, part of Los Angeles’ constantly evolving design scene.

Just-Listed in Bel-Air: Gorgeous Family Home on 1.2 Acres

Built by Paul Williams in 1936, this sprawling, two-story estate features a floating-style staircase, high ceilings, two dining rooms, screening room, wine cellar, bar, billiard room, two offices, gift-wrapping room, flower-arranging room, beauty salon, eight fireplaces, two motor courts, paddle tennis court, swimming pool, and a seven-car garage. On Bellagio Road in Bel-Air.


The home clocks in at 11 bedrooms, 18 bathrooms, and 20,866 square feet of living space, on a breathtaking 1.2 acres, at 10771 Bellagio Road, Bel-Air 90077.


Last year, 132 single-family homes sold in the 90077 ZIP Code at a median price of $2.2 million, according to CoreLogic DataQuick. That was a 13.8% price increase from 2013.


The home is listed by our own Drew Fenton for $35 million.

Hilton & Hyland’s Jonathan Nash and the British-American Business Council Welcome 9th Earl Charles Spencer

Hilton & Hyland’s own Jonathan Nash, who sits on the Board of Directors of the British-American Business Council, recently hosted an event for Charles Spencer’s book launch.


Spencer, who is the brother of the late Princess Diana, the maternal uncle of Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry, as well as the great-uncle of Prince George of Cambridge, recently wrote a tome on the execution of the King of England on January 30, 1649. The book is the account of the fifty-nine regicides, the men who signed Charles I’s death warrant.


The event, which was the Los Angeles launch of his newest and fourth book, “Killers of the King: The Men Who Dared to Execute Charles,” drew leaders from both British and American business communities, to congratulate 9th Earl Spencer on the successful launch of his latest book. The book has debuted to rave reviews and been hailed as “a worthwhile examination of an often ignored aspect of English history,” highlighting the tremendous respect readers have for Spencer’s intimate knowledge of the country and history he knows and loves.

9th Earl Spencer and his distinguished career both highlight the class and integrity Nash and his Hilton & Hyland colleagues strive for daily, and we are pleased as an organization to see the partnership with the BABC grow and expand alongside our British colleagues.

Architectural masterpiece on Oak Pass Road listed by Gary Gold

As listing agent Gary Gold explores in his video below, this 3.5 acre compound is a true architectural masterpiece, raising the bar in both design and technology. This two-home compound is situated on oak-studded grounds in a quiet canyon on a private, gated street.

Oak Pass Road from Hilton & Hyland on Vimeo.

The main house is ideal for the art collector with its gallery and abundance of art walls. The living and dining room is enveloped by floor to ceiling sliding doors, overlooking the 75 foot raised infinity pool that cascades into the primary pool. The family room is highlighted with a 900 bottle wine wall, which is both functional and stunning.

Each of the bedrooms are isolated from the living areas. The master suite is its own restful reprieve, surrounded by oaks and appointed with a private study and a sun drenched spa bathroom. Additional amenities include a gym, steam and dry sauna, screening room, caretaker’s apartment, a music room that seats 80 people for live performances and a 2 bedroom second residence that is an architectural triumph in its own right.

The property is listed by Gary Gold at Hilton & Hyland, and is available by private showing only.

Alla Furman sells gorgeous, discrete home with stunning views of city and ocean

Hilton & Hyland congratulates Alla Furman on her sale of this gorgeous, private, and gated estate at the end of a cul-de-sac. The home, which has five bedroom and seven bathrooms, is perfect for a large family. With incomparable views of the city and ocean, the home was a unique find.

The home features formal entry, a gourmet kitchen with breakfast area, guest house, master suite with his and hers bathrooms, two-level walk in closet, formal dining room, gym, and media room with bar.  Located on El Retiro Way in Beverly Hills, the home will be the perfect family home for years to come.

Charming Spanish, open floor plan in Beverly Hills Just Listed

This just-listed property is a charming Spanish-style home with a two-story guest home. It features an open floor plan with hardwood floors, high ceilings, and skylights. A beautiful spacious living room open into a formal dining area and cook’s kitchen. The private back yard with a pool are perfect for family living and entertaining. The home perfectly meshes comfortable, family living with Spanish Style to create the prime-for- entertaining destination.

The home is located at 321 South Linden Drive, in Beverly Hills, and is listed for $3,250,000.

Hilton & Hyland wins Luxury Portfolio International Award for Highest Average Production by Sales Volume

Hilton & Hyland is pleased to receive the award for Luxury Portfolio International’s 2014 Agent Production in the Highest Average Production in Sales Volume category, based on our 2014 Market Share survey.


The award was won for the third consecutive year, based on our submission of a closed $2.9 Billion in total residential sales volume, across 752 residential transaction sides for the calendar year 2014.  Additionally, Hilton & Hyland closed 83% of these at a price of $1 million or more.

Each of these figures represents Hilton & Hyland’s ongoing willingness to be ahead of the curve with regards to emerging trends, while retaining our edge in being the preeminent base of knowledge in the area for historical, architectural, and design of homes in the Los Angeles area. The firm has broken several real estate records representing the single largest sale in Beverly Hills history, located on Hilcrest Road, listed for $85 million.

“Being recognized with a Member Achievement Award is a noteworthy distinction, signifying an exceptional level of real estate expertise and professionalism,” said LeadingRE President and CEO Pam O’Connor in announcing the award. “We are pleased to celebrate this outstanding firm for being among the top real estate companies in the world and commend them for their many accomplishments.”

Since 1993, Hilton & Hyland has provided customized, top-tier service to the luxury real estate market, with a focus on the Los Angeles area and reach around the world.

Hilton & Hyland’s Trudeau Guests on EXTRA to talk “Liongate”

Hilton & Hyland’s Mia Trudeau will appear on EXTRA this weekend, in a segment promoting the Liongate Estate, at 616 Nimes Road in Bel Air.

As the segment highlights, Trudeau, who has lived in seven countries and is fluent in French, brings the perfect convergence of a wealth of knowledge and passion for worldly tastes with her unparalleled insights into the local area’s design and architectural scene.

Liongate, which was originally created by the world renowned Paul Williams, has been remastered with exquisite integrity and class as today’s most prestigious luxury real estate. It’s located at the lower east gate of Bel Air on a rare street-to-street lot, and includes two formal, gated entrances. With eleven bedrooms, seventeen baths and three living rooms, the home is perfectly poised for family living and entertaining alike.

Entertain in the twelve-seat theater, enjoy wine straight from the climate-controlled wine room, and venture into the expansive saltwater pool before retreating to a master suite with views that overlook Century City and Downtown Los Angeles.

The home is listed for $65,000,000, and is available by private showing only.

Just sold by Alla Furman of Hilton & Hyland – Mediterranean Tennis Court estate in Beverly Hills

Hilton & Hyland congratulates Alla Furman on her just-sold, private Mediterranean tennis court estate at the west end of the cul-de-sac at Heather Road.


The gated property, which sits on approximately 3.9 acres and features spectacular city, mountain and ocean views also has a grand entry leading to an open floor plan, complete with with high ceilings and hardwood floors.



The home, which has a large living and family room, both with fireplace, art studio, sauna and cook’s kitchen, is perfect for family living. Upstairs is a luxurious master suite with a bar, fireplace, his and her closets and three additional bedroom suites. The lush grounds feature a pool, spa and tennis court that overlook beautiful views of the city.  Heather Road is the perfect, cozy street to raise a family, and we congratulate Alla on the sale!

Drew Fenton and Tyrone McKillen List Architectural Triumph on the Sunset Strip

On the most prestigious cul-de sac in the exclusive Bird Streets, a daring architectural triumph with panoramic views has been listed by top agent Drew Fenton.


Designed by Paul McClean and furnished by Minotti, striking contemporary features include dramatic 13 foot ceilings, automated disappearing walls of glass that open to grassy yard and a 65 foot infinity edge pool.  The home provides views of the entire Los Angeles Basin – from Downtown to Pacific Ocean, with the finest craftsmanship and selection of the most sophisticated finishes.  The home’s master suite opens to a private, covered lounging terrace with fireplace and a baja shelf, which spills onto the main pool. The home has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms.



The home, perfectly poised for entertaining, includes a Striking “Water Lounge” with a bar and fireplace overlooking cascading double height water feature and living walls.  A luxurious screening room that seats twelve guests to start the evening is included, including state-of-the-art technology by Crestron. The home has the perfect sky deck for large scale events with jetliner views.

The listing price is $32,000,000.

Oak Pass Road 3.5 Acre Architectural Compound Lists for $23 Million

As The Wall Street Journal reported today, Hilton & Hyland will list two modern homes designed around more than 100 oak trees in Beverly Hills for $23 million.


The main home, an approximately 7,600-square-foot concrete and glass house, was just completed and has never been lived in. The nearby second home, which is an approximately 2700 square foot barn-inspired structure, was completed in early 2013. Though the homes constitute two separate lots, the houses are close in proximity and are only being offered together.

The larger house, which is a four-bedroom, five-bathroom home built on a ridge with canyon views, has a 75-foot-long lap pool that overflows into a second pool below. A large oak tree, which was used as a focal point when designing the property, hangs over the water. There is an herb garden on the roof and an open-air courtyard with sliding glass walls that forms the center of the lower-level living space. A 920-bottle wine-cellar with a glass wall frames the living space downstairs.



Gary Gold of Hilton & Hyland is the selling agent.

Hilton & Hyland Welcomes Aneela Zaman to the team

Hilton & Hyland is pleased to welcome Aneela Zaman to the team.  A native of Toronto, Canada, Aneela has had a keen eye for emerging trends and locations from a young age. Aneela arrived in Los Angeles in 2000, recalling, “I knew this was home for me the moment I arrived”.

Before beginning her real estate career, Aneela worked as a freelance artist for several years in photography and makeup, working closely with clients to capture and create commercial vision for their product. Aneela took the time to listen and help orchestrate what the clients were looking to create from the beginning to the end of the process. These experiences have allowed her to polish her skills in communication and problem solving – both of which give her clients an enormous competitive advantage when working with her.

Aneela’s approach to real estate is more personal than most, and she believes that this personal touch leads to successful transactions for her clients. Because she takes the time to get acquainted and learn something of their hopes and dreams, she is able to ask inquisitive questions and get an intrinsic feel for clients.

Aneela brings to the table a keen eye for property condition and has a second-nature ability to assist clients in visualizing dreams and helping address the affordability of changes the client may want to make on a property.

On her new appointment to the team, Aneela said, “I embrace life’s journeys and sincerely welcome the opportunity to assist clients with theirs. Real estate transactions involve some of the most important decisions a person can make.   My responsibility and commitment to you ensures that you will feel comfortable, informed, and relaxed in what can be a stressful time.”

Hilton & Hyland Welcomes Anna Marie Simpliciano to the team

Anna Marie’s 13 years in the real estate business have seen her learn from and work with top brass across the real estate world, including Former Chairman of Estates for Prudential John Aaroe Beverly Hills and Joseph Babajian.  From 2010 to 2012, Anna Marie was mentored and worked closely under Coldwell Banker’s # 1 agent worldwide for 3 consecutive years, Chris Cortazzo.  During that period, Anna Marie had been involved in over 100 transactions in Malibu worth close to $300 million dollars. She has been involved in over $400 million dollars worth of transactions in her 13 years in the real estate business.

Anna Marie prides herself on expertly matching each client’s home with their lifestyle, while being smart, patient, always available, and a valuable resource. She works diligently at negotiating the best deals possible for her buyer’s and obtaining the highest offers for her sellers.

A native of Foster City, California, Anna Marie moved to Los Angeles when she was afforded the opportunity to work for companies representing some of the most beautiful properties in the world. She has genuine love of real estate, and an innate passion for helping people achieve the dream of owning a home that best represents their lifestyle.   As a natural people person, Anna Marie quickly realized that in this business, relationships are key.  She understands the value of taking the time to get to know her clients, often maintaining a friendship long after the transaction has closed.

Anna Marie currently resides in West Los Angeles where she cultivates her own extraordinary lifestyle through travel and spending time with friends and family. She is passionate about philanthropy, and hopes to leave the world a better place than she found it through helping mentor disadvantaged and foster youth.

Anna Marie looks forward to working with her clients, their friends and referrals. She welcomes you to contact her at any time with any questions or real estate needs.

Hilton & Hyland Helping Hands Bring Holiday Cheer to Children at the Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club

The Hilton & Hyland Helping Hands program is helping to make the season bright for more than two dozen children in the Los Angeles area. Hilton & Hyland’s Beverly Hills office took part in a toy drive to benefit the Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club. Gifts were collected for 35 children who are members of this influential organization.

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Along with the toy drive, volunteers passed out these gifts and others to the families that attended the Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club holiday celebration. Six hundred families were in attendance, each receiving a food basket. Presents were also given to members as well as their siblings. Gift items included toys, art sets, and a variety of other items for toddlers to teens. All those in attendance at the holiday celebration took part in a meal, celebrated with music, and visited with Santa Claus.


Charles Black, Executive Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Development, said, “We are grateful to be able to play a role in the Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club holiday celebration. Every child should feel safe and warm during the holidays. The Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club ensures that their young members feel that warmth throughout the year. Hilton & Hyland are proud to help them in their efforts.”


The Los Angeles Boys and Girls Club is located in a 33,000 square-foot facility. Members have access to a swimming pool, gym, and athletic field. These members are children who need a place to build relationships, learn, and grow. They are encouraged to learn how to live healthy lives while being given hope for the future.

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Hilton & Hyland Helping Hands Offers a Hand-Up with Food on Foot

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Every single Sunday for the past 18 years in a small Hollywood parking lot, Food on Foot has been offering a free meal and an opportunity to get a start out of poverty to the area’s homeless community.  Last Sunday 35 Hilton & Hyland Helping Hands volunteers were onsite to help distribute food, clothing, and a smile to the 180 people in-need who came through the line.  During their service the Hilton & Hyland volunteers met graduates of Food on Foot’s Work for Food program who have successfully transitioned from homelessness to working members in the community.

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Food on Foot founder, Jay Goldinger, began serving meals out of the trunk of his car in 1996.  Wanting to provide a ‘hand-up rather than a handout,’ Jay began recruiting volunteers from the homeless community to pick up litter from streets and parking lots in exchange for food gift cards.  Realizing it would take a greater commitment to address the needs of the homeless, Food on Foot was founded as a non-profit organization.  Today the Work for Food program helps approximately 40 individuals earn meals each week while building up their confidence and developing work practices to help transition back into society.



When you want to create one of the world’s most beautiful homes, you may have to go the lengths of the globe to do it. So it was with Hacienda De La Paz.

As the South Bay’s preeminent estate and one of America’s most distinctive properties, you might expect 50,000 square feet of living space, jetliner views and the ultimate in luxury and security. But for the Hacienda, traditional descriptors such as room counts are utterly eclipsed by the intriguing stories and secrets that run so much deeper.

The indoor pool is a perfect example. Lined by arches of hand carved sandstone blocks, each was made by a collective of some 300 nomadic Moroccan tribesmen in the traditions of their Moorish ancestors. Their incredible work was then carefully transported and reassembled in California, resulting in a pool setting so spectacular that it leaves visitors audibly gasping at its beauty; just a small part of one of the countless such stories that can be told about this stunning manor and the 17 years of its making.



Architecture Alert: Austrian Spencer House Designed by Raphael Soriano Hits The Market

The Austrian Spencer House by legendary mid-century architect Raphael Soriano. This redefined work of art is situated in a prime section of the Silver Lake hills moments from the reservoir, restaurants, coffee shops, and hiking trails. Views of downtown compliment this modern setting and open floor plan. Beautifully landscaped yard with terraced gardens, privacy, and spa create a tranquil outdoor experience. A true masterpiece that remains an important piece of Silver Lake’s rich mid-century history.


Raphael Soriano played an integral role in defining mid-century modern architecture.  After immigrating to Los Angeles in 1924 and graduating from the University of Southern California School of Architecture in 1929, Soriano interned for renowned architects Richard Neutra and Rudolph Schindler.   He was an intern for renowned architects Richard Neutra and Rudolph Schindler.  The Neutra VDL studio where Soriano interned is also located in Silver Lake and is a must see for mid-century architecture fans and followers.

The Austrian Spencer House represents one of only twelve homes remaining of Soriano’s 50 buildings he designed, making this a truly unique and rare opportunity to own a piece of history.

Represented by Michael LaMontagna.





MARKET TRENDS: Single Family Home Production To Take Off in 2015

The United States is bound to see a lot of changes in the future. One of the most satisfying is the growth of single-family homes. Thanks to a strong economy and low mortgage rates, homeowners are seeking new dwellings for their families. Likewise, 2015 will see an upsurge of renters who prefer new multi-family homes.


Rendering of 1108 Wallace Ridge, Beverly Hills. Breaking ground this month.

David Crowe of The National Association of Home Builders has said that 2014 was a positive year for builders, but the climate will only continue to improve. He added that this is likely due to the anxiety potential homeowners have recently felt over a poor economy that was spurred on by the mortgage crisis.

All of that is changing now that both the public and the private sector has improved in recent years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, unemployment in the United States is down to 5.9 percent. That figure is down by 1.3 percent in 2014. Projections are that unemployment in 2015 will continue to drop. This bodes well for builders who expect single-family production to increase by 2.5 percent in 2015 and even more in 2016. Indeed, the experts believe that 1.1 million new homes will be build in 2016, which is up from 991,000 in 2014. Multifamily homes have seen an even larger jump in production, though projections are that they will remain static at about 356,000 new buildings each in 2014 and 2015.

Along with new home construction, homeowners are taking on large remodeling projects on a steady basis. Surprisingly, remodeling, which has significantly increased for the last six quarters, is now at its all-time high. However, those numbers are expected to drop as more homeowners choose to buy new homes rather than remodel their existing dwellings.

The downside to this growth, if there is one, is that demand may outweigh the supply. With more Millennials moving from multi-family homes, builders could see themselves stretched in many communities. On the upside, this vast need may require an upsurge in construction employees. Some say that housing demand could create as many as 2 million jobs in 2015. This further improves the economic landscape, but it could also create an even larger need for new home production.

Low mortgage rates are key in keeping single-family home production high. Current mortgage rates are very low, hovering at about 3 to 4 percent, but that is not likely to remain the case for long. Experts believe that mortgage rates will elevate once more to about 6 percent by 2017. However, as long as unemployment remains low, that 6 percent figure should not affect the number of new homes being built in future years.

Though the United States is seeing an increase in single-family home production, the number of new homes being built is not steady throughout the nation. States that are still struggling with unemployment may not see an increase in housing needs anytime soon. These states include Alabama, Arizona, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, and Rhode Island. Indeed, these states remain well below what is considered to be normal production levels and are projected to remain so at least through the next two years. Conversely, states that are experiencing a surge in employment, largely due to energy production, will continue to grow at a rapid pace for years to come. In the end, builders in the much of the nation will have plenty of opportunities to showcase their skills in the coming months.

1108 Wallace Ridge, Beverly Hills.  Represented by Branden Williams and Rayni Romito Williams.


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Home Is Where The He(art) Is

Over 125 real estate and art aficionados attended an evening of fine art, live music, appetizers and wine at the Falconview Estate in Bel-Air, a romantic mediterranean style home delightfully described as ‘Santa Barbara in the city.’  The extensive art collection on display included the works of renowned painters and sculptors Pablo Picasso, Charles Arnoldi, Willem de Koonig, Frank Stella, and more.


The estate, perched atop a 3.5 acre private knoll located at 10550 Fontenelle Way, is currently on the market, offered at $14,995,000.  Overlooking the leafy locale of the canyon below with the city in the background, the home offers unparalleled privacy and escape.  The property features a one acre park, hiking trails, sushi bar, indoor/outdoor swimming pool, private guest apartment, wine cellar, and three kitchens including chef’s kitchen.  Represented by Hilton & Hyland’s Alphonso Lascano, Bjorn Farrugia, and Jeff Hyland.



“The homeowner’s wonderful collection of art presented an ideal opportunity to leverage our unique relationship with Christie’s and invite the art community to see the collection and experience the home in a meaningful way.” – Alphonso Lascano

Michael Corbett, Emmy winning Real Estate and Lifestyle Correspondent of NBC’s Extra was among the guests who attended.



The event was sponsored by Hilton & Hyland, Carol Katzman and Kannon Klien of Boston Private Bank and Trust Company, and Christie’s International Real Estate, the real estate arm of the famous Christie’s art house.

Christie’s found buyers of highly collectable art and luxury real estate go hand-in-hand and chose to acquire the operation of Great Estates in 1987 to fulfill client demand.  Christie’s International Real Estate is the largest international network of independent real estate brokers specializing in the sale of important properties.  The network is comprised of more than 120 real estate firms with more than 500 offices and approximately 35,000 sales associates.  Hilton & Hyland is a founding member and exclusive Christie’s International Real Estate affiliate for the Los Angeles area.





Hilton & Hyland Teams Up With Montage Chefs for Ronald McDonald House Families


A group of Hilton & Hyland agents and employees teamed up with staff and professional chefs of the Montage Hotel to prepare and serve dinner for the children and families staying at the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House (LARMH). The LARMH is the largest Ronald McDonald house in the world and has provided more than 30,000 families with a safe and supportive place to stay while their child undergoes treatment for critical illness or injuries at local hospitals.  The Ronald McDonald House Meals Of Love program gives families the night off, allowing them to focus on the care of their child, rather than worrying about grocery shopping and what to cook for dinner.


The Hilton & Hyland team spent the evening at the LARMH working alongside Gabriel Ask, Executive Chef of the Beverly Hills Montage Hotel, to prepare a Mexican style feast of braised carnitas tacos, beans, and fresh vegetables and salsa for approximately 70 guests.  While dinner was being prepared, volunteers had the opportunity to meet the families and work on art projects with the children.



“Dinner is a very special time for these families.  We’re humbled and pleased to come here and support the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House’s mission and support these families in a heartfelt way. – Charles L. Black III, Executive Vice President, Marketing & Strategic Development.Hilton-Hyland-Ronald-McDonald-House-4

Guests of the Ronald McDonald House pay a nominal nightly fee of $25 fee if they are able to afford it, no family has ever been turned away due to an inability to pay.  The LARMH is located near Children’s Hospital and features nicely appointed guest rooms, large communal kitchens, dining rooms, recreations rooms, playrooms, family rooms, and laundry facilities.


Visit the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House website more information on how you can participate in the Meals Of Love program.


Bird Streets Off-Market Listing Designed By Paul McClean

1442 Tanager Way

Off-Market Listing Represented by Drew Fenton and Tyrone McKillen

Located less than a mile above Sunset, yet you’ll feel like you’re living in the clouds with the sweeping views that stretch from the basin to the coast at 1442 Tanager Way.  Situated in the area of the “Bird Streets”, houses in the area have become a hot spot for celebrity neighbors and scenic vistas.

With inspired design by SoCal modernist architect Paul McClean, creator of luxury home concepts throughout Los Angeles and Laguna Beach, McClean’s designs connect his homes with the environment and are created to take advantage of local landscape and maximize views.


8 Hilton & Hyland Agents named in The Hollywood Reporter’s Top 25 Real Estate Agents


Entertainment magazine, The Hollywood Reporter, has named 8 Hilton & Hyland agents in their 2014 list of Top 25 Real Estate Agents in Los Angeles.  Agents were chosen for their famous listings, such as the $135M Beverly House represented by Jeff Hyland, and the star power of their client list, which include celebrities Mila Kunis, Jeremy Renner and Kristoffer Winters, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, and David Murdock.

Josh Altman & Matt Altman

NOTABLE DEALS Matt, a former talent agent, and Josh are brothers seen on Bravo’s Million Dollar Listing. Sales include Mila Kunis’ Hollywood Hills pad for $3.8 million and the Dorothy Chandler estate in Hancock Park for $10.6 million.
PERSONAL RESIDENCES Josh lives in a Bird Streets contemporary house, while Matt has a contemporary in the Hills. It’s for sale for $3 million; he paid $2.3 million for it and rebuilt it. “We flip a lot of homes,” says Matt.

Drew Fenton

NOTABLE DEALS Fenton represented the buyer in the purchase of the $33 million Doheny Estate in Bel-Air as well as the buyer in Dole Food Co. billionaire David Murdock’s sale of his 12,435-square-foot Bel-Air home for $24 million.
PERSONAL RESIDENCE A contemporary with traditional touches in the Hills.

Jeff Hyland and Rick Hilton

NOTABLE DEALS Hilton and Hyland founded the agency 21 years ago — they now have 130 agents — and still hit the streets to sell homes. Together, they sold the Doheny Estate in Bel-Air for more than $30 million, the largest sale there ever. Hyland holds L.A.’s most expensive listing right now, the $135 million Beverly House, once owned by William Randolph Hearst.
PERSONAL RESIDENCES Hyland is in a redone 1960s home in Trousdale, while Hilton lives in a French country-style home in Bel-Air.

Branden Williams & Rayni Romito Williams

NOTABLE DEALS The husband-and-wife team is listing accessories mogul Bruce Makowsky’s tricked-out $85 million spec home in Trousdale that includes a $200,000 candy-dispensing wall and a 2,500-bottle glass-walled wine room stocked with Dom Perignon. Last year, the pair sold a 10,000-square-foot Holmby Hills home known as the Reserve for $25 million, which netted its flippers –Jeremy Renner and Kristoffer Winters — a nearly 50 percent profit.
PERSONAL RESIDENCE A renovated 1962 Jack Charney-designed estate in Trousdale.

Jonah Wilson

NOTABLE DEAL Wilson, who is reported to represent Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, sold a renovated vintage Spanish home in Los Feliz for a neighborhood record of $8.1 million. “I’m pretty proud of that,” he says. “It was so pretty, a big Spanish home. It was one of the trophy houses of Los Feliz.”
PERSONAL RESIDENCE A contemporary high-rise in West Hollywood.

Original appeared on The Hollywood Reporter


864 Stradella Road, Bel-Air

The best views in Bel-Air. Designed by renowned architect Paul McClean and completed in August 2014, this modern masterpiece is a sight to behold. From the moment you enter, you can feel a true sense of seamless integration between luxury and utility.


Hilton & Hyland

Featuring sweeping panoramic city views beyond compare, this exceptional house is an unprecedented multi-sensory experience.


Hilton & Hyland

Every inch of this 7 bedroom, 12 bathroom architectural dream home exhibits sharp attention to fine detail and composition. Simply put, this flawless home has set the new standard for luxury homes in Bel-Air.

Hilton & Hyland

MORE INFORMATION & PHOTOS | Represented by Michael LaMontagna


 227 Copa De Oro Road, Bel-Air

The crown jewel of coveted Copa de Oro. Exceptional Georgian Estate, in a superb East Gate location. Majestic and filled with character, this significant architectural masterpiece has a rich history and provenance. Built in 1929 for John Hamilton, and listed in the definitive registry of architect Paul Williams. Multi-year restoration & expansion just completed, with meticulous attention paid to every detail. A truly grand property without any compromises.


High ceilings. 4 bedrooms upstairs, each with en-suite baths. Incredible master suite overlooking pool & lush grounds with a lavish master bath. Gourmet chef’s kitchen and a large adjacent family room.


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Exquisite finishes throughout that are decorator-perfect. The compound includes an oversized guest house & inviting pool house. Enormous car collector’s garage. Very bright & cheerful, with sunlight all day. An extremely rare offering, which exudes refinement, elegance & sophistication.


MORE INFORMATION AND PHOTOS | Represented by Drew Fenton

Luxury Real Estate Summit to be Hosted at Liongate Estate

Hilton & Hyland Agents Among Industry Expert Speakers


The Legendary Liongate Estate will play host to Luxury Connect, a private full-day event by Inman News and sponsor, Hilton & Hyland, on Oct. 23.  The private event is limited to 100 guests and will feature 36 guest speakers including Arianna Huffington, founder of the Huffington Post, as well as Hilton & Hyland’s own Josh Altman and Gary Gold.  Topics will focus on how technology, new business models and innovative strategies are changing the luxury real estate market. Visit Luxury Connect for information and tickets.

The Liongate Estate, represented by Mia Trudeau of Hilton & Hyland, was designed by the famed Paul Williams, the first African-American member of the American Institute of Architects.  During his outstanding career, Williams designed many iconic buildings in Los Angeles and over 2,000 private residences, including the celebrity homes of Frank Sinatra and Lucile Ball.  The lush 24,000 square foot estate is listed for $65M and features 11 bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, ballroom, billiards room, tennis courts, pool and more.






The Altman Brothers Return to Million Dollar Listing

Hilton & Hyland’s Josh Altman and Matt Altman are back for Bravo’s 7th season of Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles.  Watch the brothers take on the fiercely competitive Los Angeles real estate market on Wednesdays at 9PM on Bravo.

Altman Brothers - Million Dollar Listing


Featured Home: 800 Linda Flora Drive – Drew Fenton


Majestically positioned in the hills of Bel Air, the Palazzo della Figlia boasts panoramic ocean to city view, while offering privacy and seclusion.  Represented by Drew Fenton.


800 Linda Flora | Drew Fenton

Walk out from the Tuscan style pergola covered courtyard and across a small bridge to reach a “floating” fire pit area, a perfect place to gather and entertain anytime of year.


Featured Home: The Spanish Estate – Malibu

Oceanside Gem in Malibu’s MariSol Community

Few homes enjoy such a privileged position as the Spanish Estate, nestled against the stunning coastal backdrop in Malibu’s award winning MariSol community.  Designed by internationally renowned architect, Barry Berkus, A.I.A, the Spanish Estate represents flawless integration of indoor/outdoor living.  His use of grand, open-space, multi-generational architecture can be seen throughout this single-story, Spanish-style contemporary.

Barry Berkus designed over 600,000 homes during his long career, earning over 450 awards design and planning awards.  He was named one of the world’s “top 100 architects” by Architectural Digest and one of the 100 most influential individuals of American housing in the past century by Builder magazine.  His design of the neighboring Showcase Estate won the 2011 Pacific Coast Builder’s Conference Home of the Year award and shares a nearly identical floorplan as the Spanish Estate.  Interview with Barry Berkus on the design of the Showcase Estate.

Berkus’ innovative style helped shape MariSol into award winning community it is today.  MariSol is comprised of 17 understated, single-story beach homes and lots on 80 acres of Malibu bluff.  Offering a carefree, resort lifestyle, homes are accompanied with lengthy warranties, 24/7 security, and free home maintenance and concierge services for five years.

11768 Ellice St.  Malibu, CA

The five bedroom, 7088 square foot Spanish Estate is situated atop a bluff overlooking one of Malibu’s best surf spots, County Line Beach.  The beautifully landscaped grounds feature a 50′ wide infinity edge pool, separate spa, and stairs that lead down to a private 4,000 “bluff top beach.”

11768 Ellice St Malibu, CA


Hilton & Hyland Joins Habitat for Humanity

Agents and Employees Roll Up Their Sleeves for the Community

Early Wednesday morning, 10 Hilton & Hyland agents and employees were ready with hammers, power tools, and team spirit.  The team headed to Long Beach to work with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (HFH GLA).  Yes, real estate agents can get out of the office and roll up their sleeves – and even enjoy doing it!


Hilton & Hyland - Habitat for Humanity


Featured Home: 1620 Carla Ridge, Beverly Hills – Drew Fenton


Impeccably presented, this modern estate epitomizes luxury Trousdale living.  Designed by Paul McClean and prestigiously addressed in Beverly Hills.  This exclusive residence is situated on a street to street lot for unobstructed views and boasts over 9,393 square feet with 6 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms.  Represented by Drew Fenton.



The front of the home is privately positioned behind 12 foot gates and features a dramatic two story courtyard and water feature centered by an old growth olive tree.




Featured Property: Bel Air Country Club Estate


The Bel Air Country Club was founded in 1927 by Alphonzo Bell, a Los Angeles oil tycoon who planned and developed Bel Air in the 1920’s.  The scenic and hilly course has consistently ranked in the Top 100 Golf Courses in the U.S. by Golf Magazine and features a picturesque landscape with manicured Bermuda grass fairways, a swinging bridge that crosses over a deep canyon, and an abundance of wildlife.  The exclusive member list reads like a who’s who of Hollywood and includes many entertainment executives and actors like Jack Nicholson, Chuck Lorre, Tom Cruise, and Roger Birnbaum.  Notable past members include Humphrey Bogart, Clark Gable, Fred Astaire, and Howard Hughes.  Hughes stirred quite a commotion at the club in 1936 when he famously landed his Sikorsky airplane on the 8th fairway when he was running late for a golf date with Katharine Hepburn.

This grand estate is perched along the 9th fairway, adjacent to Hughes’s temporary runway, offering panoramic and unobstructed views of the course and canyon.  Located on prestigious “Lower Perugia Way,” this is one of only 12 homes that front the golf course.

Bel Air Country Club Real Estate

565 Perugia Way | Bel Air Country Club



Mark Twain cleverly said “Buy land, they’re not making it anymore.”  And land becomes even more rare and desirable when it’s surrounded by tropical ocean water.  A private island is one of the ultimate trophy properties one can own, offering instant status, unparalleled privacy, and the opportunity to set the rules of your own island kingdom.

Johnny Depp, Larry Ellison, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Richard Branson are a few members of the elite club of private island owners who are living out their Swiss Family Robinson and Robinson Crusoe fantasies.  But it’s probably safe to say they’re not fighting off natives or living in tree houses bound together with weathered rope.  Private island owners are often visionaries seeking a blank canvas to create their own private paradise, bringing in materials to build resort-like amenities.

The private island lifestyle unlocks a level of freedom few have experienced.  With accessibility limited to a boat, or plane if your island has a landing strip, you won’t have to worry about your neighbors or the paparazzi dropping in unexpectedly.  You are free to experience the ivory white sandy beaches and explore the exotic tropical forests without interruption from the outside world.

Here are two of the finest examples of private islands for sale, represented by Hilton & Hyland.



Private Islands For Sale - Fiji

Katafanga Island, Fiji

A timeless and rare opportunity to own one of the last freehold islands in the South Pacific paradise of Fiji. Katafanga Island, also known as the Blue Lagoon, is strategically encircled by a natural 5,000 acre bioluminescent turquoise blue lagoon, with breathtaking sugar white beaches.This sprawling 225 acre island of unspoiled beauty, laced by swaying coconut palm trees and natural habitat, is 1 mile long by 1/3 mile wide with 150 foot elevations. The impressive coral reef, which encompasses a pristine blue lagoon, magically has a natural opening of 200 feet wide, thus allowing for luxury yachts over 200 feet to enter and dock, and have the serene protection of the lagoon. The island could be a spectacular home for a world-class resort, which is under development. The majority of the vast infrastructure is completed at a cost of $20 million. Included in the sales offering are 20 private villas, a runway, golf course, ring roads, water reservoir, jetties and employee housing. Conceivably ideal for a hotel entrepreneur, boutique spa/resort owner, or simply for a luxurious island getaway.

MORE PHOTOS & INFORMATION | Represented by Trista Rullan


Private Islands For Sale - Caribbean

Georges Island, Honduras

One of the most breathtaking private islands in the turquoise Caribbean Ocean, Georges Island is located in the secluded Port Royal Bay, part of the Honduran Bay Islands and very close to Belize.  Situated on the the world’s second largest coral reef, one can experience unrivaled snorkeling and scuba diving in the crystal clear tropical waters that surround the long stretching sandy beaches of this 29 acre island.  The fully self-contained island also boasts a 800 meter certified firm grass runway and includes a dreamy villa, which offers four bedrooms with en-suite baths with both indoor and outdoor showers.  Additional amenities include a rock-lined fresh water pool, hammock terrace, and boat dock making this a true paradise.

MORE PHOTOS & INFORMATION | Represented by Trista Rullan


FEATURED Trousdale Estates Homes for Sale


Trousdale Estates is a treasure trove of architectural bliss stashed away in the hills north of Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills.  Originally part of the Doheny Ranch, Paul Trousdale purchased 429 acres in 1954 and began carefully plotting out the 532 lots that would become Trousdale Estates.  Wallace Neff, Paul Williams, Harold Levitt, and Frank Lloyd Wright were among many of the renowned architects to design the early residences and establish the neighborhood’s reputation as an architectural enclave.

Trousdale Estates touted a “life above it all” and quickly became one of Los Angeles’ hottest neighborhoods and attracted the likes of Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Jane Fonda, and Elton John.  In a move to add a bit of Presidential prestige, developers sold Richard Nixon a home for a third of its value, though Nixon’s neighbor, Groucho Marx, joked “I’d rather have Nixon in that house than the other House.”  Today, the neighborhood’s star power continues with celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Vera Wang, Ryan Seacrest, and Ellen DeGeneres calling Trousdale home in recent years.

The late 70’s marked what felt like the beginning of the end of California Modernism in Trousdale when the first home was razed and replaced with an ephemeral contemporary design covered in stucco.  Several homes met the same fate until the early 2000’s when young Hollywood began to take notice of their architectural significance and began buying up and renovating the properties, creating architectural trophy homes.

Below are three architectural Trousdale homes for sale, represented by Hilton & Hyland, that have been masterfully reinterpreted, maintaining a careful balance of mid-century design with modern materials and conveniences.



1119 Wallace Ridge | Trousdale Estates Homes for Sale

1119 Wallace Ridge | Trousdale Estates

This home’s free flowing floor plan reflects the traditional California Lifestyle of the 60’s with a modern influence.  The pool and spa give you the sense of looking at David Hockeny painting and overlooks the city and ocean below.  A spacious master suite shares the stunning views, large closets, and a spa like master bath.  Additional home features include newly remodeled kitchen, additional 3 bedrooms and baths, and a gate for added privacy and security.

MORE PHOTOS & INFORMATION | Represented by Rachel S. Maslan


525 Chalette Drive | Trousdale Estates Homes for Sale

525 Chalette Drive | Trousdale Estates

Tucked away on one of the best streets in Trousdale, known for its privacy, you enter this completely renovated estate through a private gated motor court with fountains lining the entryway.   Expansive living spaces with floor to ceiling windows that open to the explosive city and ocean views and a  backyard with entertaining area, sparkling pool, spa and outdoor shower. Kitchen and living areas are complete with state-of-the-art media and Creston home automation systems. Total of 5 bedrooms: 3 en-suite guest rooms, and a large maid’s quarters. The incredible master suite has a sitting room with a cocktail bar, spa with massage and steam room, luxurious bath, and dual walk-in closets.


Represented by Branden Williams & Rayni Romito Williams


1088 Hillcrest Rd | Trousdale Estates

1088 Hillcrest Rd | Trousdale Estates

Chic and sophisticated, this dynamic modern home by DIJ Group features Fleetwood windows that pocket to reveal expansive views to Beverly Hills and the Pacific Ocean.  This recently renovated view estate boasts every amenity including 4 bedrooms with ensuite baths, gourmet kitchen, media room with wine chiller, and a smart house automation system.  The gorgeous master bath with book matched Calacatta slabs and Gessi fixtures over looks salt water infinity pool and views to the city and beyond.  A unique LED lighting system provides colorful ambient lighting on architectural details.

MORE PHOTOS & INFORMATION | Represented by Drew Fenton


Featured Hollywood Hills Homes For Sale

5 Stunning Hollywood Hills Homes

There’s something spectacular about the ‘King of Everything’ views found from homes in the Hollywood Hills.  You can’t help but feel you ‘made it’ when you look out at the hustle of the City of Angels sitting below.  Beyond the views and iconic status, the Hollywood Hills offers a laid back atmosphere as well as diverse neighborhood and property offerings that are sure to fit your individual style.  Hilton & Hyland represents some of the finest luxury real estate in Los Angeles and has prepared five featured Hollywood Hills homes for sale below.

Richard Landry Bird Streets Home

Expansive city views encompass this stunning Richard Landry designed home on the famous Bird Streets in the Hollywood Hills.  Starchitect Richard Landry has designed over 500 stunning private residences including homes for Mark Wahlberg, Tom Brady, and Wayne Gretzky to name a few.  Landry’s homes have been featured throughout many notable architectural publications and has received several awards including the prestigious Stars of Design award from the Pacific Design Center.  

9329 Nightingale | Hollywood Hills | Bird Streets

9329 Nightingale | Hollywood Hills | Bird Streets


Malibu Summer Rentals are Heating Up

Summer Beach Pads Going Fast

Summers in Malibu are the perfect way to get away from it all, while still being close to it all.  Boasting 27 miles of scenic beauty with tranquil sandy beaches, world class surf spots, designer shopping, five star restaurants and classic local sandwich shacks, it’s no wonder Malibu’s summer rental market is heating up.

Prices are hitting unprecedented levels, but are still a bargain when compared to the Hamptons where prices can reach up to $1 million per month.  “If you want paradise, you need to pay for it — especially in the ‘Bu.” says Hilton & Hyland agent and Malibu native, Chad Rogers.

Below you’ll find four stunning Malibu beach pads available for lease, represented by Hilton & Hyland.

23660 Malibu Colony Road #42

Malibu Summer Rentals | 23660 Malibu Colony Rd #42

Malibu Summer Rentals | 23660 Malibu Colony Rd #42


The White House of the West – Hancock Park

Historic Hancock Park Real Estate

With a presidential guest list including Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon, some called this Hancock Park estate “The White House of the West.”  The rest of us know this Los Angeles Landmark as Los Tiempos or the Dorothy Chandler Estate; famous for its residents, architecture, events, guests, and location.  Angelenos may recognize the Chandler name from the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, named after Chandler for being one of the most influential cultural philanthropists in Los Angeles and American history.

Hancock Park Homes for Sale | Hilton & Hyland

455 Lorraine Boulevard – Hancock Park Real Estate

Dorothy Buffman, popularly known for her nickname “Buff,” met her husband Norman Chandler, son of L.A. Times publisher Harry Chandler, while attending Stanford University in the 1920’s.  Mrs. Chandler quickly became a significant social and political force in the community, hosting unrivaled cultural fundraisers for Children’s Hospital, Hollywood Bowl, and LA Philharmonic.  The 1964 Time Magazine praised Chandler for her fundraising as “perhaps the most impressive display of virtuoso money-raising and civic citizenship in the history of U.S. womanhood.”  Actor Charlton Heston recalled an incident in which “a very wealthy man gave her a check for $20,000, and she tore it up, said it was ridiculous, that she needed more than that.”


5 Mansions For Sale in Los Angeles

Mansions for Sale in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Malibu, & Rolling Hills

Cozy doesn’t cut it for the millionaire and billionaire home buyers seeking a mansion, or mega-mansion, to call home.  More like  personal five star resorts, these mega homes are measured in the tens of thousands of square feet and feature outrageous amenities, entertaining spaces, and special rooms you have to see to believe.

Hilton & Hyland represents some of the finest real estate in Los Angeles and has prepared a list of some of the biggest and most extravagant mansions for sale in Beverly Hills, Bel Air, Malibu, and Rolling Hills.  More than just a big home, these estates are rich in history and design, and have been home to some of the world’s most influential people.


#1 – The Legendary Beverly House | Beverly Hills

Beverly HIlls Mansions for Sale| Beverly House

Beverly House | Beverly Hills Mansions

With an appearance in the classic movie The Godfather as well playing host to John and Jacqueline Kennedy during their honeymoon, the Beverly House may be as famous as its inhabitants.  Sited on approximately 6 flat acres atop a private knoll three blocks from Sunset Boulevard, the Beverly House was built by banking executive Milton Getz and later purchased by Marion Davies in 1946 for William Randolph Hearst, historical figure and most powerful publishing magnate of the 20th century.


FEATURED PROPERTY: A Spanish Gem in the Bird Streets

Bird Streets – 9212 Nightingale Drive | Los Angeles, CA 90069

Represented by Drew Fenton
(310) 858-5474
“The Best of the Best” 
Bird Streets - 9212 Nightingale Drive

FEATURED PROPERTY: The Liongate Bel Air Estate

The Liongate Estate | 616 Nimes Road  | Bel Air, CA 90077

Represented by Mia Trudeau
(310) 278-3311

This extraordinary Bel Air estate offers an opportunity to own a piece of history with great distinction.

Bel Air Estate - 616 Nimes Road

Located at the pinnacle of a long private gated driveway, on a rare street-to-street lot .


FEATURED PROPERTY: The Best of Trousdale

1088 Hillcrest Road | Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Represented by Drew Fenton
(310) 858-5474


Dynamic Modern by DIJ Group.


The Celebrity Realtors of Hilton & Hyland

Hilton & Hyland is a top-notch real estate company, and as such they only partner with the best in the business. Not only because they are an esteemed firm, but because Hilton & Hyland works with important clients who are looking for the finest luxury homes in Los Angeles. The city has been made famous through Hollywood and the celebrities who live and thrive in the luxurious Los Angeles neighborhoods. Beverly Hills, Bel Air and Holmby Hills make up some of the most prestigious, superior and sought after luxury neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Why do celebrities love Beverly Hills real estate? Celebrities, heirs and heiresses and other respected individuals love Beverly Hills real estate because it is private, convenient, and luxurious and offers culture. Selling luxury real estate takes more than just knowing the rules and theories of real estate and being able to navigate the process of negotiation. Selling luxury real estate takes finesse, knowledge, experience, charm, wit, attitude, persistence, determination and a character that not many individuals possess.


Top 5 Reasons Why Celebrities Love Beverly Hills Real Estate

Celebrities Jennifer Aniston, Charlie Sheen, Christina Aguilera, Mark Wahlberg and many others have one thing in common: they love Beverly Hills real estate. But, why do so many celebrities, athletes and musicians love buying and selling real estate in this luxurious Los Angeles community? Having assisted countless celebrities with the purchase and sale of their Beverly Hills luxury real estate, at Hilton & Hyland, we think we have a few ideas about what draws them to the community.


How to Sell Luxury Real Estate in Los Angeles

Not all buyers are in the market to purchase The Legendary Beverly House or a 50,000 square-foot estate with panoramic views of the beaches, West Side, the Hollywood Hills, downtown Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Mountains. In fact, most aren’t. According to the National Association of Realtors®, only 9 percent of first-time and repeat homebuyers purchase homes priced at more than $500,000; a percentage that decreases further as price increases.

With such a small demographic to market to, how do you sell luxury real estate in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles


Top 10 Things About Beverly Hills Real Estate

Synonymous with luxury, exclusivity and some of the finest real estate in the world, Beverly Hills real estate continues to draw admirers and new residents year after year. So, what’s all the fuss about? The real estate professionals at Hilton & Hyland live, work and play within the communities they service, and are delighted to share the many things about Beverly Hills real estate that keep the world’s most affluent and high profile homebuyers coming back for more.

Beverly Hills Real Estate


What Makes a Great Real Estate Agency?

Choosing a qualified and experienced real estate agency can mean all the difference in your real estate experience and the success of your transaction. While the specific details of what you’ll be looking for are different whether buying or selling, there are a few core values that make up a great real estate agency.

What Makes a Great Real Estate Agency?

How the Community of Bel Air Began


In 1922 when Alphonzo Bell decided to sell parcels for “gentlemen estates” in Bel Air, he predicted that this new community would be “the crowning achievement of suburban development. (more…)

History of Beverly Hills Real Estate

History of Beverly Hills Real Estate

In 1906, a large advertisement was placed in morning newspapers for a new community named Beverly Hills. A lot of people were skeptical of the idea because it did not make sense to them to live so far from the city. There was a long history of unsuccessful real estate in the early 20th century in Southern California. There were always big promises, but nothing ever followed through. (more…)

Lloyd Wright’s Samuel 1928 Novarro House


Lloyd Wright’s Samuel 1928 Novarro House is Los Angeles Landmark No.130. Known as one of the most significant Architectural estates in Los Angeles, the Novorro house is a beacon for enthusiasts who appreciate art, architecture and history. (more…)

Inside the Famous Beverly House


The former residence of William Randolph Hearst, America’s greatest newspaper magnate, legendary Beverly House is sited on approximately 3.7 flat acres atop a private knoll, just three blocks from Sunset Boulevard. Ornate entry gates with a gate house open to gorgeous grounds with original landscaping by Paul Thiene. (more…)

Where are the Most Expensive Homes in Los Angeles?

Los Angeles is abounding with multi-million dollar homes that cover every category of real estate, from exclusive high-rise condos to breathtaking beachfront sanctuaries to lavish one-of-a-kind estates.

So where are the priciest of them all? As the leading team of experts in luxury real estate, Hilton & Hyland has put together the most current list of where the most expensive homes are located today.

Rocky Oaks


How to Sell Luxury Real Estate

The process of selling luxury real estate is unequivocally in a class of its own.  Hilton & Hyland is home to a team of luxury real estate experts who are happy to share some insight into how they manage to sell some of the most luxurious homes in the world.

Luxury Real Estate


Top Destinations for International Real Estate

Purchasing international real estate is, without question, a hot prospect for investors.  And today, there are an increasing number of global destinations that offer the chance to invest in lifestyles and properties that are beyond compare. But which cities are among the most lavish, the most breathtaking, and the most exclusive?

The firm of Hilton & Hyland represents numerous international clients with portfolios that cover multiple countries, and has determined that the following locations are a must to consider.

International Island


Top Cities in America for Luxury Real Estate

There is no shortage of “Top Lists’ for the best cities in the US, but if you are seeking to invest in luxury real estate, there are truly only a handful of places that offer the ideal combination of location, lifestyle, and caliber of properties.  As one of the most respected firms serving luxury markets across the country, Hilton & Hyland is compiling its own list of top American cities from its experience with countless high-end clients.

Beverly Hills, CA

10 Best Things About Los Angeles Real Estate

There are countless reasons why high-end Los Angeles real estate is an attractive investment.  But how do you sum up all of the qualities that make it so special? The professionals at Hilton & Hyland have worked with countless clients over the years, and know exactly why this city leaves a lasting impression with home buyers, sellers and investors.

Los Angeles


Top 10 Architects of Beverly Hills Real Estate

Beverly Hills

Legendary architectural properties play an integral role in the history of Beverly Hills. Learn more about these historic projects and the creative minds that were responsible for them with our hand-picked list of the top 10 architects of Beverly Hills real estate.

Beverly Hills Architects & Legendary Properties

Beverly Hills is no stranger to groundbreaking, high-end architecture. Drive around, and you will pass many eye-catching buildings – both residential and commercial – that have been designed by some of the most distinguished architects in the world. Here are a few that have left an indelible mark on this city’s history.

New Bel Air Landmark – Highest Home Sale in Bel Air in 2012

755 Sarbonne, Bel-Air – Sold
Asking price $ 29,995,000

Christina Aguilera – Beverly Hills Home


Highest Home Sale in Beverly Hills real estate in 2012

Beverly Park, Beverly Hills – Sold
Asking price $ 25 Million


Mark Wahlberg – Beverly Hills Mansion


Largest Sale in Los Angeles Real Estate – 2011

Spelling Manor
Location: Los Angeles , California

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