Bronfman Scion Sells Bel-Air Manse for $85 Million
Ellen Bronfman Hauptman and Andrew Hauptman closed the deal on a 19,000-square-foot modernist house and a Paul Williams-designed guesthouse.
The daughter of billionaire Seagram heir Charles Bronfman sold her Los Angeles estate for $85 million on Thursday, according to sources familiar with the transaction.
The 19,000-square-foot, minimalist-style mansion, designed by British architect John Pawson, sits on about 4.6 acres in L.A.’s Bel-Air neighborhood. There’s also a roughly 6,600-square-foot, five-bedroom Paul Williams-designed guesthouse on an adjacent parcel, according to people familiar with the property. The properties were never publicly listed for sale but quietly shopped around by real-estate agent Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency, sources said.
The design of the main house, built in 2009, resembles two cubes stacked on top of one another, with the top cantilevered over the lower level. It includes five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, a theater, a gym, a spa and a double-height dining room. Three of the bedrooms have terraces; the master suite has a hot tub and a fire pit. A subterranean level includes staff quarters and a children’s playroom.
The sellers are philanthropists Ellen Bronfman Hauptman and Andrew Hauptman, who are both 49. Together, the couple runs private-investment firm Andell Inc., a family office that manages investments in real estate, and private and public companies. Mr. Hauptman is the owner and chairman of Major League Soccer’s Chicago Fire Soccer Club.
Ms. Hauptman’s grandfather Samuel Bronfman was a Russian immigrant to Canada and started a small distillery that eventually merged with Seagram.
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