Nobody loves the “A look at some Mansions” series more than HOTR reader Nick. He gave me a list of homes in the state of California that he would like to see posted up on HOTR and so here they are. Thanks Nick!

Home #1 – Pictures #1,2 – This home is located in Yorba Linda, CA and belongs to Jayshree Vyas who is an Obstetrician and Gynecologist in Anaheim, CA.

Home #2 – Picture #3 – This massive home is being built at the end of Dillon Road in Laguna Hills, CA.

Home #3 – Pictures #4,5,6- This gorgeous estate is located on Moorea Way in Laguna Beach, CA.

Home #4 – Pictures #7,8 – This modern mansion is located at the intersection of Mountain Drive and Loma Vista Drive in Beverly Hills, CA. It belongs to shopping magnate turned philanthropist Guilford Glazer. It is also the site where the former home of the late singer/actor Dean Martin once stood.

Home #5 – Pictures #9,10 – This 28,000 square foot castle-like mansion is located in Hillsborough, CA. It is owned by Robert D. Lent, who was the head of marketing and business development  of Ariba Inc. from 1995 to 2000.

Home #6 – Pictures #11,12 – This mansion is located on Hunter Lane in Fremont, CA. It is located near M.C. Hammer’s former home.

  • Grrrowler

    The Dillon Road house in Laguna looks very nice from the outside. I love the Hillsborough house too…what’s not to love about a castle?

    Are you sure about house #4 being owned by Dean Martin? He lived at 917 Loma Vista, just up the street in the Trousdale Estates. The house in the pics looks too new to be lived in by Martin, who died in 1978.




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    • caroline

      @ Grrrowler: Dean Martin DID live at 601 Mountain Dr. (for nearly 30 years) but that house was torn down in the 1980’s to make way for this one. Dino died in 1995, by the way, at the age of 78 🙂




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      • Grrrowler

        Thank you. I was apparently totally dyslexic on the date/age thing! I’m blaming the cold pills I’m on!




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  • caroline

    Hi Kenny,
    Just to clarify, the modern mansion shown in Pictures #7,8 is not the former home of Dean Martin but a newer home that was built on the same lot on Mountain Drive in Beverly Hills. The original Martin family residence was a lovely traditional center-hall colonial that was (sadly) torn down in the 1980’s. You can see it briefly here at the end of this home movie clip when Dean pulls up the driveway in his bad-@ss ’62 Lincoln Continental convertible.
    Cheers!
    Caroline




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  • Daniel

    Homes 4 and 5 are my favorite. I reallllly want to see the interior of 4. I love HUGE contemporary homes, and even though the exterior looks like its bare concrete, it still looks very imposing. Anyone know who the architect or interior designer for 4 was?




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  • j

    Kenny, Do you know the selling price of 40 Beverly Park that sold last year? All i could find was a tax value of 10 million. If you find anything out let me know.




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  • Nick

    THANKS KENNY!!!

    All the mansions are wonderful and very huge.

    The back exterior of the Laguna Beach extraordinary mansion reminds me Paul Merage’s house in Newport Coast,CA.Same builder/architect?Both they are exquisite.

    Guilford Glazer’s approximately 26.000 sq.foot mega mansion is one of my favorite contemporary mansions.It’s astonishing from every aspect.

    CA Rules!!! I hope you all enjoy this post!!!




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  • JP

    Thanks Nick and Kenny – nice selection.

    Would like very much these 3 following estates to be featured in the future Look at some Mansions – CA edition – these 3 representing without a doubt the best of the best in Newport Coast, CA – Hoping the readers could provide more information.

    Covecrest, Newport Coast – Merage’s estate.
    1 Canyon Terrace, Newport Coast – Koontz’s estate.
    6 Skyridge, Newport Coast – latest estate to be completed in Pelican Hill.

    Cheers




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  • Nalin

    I realllllly like that castle-like one. I would love to see the interior




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  • Adam

    Love the modern mansion #4…I drive by it all the time. Kenny, could the architect be Fred Briggs…the same architect as the house I sent you the pictures of in Bel Air? They look very similar with the concrete block design. How can we find out who designed it?




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    • Kenny Forder

      hmm..possibly. I’ll try to find out.




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  • Iemand

    Home #1: Can be really nice if they keep the interior right.
    Home #2: Same story, I like it how it looks right now.
    Home #3: My favourite. Love it!
    Home #4: Same story as with home #1.
    Home #5: Well, a castle is really nice, but maybe a ‘bit’ to big.
    Home #6: Don’t like it. Way to much ‘driveway’, it’s all in the open and I’m guessing you’ll be burning down there in the summer.




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