Yup, you heard right. We just received a tip that the lavish Palais des Anges estate (formerly known as Le Palais du Couchant) has reportedly sold for $34,500,000, which is almost half its original asking price! The asking price of the incredible Palais Des Anges estate has just been reduced to $49,500,000 from $55,000,000. Located at 9577 Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills, CA, the grand French Palladian style mega mansion boasts 36,000 square feet of living space with 9 bedrooms and 13 bathrooms. It was designed by Biglin Architectural Group and built by Finton Construction. It was owned by C. Frederick Wehba Sr. Frederick is the founder of Bentley Forbes, a national real estate investment firm. It first went on the market back in June of 2010 with an asking price of $68,500,000 . It then was lowered to $55,000,000 and recently to $49,50o,00o. It was also available for rent at $220,000 per month. Realtor Mauricio Umansky (husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Kyle Richards) sold the home to Siqiao Ning and his wife, who are entrepreneurs based in China.

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  • Tony

    This is a magnificent home. Though I had always assumed it would sell for around $40 million at best. I never thought it would sell for the original $68.5 million that it was originally priced at. It was originally priced at $68.5 million before being lowered to $55 million. There are plenty of pics here if anyone wants to see http://9577sunset.com/




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  • Limedaiquar

    Just all around gorgeous. I just wish there were doors to close the rooms up. But that’s it.




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  • Daniel

    Love it. Outrageous and unnecessary and that makes it even more special. Still, don’t know if I would have paid that considering it is right on Sunset.




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    • Kenny Forder

      Yeah, I wouldn’t be able to get past the close proximity to the main road. It’s not even like it’s a side street, like Le Belvedere on Nimes Road.




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      • Tony

        Yeah I agree about the close proximity to the street. I really hated that about the property at first. But for everything you get at that price its a good deal overall. It may not be in the best area as far as being more secluded or whatever but it is still in a prominent area and it is a decent size lot with a tennis court and it has an all stone exterior and is built by Finton Construction of exquisite quality so it is a good deal overall. To build something in a prime part of Beverly Hills or Bel Air on a good amount of acreage like say 5 acres that is more secluded like say Fleur Dy Lis or The Manor would cost at least $75 million to $100 million. The land alone would cost at least $40 million if not more. Now you probably could build something on a 1.2 to 1.8 acre size lot for a comparable price on a side street like Nimes Road but a lot under 2 acres wont provide that much seclusion but close proximity to a side street like Nimes Road or Bel Air Road is better than being right off of Sunset but you’d still have to pay between $10 to $20 million just for the land even for just 1 to 2 acres and then another $25 million or more in construction costs so it would total at least $35 million to $45 million which is around the same price but with this home they don’t have to wait years to for construction to be completed, they can just move right in.




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  • Grrrowler

    A 49% markdown sounds about right, based on how other high-end properties have been going in the Platinum Triangle. It’s an interesting house, but to me feels more like a monument than a home.




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    • Marie

      I totally agree with what you’ve said Grrrowler.




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  • george

    Makes me wonder what the Stone Mansion in Alpine NJ will go for.




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    • Mark

      Will that ever sell? What’s the latest asking price?




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      • Chance

        I believe it’s $53 million, and yes it will sell once it gets below $40 million.




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  • Kyle

    I love a lot of this home, but it is too “marbly” inside, no wood paneling or anything. No homey feel. I have seen some homes that look like this from the outside, but then you go in and they have lots of wood-paneled rooms and are very homey while still remaining very luxurious.




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    • Jeff P.

      Agreed – it reminds me of one of Sadaam’s palaces. I could never live here in a million years.




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      • Doug

        Yeah it looks more like a house you go to tour or for events, like the Newport mansions or Hearst castle. This is definitely a house for entertaining, and not family living. It’s not at all set up for any type of casual every day life. Is nothing more than a “look at me I’m rich, but really insecure cause I need to live in a house that shows everyone that I am rich and have not much else to offer.” I mean most wealthy people that spend $40m on a house design something suitable for both family living and entertaining, and most wealthy people probably would have no interest in living in this house.




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  • marc22

    The home is fine but I would really prefer the brokers commission.




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  • Chris

    regardless of its faults, its a stunning home, I could never own a residence this opulent, however that being said, the foyer is my favorite foyer in any mansion




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  • architect121

    I am suprised by how many people say that they actualy like this “house”. To me, this home is the epitemy of classless, pretentious, look-at-me-im-rich homes. While it is not nearly as architecturally hopeless as David Seigal’s Versailles, it is about as homey as an airline hanger as far as I am concerned. I know I have simpler taste than most of the readers, but one must simply look at the true grand estates, such as Old Westbury, Oak Alley, or Stan hywet Hall to see how the truly rich, old money families live. Even the more modern works of Robert A.M. Stern, Ferguson and Shamamian, or architects of this caliber showcase estates that bridge the gap between a showpiece and a family home. In my opinion a good, quality home signifies more wealth than this marble box.




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  • Hunter

    I feel the outside and inside are indeed absolutely beautiful. However, I feel like it’s a palace and I’m here visiting the Queen. Waaaayyyy to fancy for me inside. I’d be afraid to touch anything for fear of breaking it. It’s definitely a show palace and not a home. I’d have to walk around in a suit if I lived here. That being said the details inside and out are stunning. But like architect121, I too want a house that feels more like home versus a museum. I love Old Westbury, partially because it’s a beautiful estate, and partially because it was in Cruel Intentions, and I love that movie and its equally stunning cast (RP yum)




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