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September 9, 2016

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84 DIGS.NET | 9.9.2016 W R I T T E N BY W E N DY B OW M A N M A R K E T R E P O R T Hitting the market for $15.5 million is the dazzling Brentwood residence of veteran music executive/producer Ron Fair (mentor to superstars from Christina Aguilera to The Black Eyed Peas) and his wife, singer/ songwriter/actress Stefanie Ridel (formerly of the girl group Wild Orchid). "This estate is one of the most unique and spectacular properties in the city," says listing agent Billy Rose of The Agency. "The architecture is terrific; the grounds are magical and provide destinations and spaces for all sorts of experiences; the location is prime; and four additional guest houses/structures give an incredible optionality to a broad cross-section of potential buyers." Situated at 499 Halvern Drive, the gated, plantation-style compound has been lovingly renovated and restored and features five buildings—including two guest casitas outfitted as separate recording and broadcast studios; a gym; glass-walled office; and main house—all with a total of nine bedrooms and 16 baths. The main house features almost 11,000 square feet of living space highlighted by six bedrooms (including a sumptuous master suite with dual closets and baths); three large-scale family/living rooms; a massive dining room sporting a magnificent glass ceiling; chef's kitchen with adjacent catering kitchen; and black- and-white tiled lounge with walk-in bar. The expansive resort-style grounds encompass almost an acre and are replete with a pool and spa; outdoor dining area with an enclosed kitchen; a rose garden; pond; greenhouse; and top-of-the-line playground. photos courtesy of The Agency Producer's Palace This rare double unit at The Grand Westwood Condominiums in the Wilshire Corridor was home to the late Grammy Award-winning singer Natalie Cole. Now on the market for $2.995 million, the palatial residence occupies units 1004 and 1005 on the 10th floor, offering panoramic views of the city and hills. Built in 1980, the interiors have been fully remodeled and feature almost 3,600 square feet of living area. Among the highlights are four bedrooms— including a luxurious master wing boasting an oversized bedroom with a sitting area and terrace, dual baths (hers with a soaking tub and makeup table, wet bar, office/den and walk-in dressing rooms), along with a gourmet kitchen and an outdoor living room. The residence also comes with all of the perks of condo living, including a 24-hour concierge, valet parking, conference room, gym and pool. "I'm incredibly honored to be representing the Natalie Cole Estate," says Michelle Facarra of The Agency. "My co-listing agent, Joe Babajian, and I sold the property to Natalie in 2003 and it was one of the highlights of my career. She loved the convenience and privacy of high-rise living, the panoramic views and the central location of the Corridor. We are hopeful to pass it on to someone who loves it as much as she did." photos courtesy of The Agency Unforgettable Indeed Musical Manses These show-stopping properties are more than befitting of the industry icons that have called them home

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