Liongate, the former Bel Air estate of Kenny Rogers that underwent a massive renovation and expansion, has sold for $50 million to an undisclosed buyer. Listing agent Mia Trudeau announced the sale on Friday.
Liongate was put on the market in December upon the completion of its expansion, which included the addition of a guest house. All told, the estate now has 24,000 square-feet of living space—an increase from 9,359 square-feet in its original form. Trudeau said the sale price of Liongate included all furniture and art work.
The buyers wished to remain anonymous, but Trudeau did confirm it wasn’t Las Vegas hotel magnate Steve Wynn, as had been speculated in the media in recent months. She only said they were Americans and had been looking at several ultra-luxury estates in Los Angeles.
Trudeau noted the Liongate project has been years in the making and it’s a thrill to see all the hard work work out for everyone.
“It was a tremendous privilege to have been given the confidence to market and handle this esteemed estate,” Trudeau said. “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.”
Liongate was originally built in the 1930s and was a design of acclaimed architect Paul Revere Williams. When Rogers, a Leo, purchased the property, he added two lions’ statues at the main gate and christened it Liongate.
The most recent owners of Liongate were never identified, other than they were European. The Wall St. Journal reports public records show the property was bought in 2010 for $12.2 million by an entity called Basilisk.
Liongate is just the latest of several high-end properties in Los Angeles that have undergone massive expansions. In a recent report, the Los Angeles Times noted this trend is likely to continue as there doesn’t appear to be any shortage of buyers for these “giga-mansions.”
Liongate now includes a total 11 bedrooms and 15 bathrooms. Among its array of amenities are a glass elevator that leads to a luxurious ballroom, a 3,000 square-foot master suite, a gym, three living rooms, seven fireplaces, 12-seat theater, billiard room and a bar.
The main house sits on 1.62 acres, which also includes a brand-new green house, tennis court with viewing area, two fountains, swimming pool with poolside fireplace, and two fountains.