It wasn’t quite the blockbuster sale he originally wanted, but Mark Wahlberg has nonetheless managed to unload his palatial Los Angeles home. The unapologetically opulent mansion, located within the infamous Beverly Park enclave, went for $55 million in a cash deal.
The unnamed foreign buyers were widely rumored to hail from Asia, and property records now indicate they have ties to Hong Kong and Mainland China. But beyond that, records also confirm these are the very same shadowy individuals — their names remain a mystery, for now — who just four months ago dropped another $55 million for the titanic mansion of reality TV stars Terry and Heather Dubrow, down on California’s Newport Coast.
At 22,000 square feet, the ex-Dubrow manor is huge, but Wahlberg’s house is even bigger. Custom-built for the actor, created by mega-mansion architect Richard Landry and decorated by noted designer Annette English, the ornate French-style behemoth crushes the proverbial scales with more than 30,000 square feet of living space. There are 12 bedrooms and an incredible 20 bathrooms scattered around the 6-acre compound, which includes a massive main house and several additional structures.
Wahlberg acquired the property way back in 2009 as vacant land, paying only about $8 million, and the highly individualistic estate was completed circa 2014. First listed nearly a year ago at $87.5 million, the estate’s asking price dipped to $79 million before the buyers came calling with their lowball offer. While $55 million is still impressive, it’s nowhere near Beverly Park’s price record — $70 million, set last year by Hong Kong tycoon Hao Tang. Just a few weeks before that, Adele paid $58 million for Sylvester Stallone’s Beverly Park digs.
Home highlights are almost too numerous to recount, but they include a two-story library, a living room with two fireplaces, a gourmet kitchen with two islands, a mirror-walled gym, wine cellar with tasting room, movie theater and upstairs master retreat with decadently bespoke dual closets and marble bathrooms.
Outside, the estate features a huge motorcourt with parking for dozens of cars, manicured gardens, a tennis court with viewing pavilion, a very custom skate park, a detached guesthouse and grotto-style pool with waterfalls and Baja sunbathing shelves.
Wahlberg and wife Rhea Durham are moving to Las Vegas, where last year they spent more than $30 million to buy a luxury mansion and two parcels of vacant land.
As for the mystery buyers, who have now spent $110 million in four months on two ultra-luxe SoCal homes, we’d guess they will use the Beverly Park mansion as their main residence, and the Newport Coast villa as a very swank vacation home, though that remains to be confirmed.