Having bought a 40-acre estate in Agoura Hills, Calif., earlier this year, Beverly Hills-based real estate power broker Jeff Hyland, co-founder of luxury brokerage Hilton & Hyland, now wants to shed a smaller equestrian estate in Topanga, Calif., setting it out for sale at $4.9 million. Tax records show Hyland and his artist wife Lori acquired the property not quite four years ago for an even-steven $3 million.
Near “thousands of acres of wildlands” and surrounded by “epic rock formations,” per digital marketing materials, the ten-acre spread includes a four-bedroom and four-bath Mediterranean main residence painted a pale dusty green. Eclectic, colorful living and entertaining spaces include a double-height foyer painted mustard and adjoining formal living and dining rooms, each with a fireplace. There’s also a gun-metal grey den, a library/office lined in floor-to-ceiling bookcases, and a spacious, up-to-date kitchen chock full of top-end designer appliances.
At the front of the house, a fountain stands in the middle of a koi pond and, out back, a curtained loggia with built-in ceiling heaters overlooks the swimming pool and spa. The grounds include flowering native and vegetable gardens as well as a micro-vineyard. A second gated drive leads to the estate’s equestrian facilities, which comprise a three-stall barn with tack and feed room, a trio of corrals plus a riding arena, and caretaker’s quarters with a small apartment.
Hyland, who has personally handled “several billion dollars in real estate sales” according to his company bio, did not to list the property himself or with any of the heavy hitters at Hilton & Hyland. Instead, he opted for Paul Ferra and Melissa Oliver at Coldwell Banker Realty, who specialize in properties in and around Topanga.
In addition to their horse-y haven in Topanga, and their newly acquired demesne in Agoura Hills, the Hylands have owned a deluxe home in the fashionable Trousdale Estates are of Beverly Hills for more than 20 years. The 8,600-square-foot Hollywood Regency-inspired midcentury was offered as a fully furnished short- and long-term rental a few years ago at a rate of $75,000 per month. Tax records show the couple also owns a two-bedroom condo in a coveted building in downtown Manhattan, purchased in 2007 for close to $3.6 million and offered for rent early in 2021 at $15,000 per month.