Having recently paid $28 million for a lavish Paul McLean-designed spec mansion in the Hollywood Hills, Bronfman family scion Ellen Bronfman Hauptman and her husband Andrew Hauptman have decided to offload their former main residence, a sumptuous property in L.A.’s prestigious Brentwood Park enclave.
The Hauptmans — she the only daughter of a Canadian multibillionaire with family ties to the former liquor giant Seagram, he a longtime investor and former pro soccer club owner — are asking nearly $30 million for the traditional-style digs, or around $14 million more than they paid for the place back in spring 2017. But the couple did extensively customize the premises during their tenure, working in collaboration with noted L.A. designer Waldo Fernandez.
Resting behind foliage-covered walls and a gated driveway, on a flat parcel of land spanning almost a half-acre, the tri-level structure is fronted by a motorcourt flanked by a three-car garage. A covered porch serves as the gateway to the home, which features six bedrooms and 10 baths sprawled across a little more than 12,300 square feet of living space boasting hardwood floors, coffered ceilings and designer lighting throughout.
Open-concept interiors are highlighted by a double-height foyer displaying a curving staircase, which flows to a formal dining room with butler’s pantry and window-lined living room spotlighted by a fireplace. A gourmet kitchen outfitted with an eat-in island and high-end stainless appliances sits adjacent to a breakfast nook, built-in workspace and fireside family room sporting a wood-clad wet bar.
Other highlights include a posh upstairs master retreat, which comes complete with a fireplace, private balcony, sitting room, an office, and dual walk-in closets and baths; and elsewhere in the house is a study, movie theater, gym, temperature-controlled wine cellar and wet bar-equipped game room. The amenities continue outdoors, where the resort-style backyard hosts a pool and spa, built-in barbecue, and an al fresco entertaining area warmed by a fireplace.
The listing is held by Kurt Rappaport of Westside Estate Agency.
In addition to their duo of L.A. homes, the Hauptmans also keep a $21 million vacation estate in Malibu.