The Hillside Avenue house, designed by South African architects and featured in the Netflix series Selling Sunset, is in the market for $44 million. (The Oppenheim Group)
  • South African architects at the firm SAOTA have designed one of the largest homes ever built in the Hollywood Hills.
  • The house was the prize property in a Netflix reality show that followed a group of estate agents who vied to sell it.
  • The property is now on the market for $43.9 million (R600 million).
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Earlier this year, the Netflix reality show Selling Sunset pit estate agents against others to sell extremely expensive homes in Los Angeles.

The show followed twin brother realtors Jason and Brett Oppenheim, and a bevy of their beautiful sales agents, who vied to sell a massive house, the Hillside Avenue, which was still under construction during the series.

The architects on the project were from the Cape Town-based firm SAOTA, who designed one of the largest homes ever built in the Hollywood Hills.

(The Oppenheim Group)

The 6,000 square metre house has a glass elevator, wine cellar, movie theatre and a 12-car underground garage. It also has a 53-metre long swimming pool which ends in a waterfall that cascades into an atrium garden.

The house comes with a 5-metre long outdoor television, which is visible from every room in the house. The house also contains “a spa retreat replete with wet and dry sauna”, with cold and hot water plunge pools.

(The Oppenheim Group)
(The Oppenheim Group)

“Inarguably (it is) the most impressive property ever built above the Sunset Strip,” says the Oppenheim Group.

Construction was recently completed and as the agents featured in Selling Sunset didn’t manage to sell the Hillside Avenue property, it is now on the market for $43.9 million (R600 million). The Oppenheim Group is marketing the property.

“Conceived as an oasis in the sky, the home is designed to function as a self-contained resort with living rooms connected to extensive covered outdoor terraces enclosed by a pool and set in lush landscaping,” SAOTA said in a statement. It was the South African firm’s first-ever "ground-up" construction project in Los Angeles. It runs projects on six continents from Cape Town.

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