The ‘Selling Sunset’ cast’s biggest score: Their most expensive sale
Everyone has their own reason for wanting to watch Selling Sunset, and one of the more popular reasons is to lust after the insanely gorgeous homes our starring real estate agents sell. The homes featured on the Netflix show are in the Los Angeles area’s most prestigious, exclusive, and expensive neighborhoods.
In fact, off-camera, the Oppenheim Group sold Ellen DeGeneres one of her many homes. So, this begs the question, what has been the biggest sale anyone on the cast has ever made? What kind of gigantic & insane house are we talking about? Their biggest known sale is simply called 8408 Hillside Ave. and it sold for $35.5 million.
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These are not renderings, these are real photos, IT’S DONE! Proudly presenting 8408 Hillside Ave., offered at $43,995,000. — From world-renown architectural design firm, Saota, this 20,000 sq. ft. estate is set on a promontory with unparalleled 300 degree city skyline views. Unmatched design and exquisite bespoke finishes throughout, this home was built for the most discerning occupant. Automated glass sliding doors create a seamless confluence from the interior living spaces to plentiful outside seating and dining areas, including a 175-foot linear pool culminating in a waterfall cascading into an atrium garden. A 15-foot outdoor television rises from the ground with horizontal and vertical rotation, visible from every room in the house. Enormous entertainer’s rooftop deck, state-of-the-art theater, curated wine cellar, glass elevator, unrivaled security and audio/visual integration, and a spa retreat replete with wet and dry sauna, cold and hot water plunge pools, and massage therapy. Private driveway leads to a 12-car garage with dedicated entrance and exit. Inarguably the most impressive property ever built above the Sunset Strip.
This massive Hollywood Hills mansion is listed on the Oppenheim Group’s website as being 20,058 square feet with five bedrooms and nine bathrooms. Because, apparently, you need more bathrooms than people staying in the home . . . just in case? This is, however, the only snide comment we have for the house because it is stunningly modern and beautiful.
The design and size of the home looks more like an expensive resort getaway than a place you could call home, but that makes it all the more magical.
It has a 300-degree view of the sparkling city below and a 175-foot linear pool feeding into a waterfall that cascades into a lower atrium garden. If that isn’t enough to make your heart swell then beautiful real estate just isn’t your thing.
When we said this place was like a vacation resort we were completely serious. The amount of amenities this California mansion has will make your head spin. According to the Oppenheim Group Instagram, it contains everything you could dream of and then some more.
Not only does the home have countless massive windows, but the glass doors are automatic, there’s a fifteen-foot outdoor TV which rises up out of the ground, an enormous entertainer’s rooftop deck, a home theater (which probably looks more like a public theater), curated wine cellar, glass elevator, “unrivaled” security, a spa with both a wet & dry sauna, cold & hot water plunge pools, and “massage therapy” which sounds more like a service than a feature.
Though, the Instagram photos clearly show a room with massage tables in it, so there is apparently an entire massage room. Oh, we almost forgot the 12 car garage.
Who owns it?
While the cast of Selling Sunset are willing to be discrete when necessary – you know, when signing a non-disclosure agreement – Variety can still leak who bought the home if they know where to dig, and they do.
Variety discovered the new proud owners of this stunning hillside mansion are Tom and Lisa Bilyeu.
The couple aren’t celebrities, but made their apparently massive fortune as founders of Quest Nutrition. A brand mostly associated with their protein bars called Quest Bars. The married couple stepped down from their roles in the brand, but still maintained sizeable equity in the company, so when it was eventually sold to Atkins they made a tidy sum off of the sale as well.