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Los Angeles Home Boasts 48 Acres, Has Its Own Lake

By Jay Casteel   /   Published 06/14/14

Finding big pieces of land is Los Angeles is rare, but if you do, you're going to pay for it... and here's an example.

A 48-acre estate in Los Angeles' affluent Brentwood neighborhood is going up for auction with a reserve price of $14.5 million, reports Los Angeles Times.

Dubbed Amber Hills, the compound boasts a lake, room for horse corrals and access to riding trails, was formerly home to film stars such as Dick Powell and June Allyson, and even, served as the backdrop for the 1980s TV series Hart to Hart.

A gated quarter-mile driveway, lined with trees, leads to the 12,000 sq. ft. main house surrounded by lush landscaping, pathways, bridges and extensive terraces. Inside, the two-story great room has a flagstone fireplace and a wine bar, while interior detailing includes coffered and coved ceilings, copper kitchen appliances and leaded-glass kitchen cabinets. It also has views of the Santa Monica Mountains and the ocean.

The property has guest houses, a tennis court with pavilion, a caretaker's cottage, a workshop/maintenance building and a well. In all, it has 13 bedrooms, seven full bathrooms and five half-baths.

Amber Hills was originally priced at $40 million, but is going up for auction June 28 with a $14.5 million reserve price.

It's owned by philanthropist Glorya Kaufman, the widow of Donald Kaufman who founded the home-building company Kaufman & Broad, today known as KB Home.

  • Kyle Rayner

    That's beautiful