June 4th, 2018 at 11:00 am


A magnificent estate in the Riviera Pacific Palisades, that sold for $33,850,670 by Elisabeth Halsted with our Brentwood office, is the highest-priced residential transaction ever completed in the Pacific Palisades community of luxury homes, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder.

Built in 2005, the three-story custom home at 1690 San Remo Drive in Pacific Palisades Riviera sits on more than an acre of land. Reminiscent of the great English manor homes of the 18th century, the traditional-style house encompasses more than 16,000 square feet of living space, including seven bedrooms and 13 bathrooms.

“This successful record sale was generated as a result of a well-implemented and robust marketing plan, combined with Elisabeth’s tremendous knowledge of the high-end West Side real estate market,” said John Closson, Regional Vice President, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. “The marketing plan attracted the right prospective buyers, and Elisabeth’s understanding of the community instilled confidence in their decision to purchase.”


“It took consistency, tenacity, patience, and working very closely with the sellers to complete the sale of this incredible home,” said Elisabeth, whose entire 15-year career has been with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. “It was like selling the Rembrandt of houses–the outstanding quality and details set it apart from all other homes. The width of the views is rare and will be difficult to duplicate anywhere in Los Angeles.

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“The Brentwood office of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties was invaluable in facilitating the transaction–truly a full-service branch. I love the company–it’s an incredibly supportive environment. Selling unique properties and helping buyers and sellers achieve their real estate goals is my passion. That’s what real estate is all about for me.”

The home’s classical floor plan features a center entrance hall, library, formal dining room, gracious living room, large sunny gallery, eat-in chef’s kitchen with butler’s pantry, wood-paneled family room and breakfast room, lavish master suite, state-of-the-art theater, gym, staff quarters with separate kitchen, offices, yoga studio, playroom, pool, and spa.


Views from inside the home and expansive gardens include the Pacific Ocean, downtown L.A. skyscrapers, snowcapped mountains, and the J. Paul Getty Museum. Designed by Ferguson & Shamamian Architects of New York, the structure is impeccably built with refined and rare materials using the most sophisticated craftsmanship. Some of these extraordinary finishes and fixtures include mother of pearl paneled walls, custom steel glass doors, large-paned steel windows, hand-carved marble and stone fireplaces, rare crystal chandeliers, detailed wooden moldings, and wooden Doric columns.

With interiors created by internationally acclaimed designer Michael Smith, the home is infused with a rich, comfortable palette of rare textiles and textures to create opulence and beauty. The residence is ideal for entertaining, offering intimate private porches with hidden patios that create a rambling wonderment of elegant living.


Elisabeth, who is a natural facilitator with an international clientele and extensive knowledge of the most interesting real estate on the prestigious West Side, performed No. 6 among all Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agents nationwide in 2017. Contact her to discuss your real estate needs at 310-820-9340 office or

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