355 S Mapleton Drive, Los Angeles, California, United States, 90024
An expansive grouping of property along one of Los Angeles’ most coveted streets is being transformed into a single nearly 3 acre estate for Hong Kong-based couple Karen Lo and Eugene Chuang. The wealthy couple bought up a pair of neighbouring homes for a reported $36,050,000 and plan on building a 36,000 square foot residence. Dirt.com revealed that these two pricey purchases aren’t the only transactions that Lo has made, she reportedly purchased a a sprawling Malibu compound in an all cash sale totalling $70,000,000. One of the properties purchased for $18,800,000 along S. Mapleton Drive is one you might recall seeing in the 1981 film Mommie Dearest. The film is an adaptation of Christina Crawford’s memoire of the same name, revealing what it was like growing up with her adoptive mother, film star Joan Crawford. The 1930s Colonial was used as a backdrop for many scenes while some sets were created based on the home on sound stages in the Paramount lot. The production shot on location, utilizing the home’s generous rear yard and pool with cabana to film the large party scene. The 6,000 square foot, six bedroom and five bathroom 1930s home was originally on the market for $35,000,000 in 2016 before dropping a handful of times to $19,999,000. It sold for $18,800,000 and was eventually demolished as part of the land assembly. Beverly Hills agent Christophe Choo did quite well with the property. He sold it in August of 2015 for $11,000,000 and again in 2017 for $18,800,000. Just down the street is Spelling Manor, one of the largest privately owned properties in the area with 4.6 acres. It recently sold for $119,750,000 after sitting on the market since 2016 for as much as $200,000,000. Just across the street is the infamous Playboy Mansion that sold for $100,000,000 in 2016.