If you’ve watched Selling Sunset, the Netflix docu-soap series focused on the high-powered female brokers at Oppenheim Group, you’re likely still daydreaming about the $40 million Hollywood Hills stunner featured on the show.
In the first season of the highly popular show, the jaw-dropping mansion on Hillside Avenue in Los Angeles was the team’s most coveted listing, with each broker eyeing the $1.2 million commission that’d result from its sale. The season ends somewhat on a cliffhanger, as we don’t get to find out if anyone actually managed to make the sale and rake in the dough. Well, now we know.
The massive Hollywood Hills property ended up selling for $35.5 million, making it one of the biggest deals to close in the area. The buyers? A couple of serial entrepreneurs/influencers who sometimes let us catch a glimpse of their million-dollar home on social media.
Who bought the Selling Sunset mansion?
While the Oppenheim Group didn’t disclose the name of the buyer to the public, celebrity real estate website Dirt.com didn’t take long to figure out who bought the lavish property.
The buyer of the Hillside mansion was serial entrepreneur and YouTube creator Tom Bilyeu, who purchased the home with his wife and business partner, Lisa Bilyeu. Tom and Lisa Bilyeu, who famously co-founded Quest Nutrition — one of the fastest growing food companies in the world, most widely known for their protein bars — cashed out big from their business venture, which reached unicorn status, being valued at over $1 billion dollars.
The power couple later used their vast business knowledge to support fellow entrepreneurs and inspire them to dream bigger by creating Impact Theory, a digital media production company focused on empowering content. The company’s content is broken down into several online-exclusive shows which interview the world’s highest achievers to learn their secrets to success.
And while Tom (who’s also a renowned public speaker) was the face of the company for the longest time, Lisa Bilyeu has stolen the spotlight in recent years, becoming a prominent figure promoting female empowerment.
Their social media posts — many of which featuring photos taken in the couple’s million-dollar mansion — often go viral, inspiring millions around the world.
The Hillside house: a one-of-a-kind Hollywood Hills property
The mansion is reportedly one of the largest homes ever built in the Hollywood Hills, and the last project of this size to be built in the city — as the Los Angeles City Council voted to regulate the size of new homes in 2017.
The property manages to fit 5 bedrooms and 9 bathrooms in its 20,058 square feet, as well as a plethora of entertainment features and a stunning negative edge/infinity pool.
Designed by South African architecture group SAOTA, the home offers awe inspiring 270-degree views of Downtown Los Angeles, Century City, Beverly Hills, the San Gabriel Mountains, and the ocean.
The interior of the house is equally impressive, featuring a 12-foot cascading waterfall, a car showroom, a night club, an executive office, game room and state-of-the-art theater.
But that’s not all; there’s also a spacious master bedroom that has an oversized walk-in dressing room that was brought in all the way from Lake Como in Italy.
The 2018-built house also comes with a wellness center that has a sauna, a steam room, gym, massage area, as well as hot and cold plunge spas. Seeing how both Lisa and Tom Bilyeu are crazy about wellbeing and staying fit and healthy, we’re pretty sure this was one of the biggest selling points for them.
The highlight of this magnificent Hollywood Hills estate, however, is the 163-foot wraparound infinity pool that opens up to killer views of the city.
Surrounded by lush vegetation and offering unmatched views of both mountains and ocean, it’s a one-of-a-kind, veritable private oasis right on the doorstep of one of the busiest urban cores in the world.
The poolside area also features a bar, a lounge with a fire pit, as well as a rooftop terrace perfect for entertaining guests. Speaking of which, the property also comes with a detached garage and guest parking.
With so many amenities and some of the best views in all of Hollywood Hills, we’re certain the house’s new owners are enjoying their massive new home. After all, they don’t make them like this anymore — at least not in the Hollywood Hills, the City Council says.
Note: This article has been updated to include new publicly available information about the property’s owner. The initial article only reported on the sale, soon after it closed in 2019.
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