Kayla Cardona’s $25M listing and more stunning properties from S03 of ‘Selling The OC’

We loved all the drama in the show's latest season but it was the gorgeous mansions that made our jaws drop. Here are some standout listings with hefty price tags that grabbed our attention -- and how much they sold for.

Cha Miñoza
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Much like the two seasons that preceded it, Season 3 of the Netflix real estate reality series delivered plenty of drama — and just as many gorgeous mansions for viewers to admire.

Most notably, Kayla Cardona kicked off season three of Selling the OC with “Big Dock Energy,” thanks to her stunning Bayside listing, one of the most expensive properties handled by the Oppenheim Group’s OC arm.

In the first episode, Cardona hosted a broker’s preview to showcase her Corona Del Mar property. The 2201 Bayside listing — originally priced at a whopping $28 million — stole the show. The waterfront estate included a private pier with a 250-foot dock, the biggest in the exclusive neighborhood.

The mansion features breathtaking views of the harbor

Selling the OC. Kayla Cardona in episode 301 of Selling the OC. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024

The custom-built contemporary mansion spans over 9,000 square feet and features a scenic view of Newport Harbor.

An open-plan layout, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, and soaring ceilings make the living space airy and serene. The great room has large glass sliding doors that lead to a sitting area and expansive views of the beach. A magazine-worthy kitchen with marble countertops and an oversized island connects to the living room.

Upstairs, the primary suite features a wraparound balcony that overlooks the dock below. It has two bathrooms with a free-standing tub and a spacious closet.

It has a rooftop lounge, spa, and its own elevator

Selling the OC. Season 3 of Selling the OC. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024

The property is also perfect for parties and gatherings, as Kayla’s broker’s open clearly showed. On the fourth floor is a posh rooftop lounge with an outdoor terrace where guests can relax.

The main levels include a zero-edge pool, spa, and courtyard for recreation. The abode has five bedrooms and nine bathrooms spread out over four levels, which are easily accessible by elevator.

On the lowest level is an entertainment space with a bar. Next to the space is a subterranean garage that can house six cars. The whole property is outfitted with a state-of-the-art control system and video surveillance.

Did Kayla sell the Bayside property?

Selling the OC. Kayla Cardona in episode 301 of Selling the OC. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024

You’ll be glad to know that the hardworking single mom did sell the coveted listing — and pocketed a big commission from the sale.

In an interview with Netflix, Kayla happily shared that they were able to sell the property at $25 million last year. The sale happened after the season ended, so we didn’t see it play out. But, Cardona made sure to ring the celebratory bell with plenty of enthusiasm.

“It was obviously the biggest listing I’ve had, and there were a lot of ups and downs,” she said. “We bent over backwards for a lot of things, but it turned out to be great. We sold it in the 11th hour. It was a quick close for $25 million, so I’m very thankful.”

Gio and Polly also banked a $7,925,000 sale

Selling the OC. (L to R) Polly Brindle, Gio Helou in episode 303 of Selling the OC. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024

Another notable property to close in Season 3 — though this one was actually featured on the show, and didn’t close after filming had already wrapped — was the modern farmhouse Gio and Polly teamed up to sell.

Set in pricey Newport Beach, the four-bedroom, five-bath home has a pristine design and high-end finishes, including inviting white European oak floors outfitting the interiors, and various specialty tiles throughout the bathrooms.

With a magnificent 1,000+ sq. ft. rooftop terrace, the Selling the OC house traded for $7,925,000.

Austin sold his Old Ranch listing for $6.5M

Selling the OC. (L to R) Lisa Victoria, Austin Victoria in episode 305 of Selling the OC. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024

Father-of-two and soon-to-be-new-homeowner (thanks in part to profits from this sale) Austin Victoria had the third biggest sale of the season, closing on his Old Ranch property for $6.5 million.

The 9,600-square-foot home, beautifully staged to shed its past themed rooms — Austin shares in Season 3 that the house had previously sported different looks and themes for each room — is set behind private gates on an almost three-quarters acre lot in the community of Bear Brand Ranch.

We got to tour the famous Coronado Castle in San Diego

Selling the OC. Episode 302 of Selling the OC. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024

As part of the team’s trip to San Diego, Jason Oppenheimer took the cast to visit one of the most famous — and famously expensive — properties in the Greater San Diego area.

Known as Coronado Castle, the 24,000-square-foot property is one of architect Richard Requa’s most well-known designs. Once listed for a hefty $39 million, the 14,054-square-foot Spanish Colonial home sold in early February for $28,000,000 (with Jason Oppenheim of the Oppenheim Group and Janice Clements with Compass repping the property in the sale).

It’s worth noting that the Coronado Castle is an architectural gem protected by the Mills Act — a status that serves to significantly lower property taxes for the property. While lower property taxes are definitely nice to have, this property offers a lot – and we mean A LOT – more than that. 

There are many highlights to this incredible property, but this is definitely our favorite: a 26-seat home theater featuring life-size Star Wars memorabilia, such as statues, weapons, and helmets.

And we saw Tyler Stanaland’s $50 million Laguna Niguel listing

Selling the OC. Tyler Stanaland in episode 306 of Selling the OC. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024

In episode six, the Stanaland men showcased another jaw-dropping property. Tyler introduced us to his brother and his dad, John Stanaland, a real estate tycoon who owns a brokerage in the OC.

The trio visited a $50 million listing in Old Ranch Rd., Laguna Niguel, and marveled at the stunning home’s modern architecture. 

Situated on a 13-acre lot, the mansion is over 15,000 square feet and has six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. Amenities include a private cinema, a 20-person spa, a game room, putting greens, a gentleman’s farm, a two-story library, and a stingray-shaped pool with a sitting area and firepit in the middle.

The veteran broker took the opportunity to give Tyler some well-needed advice. “You can always come back to us,” John offered Tyler. “We still co-op on listings. Obviously, clients overlap, but we don’t have time for, you know, high school drama.” 

Looking forward to more glam listings (and drama) in S04

Selling the OC. (L to R) Sean Palmieri, Alexandra Jarvis, Tyler Stanaland, Polly Brindle, Alex Hall in season 3 of Selling the OC. Cr. Courtesy of Netflix © 2024

After the show wrapped, Tyler ended up taking his dad’s offer and announced that he was leaving the Oppenheim Group to join his dad and brother at Douglas Elliman. Agents Sean Palmieri and Alexandra Jarvis have also exited the show.

We’re unsure what the three huge departures will mean for the next season, but we’re excited to find out what’s next.

Are you looking forward to more gorgeous homes or more spicy drama for season four?

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One of our leading celebrity insiders, Cha Miñoza has been writing for over a decade, specializing in topics like lifestyle, celebrities and pop culture. She also holds bylines in other media companies like The Inquisitr and international fashion blog Tokyo Fashion.