Mega-Sale: David Murdock Sells Bel-Air Estate for $24 million


David H. Murdock, the Dole Food Co. chairman and chief executive, has sold a mansion in Bel-Air on the market for $24 million.

Designed by Gordon B. Kaufmann and built in 1927, the American Colonial Revival home features a grand entry gallery with 14-foot-tall arched ceilings and parquet floors. The main house includes two offices, a sun room, a wet bar and a free-standing spiral staircase.

The 1.5-acre property has terraced gardens, a swimming pool, a pool house, a guesthouse, a detached garage and a greenhouse.

There are six fireplaces, six bedrooms, nine bathrooms and 12,435 square feet of living space.

Kaufmann’s notable works include the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills and the Moderne-style Los Angeles Times building downtown.

The 91-year-old billionaire bought the house in 2001 for $10 million, public records show. He owns another property nearby.

His worth is estimated at $2.5 billion by Forbes.

The property he sold came on the market in December at $30 million.

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