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Hudson Ave. Sale Sets Local Price Record

Photo from real estate listing.

A 9,600-square foot estate on the 300 block of S. Hudson Ave., most recently owned by Nickelodon president Brian Robbins, and previously owned by TV producer John Wells, recently changed hands for a local-record-busting price of $19 million.

Robbins purchased the property from Wells, who had owned it since 2007, for $12.4 million in 2017.  The new owner, according to real estate blog, is businessman Thomas J. Swan III.  According to the Dirt story:

“…the $19 million deal easily blows away the neighborhood’s previous-record holder, the 2015 sale of Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas’s storied Isidor Eisner estate, which went for $15.95 million to Netflix COO Ted Sarandos and his Beverly Hills-bred wife Nicole Avant.”

Also, according to the story:

“It remains unclear what — if any — changes Robbins made to the property beyond the cosmetic alterations typical at this price point, though the much-increased pricetag indicates some extensive interior renovations were undertaken. But at the time the couple acquired it, in late 2017, the house sported 9 bedrooms and 11 baths in about 9,600 square feet of living space. There are (or were) a proper north/south-facing tennis court, multiple fireplaces, a double-height foyer, an eat-in kitchen with designer appliances, lustrous hardwood floors, manicured grounds, a gazebo and two-story pool/guesthouse with accessory living quarters.””

Swan and his family were already neighborhood residents.  They most recently owned a home on S. Windsor Blvd., in Windsor Square, which was one of the six area properties left behind by developer Robert Quigg, who filed bankruptcy and fled the country in 2016.

Rear of the record-setting Hudson Ave. property. (Photo from real estate listing)
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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.
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