You say you want a house for Christmas?
Boy, does Santa have a spread for you. The real-estate listing site Redfin this week published a look at the least- and most-expensive homes in Los Angeles.
We guess that's so you can chose based on whether you've been naughty or nice:
If you've been naughty, Redfin picked out a real winner for you, a one-bedroom, one-bath condominium in one of the most notorious neighborhoods on the West Coast — the infamous “jungle” that is Baldwin Village. The community was made famous by a somewhat exaggerated depiction in the film Training Day (Denzel Washington's Oscar-winning performance had him taxing local drug dealers and sleeping with a woman in the jungle).
Strangely, it's only blocks from the tony, much-safer and exponentially more expensive Baldwin Hills, sometimes referred to as “the black Beverly Hills.” But, for $53,900, you should have plenty of money left over for a state-of-the-art security system and a telescope so you can peer at the hills and safely dream about how the other half lives.
Next up, the most expensive listing in L.A. if not the nation:
Who says L.A. is a place of extreme haves and have-nots? On the other end of the scale is not only L.A.'s most expensive current offering, but also the priciest property on this national list by Redfin. Ten miles north of that Baldwin Village beauty you have 350 N. Carolwood Drive, a.k.a. the Fleur de Lys mansion in Beverly Glen. It's going for a mere $125 million, reportedly as part of a divorce fire sale. According to Redfin it has …
… 12 bedrooms, 15 bathrooms, and a nine-car garage. There's a formal ballroom that fits 200 people, staff quarters for ten, a 4,000 bottle wine cellar, conference room, massage room, beauty salon, a 3/4 quarter mile jogging track and a 50-person screening room
So there you have it. In L.A., you can live like a sad character in a movie, or you can live like a happy movie star, depending on whether you've been naughty or nice. (We kid. We all know that the ultra-rich are evil).