August 15, 2022 Your Source for Brentwood News

Housing Mogul Howard Ruby Sells Century-Old Bel Air Estate for $35 Million

1.6-acre estate is located at 500 and 512 Perugia Way

By Dolores Quintana

Corporate housing mogul Howard Ruby has sold his century-old estate that was inspired by the Italian villas on the Amalfi coast for $35 million dollars, which was $14.5 million less than the original listing price as reported by The Real Deal.com. The 1.6-acre estate is located at 500 and 512 Perugia Way near the Bel-Air Country Club and was formerly the residence of Ruby and his late wife, the actress Yvette Mimeux-Ruby for over thirty years. They purchased the home in 1979 and searched Europe for antique furnishing to decorate the house together. One of the pieces os statuary formerly belonged to Madame de Pompadour, who was the principal mistress of King Louis the XV of France. Ruby did not include the furnishing in the sale of the home. 

Ruby said of the home, as quoted by The Real Deal.com, “Much like a Fabergé egg, it’s not for everyone,” he said. “It’s not the style that’s in vogue right now, but someone out there is going to understand it and accept it. There’s someone out there who doesn’t want a white box.”

City Planner and architect Mark Daniels designed the home and he was responsible for the designs of the city of Bel-Air, San Francisco’s Forest Hills and Pebble Beach’s 17 Mile Drive. Kalef Alaton, a legend in the interior design world, decorated the home and also designed the interiors of the Hotel Bel Air. 

The home has, according to the listing, a “ballroom-sized party room, a hand-lacquered library with a central skylight and chandelier, a formal dining room and a wine cellar. One bedroom has a domed ceiling covered with frescos, a swimming pool with built-in seating and fountains.”

The estate grounds also include a “three-bedroom, Balinese-inspired cottage that came with the sale spans 4,900 square feet and comes with five baths.” 

The buyer of the estate has not been named, but the buyer’s representative says that they are a businessperson from California who plans a massive renovation of the estate.

Related Posts

Jae Omar-Design Brentwood Mansion Lists for Nearly $12 Million

August 12, 2022

August 12, 2022

The home is built for the concept of indoor/outdoor living that comes with an open plan layout and glass walls...

Column: Time to Crack Down on Vacant Homes’ Owners

August 12, 2022

August 12, 2022

By Tom Elias, Columnist ​​There is no doubt California has a housing shortage. That’s fact even in the wake of...

Metro To Hold Community Meetings About Potential Green Line Extension

August 12, 2022

August 12, 2022

By Dolores Quintana Los Angeles Metro is holding a series of public meetings to discuss extending the Metro C or...

LA City Council Approves Expanded Anti-Camping Ordinance

August 11, 2022

August 11, 2022

Bonin one of three not votes in expansion of LAMC section 41.18 Los Angeles City Council has banned homeless encampments...

Review: A Santa Monica Restaurant’s New Happy Hour is Top-Notch

August 10, 2022

August 10, 2022

By Dolores Quintana Birdie G’s in Santa Monica has a new Happy Hour and it is something special. For one...

Brentwood Steakhouse Launches New Lunch Menu

August 10, 2022

August 10, 2022

Lobster Cobb salad and more at Baltaire  By Dolores Quintana Baltaire has launched a new lunch menu which they announced...

Best of Brentwood Awards Voting Now Open

August 10, 2022

August 10, 2022

Cast your vote to support your favorite local businesses  Voting is now open for Brentwood News’ annual Best of Brentwood...

The Pacific Palisades Woman’s Club Raised $10,000 in Grants for Local Organizations and Nonprofits

August 10, 2022

August 10, 2022

2022 grantees include Palisades Charter High School, Canyon Elementary School, Pride Booster Club, Resilient Palisades, PPTFH, Palisades Village Green, PAPA...

Column: ​​Former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Endorses Traci Park for City Council, First Major, Post Primary Nod for the Venice Challenger!

August 9, 2022

August 9, 2022

By Nick Antonicello In what can be regarded as the first major, post primary endorsement by a significant Los Angeles...

Another Mountain Lion Dies After Being Hit by a Car

August 9, 2022

August 9, 2022

P-89 found dead along the shoulder of the 101 Freeway in Woodland Hills last month By Sam Catanzaro Another mountain...

City Council Sends Initiative to Ballot That Would Require Hotels to House Homeless in Empty Rooms

August 8, 2022

August 8, 2022

LA City Council unanimously approves measure for November ballot By Dolores Quintana Los Angeles City Council last week voted to...

Man Claiming To Be Rapper Drake’s Son Arrested For Trespassing: Brentwood Beat – August 8th, 2022

August 8, 2022

August 8, 2022

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes.*  Man Claiming To Be Rapper Drake’s Son Arrested For Trespassing * Free Garden...

Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Lists ‘Brentwood Oasis’ For $48M: Brentwood Real Estate Report – August 8th, 2022

August 8, 2022

August 8, 2022

Property, Developments, and Listings on the Westside.* Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Lists ‘Brentwood Oasis’ For $48M* Getty Villa Trust Buys...

Brentwood-Adjacent Residential High-Rise Complete

August 8, 2022

August 8, 2022

The first high-rise residential development built west of the 405 in over 40 years is now leasing luxury apartments. Learn...

LA County Supervisor Calls for Update to Marina del Rey Vision’s Statement

August 5, 2022

August 5, 2022

By Dolores Quintana Marina Del Rey is now considered part of District Two in Los Angeles County and now falls...