In Bel-Air, a French-inspired property owned by Hal Gaba — the late producer behind Harmony Data and Village Roadshow Footage — simply bought for $18 million.

Gaba — who additionally based media firm Act III Communications and loved a longtime partnership with sitcom creator Norman Lear — died in 2009. The property has been waffling on and off the market within the decade since, most not too long ago itemizing at $26.5 million, information present.

The pedigreed property spans 5 acres above Stone Canyon Reservoir. Combining two parcels, it features a mansion and two guesthouses that mix for 15,360 sq. toes, in addition to a tennis courtroom, swimming pool and cabana surrounded by manicured lawns, gardens and pathways.

Approached by a dramatic courtyard with hedges, the principle residence is designed for entertaining. Grand public areas embrace a chic front room, formal eating room, wood-paneled library, movie show and rounded rotunda topped by a chandelier.

5 bedrooms and 6 bogs full the ground plan. A loggia strains the bottom of the house, descending to the pool and spa. All through the property, secluded nooks unfold to views of the sweeping panorama under.

Susan Perryman of Hilton & Hyland held the itemizing with Branden and Rayni Williams of Beverly Hills Estates. Mia Trudeau, additionally with Hilton & Hyland, represented the client.

Gaba served as president and CEO of Act III Communications and was additionally co-chairman of Village Roadshow Footage, the movie manufacturing firm liable for hits equivalent to “The Matrix,” “Ocean’s 11,” “The Lego Film” and “The Joker.”


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