Isaac Larian, CEO of toy juggernaut MGA Entertainment (Bratz, L.O.L. Surprise!), added to his considerable estate in Los Angeles in the final days of this past winter. The business mogul paid $18.5 million for the French Normandy-style house, according to Dirt. The property is set on 1.22 acres in Holmby Hills and positioned by his longtime home in the neighborhood.
The home was completed in 1925, and is protected from prying eyes by the formidable and venerable privacy hedge and stone wall that dates the property as definitively as the expressively romantic embellishments of Gordon Kaufmann’s architecture.
Exterior cues blend Tudor, country and provincial elements. A gated walkway and gated drive bring the façade into view; in back, the house is divided into lawn and a hedgerow-dominated section that adds a touch of baroque by way of structured garden design.
Inside the home, revisions have resulted in a living style that works in French rustic, modern, and perhaps even some regency influences. Highlights include the master bedroom—one of six bedrooms in the home—which boasts a niche sleeping area and a sitting area with a fireplace, the ‘California’ or transition room with its hipped timber ceiling and walls of glass doors, and the 8,000 sq. ft. great room. The blue ribbon for most folks will probably go to the outdoor courtyard, a time capsule of a space with a lattice-backed fountain and a blue-and-turquoise tile floor.
The acreage is filled out with walking paths, a koi pond, flower gardens, patios and terraces, a secluded pool area surrounded by tropical plantings, and an art studio-to-guest-house conversion.
MGA Entertainment is the largest privately owned toy company in the world.
Larian’s net worth is north of $1 billion.