Multimillion-Dollar Surprises Behind Closed Doors in Hollywood Hills

You might not even notice them when you drive by these Bird Street homes, but once inside the gates, you begin to understand why they’re asking between $5 million to $8 million for them. Hint: "On a clear day..."

Photo courtesy of Jade Mills Estates Just from driving by this house in L.A.'s Hollywood Hills, you'd likely be surprised that the owners are asking $8.25 million for it. 

The two houses for sale on Thrasher Avenue may seem inconspicuous and relatively humble when you drive by them on the street. Especially considering their posh Bird Streets neighborhood high in the Hollywood Hills. But once you get behind closed doors, it all becomes clear why owners are asking $5,695,000 for one and $8,250,000 for the other.

Perched on one of the famous Bird Streets, these homes have incredible views of Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and the ocean — you might even be able to see Catalina on a clear day. They’re perfectly situated minutes from Sunset Boulevard, Beverly Hills and many L.A. hot spots.

But the interiors are also arresting. The $5.6 million home encompasses approximately 5,350 square feet of living space with interior and exterior design by the renowned Sally Sirkin Lewis of J. Robert Scott. It has four bedrooms and 4.5 baths on three levels that take full advantage of the priceless view.

Photo courtesy of Jade Mills Estates A second home with a deceptively simple exterior on Thrasher Avenue in the Bird Streets of Hollywood Hills, betrays the fact that there's more than $5.5 million worth of luxury home behind it.

You enter on the main level, which has a large living room with fireplace and sliding-glass doors that lead to a wraparound terrace. There’s a formal dining room with a fireplace, a cook’s kitchen with professional appliances, a breakfast room and a guest bedroom suite on the entry level.

It’s all downhill from there, literally if not figuratively speaking. The lower level includes a large family room and the private master suite featuring a fireplace, wraparound terrace, a large adjoining den with fireplace, dual closets and a huge master bath. The bottom level offers a gym, which could be used as a family room or fourth bedroom, and a media room with fireplace and bath.

As you would expect, the home they’re asking $8.25 million for is larger, at 5,889 square feet, with three spacious bedrooms and 4.5 baths. It too has three levels, but there’s an elevator accessing them all. In addition, there’s a huge outdoor entertaining space with pool, spa and waterfall.

Photo courtesy of Jade Mills Estates That bronze figure has one of the best views in Los Angeles. From high atop the Hollywood Hills in the Bird Streets, she can see the sparkling lights of Los Angeles, and even behold the ocean on a clear day.

This home makes an architectural statement, with clean lines and walls of glass with Fleetwood doors that seamlessly fuse interior and exterior. The open floor plan has high ceilings, large rooms, hardwood floors, custom lighting and display areas to showcase art.

The luxurious master suite includes a fireplace, walls of glass with custom shutters opening to a balcony, his-and-hers baths, large his-and-hers custom walk-in closets, and a private courtyard with a hot tub.

Additionally, no expense has been spared on the gourmet kitchen, media room and climate-controlled wine room.

You might be wondering what types of people live in houses like these. Located a little too close to the street to be free of rabid fans and paparazzi, they're not ideal for celebrities. These homes are for people of more discreet wealth, who appreciate elegant design but don’t want the inconvenience of managing expansive grounds or dealing with a long commute. These houses have the style, view, location and price tag of a New York penthouse, yet they’re owned outright, and are separated from intrusive neighbors.

Both homes are represented by luxury real estate specialist Jade Mills of Coldwell Banker. Find out more about these and other amazing properties at

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