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Wolfgang Puck Drops $14M on Pritzker-Approved L.A. Villa

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Anthony and Jeanne Pritzker—members of über-rich American family noted not only for its Hyatt fortune, but also as the benefactor of the famous architecture prize—have finally found a buyer for their eight-bedroom villa in Bel Air: celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck. According to The Real Estalker, Puck laid down $14M for the Mediterranean spread christened Villa les Violettes. The place listed for $21.99M over a year and a half ago, when the Pritzkers' new spread, a positively palatial compound boasting 53,000 square feet of living space and a bowling alley, wrapped up construction. That original ask was shaved down with painful sluggishness—18 times over the course of a year, to be exact—until, in March 2013, Villa les Violettes blinked off and on the market, emerging with a new $16.495M ask.

Inside the 1938 manse, which the Pritzkers bought in 2001 for $9.5M: a limestone foyer, a "ballroom-sized living room" with parquet floors and 15-foot ceilings, a double-height library, a media room, a silvered dining room, and a marbled kitchen The Real Estalker insists "will get a soup-to-nuts overhaul." Outdoor details include a 3,500-square-foot garden and trellised flowers like whoa—plus a pool, a fancy-pants outdoor dining area, palm trees, resort-style furniture, and a tennis court.

· 707 North Faring Rd., Los Angeles, Calif. [Redfin]
· Puck Picks Up Pritzker Villa in Bel Air [The Real Estalker via Curbed LA]
· Living Very Large [WSJ via Curbed LA]