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Dole Fruit Billionaire Asks $30M For Vintage Bel Air Estate

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Location: Los Angeles, Calif.
Price: $30,000,000
The Skinny: Nonagenarian fruit magnate and longevity enthusiast David Murdock has listed his 12,000-square-foot Bel Air mansion for $30M, as recently espied by the ever-vigilant Real Estalker. The home, which was built in 1927 and designed by Hoover Dam architect Gordon Kaufmann, looks pretty much exactly like what one would expect the estate of a 90-year-old billionaire to look: easy chairs aplenty! Floral wallpaper! A wood-paneled study! That unadventurous focus on comfort is sort of understandable, though, as even the most casual read of the man's biography—one filled with tragedies and triumphs in almost equal measure—makes it hard to begrudge Murdock his desire for a comfy chair to put his slippered feet up in at the end of day. The listing comes amidst a flurry of real-estate moves by the canned-pineapple tycoon (including his $300M sale of an entire Hawaiian island to fellow billionaire Larry Ellison), with the home's listing agent Jeff Hyland indicating in a WSJ piece that Murdock is selling so he can spend more time at his Ventura County ranch.

· 10778 Chalon Road [Hilton & Hyland via the Real Estalker]
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