In splashy Los Angeles, the sky is the limit for speculatively built mega mansions. But there’s a new trend emerging that raises the stakes even higher: conceptual residences in the city’s chicest addresses that haven’t even broken ground yet. Beyond the basics of a multi-million-dollar custom home, these statements of grandeur tend to blend the latest in home technology, bespoke finishes, and dashing amenities—infinity pools with 360-degree views of the Pacific Ocean and Downtown, 500+ bottle wine cellars, home wellness centers …. just to name a few—in the hopes of capturing the attention of the most sophisticated buyers from across the globe. Drawn to Los Angeles for this high-end real estate opportunities plus its temperate weather, world-class shopping, and cultural pursuits, these global buyers are driven by elevated expectations, seeking an “an experience” upon first entry.

Touting killer views and one-of-a-kind amenities, the spec—short for “speculation”—home trend has indeed taken over L.A.’s luxury real estate market. The unprecedented development of mega mansions over the past few years has ignited a haute flame throughout the county, transcending past the uber-highend sphere across several price points. From posh pads nestled in the Hollywood Hills to contemporary coastal stunners, we invite you to explore this carefully curated collection of SPECtacular properties.

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9210 ROBIN DRIVE | $13,900,000

Designed by Arxis Design Studio with soaring steel, glass, and concrete, this sleek contemporary in the Bird Streets represents the future of modern luxury in Los Angeles.

Craig Shapiro (310) 739-4887
Steve Frankel (310) 508-5008

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1104 RIVAS CANYON | $14,900,000

Equestrian friendly, approx. 12,000-square-foot contemporary farm-house on designated private road. Approx. 2.5 acres with 3 horse stalls. Direct access to Will Rogers trails and polo field.

Joyce Rey (310) 291-6646
Christopher Damon (213) 400-3060

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2737 EDWIN PLACE | $5,995,000

Incredible contemporary in the Hollywood Hills with unobstructed 180-degree views, 5 bedrooms, and 6 baths in approx. 4,300 square feet. Top-of-the-line finishes with every amenity imaginable.

Joyce Rey (310) 291-6646
Stephen Apelian (323) 804-3400

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5012 CARBON BEACH TERRACE | Price Upon Request

The pinnacle of Carbon Beach Terrace Estates, Villa Esmeralda rests across from “Billionaire’s Beach” and features 360-degree ocean views, an outdoor infinity pool, state-of-the-art wellness center, entertainment room, and 16-seat home theater.

Ani Dermenjian (310) 317-9382

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1603 N FAIRFAX AVENUE | PRICE UPON REQUEST

Bold architecture compliments luxurious finishes. Walls of glass showcase the open floor plan, designer kitchen, pool, and outdoor space. The rooftop terrace presents panoramic city and hillside views. The 4-bedroom, 5-bath home spans approx. 3,700 square feet.

Laura Marie (213) 840-5353

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1731 SUMMITRIDGE DRIVE | $24,000,000

Over 11,000 square feet of open, contemporary luxury with 7 bedrooms, 9 baths, 3-story glass elevator, 500+ bottle wine cellar, 16-seat theater, private gym, beauty salon and spa suite, and zero-edge infinity pool.

Kathy Marshall (310) 740-1812
Craig Shapiro (310) 739-4887
Aram Afshar (310) 702-0583