Actor Mark Wahlberg parts ways with opulent Beverly Park mansion for $55 million
Actor Mark Wahlberg has sold his sprawling 30,500-square-foot mansion in Beverly Park for a staggering $55 million, making it the most expensive home sale in Southern California this year. Despite the sale being for a lesser amount than his original asking price of $87.5 million, Wahlberg, who starred in the films “Uncharted” and “Father Stu,” was eager to sell as he had already relocated to Nevada with his family, buying a vacant plot in a luxury community near Las Vegas for $15.6 million. By closing the sale in February, he was able to avoid a hefty $3.025-million tax bill under Measure ULA, which would have charged a 5.5% transfer tax from April 1. The French-inspired mansion, built by the famous Richard Landry, is an opulent masterpiece with 12 bedrooms, 20 bathrooms, and a host of luxurious features such as a movie theater, wine cellar, gym, and two-story library. The 6.2-acre estate also has a driving range, skate park, grotto-style swimming pool, and five-hole golf course complete with sand traps. While Wahlberg may have left Beverly Park, his love for Boston remained intact as he even added a Boston Celtics-themed basketball court to the property.