Hollywood star Patrick Whitesell is the proud owner of a $43 million (A$57 million) Tuscan-style home in Holmby Hills, Los Angeles.
The executive chairman of talent agency Endeavor – widely regarded as one of the most influential men in cinema with a client list including Ben Affleck, Hugh Jackman and Kate Beckinsale – had for months been the supposed buyer of the vast domain.
But it was only last week that real estate site Dirt.com confirmed that the 57-year-old businessman had in fact bought the five-bedroom, 13-bathroom mansion.
The house, where the media mogul plans to live with his Australian actress wife Pia Whitesell, 38, once renovations are complete, features a resort-style pool, a driveway lined with olive trees and even its own maid quarters for staff.
It spans over 19,000 square feet and sits on 1.35 acres of land.
Lavish home: Take a look inside Patrick and Pia Whitesell’s (pictured) $57million mega-mansion in one of LA’s most exclusive neighborhoods
The newlyweds, who tied the knot in secret last year, are giving their new home a makeover before moving in, with extensive renovations underway while they live at their Malibu beachfront property.
Their home in Holmby Hills has top-of-the-line security and a gated driveway, and privacy is guaranteed as it cannot be seen from the street.
The mansion has a luxurious yet cozy atmosphere inside, with high ornate ceilings, fireplaces throughout as well as a spectacular foyer.
Tentacular! The Holmby Hills home, where the executive chairman of talent agency Endeavor plans to live with his Australian actress wife once renovations are complete, features a resort-style pool, a driveway lined with olive trees and even of its own maid’s quarters for staff
Finishing touches: The newlyweds give their new home a makeover before moving in, with major renovations underway while they live in their Malibu beachfront property
There’s also a gourmet kitchen, library, and home theater, plus a small guesthouse on the grounds.
Holmby Hills is one of LA’s most exclusive neighborhoods. The Whitesells’ new home is close to the $165 million mansion built for the late TV executive Aaron Spelling and his widow, Candy Spelling.
Also nearby is the infamous Playboy Mansion which once belonged to the late Hugh Hefner.
Lavish retreat: Their Holmby Hills home has top-of-the-line security and a gated driveway, and privacy is guaranteed as it can’t be seen from the street
Lifestyles of the rich and famous! There’s also a gourmet kitchen, library, and home theater, plus a small guesthouse on the grounds.
Pia, a Chilean-born actress and model who previously starred in Australian soap opera Home and Away, moved from Sydney to Los Angeles last year to be with her husband.
The glamorous brunette, mother of teenage sons Isaiah and Lennox from two previous relationships, married Whitesell last May.
Pia, who was previously married to AFL footballer Brad Miller, accepted Patrick’s proposal in late 2020 after giving him a spectacular diamond ring.
Gorgeous: The Whitesells live in a stunning beachfront home in Malibu (pictured) while their Holmby Hills mansion is being renovated
The oval diamond solitaire candle is estimated at between US$800,000 (AU1.10 million) and US$1.4 million (AU1.9 million).
Whitesell, the boss of Hollywood talent and media agency Endeavour, formerly known as WME, has an estimated net worth of US$440 million (A$630 million).
His client list includes the likes of Jude Law, Denzel Washington, Hugh Jackman, Kate Beckinsale, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Jake Gyllenhaal, with whom he shares professional and personal ties.
What a rock! Pia, who was previously married to AFL footballer Brad Miller, accepted Patrick’s proposal in late 2020 after giving him a spectacular diamond ring
Since moving to America with her husband, Pia has traveled the world with Whitesell, staying in top hotels and mansions.
She is best known for playing Katarina Chapman on Channel Seven’s Home and Away. She has also participated in advertising campaigns for Maybelline, Myer and GHD.
Pia is the woman who healed Whitesell’s broken heart after his ex-wife, journalist and entertainment reporter Lauren Sanchez, 52, left him for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, 58, the man on richest in the world, in one of the biggest scandals of 2019.
Whitesell was the one who introduced Sanchez to Bezos in 2016, and she left him for the multi-billionaire e-commerce entrepreneur in May 2019.
Whitesell and Sanchez, who share 15-year-old son Evan and 14-year-old daughter Eleanor Patricia, finalized their divorce in October 2019.
Making headlines: Pia is the woman who healed Whitesell’s broken heart after his ex-wife, journalist and entertainment reporter Lauren Sanchez, 52, left him for Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, 58 , the world’s richest man, in one of the biggest scandals of 2019 (Pictured: Bezos and Sanchez attend a red carpet event in Los Angeles on November 6, 2021)