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WEA in the LA Times: Designer Barbara Barry’s Beverly Hills home sells furnished for $7.85 million

A homebuyer apparently liked what they saw in Barbara Barry’s personal collection. The renowned designer has sold her Beverly Hills home of nearly a decade and its custom furnishings for a combined $7.85 million.

The villa-style home, obscured from the street by gates and hedges, came to market in May and was offered unfurnished for $6.995 million or with custom pieces and furnishings from Barry’s licensed collections for $7.995 million.

Barry, who formed Barbara Barry Inc. in 1985, previously used the four-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom home as a showcase for her signature touches. Refined interiors display layers of pale colors, subtle textures, moldings and thoughtful decorations throughout the 5,000 square feet of living space. In certain areas, the furniture was designed specifically for the space.

Among the common areas is a circular foyer that opens to a formal dining room and an adjacent living room. A family room, a library and a chef’s kitchen with a marble-topped island also reside on the main floor.

Upstairs, the master suite is comprised of a marble fireplace, an office and a bathroom that overlooks the grounds. During her ownership, Barry had one wall in the master bedroom pulled forward to build a hidden walk-in closet.

Front and rear staircases connect both levels of the home.

Outdoors, formal landscaping, trees and hedges provide a green backdrop for small sitting areas, patios and an oval swimming pool. A motor court and a two-car garage front the house.

Thomas Glabman of Hilton & Hyland, an affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate, and Ernie Carswell of Teles Properties held the listing. Stephen Shapiro of Westside Estate Agency represented the buyer, a California-based limited liability company.

Property records obtained by The Times show that taxes for the property will be mailed to the Las Vegas home of Robert Goldstein. Goldstein, 61, has been the president and chief operating officer of the Las Vegas Sands Corp. since late 2014 and previously held similar titles at the Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino.

The purchase price for the home was $7 million, and $850,000 was paid for the furnishings. Barry bought the house nine years ago for $5.44 million.

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