Exclusive VIP List!
Get Exclusive Access about Featured Listings, Behind-the-scenes Interviews, Listing Impossible updates and much more!
No, thanks

Main Content

Joe Pytka sells 3-acre Hollywood Hills Estate

Spread the love

The fortress-like Mediterranean house has nine bedrooms, six baths, a wine cellar, rose gardens and a tower.

Update:Filmmaker, prolific commercial director and restaurateur Joe Pytka has sold Castillo del Lago in the Hollywood Hills for $7 million.

The Bastide owner spent nearly 15 years restoring the fortress-like Mediterranean on about 3 acres of hillside above Lake Hollywood.

There are nine bedrooms and six bathrooms in 7,783 square feet and such amenities as 25-foot-high beamed and coffered ceilings, a wine cellar, an elevator, a swimming pool, rose gardens, fountains and, befitting a castle, even a tower.

The John DeLario-designed house, built in 1926, had alternately deteriorated and been restored under a succession of owners.

Pytka bought the mansion from pop music icon Madonna in 1996 for $5.3 million, according to public records. He had listed it in April 2009 at $14.95 million.

The listing agents were Aaron Kirman of Hilton & Hyland, Beverly Hills, and Benjamin Bacal of Keller Williams Realty’s Sunset office, according to the Multiple Listing Service. Crosby Doe of Crosby Doe Associates, Beverly Hills, represented the buyer.

To inquire about a property or press event, please fill out the form below.