Selling Sunset: This Is Who Bought That Stunning $44 Million House

Aug 20 2020 - 12:05pm


Image Source: Oppenheim Group [1]

This breathtaking $44 million Los Angeles house [2] was the focal point of season one of Selling Sunset [3]. Right off the bat, the agents of The Oppenheim Group [4] showed off the 360-degree views from the home's rooftop, along with all the amenities the house provided. They also showed off the commission that was up for grabs for whoever closed the deal — over $1 million. Through two seasons of the show [5], though, the house didn't sell. In season three, however, owner of the Oppenheim Group, Jason Oppenheim, shared the good news with the staff — and viewers — that he'd sold the house for $35.5 million. What we really want to know, though, is who bought this house?!

The LA Times reported in December 2019 that the house had officially sold for $35.5 million [6], but didn't disclose who the buyer was. The 20,000-square-foot home was originally brought to the market by real estate developer Jeff Thomas for $43.9 million in August, but the price was brought down to $40 million before eventually selling for $35.5 million. A few days later, Variety reported that the buyers were Tom and Lisa Bilyeu [7], the cofounders of Quest Nutrition.

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Quest Nutrition sold to Atkins in August 2019 [10] for $1 billion, giving the Bilyeus a hefty paycheck to buy their new home. They had previously departed the company in 2016, but retained a substantial amount of Quest's equity until the acquisition, according to Variety. Now the couple focuses on their podcast and entertainment company, Impact Theory [11], and building their own personal brand. Prior to living in this home, they reportedly lived in a Beverly Hills mansion that was 11,000 square feet and cost them just over $8 million. Talk about an upgrade.

The Hillside Avenue home in the Hollywood Hills is seriously impressive. It has five bedrooms and nine bathrooms, a huge pool and waterfall, 15-foot outdoor TV, record-breaking rooftop deck, theater, wine cellar, elevator, sauna, spa amenities, and a garage for plenty of cars. It's the biggest home sale in the area since 2012, and it looks like the Bilyeus are settling in nicely [13], showing off various photos of themselves around their brand-new house — including with that beautiful pool!

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