Pacific Palisades home

This home in Pacific Palisades sold for $8.251 million last week. (MLS photo)

Few do a better job of tracking the big-ticket home sales in Los Angeles than the folks over at CurbedLA. Their latest piece features what it describes as “the three biggest L.A. home sales of the past week,” which starts with a cozy 9,000 square-foot home in Holmby Hills that was purchased for $13.4 million.

The Holmby Hills home, which sits on nearly three acres of land, had been originally listed in January 2011 for a price of $23 million, according to CurbedLA. Built in 1951, the house features five bedrooms and 6.5 baths along with a bar/lounge entertainment area, formal dining room and Leicht/Gaggeneau Euro kitchen among other amenities.

The home—located at 144 Baroda Dr., Holmby Hills—was owned by the famed attorney Arthur J. Crowley, who died in 2011.

The second-biggest home sale in L.A. real estate last week was a house located at 981 Napoli Drive, Pacific Palisades that went for $8.251 million. Built in 2009, the home was listed on May 21 for $7.995 million and CurbedLA reports the property went pending in just nine days with back-up offers also streaming in.

This home also features five bedrooms and 6.5 baths. Other amenities include a gymnasium, paneled library and pool/spa area.

Rounding out last week’s “Big Three” was a home located at 706 North Oakhurs Drive in Beverly Hills that fetched $7.425 million. It was listed on Oct. 9 of last year with an asking price of $7.695 million. The home was originally built in 1947, but had recently undergone extensive renovations by a “top designer” that wasn’t identified.

It has 5,114 square-feet of living space and features four bedrooms and six baths.