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Hollywood's 3 Biggest Real Estate Sales of 2013

Crescent Place Pool - H 2013
The swimming pool at Le Palais

Rupert Murdoch, Madonna and the Uzbek president's daughter were behind the most talked-about deals of the year.

This story first appeared in the Dec. 13 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

LE PALAIS THE CRESCENT PLACE

Price: $32.75 million

Who Sold It: Joyce Rey and Stacy Gottula, Coldwell Banker Previews Int'l

Designed and built by Mohamed Hadid, this 48,000-square-foot limestone mansion in Beverly Hills reportedly was purchased by Lola Karimova-Tillyaeva, the daughter of the president of Uzbekistan.

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MADONNA'S BEVERLY HILLS SPREAD

Price: $20 million

Who Sold It: Kurt Rappaport, Westside Estate Agency and Barry Peele, Sotheby's International Realty Beverly Hills

Madonna sold her 17,000-square-foot manse with tennis court, massive pool and two guest homes that she and ex Guy Ritchie purchased from Sela Ward in 2003 for $12 million.

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MORAGA VINEYARDS ESTATE

Price: $28.8 million

Who Sold It: Delphin Mann, Coldwell Banker Previews Int'l

The 13-acre Bel Air estate was purchased by Rupert Murdoch in August. With a 7,500-square-foot main residence and on-site wine cave, the purchase price included about $4 million worth of vino.