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

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This breathtaking $44 million Los Angeles house was the focal point of season one of Selling Sunset. Right off the bat, the agents of The Oppenheim Group 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, 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, 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, the cofounders of Quest Nutrition.

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When Tom and I decided to spend the rest of our lives together, we had no clue how to actually make that happen. He lived in LA. I lived in London. But the truth is, none of that mattered! We knew that sink or swim, either way, we go together! When Tom came home one day and told me that he and his business partners wanted to start a protein bar company, it meant we would have to take a 1/3 cut in his pay, and if it failed, we would lose the house we just bought. But the truth is, none of that mattered! We knew that sink or swim, either way, we go together! When we discussed having kids we went through every possible scenario. What he wanted. What I wanted. What the realities were. What our options were. Would we regret not having them? An even harder question to ask is, would we regret having them? But the truth is no matter what decision we make, sink or swim, we go together! Every single decision we have made, we have made… together. Whether we make the right decision or the wrong decision, every. single. decision has been made TOGETHER! Because no matter what happens, if we go down, you better believe we do it…. together! Sink or… swim! Tag your swimming partner! @lisabilyeu @tombilyeu

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Quest Nutrition sold to Atkins in August 2019 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, 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.

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