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Los Angeles Times / Brian van der Brug) The mansion at 3620 Sweetwater Mesa Road features a three-hole golf course and views from the mountains to the sea on 16.5 acres of prime Malibu real estate. (Los Angeles Times / Brian van der Brug)
There had always been that mansion on the bluff, its white stucco walls and clay tile roof visible above the ridgeline, peering down on Malibu’s famous coast, for as long as he could remember.

Sam Khaki was intrigued from his vantage point on Pacific Coast Highway, where his family owned commercial property. How did it feel up there? And who would own such a house?playboy hoodie

Mel Melton / Los Angeles Times) Sam Khaki is suing over the sale of the Malibu mansion seen in the background. (Mel Melton / Los Angeles Times.

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He bid $32 million for the Spanish hacienda-style home in the Serra Retreat neighborhood, upped his offer and — he says — let it be known he would pay even more. When he couldn’t work out a deal, he shrugged it off as just another lost opportunity.

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That was, until Hakim came to suspect he had been defrauded, according to a lawsuit he later filed.

Seven years after the bidding, he’s enmeshed in litigation over the sale, which was handled by celebrity broker Mauricio Murmansk, spouse of Kyle Richards, the veteran “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’’ cast member, and now star of his own reality series on Netflix.The personable broker, who had a co-listing on the Playboy mansion when it sold for a record $100 million in 2016, has appeared on “Real Housewives” as Richards’ devoted husband. On his new show, “Buying Beverly Hills,” he portrays the Agency, the luxury Beverly Hills real estate brokerage he co-founded .playboy hoodie