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August 17, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
This just in: After reporting earlier that Matthew Perry has bought a house in the Sunset Strip area, we've learned that the actor has listed his condo in West Hollywood's Sierra Towers at $2,995,000. The unit, which he purchased from Elton John in 2005 for $3.2 million, is on the 22nd floor. It has two bedrooms and 21/2 bathrooms in 1,672 square feet. The modern condo sits on the southeast corner of the high-rise with walls of glass and a balcony offering skyline views. Perry, 41, starred in the decade-long running sitcom "Friends" starting in 1994.
August 16, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Three-time Grammy winner Pink has listed her Sherman Oaks home for sale at $4 million or for rent at $8,500 a month. The gated Spanish-style house, built in 1946, features hand-hewn double entry doors and a two-story foyer. The 4,434-square-foot home has four bedrooms and five bathrooms. The nearly three-quarters of an acre property includes an infinity pool, a grotto-style spa behind a waterfall and a barbecue pavilion. Pink, 31, released five studio albums since 2000, then marked the decade last year with her "Greatest Hits … So Far!
August 12, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Dogtown Station, which has become something of an entertainment industry hub in Venice, has added producer Karen Tenkhoff to its ranks of owners. "The Motorcycle Diaries" (2004) and "The Legend of Bagger Vance" (2000) producer has bought a 1,850-square-foot loft at the mixed-used development that was listed at $1.05 million. The unit has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Her neighbors include Iron Chef Michael Symon, writer-producer-director Neal Brennan of "Funny or Die Presents …" (2010)
August 10, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The longtime family home of film director and producer Sydney Pollack and his wife, Claire, has sold in Pacific Palisades less than two months after it was listed at $7.85 million. The sales price was not divulged and is not yet available in the public record. Built in 1940 and '41 and designed by Wallace Neff, the 5,200-square-foot main house retains such signature Neff details as tall chimneys, thick walls, an oval dining room and French doors in many rooms leading to gardens.
August 1, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Walt Disney's onetime residence in Los Feliz, the wonderful world where his daughters grew up, has come on the market at $3.65 million. The two-story French Normandy-style house, built in 1932, sits behind gates on an acre with views to downtown. Disney, not one for retaining walls or formal gardens, according to a 1940 interview in Better Homes & Gardens, often picked native plants over imports and created informal terraces using rocks to hold back soil. The property, then an acre and a half, was home to foxes, quails, possums and rabbits.
July 26, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor Tony Danza has listed his Malibu beach house for $9.1 million. On 50 feet of beachfront, the traditional-style main house, built in 1949, has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The master suite, with a sitting area, fireplace and deck, takes up the entire second level of the home. Two detached guest suites each have a bedroom and a bathroom. Danza, 60, was known to television audiences for his roles in "Taxi" (1978-83) and "Who's the Boss" (1984-92). The former professional boxer has since turned to Broadway, playing Max Bialystock in "The Producers" (2006-07)
July 18, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Time
Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom has sold his Manhattan Beach bachelor pad for $2.1 million. The house was listed for $2,399,000 in 2009, a couple months after Odom married Khloe Kardashian. It came back on the market in May at $2,199,999. The custom Mediterranean, built in 2002, has a two-story foyer, a hand-carved wet bar, three stone fireplaces, an office and a three-car garage. The 4,181-square-foot house has five bedrooms - some used by Odom as closet space - and five bathrooms.
July 17, 2011 | By Benjamin Haas, Los Angeles Times
In his twilight years, Zhang Shan has simplified his daily schedule to the bare essentials: Wake up, eat breakfast, walk to Shuangxing Bathhouse and undress. The bathhouse, on the southern outskirts of the Chinese capital, is a remnant of a time long past when homes here lacked plumbing and all bathing was communal. The bathhouse was also a social gathering point where men flocked to sweat, talk politics and relax. But now, local authorities with an eye toward redevelopment appear intent on demolishing what is believed to be the last traditional public bathhouse in Beijing and the social culture that emanates from it. Zhang, 67, used to commute more than an hour by public bus to fulfill his daily ritual, but two years ago he moved within walking distance.
July 14, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Jay McGraw, an executive producer of several of his father's "Dr. Phil" specials, and his wife, former model Erica Dahm, have listed their Beverly Hills Post Office-area home at $6.25 million. The contemporary Mediterranean, completed in 2006, is a 6,980-square-foot house with a two-story entry, sweeping staircase, five bedrooms and six bathrooms. The nearly half-acre property includes a swimming pool with spa and a cabana-covered outdoor living and dining room. McGraw, 31, is the creator and executive producer of the Daytime Emmy-winning series "The Doctors" (2008-11)
July 10, 2011
On her first trip to Bali in April, Clodagh Smith visited a Hindu temple in the village of Tampaksiring. Inside, she came across a group of boys and men bathing in a sacred pool. Intrigued by this glimpse of everyday life, Smith took this photo. "What made this special for me was the opportunity to witness a ritual that was not designed for tourists but was an authentic expression of village religious life in contemporary Bali," the Sacramento resident said. View past photos we've featured . To upload your own, visit our reader travel photo gallery . When you upload your photo, tell us where it was taken and when.
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