January 29, 2012
A.F. Leicht designed quirky Spanish Revival houses in Los Angeles as well as evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson's landmark Angelus Temple. His interiors often had irregular-shaped or curved walls, rooms or hallways. This Los Feliz villa, with rounded rooms, fancifully shaped living room French doors and elliptical master bathroom, captures his signature style. Location: 2226 N. New Hampshire Ave., Los Angeles 90027 Asking price: $3.267 million Previously sold: In 2005 for $2.6 million Year built: 1923 Architect: A.F. Leicht House size: Four bedrooms, five bathrooms, 4,883 square feet Lot size: 10,500 square feet Features: Gated, original bar, three fireplaces, wine cellar, magnesite flooring and bath tiles, swimming pool with spa, turntable garage.
April 1, 2002 |
An America West flight was diverted to Wichita and grounded overnight because of "suspicious wire" on a bathroom floor that officials later learned came off a toilet paper holder, an airport spokeswoman said. The plane was heading from Washington to Phoenix on Saturday when an air marshal found the wire in the bathroom underneath an opened compartment that holds carbon dioxide, spokeswoman Latricia Harper said.
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March 18, 1992 |
In a videotape played for jurors Tuesday, Maria del Rosio Alfaro told sheriff's investigators that she repeatedly stabbed a 9-year-old girl to death to eliminate her as a witness to a robbery. Prosecutors said Autumn Wallace was stabbed 50 times in the bathroom of the Anaheim home that she shared with her mother and older sister, neither of whom was at home during the attack on June 15, 1990.
June 21, 1989 |
A 16-year-old Oklahoma girl gave birth today in the bathroom of a Senate office building while the group she was with toured the Capitol. "Last I heard she was doing fine," Capitol Police spokesman Dan Nichols said. "She walked out of the bathroom carrying the baby." Nichols said the Blanchard, Okla., girl, whose name was not released, went into a bathroom on the ground floor of the Senate Dirksen office building about 8 a.m. and gave birth. The group's chaperon, Don Grabbe, and Debora Brooke, a Capitol Police sergeant, helped deliver the 4-pound, 5-ounce baby boy.
February 14, 2010 |
The feel of classic Hollywood permeates a renovated 1920s Spanish Revival home in Whitley Heights that sits on a bluff facing the Hollywood sign and surrounding hillside. An early celebrity enclave, Whitley Heights was Hollywood's first National Historic District and home to such stars as Rudolph Valentino, Bette Davis, Charlie Chaplin and Gloria Swanson. Today the neighborhood's Mediterranean-style homes sit under towering eucalyptus and mature pine trees. "We loved the history of the neighborhood," says James Everingham, a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who renovated the house with his wife, Brooke Davis.
August 8, 2010 |
Built in the wooded canyon area of Malibu's Serra Retreat, this home combines the appeal of a contemporary loft with the rustic exterior look of a Hamptons barn, using floor-to-ceiling sliding glass pocket doors in many rooms to create an indoor-outdoor environment. Designed by Los Angeles architect Michael Kovac, the house was built around a silk floss tree that shades the patio by the pool. The interior design was by Vanessa Alexander, who owns the home with her husband, Steve Alexander, a film producer.
April 25, 2010 |
A blend of steel, copper and glass frames a Santa Monica Canyon contemporary built by Los Angeles architects Mark Cigolle and Kim Coleman originally as a live-work space for their young family. Constructed in 1992, the house features a top-level atelier that can be used as an office, a gym or an art gallery. A sliding glass door leads to a deck with an outdoor shower, and across to a guest suite with a bathroom. Below are family living spaces and bedrooms. The neighborhood, known as an artists' and entertainment-industry enclave, offers direct access to the beach and the canyon forests nearby.