December 18, 2012 |
When singer Nancy Sinatra put a Santa Monica compound she owned on the market last month, it appeared her boots were ready to do some walkin' — to borrow from the title of her '60s hit. But it seems they ran instead. Sinatra, the daughter of legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra and his first wife, Nancy, sold the property in 16 days for $5 million. The asking price was $4.895 million. The Cape Cod-inspired home and guesthouse sits on a nearly half-acre flat lot off a cul-de-sac.
December 17, 2012 |
"Ghost Whisperer" star Jennifer Love Hewitt has sold a house in Toluca Lake for $2.15 million. The traditional-style house, built in 1952, features a flexible floor plan, an office, six bedrooms, six bathrooms and 5,921 square feet of living space. The quarter-acre property has a swimming pool and a patio with a built-in bar. Hewitt, 33, starred in the supernatural drama "Ghost Whisperer" from 2005 to 2010 and stars as a single mother and masseuse in "The Client List. " She will be the executive producer of a modern version of "Pride and Prejudice" for Lifetime.
December 13, 2012 |
Actress and singer Connie Stevens has listed her longtime Westside estate for $18 million. The Paul Williams-designed main house features a two-story entry with a circular staircase; living, dining and family rooms; a library; a gym; a wine cellar; an atrium; a billiard room; seven bedrooms; and eight bathrooms in 12,000 square feet of living space. The two-acre site includes a tennis court with viewing deck, a swimming pool, fountains, a gazebo and a rose garden. There also are two one-bedroom guest houses, a chauffeur's apartment, a recording studio and a pool house.
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December 9, 2012 |
Melissa Marr's alarm pierces the silence in her room at the homeless shelter. 5:40 a.m. In the darkness, she leans over and kisses her 3-year-old daughter, rolls out of the bed and wakes her 8-year-old son, still snuggled up in the mismatched floral sheets next to his sister. Marr slips on socks and sneakers, pulling the yellow laces tight with double knots - a must for the road. "I love you, Mommy," Jakob calls out as his mother opens the door to their room. "Love you too," she says.
December 7, 2012 |
Fashion heiress Patricia Gucci has listed her estate in Mountain Center for $9 million. The Riverside County compound consists of a nearly 11,000-square-foot main house, a guest house, tennis court quarters, a swimming pool with spa and a kennel. The contemporary Moroccan-style estate has a screening theater, a library, 10 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. Built in 1989, the two-level house sits on 23 acres in a gated community. It has views of Coachella Valley, Joshua Tree National Park and mountain ranges.
December 3, 2012 |
Director-producer Renny Harlin has sold his so-called Cannon House in Venice house for $1.83 million. The two cannons, however, were not included in the purchase. The buyer asked that they be removed. The three-level home features an open floor plan, radiant-heated polished concrete floors, balconies, two master bedrooms with fireplaces, another bedroom, an office and 2.5 bathrooms in 2,756 square feet of living space. One cannon sat on a front-facing balcony and the other at the rear of the house.
December 3, 2012 |
Former pro basketball star and coach Elgin Baylor and his wife, Elaine, have put their Beverly Crest area estate on the market at $4.25 million. The contemporary Mediterranean-style home, built in 1981, is sited on nearly an acre to take advantage of canyon and city views. Features include a 1,600-square-foot great room that could function as a home theater or game room. There are multiple decks, six bedrooms, eight bathrooms and more than 8,000 square feet of living space. Baylor, 78, was a small forward with the Minneapolis/Los Angeles Lakers from 1958-71.
November 28, 2012 |
Pro skateboarder Rob Dyrdek has sold his tricked-out house in the Hollywood Hills West for $2.125 million. Built in 2005 and designed for entertaining, the home features a two-story entry, an open floor plan, 20-foot ceilings, five bedrooms and five bathrooms in 4,706 square feet of living space. There is a swimming pool, a patio and a lawn. Dyrdek, 38, is executive producer, a creator and appears in the series "Wild Grinders" (2012), "Ridiculousness" (2010-12) and "Fantasy Factory" (2009-12)