March 22, 2012 |
The Rancho Mirage estate of the late President Gerald Ford and Betty Ford has sold for $1.675 million. The buyers are entertainment business manager John McIlwee and Dreamworks Animation executive Bill Damaschke, who announced their intentions to preserve the 6,316-square-foot midcentury home. They purchased the furniture, including sofas and desks, and some of the artwork separately. The Fords built the Welton Becket-designed home in 1979. The gated compound encompasses 1.37 acres.
October 9, 2012 |
Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and his wife, Holly, have listed their house in gated Mulholland Estates at $10.75 million. Although the Multiple Listing Service considers the community in the 90210 ZIP Code to be the Beverly Hills Post Office area, The Times' Mapping L.A. database shows the mansion sits within Sherman Oaks. The Mediterranean, custom built in 1992, features a family room with exposed beams, a paneled library, two bars, five fireplaces, a screening room, six bedrooms and eight bathrooms in 11,107 square feet.
May 10, 2012 |
Los Lobos guitarist and singer Cesar Rosas has sold his house in Walnut for $1.425 million. The 3,906-square-foot home sits on nearly an acre in the hills. Built in 2008, it features a panoramic view of the San Gabriel Valley, four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Public records show he bought the house the year it was built for $1.405 million. The Grammy-winning East L.A. band played earlier this month at the Greek Theatre during the inaugural Los Lobos Cinco de Mayo Festival.
January 11, 2013 |
The family of philanthropist Max Palevsky has sold his mansion in Malibu for $36.5 million. The Mediterranean villa sits on 6.62 acres with 339 feet of beachfront, a swimming pool, a spa, a lighted tennis court with a half bathroom and a guesthouse. There are two offices, a theater, seven bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms and 11,313 square feet of living space. Palevsky, who died in 2010 at 85, was an early computer magnate and an arts supporter. He helped found Scientific Data Systems and establish chip maker Intel.
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)
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.
HOME & GARDEN
November 5, 2009 |
The Antonio Moreno estate, a 1930 mansion named for the film star who lived in it until 1935, has sold for $4.2 million. The Mediterranean Revival has a two-story living room, five separate bedroom wings and 7 1/2 bathrooms in 8,081 square feet. The home sits on more than half an acre in gated Laughlin Park in the Los Feliz area. There is a period kitchen, original tile bathrooms, a guesthouse and a recording/editing studio. The house and its two-story detached garage cost $27,300 to build during the Depression, according to Pasadena-based building biographer Tim Gregory.
HOME & GARDEN
July 2, 2010 |
"Baywatch" co-creator Gregory J. Bonann has listed his Malibu beach compound for sale at $18.5 million. The property is entered through a stone landing with marble steps leading down to two houses with towering palms. The homes open to beach-front decks with a grotto-style spa area, TV, built-in lounges, fire pits and storage for water sports equipment. The 3,200-square-foot house includes a rooftop deck with coastline views, four bedrooms and 41/2 bathrooms. In the second house, which has two bedrooms and two bathrooms in 2,618 square feet, the master bathroom has an indoor shower that opens to an outdoor shower with beach access.
January 26, 2013 |
Actor and writer Tyler Perry has sold his tricked-out home in the celebrity-studded Bird Streets area of Hollywood Hills West for $11.25 million, public records show. The impeccably decorated 9,725-square-foot contemporary features a glass-floor catwalk that serves as the ceiling of the wine cellar, a window in the billiards room that looks into the water of the swimming pool, a nightclub/lounge with a bar and a disco ball, a gym, four fireplaces, four bedrooms, six bathrooms and a sauna.
March 24, 2014 |
Steven Seagal has listed his ranch in Northern California for sale at $12 million. Called Lava Lakes Nature Preserve, the 4,400-acre working cattle ranch sits in Shasta Valley with views of Mt. Shasta. The acreage includes seven lakes, meadowland, a 14,000-square-foot log home, a 4,200-square-foot house, a guesthouse, barns and corrals. The main house has high ceilings, 11 bathrooms, 12 bathrooms and off-the-grid capability. The smaller home has five bedrooms and three bathrooms.