April 3, 2014 |
Victoria Tennant has listed her home in Bel-Air for sale at $6.995 million. The Traditional-style house, built in 1949, sits behind gates on close to three-quarters of an acre with a brick patio, a swimming pool, gardens and mature trees. Decorated by Kathryn Ireland, the home features a formal dining room, a library, a country kitchen, an office, a downstairs family room, five bedrooms and six bathrooms. The master suits includes dual bathrooms, a fireplace and office or nursery space.
March 27, 2014 |
Ashok Amritraj is in the midst of producing his own double feature of sorts - buying an estate in Bel-Air for $8.25 million and listing a house in the Encino/Sherman Oaks area for sale at $2,199,900. The Italian villa-style mansion he bought features a two-story entry, hand-carved wood details, four fireplaces, an elevator and a six-car garage. There are seven bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms and 11,500 square feet of living space. The more than half-acre site contains a swimming pool, a spa and lawn.
March 23, 2014 |
Mariah Carey and her husband, Nick Cannon, have popped their Bel-Air home back on the market at $12.995 million after a hiatus of more than a month. Their seriousness about finding a buyer this time around may be indicated by their choice of a listing agent who has been around the block, specifically their block, several times. Farrah Fawcett hired Paul Czako of Gussman Czako Estates to sell the then five-bedroom home in 1999 for close to $2.7 million, according to Times archives . The former “Charlie's Angels” star had owned the three-acre property for more than 20 years.
March 22, 2014 |
Steppingstones cross a reflecting pool at the entrance to this contemporary home, which evokes a travertine-encased museum. Designed with expanses of walls for art display and an open floor plan for entertaining, the house centers on a 34-foot-high window-topped gallery that runs the length of the roof and brings in natural light. Location: 2251 Linda Flora Drive, Bel-Air 90077 Asking price: $12.5 million Year built: 2013 House size: Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, 9,372 square feet including guesthouse, breezeways and patios Lot size: 3.2 acres Features: Fourteen-foot-tall ceilings, glass walls, glass-floor library looks down on wine room, upstairs office, deck, guesthouse with kitchen, swimming pool, loggia with fireplace, gated driveway, motor court, three-car garage, canyon views About the area: Last year, 157 single-family homes sold in the 90077 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.945 million, according to DataQuick.
March 12, 2014
Re "Home's height stretches the limit," March 6 Kudos to The Times for reporting L.A. City Councilman Paul Koretz's work to have the city approve the construction of a massive new mansion in Bel-Air. This area's hillsides are being razed, our streets chewed up, the character of our community whittled away, all with the help of our elected representative. It's a betrayal of public trust that our city councilman sided with the developer of a 40,000-square foot residence instead of protecting the interests of the majority of his constituents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2014 |
Homeowner groups from areas spanning the Santa Monica Mountains are accusing the Los Angeles City Council of undercutting hillside building restrictions by allowing a Bel-Air home to exceed height limits by nearly 40%. "Little by little, they are dismantling" hillside development limits enacted three years ago, said Marian Dodge, president of the nonprofit Federation of Hillside and Canyon Assns. The latest flare-up in the long-standing battle over hillside construction, encompassing some of Los Angeles' priciest neighborhoods, centers on a home proposed for Bellagio Road in Bel-Air.