February 15, 2014 |
Irregular shapes and a variety of exterior finishes set a bold tone at this newly built contemporary in Bel-Air. Walls of glass offer views of the Stone Canyon Reservoir, downtown Los Angeles and the distant mountains. Location: 2170 Stradella Road, Los Angeles 90077 Asking price: $8.85 million Year built: 2013 Architect: Patrick J. Killen House size: Six bedrooms, seven bathrooms, 5,402 square feet Lot size: 26,642 square feet Features: Steel-beam framing, concrete and wood floors, retractable walls of glass, high ceilings, three indoor fireplaces, open dining area, home theater, office, 73-foot solar-heated infinity pool, spa, fire pit, three-car garage 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.
December 26, 2013 |
A producer of the popular 1990s television show "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" was found dead in Hermosa Beach earlier this week. The body of Jeffrey Ian Pollack, also the writer-director of "Above the Rim" and director of "Booty Call," was found Monday morning in the Greenbelt jogging area, according to the Associated Press . Lt. Tom Thompson of the Hermosa Beach Police Department told The Times that a woman rushed into the station at...
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December 20, 2013 |
Nearing completion after five years of construction in the hills of Bel-Air, Chateau des Fleurs looms like some super-sized Hollywood notion of dynastic France. From the street, the two-story mansion on three acres - where Stone Canyon and Bellagio roads converge south of the Hotel Bel-Air, across from the fourth fairway of the Bel-Air Country Club - is largely obscured by fences, trees and equipment. A better view is available from an ungated lawn on nearby Siena Way, where an observer can peer down on the palatial, U-shaped residence with its Versailles-inspired mansard roof and dormer windows and ponder: Just how much house does a family need?
December 10, 2013 |
“Transformers” producer Michael Bay has put his estate in Bel-Air on the market at $13.5 million. The three-story contemporary was designed by the late Jack Warner, whose architectural firm did the Bel-Air Country Club. The 7,919-square-foot, museum-like house features high ceilings, a family room with a bar, a home theater, a wine cellar, four fireplaces, four bedrooms and six bathrooms. The nearly one-acre property includes a swimming pool and mature trees. Bay, 48, has produced and/or directed a host of action films including this year's “Pain & Gain,” “Pearl Harbor” (2001)
December 10, 2013 |
Dole Food Co. Chairman and Chief Executive David H. Murdock has put his mansion in Bel-Air on the market for $30 million. Built in 1927, the American Colonial Revival classic is entered through a gallery with 14-foot arched ceilings and parquet and walnut plank floors. The main house features two offices, a sun room, a wet bar and a spiral freestanding staircase. Also on the 1.5-acre property are a swimming pool, a pool house, a guest house, a detached garage and a greenhouse.
November 30, 2013 |
This French chateau in Bel-Air's gated Moraga Estates community is adorned throughout with elaborate crown moldings, ornate ceilings and inlaid floors. Columns flank the indoor swimming pool, which sits under a multi-pane skylight dome. Location: 11607 Moraga Lane, Los Angeles 90049 Asking price: $15.9 million Year built: 1999 House size: Six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, 9,518 square feet Lot size: 37,600 square feet Features: Two family rooms, formal living and dining rooms, mahogany-paneled office, media room, wine cellar, staff quarters, service entrance, porte-cochère, pool house, spa, expansive lawn About the area: In the first half of the year, 168 single-family homes sold in the 90049 ZIP Code at a median price of $2.091 million, according to DataQuick.