HOME & GARDEN
January 30, 2010 |
No bomb here. Actors Jeremy Renner, who played the leader of an explosives disposal unit in the critically acclaimed film "The Hurt Locker," and co-investor Kristoffer Winters found a buyer for their restored 1924 Greek Revival in the Hollywood Hills area after five months on the market. It sold for more than $4 million. The four-bedroom, 4 1/2 -bathroom two-story has a library with a bar, a wine room, an eat-in kitchen with two islands and a screening room in 5,800 square feet.
May 14, 1989 |
"Miami Vice" star DON JOHNSON has bought a home in what is known as "the Beverly Hills Post Office" area. The house was built in 1941 for, the seller says, the late actor Bert Lahr, who played the cowardly lion in "The Wizard of Oz." Johnson's new 1.3-acre property doesn't have a yellow brick road, but it does have a nine-room English Colonial house, strolling paths, trees, gardens and a tennis court--all behind gates. The house was designed by the late architect Paul Williams, according to the seller.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 11, 2010 |
The Beverly Hills school board is expected to decide Tuesday whether to end a permit program that has allowed nearly 500 students who don't live in the city to attend its top-flight public schools. But because this is 90210, the proposal is not without drama -- including accusations of elitism, snobbery and exclusion. Since the issue heated up this school year, tempers have reached a boiling point, with both sides trading insults and name-calling. Essays and even a video have turned up on websites such as the Huffington Post.
HOME & GARDEN
June 5, 2010 |
"The Good Wife" star Julianna Margulies might have thought "Modern Family" husband Ed O'Neill was kidding when he bid $3,350,001 for her Santa Monica house. "It had multiple offers," said Dawn Robertson, one of O'Neill's real estate agents, "and we thought we'd go one dollar over what we thought the others were offering. We got it." The Spanish-style two-story house, built in 1927, has a living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, a sitting area in the updated kitchen, a den with a fireplace, an office/library, three bedrooms and 2 1/2 bathrooms.
March 14, 2004 |
When in the course of human events it becomes necessary to get the young people to pay attention to something, a decent respect of the laws of publicity requires that celebrities should declare the causes which should impel them -- in this case, to the voting booth. So might the Founding Fathers have declared at the recent kickoff party for Declare Yourself, a nationwide campaign to encourage young adults to participate in the 2004 elections.
September 6, 2013 |
Wayne Brady, who hosts "Let's Make a Deal," has made one himself with the purchase of a condominium in Pacific Palisades for $1.75 million. The unit features French doors opening to terraces, floor-to-ceiling windows and ocean views. There are three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 2,227 square feet of interior space. Brady, 41, started hosting the new "Let's Make a Deal" in 2009 and is once again on the comedy improv show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?," which started back up this year.
November 2, 2013 |
The star power under a tented ballroom enclosing a blocklong stretch of Beverly Hills' Crescent Drive was intense. Kevin Spacey, Jodie Foster, Amy Adams, Gwen Stefani, Demi Moore and 1,000 or so other influencers came out in glittering gowns and tuxes for the Oct. 17 opening gala of the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. But when the time came to toast the night's most powerful person, all eyes were on a woman few have seen in person, though her name appears on several major Los Angeles buildings.
HOME & GARDEN
July 6, 2010 |
Canadian actress Estella Warren has put her Beverly Hills Post Office-area home back on the market at $1,795,000. The one-story house, built in 1959 and described as contemporary Regency style, has been recently remodeled. It features French doors, dark wood floors and an updated kitchen and bathrooms. The canyon-view house has three bedrooms, 2 3/4 bathrooms and 2,247 square feet of living space. There is a swimming pool. The former fashion model and synchronized swimmer, 31, stars in the 2010 films "See You in September" and "Transparency."
HOME & GARDEN
December 17, 2010 |
Real estate developer George Santo Pietro has sold a Beverly Hills Post Office-area mansion he built on spec for $23.5 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The 24,595-square-foot Italian-style villa sits on more than 2 acres in gated Beverly Park. The nine-bedroom, 15-bathroom house features a two-story-high living room, a wine room and a theater. The master bedroom suite has two sitting rooms. The grounds include parking for 40 cars and a swimming pool. Built in 2007, the sprawling mansion was originally listed at $50 million.
HOME & GARDEN
February 2, 2011 |
"Desperate Housewives" star Jesse Metcalfe has listed his Beverly Hills Post Office-area home at $2.2 million. The Mediterranean main house and guesthouse have 2,000 square feet of living space, including three bedrooms and three bathrooms. A stone hot tub sits on a hill above the home. Metcalfe, 32, played teen gardener John Rowland on "Housewives" from 2004 to 2009. He starred in the films "John Tucker Must Die" (2006) and "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt" (2009). Metcalfe now has a lead role in the crime thriller "Chase" (2010-present)