April 25, 2012 |
Closing shortly after co-star Kevin McHale's nearby home purchase, "Glee's" Lea Michele has bought a bungalow in Hollywood for $1.4 million. The one-story house, built in 1920, sits behind tall hedges and has a gated driveway. The updated bungalow features French doors, an office, attic space, two bedrooms and two bathrooms. An outdoor dining pavilion includes a kitchen. Michele, 25, has played aspiring soprano Rachel Berry since 2009 on the television series. She will voice the part of Dorothy in the animated film "Dorothy of Oz," due out this year.
January 23, 2011 |
Abbot Kinney was putting the finishing touches on his new community called Venice of America in 1905. Gondoliers navigated the specially built canals, camel rides were offered along the seaside, and the pier was lined with games and attractions. Kinney's great hope was that the spirit of creativity that drove his vision of Venice would flourish. It has, but the aging bungalows and cottages from that era have just barely survived. Yet owners who care about history have lovingly restored some of them rather than tear them down.
July 27, 2012 |
Every great room needs a great soundtrack. That's particularly true of the rooms created by night-life impresario, music lover and DJ Brent Bolthouse. If his newest beachside lounge, the Bungalow, could sing it would sound like 1960s superstar Donovan. Positioned on the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Ocean Avenue, with gauzy views of the glimmering Pacific Ocean, the song it would sing would be "Sunshine Superman. " "There's such a great connection between music and the sea," says Bolthouse on a recent afternoon, standing on the Bungalow's expansive wooden deck, staring west.
HOME & GARDEN
May 1, 2010 |
Living small is the new virtue. We have less clean air, water and land. Most of us have a lot less money. Fortunately, out here where the dream used to include a house of your own, we pioneered how to do simple very well. We built the box bungalow. The last time the U.S. had a small-house surge was around 1900. Post-Civil War greed unleashed a progressive cry. Reformers announced that all citizens — new immigrants, working men and women, people on farms and in crumbling tenements — were entitled to a place to live.
August 18, 1985 |
As an outlet for tension or unhappiness, few things beat stripping old wallpaper or taking up kitchen linoleum to expose a hardwood floor, says Eileen McLeod. The 36-year-old mother of two from Sanford, Me., recently engaged in a marathon of such activities when she exchanged a modern Cape Cod home for a 50-year-old ramshackle bungalow that needed everything. The move was partly for economy and partly therapy for a recent divorce.
HOME & GARDEN
August 6, 2010 |
Update: Actress Missi Pyle and her husband, grizzly bear expert and naturalist Casey Anderson, have sold their Beachwood Canyon home for $659,000. The bungalow of about 880 square feet sits in the hills below the Hollywood sign. Built in 1926, it has an open-plan dining and living room, a wood-burning fireplace, two bedrooms and one bathroom. There are outdoor living and dining areas, a spa and gardens with fruit trees and wisteria. Pyle appeared on "Grey's Anatomy" this year and is shooting a pilot, "How to Be a Better American," for ABC. She stars in the film "Miss Nobody," which premiered in June at the Seattle International Film Festival.