August 30, 2013
The Hurley House in Hollywood Hills, one of the largest and most extravagant homes designed by Swede Greta Magnusson Grossman, is on the market for the first time since it was built in the late 1950s. Grossman brought a Scandinavian sensibility to Southern California's indoor-outdoor lifestyle in this open-plan Midcentury Modern house, which is cantilevered to allow space for a swimming pool and patio. Location: 3320 Wonder View Drive, Los Angeles 90068 Asking price: $1.795 million Year built: 1958 House size: Four bedrooms, four bathrooms, 2,684 square feet Lot size: 15,198 square feet Features: Glass walls, floating-style fireplace, built-in cabinetry, study/library, city views, basement.
June 7, 2013 |
Michael C. Hall of "Dexter" fame has bought a restored home in Los Feliz for $3.825 million. The updated 1920s Spanish Colonial and guesthouse have killer views of the surrounding hillsides and cityscape. Features include archways, beam ceilings, wrought-iron work, French doors and wood floors. There are six bedrooms, six bathrooms and more than 5,600 square feet of living space. The gated grounds contain a swimming pool. Hall, 42, has starred as the murder-minded main character on "Dexter" since 2006.
April 28, 2013
Set in a gated community atop the Palos Verdes Peninsula and designed for entertaining, this Spanish-style estate takes in coastline and city views. The nearly five acres of grounds include a courtyard, a putting/chipping green, a sports/basketball court, a swimming pool and two spas. Location: 8 Possum Ridge Road, Rolling Hills 90274 Asking price: $8.9 million Year built: 2009 House size: Five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, 7,928 square feet Lot size: 4.77 acres Features: Temperature-controlled wine/beer room with 750-bottle capacity, music room, bar, library/study, media room, gym, indoor golf simulator, multiple fireplaces, maid's quarters, detached guesthouse, three-car garage About the area: Last year, 313 single-family homes sold in the 90274 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.36 million, according to DataQuick.
March 21, 2013 |
Actress Brooke D'Orsay, who has a recurring role on “Two and a Half Men,” and actor-writer-producer Greg Coolidge have put their house in Hollywood Hills West up for lease at $12,000 a month. The contemporary-style house, built in 1954, features city views, three fireplaces, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,429 square feet of living space. The half-acre site includes an infinity-edge swimming pool and a fire pit. D'Orsay, 31, has been in the series “Royal Pains” and “Drop Dead Diva.” Public records show the pair bought the house in 2006 for $2.009 million.
February 19, 2013 |
VATICAN CITY -- Spectacular views of Rome, stands of palm and magnolia trees, the Sistine Chapel close by -- these are the amenities awaiting the first pope to step down in more than 600 years after he moves into his retirement home this spring. A week after Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world by announcing his resignation, hard-hatted construction workers were rushing Tuesday to ready his intended residence amid the perfectly trimmed lawns of Vatican City. Chutes attached to windows of the four-story building were prepared to unload rubble as workers appeared to gut the building and perform a complete redecoration before Benedict starts a secluded life of prayer there.
January 22, 2013 |
Tennis superstar Serena Williams has listed a Westwood condo for sale at $1.85 million. The Wilshire Corridor building, constructed in 2001, offers concierge service, a valet, a pool and spa and a gym. The open-plan unit features city views, two bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, a den/office, a fireplace, balconies and a direct-access elevator. Williams, 31, has been ranked the No. 1 female player in the world five times by the Women's Tennis Assn. Her tennis earnings have topped $40 million.