December 23, 2012
This Craftsman estate in Eagle Rock has been the site of events for 500 to 1,000 guests, including a presidential address by Ronald Reagan. Once the Western home of Milo Bekins, who for decades headed the U.S. moving company started by his father and uncle, the compound includes an outdoor stage, a stand for musicians with electrical hookup and three guesthouses. Location: 1554 Hill Drive, Los Angeles 90041 Asking price: $3.598 million Year built: 1925 Living space: nine bedrooms, 12 bathrooms, about 8,500 square feet Lot size: 2.81 acres Features: Two sitting rooms, a dining room that can seat 40, a pub, a billiards room, a gym, a greenhouse, a croquet court, a football/soccer field, a swimming pool About the area: In the third quarter, 48 single-family homes sold in the 90041 ZIP Code at a median price of $470,000, according to DataQuick.
December 19, 2012 |
Alan Poul, executive producer of "The Newsroom," has parted with his house in the Hollywood Hills for $993,000 and purchased another one nearby. Poul's Midcentury Modern-style home sold for more than the asking price of $989,000. The remodeled house features city and mountain views, built-in art and bookshelves, a fireplace, French-style doors, a balcony, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 1,784 square feet of living space. He paid $750,000 for the property in 2002, public records show.
December 14, 2012 |
It's fitting that Hillary Danner is raising her son and daughter in a century-old Arts and Crafts home in the Sycamore Grove area of Highland Park. Built in 1904, the timber-and-stone residence has a grand staircase, a huge covered porch and a curious pedigree, a hint of which comes in the giant "La Boheme" inscription on the wood panel of the living room fireplace. PHOTO GALLERY: Hillary Danner's "La Boheme" house The inscription has special meaning to Danner, who grew up in a 1869 Victorian home in Englewood, N.J., that was restored by her parents, actor Harry Danner and opera director Dorothy Danner.
December 4, 2012 |
PETERSBORO, Utah - By any measure, Vean Woodbrey looms large. Dressed in denim bib overalls, he stands 6 feet 4, weighs 275 pounds and wears size 16 shoes. His children - all 16 of them - jokingly call him Sasquatch because of the cartoonish spread of his footprint. So do many of his 70 grandchildren and great-grandkids. And then there is the 7-foot-tall wooden giraffe he's carving inside his home workshop in this farming town near the Idaho border. He runs a gnarled hand along the figure's neck, wiping off the sawdust that covers everything like an early season snow.
October 21, 2012 |
Grammy-winning singer Sheryl Crow has listed her compound in Hollywood Hills West at $15.95 million. The 11-acre property includes a Spanish Revival main house, a 1909 Craftsman, a cottage built in 1885, an infinity-style swimming pool and a pergola with a fireplace and barbecue. The main residence, built in 1914, features a two-story foyer with wrought-iron stair railings, a step-down living room, original Spanish tiles, beam ceilings, a library, a wine cellar, a music room, four bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms.
October 11, 2012 |
The annual Craftsman Weekend celebration organized by the preservation group Pasadena Heritage has some fresh offerings this year, including a tour of a Swiss chalet-style home in Altadena and a stroll through a neighborhood with Victorian and Craftsman homes in Glendora. The three-day event opens Oct. 19 and will include lectures, workshops and bus and walking tours. The highlight is the Craftsman House Tour, composed of five privately owned homes designed between 1911 and 1916, including the 1912 Lemon House, shown here, designed by the Foss Designing and Building Co. That tour is scheduled for Oct. 21. The Glendora tour is scheduled for Oct. 19. Tours of the James Allen Freeman House on Oct. 20 will be led by master woodworkers James and John Ipekjian, who renovated the home.