April 18, 2012 |
"Glee's" Kevin McHale , who plays paraplegic Artie Abrams, has bought a house in the Hollywood Hills for $1.025 million. The Midcentury home features a tall entry leading to a combined living and dining room with vaulted ceilings and city and hillside views. A wall of windows open to a deck on the main level of the more than 2,000-square-foot house. The kitchen features red cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, plus an island/bar with seating. Floor-to-ceiling glass sliding doors open to a fenced lawn off the master bedroom suite, which has a sitting area.
February 22, 2012 |
Writer-producer-director Pen Densham has sold his house in the Windsor Square area for $2.75 million. The English Manor-style home, built in 1906, was moved to its current location from Wilshire Boulevard and Vermont Avenue by the Bullock family — think department store — earning it the name Bullock House. An oversized entry with beamed ceilings leads to the living room, library, formal dining room and carved-wood staircase. There are eight bedrooms, 71/2 bathrooms and a basement.
January 22, 2012 |
Singer Melanie Brown — Scary Spice from her days with the Spice Girls — and her husband, producer Stephen Belafonte, have put their Tarzana compound on the market at $3.45 million. The country French-style house, which was recently renovated, contains a gym, five bedrooms and eight bathrooms in 8,200 square feet of living space. The chateau, a detached media recording studio, a detached movie theater and a swimming pool sit on more than half an acre. Outdoor living spaces include a dining room with chandeliers, a living room and a cabana.
January 11, 2012 |
Actor Pierce Brosnan has sold his Malibu beach retreat for $2.6 million. Brosnan and his wife, environmental activist and former broadcast journalist Keely Shaye Smith, put the property on the market at $3.9 million in 2010 while building another house nearby. The gated Mediterranean they sold has separate space for use as an office or media room and sits on more than a quarter of an acre with lawn space and a courtyard fountain. The flower boxes and hydrangea-lined pathways may have been a nod to Brosnan's Irish roots.
January 9, 2012 |
Actress Kiele Sanchez and her ex-husband, writer-director Zach Helm, have put their Los Feliz area house up for sale at $1.849 million. The restored Mediterranean retains its 1920s vibe with stenciled beam ceilings and original tile work. About 4,000 square feet of living space includes a living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Sanchez, 35, has starred on "The Glades" since 2010. She was on "Lost" in 2006 and 2007. Helm, 35, wrote and directed "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium" (2007)
December 15, 2011 |
Tori Spelling and Dean McDermott have sold their Encino home for $2.5 million. The six-bedroom, 61/2 -bathroom Tuscan-style villa, built in 2001, sits behind gates on a tree-lined street. The 6,718-square-foot home features a two-story entry, a silver-leafed coffered ceiling in the dining room, an office, a den and a master bedroom suite with a sitting area, a fireplace and a balcony. The kitchen opens to a family room. French doors from the public rooms lead to landscaped grounds with a saline pool and spa. The house was featured in their reality show, "Tori & Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood" (2007-11)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 2011 |
Marvin Saul was a uranium miner who had gone bust when he flipped a coin in the late 1950s to decide where to strike out next from Utah. Heads meant Los Angeles; tails Dallas. Heads, and generations of future deli-goers on the Westside, won out. With 35 cents in his pocket, Saul arrived in Los Angeles, did odd jobs and by 1957 had cobbled together $300 to open a small sandwich shop. Two years later, he established Junior's, an eight-table delicatessen that grew "into a sort of IBM of the bagel and blintz world," the Wall Street Journal reported in 1990.
October 28, 2011 |
Actor Todd Stashwick has sold his Laurel Canyon house for $816,000, public records show. The original property, built in 1922, was much smaller than the 2,682-square-foot home today. Earlier owners redesigned and expanded the property to its three-bedroom, 31/2 -bathroom configuration. The house includes a double-height dining room, a family room with wood-burning fireplace and a master suite with a fireplace and balcony. The grounds have a motorized rock-bed stream, a children's playhouse and a 200-year-old oak tree.
HOME & GARDEN
August 10, 2011 |
The longtime family home of film director and producer Sydney Pollack and his wife, Claire, has sold in Pacific Palisades less than two months after it was listed at $7.85 million. The sales price was not divulged and is not yet available in the public record. Built in 1940 and '41 and designed by Wallace Neff, the 5,200-square-foot main house retains such signature Neff details as tall chimneys, thick walls, an oval dining room and French doors in many rooms leading to gardens.
May 22, 2011 |
Lush greenery and water features make this contemporary home in upper Laurel Canyon a tranquil hideaway with an indoor-outdoor flow that invites outdoor entertaining. The two-bedroom home, near the Mulholland Tennis Club, features custom interior finishes and doors that open from nearly every room to either the enclosed front courtyard or the private backyard with saltwater pool. The house, built in 1960, is owned by James White Jr., a fashion and celebrity portrait photographer whose cover shots can be seen in publications such as Vanity Fair, Esquire, Vogue and GQ. Neighborhood residents include many in the entertainment industry and other professionals.