May 20, 2012 |
Cyberspace was a-twitter this week with the news that Ryan Seacrest is buying Ellen DeGeneres' Beverly Hills compound for $37 million, and that she and spouse Portia de Rossi are moving no farther than a Hal Levitt-designed midcentury — also in Beverly Hills. DeGeneres' new 8,500-square-foot house, built in 1958, features walls of glass, soaring ceilings, multiple fireplaces, a library, a black-and-stainless-steel kitchen, a sunken living room, four bedrooms and six bathrooms.
May 1, 2012 |
Actor Morris Chestnut, of "Boyz N the Hood" fame, has sold his equestrian property in Hidden Hills as a short sale for $2.3 million. The six-bedroom, 61/2-bathroom Mediterranean sits on 2.4 acres that include a tennis court, a swimming pool, a covered patio, a barbecue area, a pasture and a five-stall stable. A long driveway leads past mature trees and an expansive lawn to a porte-cochere. The 5,522-square-foot house, built in 1974 and remodeled during Chestnut's ownership, has a suite with a separate entrance on one floor, and all other living areas on the main floor.
February 26, 2012 |
The Hidden Hills estate that pop icon Britney Spears had been leasing for $25,000 a month is back on the market. Ronald N. Tutor , chief executive of the construction firm Tutor Perini, is listing the equestrian-zoned property at $9.995 million. In real estate's headier days the sprawling mansion was offered at a high of $18.9 million but was priced at $12.9 million before being taken off the market early last year for the lease. Apparently the fact that Spears slept there adds cachet but no dollar value.
HOME & GARDEN
April 7, 2011 |
Pro golfer Denis Watson and his wife, attorney Susan Loggans, have listed their Pacific Palisades compound for $23.5 million. Built in 1982, the renovated estate, guesthouse, tennis court, pool and spa sit on 2.5 acres adjacent to Will Rogers Historic State Park. The equestrian property has corrals and a year-round stream. There are seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Watson, 55, won three major championships during the first year of his PGA career in 1984 but was hampered by an injury sustained in 1985.
HOME & GARDEN
November 23, 2009 |
Actor Robert Conrad and his wife, LaVelda , have listed their equestrian property in Thousand Oaks for $2.25 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The Mediterranean estate has a five-bedroom, 4 1/2 -bathroom house containing 4,605 square feet of living space. The home, built in 1996, sits behind a gated entry on 3 landscaped acres with a free-form swimming pool and spa and flagstone decking and paths. Inside, the dramatic two-story entry has a sweeping staircase. Conrad, 79, starred in the TV series "The Wild Wild West" (1965-69)
HOME & GARDEN
October 9, 2009 |
Producer Marshall Herskovitz has purchased an equestrian property in Calabasas for $4.1 million. The ranch has a Mediterranean-style house with six bedrooms and seven bathrooms in 7,000 square feet, a seven-stall barn, two arenas, pastureland and a separate caretaker apartment. The remodeled home's family room opens to a wrap-around veranda overlooking the swimming pool area. An outdoor living area has a hacienda-style fireplace and barbecue. There are mature oak trees and a creek.