April 26, 2013 |
Christina Aguilera recently closed escrow on a mansion in gated Mulholland Estates, buying the Westside home of Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and his wife, Holly , for $10 million. The Mediterranean, custom built in 1992, features a family room with exposed beams, a paneled library, two bars, five fireplaces, a screening room, six bedrooms, nine bathrooms and 11,107 square feet of living space. A saltwater swimming pool with spa, a bathhouse and a gazebo also sit on the more than three-quarters of an acre of grounds.
March 7, 2013 |
Actress Maria Bello listed her Craftsman home in Venice for sale at $1.85 million and within 10 days it was in escrow. Built in 1915 and set behind gates in a walk-street area, the house is painted blue with red doors and windows and yellow accents. Features include a wood-burning fireplace, a front veranda, three bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. There is a lawn, patio space and a single-car garage. Bello, 45, has been on the TV series “Touch” (2012-13) and “Prime Suspect” (2011-12)
March 1, 2013 |
Actress Patricia Heaton , who stars in "The Middle," and her husband, actor David Hunt , put their home in Hancock Park up for sale at $8.295 million, and in three weeks it was in escrow. The Italianate Mediterranean-style estate was built in 1923. The architect was Pasadena-based Elmer Grey, who designed the Beverly Hills Hotel, the Pasadena Playhouse and the Huntington Art Gallery, among other landmarks. Nearly 8,400 square feet of interior space features Malibu tile, murals, wrought-iron work, a library, a billiard room, seven fireplaces, six bedrooms, five bathrooms, two offices and a guesthouse/screening room.
December 28, 2012 |
An amended collective bargaining proposal made by the NHL late Thursday to the players union includes a deadline to open training camps by Jan. 12 for a Jan. 19 start to the season or the 2012-13 season will be canceled, according to a source with knowledge of the matter but not authorized to speak about it publicly. The source also confirmed earlier reports by many media outlets, led by ESPN.com, that the league had softened its stance on several key issues that had fueled the two sides' differences.
December 17, 2012 |
Los Angeles developer Rick Caruso is buying 10 retail properties on three parcels in the tony town center of Pacific Palisades, according to people who know about the deal. The acquisition will give Caruso the opportunity to restyle a significant portion of the affluent neighborhood's commercial district in his vision. Caruso, owner of the upscale Grove shopping center in Los Angeles, is in escrow on a 2.8-acre collection of commercial buildings on both sides of East Swarthmore Avenue and Sunset Boulevard known as Pacific Palisades village.
May 15, 2012 |
Cyberspace is a-twitter with the news that Ryan Seacrest is expected to close escrow this week on Ellen Degeneres' Beverly Hills compound, but there's been nary a peep about where she and spouse Portia de Rossi have decamped. Look no further than the Hal Levitt-designed midcentury in Beverly Hills that changed hands in April, according to area real estate agents familiar with that deal. The 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.