May 13, 2012
Pocket doors slide away to connect the indoors and outdoors at this sleek contemporary. Designed for entertaining, the modern house features a massive concrete fireplace, a glass-walled loft and walls of glass looking out onto the swimming pool and deck. Location: 1060 Woodland Drive, Beverly Hills 90210 Asking price: $6.995 million Year built: 2009 House size: Four bedrooms, 41/2 bathrooms, 5,868 square feet Lot size: 20,420 square feet Features: Porcelain tile floors, walnut floors, bar, breakfast bar, office, recessed lighting, media room, service entrance, alarm system About the area: In the first quarter, 60 single-family homes sold in the 90210 ZIP Code at a median price of $2.85 million, according to DataQuick.
June 10, 2012
Completed in 2000, this 9,500-square-foot contemporary with detached guesthouse was designed as a place to entertain and display the owners' art collection. The central living area features 20-foot-high pitched ceilings and a zinc fireplace, and it opens to loft-like space. Location: 1010 Lexington Road, Beverly Hills 90210 Asking price: $11.45 million Architect: Andrew Sussman House size: Six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, 10,367 square feet Lot size: 38,220 square feet Features: Glass walls, oak floors, 1,500-bottle wine room, library, office, courtyard swimming pool, tennis court, motor court About the area: In the first quarter, 60 single-family homes sold in the 90210 ZIP Code at a median price of $2.85 million, according to DataQuick.
December 18, 2013 |
Christmas not complete without film of a burning Yule log playing on your TV? The annual holiday tradition is back this year, but with a few modern variations. The annual Yule log film began in 1966 when New York station WPIX first aired a three-hour film of logs burning in a fireplace on Christmas Eve. Ratings were surprisingly good, so the next year the film was re-aired, and then re-aired again. "The Yule Log" airing became a WPIX tradition in New York, where many apartment dwellers had no fireplace of their own, but eventually ended in 1989.
March 7, 2011 |
The past and present converge in a leafy three-quarter acre compound in the heart of Brentwood Park. The two-story main house ? traditional English in style with Gothic touches ? was extensively remodeled in 2006 with a raft of creature-comfort upgrades. A private, gated yard at the rear of the property holds a ranch-style guesthouse and a converted stable that look much the same as when they were built in the 1920s. Producer Mike Fleiss, creator of "The Bachelor," and his wife, Alexandra Vorbeck, who designed the home's landscaping, purchased the property in 2004 and promptly took the aging main house down to its studs.
HOME & GARDEN
February 17, 2011 |
John Schneider, whose career has spanned from "The Dukes of Hazzard" in the '80s to "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" in the '90s to the still-running "Smallville," has listed his Agoura Hills home for sale at $2,199,000. The actor described the English-style house of nearly 7,000 square feet as having "an East Coast kind of flair. " "In the summer, it has ivy on the outside," he said. "We have fall at the house. You have to rake leaves. " Schneider raised his children on the 3-acre spread, which has a creek that leads to the area where "Dukes" (1979-85)
June 21, 2013
Extensive restoration and expansion work by the owners has reinvigorated this 1920s Spanish Colonial-style house set in a wooded canyon area. A rotunda entry tower with an arched front door, carved and stenciled ceiling beams and tile wainscoting are among the home's details. Location: 5237 Alta Canyada Road, La Cañada Flintridge 91011 Asking price: $3,499,995 Year built: 1925 Architect: Arthur Kelly House size: Five bedrooms, eight bathrooms, 4,512 square feet Lot size: 17,300 square feet Features: Piano nook and fireplace in living room, formal dining room, study with fireplace, family room/library with loft and fireplace, media/playroom, lap pool, spa, views to Los Angeles and Santa Catalina Island.
HOME & GARDEN
July 21, 2005
My husband and I read your July 14 article on plasma TVs ["What Channel Has the Renoir?"]. Deborah Needleman's comment was a bit off-putting and elitist: "The one trend I can't embrace is hanging TVs over the fireplace." Has Ms. Needleman considered that there are households where the only viable place for a large screen is over the fireplace? Do we have our plasma over our living room fireplace? You bet! We make no apologies for it. Our walls are covered with bookshelves filled with books and artwork.
June 5, 2011 |
New York banker Frank Vanderlip was so captivated by the Palos Verdes Peninsula that he formed a syndicate of millionaires to buy up 16,000 acres of one of the original California ranchos in 1913 -- sight unseen. The idea was to develop exclusive residences at Portuguese Bend with a country club, golf course, tennis courts, polo grounds and other luxurious touches on a coastline he knew was ripe for development. Vanderlip had another, more personal vision too. He felt that a hilltop at Portuguese Bend, which reminded him of the Italian coast, would be the perfect spot to build an estate for his family, one that would be copied from an ancient Roman villa.
June 29, 1989 |
Question: We have a pair of fireplace andirons that probably date back to the late 19th Century. They stand almost 2 feet high and have a braided, or twisted, pattern running around the main legs of the set. What sort of value should my family attach to them?--T.A. Answer: Depending on condition and rarity, andirons have sold in a wide price range, from a few hundred dollars a pair to well in excess of $1,000 a set, according to information provided by dealer catalogues and collectors.