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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
HOME & GARDEN
June 30, 2010 |
A gated Mediterranean owned by actor Pierce Brosnan has come on the market in Malibu at $3.9 million. Designed as an artist's retreat, the two-story beach house includes a separate space that can be used as an office or media room. The living room has soaring wood-beam ceilings, walls of glass, a fireplace, plank oak flooring, built-in cabinetry and two balconies with ocean and mountain views. Skylights and picture windows bring light into the kitchen. The master suite includes a sitting area, balconies and a bathroom fireplace.
HOME & GARDEN
August 11, 2005
MY husband and I applauded your July 14 article, "What Channel Has The Renoir?" and Deborah Needleman's on-target salvo at the tacky placement of a plasma TV above the fireplace. We've jokingly referred to the practice as one aspect of the emerging style of "Early American Ugly" -- a victory of high tech over good taste -- though another reader [Letters, July 21] obviously feels the need to justify placing their TV above the fireplace by claiming how important it is in their lives. Hey guys, it's tacky.
April 13, 2008 |
This richly elegant estate is a standout among Montecito's historic homes. The Monterey Colonial was built in the early 1930s by David Gray Jr., part of a philanthropic family that bestowed much upon the Santa Barbara area. One of the neatest features is a tower, built in 1924 as a water tower for the senior Grays' neighboring estate -- now the Brooks Institute -- and which later served as an art studio for Nancy Gray, David Jr.'s wife.