December 6, 2012 |
It looks as if singer Nancy Sinatra's boots are ready to do some more walkin' — this time away from a Santa Monica compound she has priced at $4.895 million. Sinatra, the daughter of legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra and his first wife, Nancy, also sold a Beverly Hills home last year for $5.3 million in a downsizing move. The Cape Cod-inspired home and guesthouse she just listed was built in 1927 and sits on a nearly half-acre flat lot off a cul-de-sac. The single-story features fireplaces in the family and living rooms, two master suites, two more bedrooms, a total of six bathrooms and 3,917 square feet of living space.
December 3, 2012 |
Director-producer Renny Harlin has sold his so-called Cannon House in Venice house for $1.83 million. The two cannons, however, were not included in the purchase. The buyer asked that they be removed. The three-level home features an open floor plan, radiant-heated polished concrete floors, balconies, two master bedrooms with fireplaces, another bedroom, an office and 2.5 bathrooms in 2,756 square feet of living space. One cannon sat on a front-facing balcony and the other at the rear of the house.
November 13, 2012 |
Actress Jane Fonda and music producer Richard Perry have bought an estate in Beverly Hills for $7.3 million. The Trousdale Estates property was the longtime home of Emmy-winning television director John Rich. The two-story home, built in 1961 and completely renovated, features a glass elevator, vaulted ceilings, three fireplaces, four bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms and more than 7,500 square feet of living space. There are photovoltaic panels, a solar-heated swimming pool and other energy-saving amenities.
November 5, 2012 |
Actor Tim Allen has purchased a home in Hollywood Hills West for $1.4 million. The ranch-style house, built in 1963, features open plan living areas, wide-plank pine floors, a stone fireplace, a den, three bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,604 square feet of living space. The single-story home sits on just under a third of an acre lot with mature trees. Allen, 59, starred in "The Santa Clause" films and is the voice of Buzz Lightyear in the "Toy Story" series. He stars on "Last Man Standing" (2011-present)
October 30, 2012 |
Actor Matthew Modine and his wife, Cari, have bought a home on a walkstreet in Venice for $2.45 million. Built in 2003 and designed for entertaining, the contemporary house features an open floor plan, heated polished concrete floors and sliding glass doors that open to a courtyard garden with a fireplace. Including the master suite, which takes up the entire second floor, there are two bedrooms, 2 1/2 bathrooms and about 2,000 square feet of living space. A bridge from the main house leads to the second bedroom above the three-car garage.
October 26, 2012 |
Oscar-winning actress Hilary Swank has put her Mediterranean-style house in Pacific Palisades on the market for $9.495 million. Built in 1928, the 6,722-square-foot home has six fireplaces, six bedrooms and 6 1/2 bathrooms in three stories. Features of the ocean-view house include a step-down living room, a dining room that can seat 20, a theater, a cigar room/wine cellar, a gym and a separate office or maid's quarters. The grounds of about a third of an acre include a swimming pool and terraced vegetable gardens.
October 16, 2012 |
If you've been scouring the Web for photos of "Twilight" actress Kristen Stewart's new digs in Los Feliz, you may have passed over the one of a square of lawn. But that's the image a real estate agent has inserted online and is visible through the guest sign-on at theMLS.com . The listing, which was withdrawn from the Multiple Listing Service, didn't show that it had closed in late August at $2.195 million and that the property was purchased in the name of a trust. Here are three great examples of the ways agents try to keep supposedly secret home sales out of the public eye. Set in gated Laughlin Park, which will afford the actress one barrier of security, the 3,361-square-foot house features a carved wood front door, an open floor plan, a veranda, a den, an office, two fireplaces, four bedrooms and 41/2 bathrooms.
October 10, 2012 |
Spokesman to the stars Howard Bragman has listed his gated house in Hollywood Hills West at $2.845 million. The contemporary compound features vaulted ceilings, an open dining room and kitchen, a screening room, floor-to-ceiling built-in book shelves, two fireplaces, four bedrooms and four bathrooms in 4,000 square feet of living space. There is a heated swimming pool surrounded by deck space for outdoor dining and entertaining. Bragman, 56, founded the public relations firm Fifteen Minutes in 2005 and is vice chairman of Reputation.com.
October 8, 2012 |
Whether or not a $6.5-million offer was music to "Glee" co-creator and writer Ryan Murphy's ears, he has let his Malibu beach house go for that amount. Murphy bought the contemporary Mediterranean last year for $6,562,500. Entered through a courtyard with a koi pond, the nearly 2,100-square-foot view home along the ocean includes two fireplaces, three en suite bedrooms and a powder room. The beachfront deck features a cabana, a spa, an outdoor shower and a fire pit. Murphy, 46, co-created "American Horror Story" (2011-present)