June 21, 2012 |
The longtime Beverly Hills home of the Morey Amsterdam family has sold for $4.9 million. The 5,854-square-foot house, built in 1958, has walls of glass that open to the backyard, a living room with a fireplace and a step-down bar, a breakfast room, a den with a fireplace, four bedrooms and 41/2 bathrooms. The Amsterdams often entertained at the single-story home, throwing dinner parties in the formal dining room or larger parties around the kidney-shaped swimming pool.
June 19, 2012 |
Actor Anton Yelchin has become a first-time home buyer with the purchase of a house in Studio City for $945,000. The gated country English-style one-story sits on a quarter of an acre with a swimming pool, a spa and mature trees. The 1,845 square feet of living space features vaulted ceilings, French doors and fireplaces in the living and dining rooms. The house, custom built in 1940, contains three bedrooms and 21/2 bathrooms. Yelchin, 23, played Pavel Chekov in the 2009 "Star Trek" movie.
June 15, 2012 |
The bank-owned Santa Paula ranch that screen star Steve McQueen and his third wife, Barbara Minty, once owned has sold for $660,000. The property was listed in 2009 at $1.95 million but after multiple price reductions was lost to foreclosure in November at $699,283. The pair moved to the 15.3-acre Ventura County ranch in 1979 and were married in the home's living room in January 1980. The Victorian-style house, built in 1892, contains some of its original Victorian features, antique stained-glass windows and fireplaces in the family room and kitchen.
June 14, 2012 |
Alex Baskin, a producer and writer for "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," has bought a condo in the Beverly Grove area for $719,000. The two-bedroom, 21/2-bathroom unit includes a den, dining area, fireplace and living room in 1,552 square feet. The building features a rooftop sun deck, a controlled access elevator and a central courtyard. Baskin also is producing the new series "Beverly Hills Nannies," set to air in July. Public records show that the condo last sold in 2005 at $814,000.
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.
June 5, 2012 |
Big-band leader and trumpeter Ray Anthony has put his home in the Hollywood Hills West area on the market at $5.2 million. Custom-built for Anthony in 1975, the 3,881-square-foot house contains a den, an office, a gym, two fireplaces, two bedrooms and three bathrooms. "We built it to take advantage of the tremendous views," he said of his hillside home, which sits on about a quarter-acre on a cul-de-sac. Anthony, who turned 90 this year, used the house for years to run a business selling big-band CDs. He plans to play at a belated celebration marking his birthday this month.
May 25, 2012 |
The Art Linkletter estate in Bel-Air has sold above its asking price for $10.6 million. Built in 1957, the 5,000-square-foot Midcentury Modern house includes two atriums, sculptural metal screens, pocket doors, two stone fireplaces and walls of glass. Carports and a motor court can accommodate about 20 cars. There are five bedrooms and five bathrooms. The 4.6-acre city-view site contains a solar-heated swimming pool, a sports court and a lawn dotted with flagstone pathways. Linkletter, who died in 2010 at 97, hosted the long-running radio and television shows "People Are Funny" starting in the 1940s and "House Party," which was renamed "The Art Linkletter Show.
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.
May 8, 2012 |
Actor Jesse Metcalfe has sold his house in the Beverly Crest area for $2 million, according to the Multiple Listing Service. The Mediterranean main house and guesthouse have 2,500 square feet of living space, including four bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms. Built in 1999, the house features stone fireplaces, plank wood floors and wood-beam ceilings. A stone hot tub sits on a hill above the home, which is surrounded by lawn and steppingstone pathways. A starburst pattern adorns the stone driveway.
April 26, 2012 |
After leasing her West Hollywood house out last year, "Gossip Girl" actress Kelly Rutherford has returned it to the market at $1.099 million. The Spanish bungalow, built in 1926, features a living room with fireplace that opens to a sky-lighted dining room, an updated kitchen, two bedrooms and 13/4 bathrooms. The deck contains a bar and a built-in barbecue. Rutherford, 43, plays husband-hopping Lily van der Woodsen on "Gossip Girl" (2007-present). She was also in the series "E-Ring" (2005-06)