February 16, 2014 |
The Doheny estate in Bel-Air has come on the market at $43 million, placing it within the Top 10 most expensive homes in Los Angeles County currently on the Multiple Listing Service. Encompassing more than 3.5 acres, the gated estate takes its name from descendants of oil baron Edward L. Doheny, who successfully drilled the first well in Los Angeles in the late 1800s and sparked a boom. The 10,000-square-foot mansion was home to the late William H. Doheny Sr. and his wife, Onnalee.
June 7, 2012 |
Shoe designer Donald Pliner and his wife, Lisa, have bought a Bel-Air home from the estate of Jean Webb Vaughan Smith, a confidant of former First Lady Nancy Reagan, for $4.26 million. The French-influenced house is entered through a two-story foyer and central hall. A step-down living room, a library, a family room with a bar, a formal dining room, a den, a projection room, an island kitchen, four fireplaces, five bedrooms and 61/2 bedrooms are contained within the home's 7,600 square feet of living space.
July 1, 2012 |
Actor Pierce Brosnan and his wife, Keely Shaye Smith, are joining in one of coastal Malibu's summer rituals — putting their home up for lease. They have listed Orchid House at $250,000 a month. Just in case the renters scuff up the newly built 13,000-square-foot place, a $750,000 security deposit is required. Set on 120 feet of beachfront, the Thai and Balinese-influenced contemporary features high ceilings, walls of glass, a screening room with a bar, a music room, a library, a wine cellar, a Japanese-style soaking tub, a sauna, a steam room, a cold plunge tub and a gym. There are three master suites for a total of four bedrooms and 12 bathrooms.
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 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.
July 8, 2013 |
Producer Bill Fay has listed his Westside home for $2.899 million. The renovated traditional, built in 1974, features a two-story living room, a formal dining room, a sunken sitting room, a family room/home theater with a wet bar, five bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms and 4,480 square feet of living space. Designed for indoor-outdoor entertaining, the house has a back terrace, flat lawn and a swimming pool with a spa. A star architect to celebrities Fay's credits include executive producer on films including “Sucker Punch” (2011)