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February 22, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Writer-producer-director Pen Densham has sold his house in the Windsor Square area for $2.75 million. The English Manor-style home, built in 1906, was moved to its current location from Wilshire Boulevard and Vermont Avenue by the Bullock family — think department store — earning it the name Bullock House. An oversized entry with beamed ceilings leads to the living room, library, formal dining room and carved-wood staircase. There are eight bedrooms, 71/2 bathrooms and a basement.
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April 3, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Victoria Tennant has listed her home in Bel-Air for sale at $6.995 million. The Traditional-style house, built in 1949, sits behind gates on close to three-quarters of an acre with a brick patio, a swimming pool, gardens and mature trees. Decorated by Kathryn Ireland, the home features a formal dining room, a library, a country kitchen, an office, a downstairs family room, five bedrooms and six bathrooms. The master suits includes dual bathrooms, a fireplace and office or nursery space.
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January 9, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actress Kiele Sanchez and her ex-husband, writer-director Zach Helm, have put their Los Feliz area house up for sale at $1.849 million. The restored Mediterranean retains its 1920s vibe with stenciled beam ceilings and original tile work. About 4,000 square feet of living space includes a living room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, four bedrooms and three bathrooms. Sanchez, 35, has starred on "The Glades" since 2010. She was on "Lost" in 2006 and 2007. Helm, 35, wrote and directed "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium" (2007)
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March 1, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Perched on a hillside overlooking the Pacific, this restored country French-style house in the Malaga Cove area was designed for family life and elegant entertaining. The architect, Beverly Hills-based Gerard Colcord, was known for creating well-proportioned classic homes. Location: 772 Via del Monte, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 Asking price: $3.285 million Year built: 1974 House size: Three bedrooms, four bathrooms, 3,712 square feet Lot size: 17,227 square feet Features: High-ceiling entry, French doors, coved living room ceiling, three fireplaces, new kitchen, breakfast room, formal dining room, beamed-ceiling family room with wet bar, main-floor master suite with bay window and two bathrooms, patios, fountains, three-car garage About the area: Last year, 348 single-family homes sold in the 90274 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.424 million, according to DataQuick.
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June 21, 2012 | Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
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May 6, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, This post has been corrected. Please see below for details.
The Beverly Hills home of the late menswear, jewelry and fragrance mogul Bijan Pakzad reportedly has sold for $9.8 million. [For the record, 12:05 p.m. May 6: An earlier version of this post and headline incorrectly said that Bijan Pakzad's home sold for nearly $12 million. That was its asking price. ] Built in 1993, the gated Italianate villa is a showcase of his style with bold primary color interiors, monochromatic-themed rooms and a chandelier made of his signature perfume bottles in the formal dining room.
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September 12, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor Jason Priestley has put his Toluca Lake home on the market for $2.1 million. A courtyard leads to the entrance of the gated 3,266-square-foot Mediterranean house, which was built in 1990 and recently refurbished. The family room opens to a formal dining room and covered patio. The master bedroom suite includes a stone fireplace and cathedral ceilings for a total of three bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms. There is a swimming pool and a spa. Known in the '90s for playing Brandon Walsh on "Beverly Hills, 90210," the 42-year-old Priestley now stars on the Canadian sitcom "Call Me Fitz.
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July 8, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
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)
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February 16, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
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.
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May 13, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Singer and actress Julie Andrews has listed the Brentwood house she owned with her late husband, director and screenwriter Blake Edwards , for $2.649 million. Less than a month after coming on the market, the tidy white home with gray shutters is already in escrow. The traditional-style house features a family room and living room with French doors opening to a fanciful garden that appears to be "practically perfect in every way" to borrow a phrase from "Mary Poppins. " The formal dining room has a cathedral ceiling and glass walls.
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February 19, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Marco Zappia, the late Emmy Award-winning film editor, helped shape scores of television shows and one very unusual English Tudor/French Normandy house, which has come on the market in Burbank at $2.199 million. Embellished with gingerbread details and other whimsical touches, the 7,850-square foot house is entered through leaded glass double doors. Beyond the formal entry lie a quaint parlor, a formal dining room, a great room, five bedrooms, six bathrooms, six fireplaces and an elevator.
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February 16, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
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.
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August 12, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Former General Motors and Northrop Grumman chairman Kent Kresa has his Beverly Hills estate listed for $35 million. The Spanish Colonial Revival mansion, built in 1927, has been restored and sits on 1.75 landscaped acres. Wrought ironwork, leaded glass windows, Malibu tile and hand-hewn beamed ceilings are among the home's details. The 14,000 square feet of living space in the main and guesthouses include living and family rooms, a formal dining room, a library/screening room, eight bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.
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July 12, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
The "other" penthouse at the Century, a 42-story, star-studded tower where celebrity buyers include Candy Spelling, has come on the market in Century City at $15.5 million. The furnished penthouse features a great room with a fireplace, a formal dining room, an eat-in kitchen, three bedrooms, four full bathrooms and a powder room in 5,665 square feet of interior living space. There are terraces off the great room and kitchen that offer an additional 746 square feet of outdoor space, plus there are 200 square feet or so in the elevator vestibule.
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July 8, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
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)
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June 22, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Actress Kate Walsh has sold her Spanish-style estate in Los Feliz for $4.675 million. The gated home retains such 1928 details as the intricately tiled main hall and grand staircase, arched windows and stenciled beamed ceilings. A formal dining room with an oval inset ceiling, a wine room, a den-media room, breakfast room, five fireplaces, four bedrooms and six bathrooms are contained within 5,940 square feet of living space. A star architect to celebrities The one-third-acre grounds include a swimming pool with spa, a pool house, an outdoor cooking center, alfresco dining area and a circular driveway.
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August 12, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Former General Motors and Northrop Grumman chairman Kent Kresa has his Beverly Hills estate listed for $35 million. The Spanish Colonial Revival mansion, built in 1927, has been restored and sits on 1.75 landscaped acres. Wrought ironwork, leaded glass windows, Malibu tile and hand-hewn beamed ceilings are among the home's details. The 14,000 square feet of living space in the main and guesthouses include living and family rooms, a formal dining room, a library/screening room, eight bedrooms and 11 bathrooms.
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March 1, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Perched on a hillside overlooking the Pacific, this restored country French-style house in the Malaga Cove area was designed for family life and elegant entertaining. The architect, Beverly Hills-based Gerard Colcord, was known for creating well-proportioned classic homes. Location: 772 Via del Monte, Palos Verdes Estates 90274 Asking price: $3.285 million Year built: 1974 House size: Three bedrooms, four bathrooms, 3,712 square feet Lot size: 17,227 square feet Features: High-ceiling entry, French doors, coved living room ceiling, three fireplaces, new kitchen, breakfast room, formal dining room, beamed-ceiling family room with wet bar, main-floor master suite with bay window and two bathrooms, patios, fountains, three-car garage About the area: Last year, 348 single-family homes sold in the 90274 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.424 million, according to DataQuick.
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June 22, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Four homes designed by the late architect Paul R. Williams, popular with generations of celebrities, are listed for sale in the Combined L.A./Westside Multiple Listing Service. From least to most expensive: A traditional-style home in Hancock Park is priced at $3.6 million.  Built in 1931, the well-maintained house has been restored. Rooms include a large entry foyer, paneled living room, formal dining room, family room, garden loggia, four bedrooms and four bathrooms.  Greg Moesser of Sotheby's International Realty is the listing agent for the house ; An English-style home in La Canada Flintridge is up for sale at $6.89 million.
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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.
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