April 24, 2013 |
Soap star Drake Hogestyn is ready to sell the Malibu retreat where he has no doubt spent many days of his life. It is up for sale at $4.995 million. The Tuscan-style two-story, built in 2002, features wood-beam ceilings, French doors, hardwood floors, decks and balconies. There are fireplaces in the living room, family room and master suite of the 6,616-square-foot house, which has a total of five bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms. The grounds of about an acre include a circular driveway, a swimming pool, sycamore trees, fruit trees and an herb garden.
March 22, 2013 |
"Supernatural" star Jensen Ackles has sold his house in Brentwood for $3 million. The Mediterranean home, built in 1947 and recently renovated, sits on a walled site of about a third of an acre. The 3,554 square feet of living space features high ceilings, a loft library, three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The 900-square-foot guesthouse has a gated entrance. Outdoor amenities include a swimming pool with spa, a kitchen, a lawn and fruit trees. Ackles, 35, has been on “Supernatural” since it started in 2005.
February 12, 2013 |
Whenever I head to Good Girl Dinette for a hot bowl of pho, I like to sit directly across from a large oil painting of a beautifully depicted delicata squash that hangs alone on one of the restaurant's walls. A Highland Park local, Timothy Sellers, painted this rendition of the yellow-and-green-striped squash. His vegetable portraits inspired by his garden, fruit trees planted over a dozen years ago at his Highland Park home and the local farmers market, can also be found on view at Folliero's Pizza and exhibited occasionally at Future Studio . When Sellers is not painting portraits of tomatoes or mushrooms, he's making music with his band, fittingly named Artichoke . One of the band's songs.
January 17, 2013 |
Faye Resnick of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" has purchased a home in the Hollywood Hills for $1.605 million. The traditional-style house is surrounded by mature landscaping and sits on slightly more than half an acre with fruit trees, patios and a swimming pool. Features include an open floor plan, with hardwood floors, a living room fireplace and a wall of French doors in the dining room that open to a balcony with treetop views. There are three bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and 2,567 square feet of living space.
January 8, 2013 |
The Japanese apricot -- a plant native to China, actually -- is one of the longest lived of the flowering fruit trees. It's a symbol of resilience in the face of adversity thanks to its early flowers, delicate promises of spring that can begin blossoming before New Year's Day. The tree continues to send out white, rose or red flowers on nearly leafless branches, luring bees all through the winter. And then there is the fruit. Golf-ball sized orbs begin to appear in spring.
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January 6, 2013 |
Del Aire residents got to enjoy the fruits of their labor Saturday with the unveiling of the state's first public orchard. Residents of this quiet, unincorporated slice of Los Angeles County had helped plant 27 fruit trees and eight grapevines in Del Aire Park and 60 additional fruit trees in the surrounding neighborhood. It was part of a larger renovation that included face lifts for a community center, basketball court and baseball field, all nestled in a green space just southwest of the juncture of the 105 and 405 freeways.