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HOME & GARDEN
March 17, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Christina Aguilera has put her 11,500-square-foot gated mansion in Beverly Hills on the market at $13.5 million. Set on nearly two-thirds of an acre, the Mediterranean-style home has a grand foyer with a sweeping staircase, a fanciful children's room, a gym, a game room, a gift-wrapping area, a movie room, a beauty salon, a guesthouse with a recording studio, and a total of six bedrooms and nine bathrooms. The master bedroom suite contains a lounge, a fireplace and dual bathrooms and closets.
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HOME & GARDEN
March 7, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actor Dennis Quaid has put his equestrian estate in Pacific Palisades on the market at $16.9 million. A French country-style main house, a guesthouse, a studio, a barn and a corral sit on 2 lush acres with a year-round creek. There are eight bedrooms, nine bathrooms and 8,400 square feet of living space. Maids quarters above the kitchen have been converted to a gym. A covered loggia with a fireplace overlooks the swimming pool and spa. Quaid, 56, starred in "Vantage Point" (2008)
BUSINESS
March 7, 2011 | By Darrell Satzman
The past and present converge in a leafy three-quarter acre compound in the heart of Brentwood Park. The two-story main house ? traditional English in style with Gothic touches ? was extensively remodeled in 2006 with a raft of creature-comfort upgrades. A private, gated yard at the rear of the property holds a ranch-style guesthouse and a converted stable that look much the same as when they were built in the 1920s. Producer Mike Fleiss, creator of "The Bachelor," and his wife, Alexandra Vorbeck, who designed the home's landscaping, purchased the property in 2004 and promptly took the aging main house down to its studs.
HOME & GARDEN
February 23, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
The house that social reformer and novelist Upton Sinclair lived in during the 1940s through the '60s has come on the market in Monrovia at $1.5 million. Built in 1923, the Spanish Colonial Revival-style residence is listed on the National Register of Historical Places and is a National Historic Landmark. High arched windows, Mission Revival roof parapets and an ornate arched doorway are among the original features. French doors open off the living room and formal dining room to a covered side patio.
HOME & GARDEN
February 17, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
John Schneider, whose career has spanned from "The Dukes of Hazzard" in the '80s to "Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman" in the '90s to the still-running "Smallville," has listed his Agoura Hills home for sale at $2,199,000. The actor described the English-style house of nearly 7,000 square feet as having "an East Coast kind of flair. " "In the summer, it has ivy on the outside," he said. "We have fall at the house. You have to rake leaves. " Schneider raised his children on the 3-acre spread, which has a creek that leads to the area where "Dukes" (1979-85)
HOME & GARDEN
February 15, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A La CaƱada Flintridge house once owned by Academy Award-winning actor Victor McLaglen has come on the market at $4.95 million. McLaglen and his family named the home Fairhaven and lived there from 1929 to '44. The 1.9-acre compound includes the two-story main house with basement, a two-bedroom guesthouse and a pool house for a total of 7,642 square feet of living space. McLaglen, who died in 1959 at 72, won his Oscar for "The Informer" (1935). He starred with John Wayne in "The Quiet Man" (1952)
HOME & GARDEN
February 8, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A compound once owned by actress Yvonne de Carlo has come on the market in Studio City at $6,695,000. An 8,000-square-foot main house, a 1920s guesthouse, a pool house, a swimming pool and a barn occupy the gated 7.6-acre site, which is zoned for equestrian use. The Mediterranean-style main residence, built in 1999, contains a 3,400-square-foot master bedroom suite, a great room with a 14-foot ceiling and a screening room. There are four bedrooms and six bathrooms. De Carlo, who died in 2007 at 84, had a six-decade acting career including roles in "The Ten Commandments" (1956)
HOME & GARDEN
February 2, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A Palm Springs estate once owned by the late singer and politician Sonny Bono and his wife, Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack, has come on the market at $3,995,000. The nearly 6,648-square-foot main house and two guesthouses sit on 1.5 gated acres with a tennis court and swimming pool. The main house has three bedroom suites for a total of six bedrooms and 71/2 bathrooms including the 1,599-square-foot and 742-square-foot guesthouses. Bono, who died in 1998 at 62, was known for such hit songs as "I Got You Babe" and "The Beat Goes On" as part of the '60s duo Sonny and Cher.
HOME & GARDEN
January 25, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actress and model Mischa Barton has her Beverly Hills Post Office area compound listed for sale at $8,695,000 or for lease at $30,000 a month. The main house and three guesthouses have a total of eight bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and six fireplaces in nearly 9,800 square feet of living space. The 1.2 acres include a swimming pool and spa. Barton, 25, starred in "The Beautiful Life" (2009) and "The O.C. " (2003-06). She purchased the house in 2005 for $6.4 million, according to public records.
HOME & GARDEN
January 24, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A beach house owned by the late entertainment lawyer Harold Berkowitz is on the market in Malibu at $13.9 million. The Mediterranean house has 40 feet of beachfront and a raised deck for taking in the ocean views. The master bedroom suite includes a sitting area, a fireplace and dual bathrooms. Two detached guesthouses have kitchenettes and boost the listing to a total of five bedrooms and 61/2 bathrooms. Berkowitz, who died in last year at 92, was known for his negotiation skills.
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