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February 21, 1999 | Ruth Ryon
Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell has put a Hollywood Hills home that she owns on the market at $829,000. The pop star marked her 55th birthday in November at an Atlanta concert with another Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Bob Dylan. She also starred in the fall in her first TV special since 1980 and cut the album "Taming the Tiger."
April 17, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
A Hollywood Hills home once owned by actor Bela Lugosi, who portrayed Count Dracula onstage and on-screen, is listed at $4.197 million. Called Castle La Paloma, the 1920s brick Tudor has been restored and retains its classic details. Among architectural features are interior arches, original tile work, inlaid floors, vaulted beamed ceilings and bay windows. The 5,000 square feet of living space include a roomy living room, a breakfast room, a butler's pantry, five bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and a service wing.
July 25, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Australian rocker Chris Cester has listed his Hollywood Hills home at $1,135,000. The gated Spanish-style home, built in 1937, sits on a cul-de-sac. There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, including a lower-level master suite with an office/den, a three-quarter bathroom, a separate entrance and deck. The house, surrounded by mature landscaping, has a two-car garage with extra storage and a two-space carport. Cester, 29, is a drummer and backup singer for the hard-rock band Jet. He also has written soundtrack material for "Spider-Man 3" (2007)
March 29, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
A loggia with arched openings sets the Moorish Revival-style tone for this 1920s home in the Hollywood Hills. Inside, a two-story foyer opens to a living room with large windows that frame mountain and cityscape vistas. A rooftop terrace further expands the views. Location: 2220 Mountain Oak Drive, Los Angeles 90068 Asking price: $2.65 million Year built: 1924 House size: Four bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms, 3,882 square feet Lot size: 11,590 square feet Features: Beamed ceilings, family room, media room, billiard room, breakfast room, kitchen island, rooftop terrace, detached garage About the area: Last year, 375 single-family homes sold in the 90068 ZIP Code at a median price of $999,000, according to DataQuick.
November 30, 2009 | By Lauren Beale
Update: Jennifer Carpenter, who stars on the Showtime series "Dexter" with her husband, Michael C. Hall, has sold her Hollywood Hills home for its asking price of $695,000, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The California bungalow, with two bedrooms and 1 1/2 bathrooms, was built as a hunting lodge in 1937. Surrounded by mature trees and landscaping on a flat lawn, the cottage has vaulted ceilings, skylights and decks off the dining room and master bedroom. Carpenter, 29, plays Dexter Morgan's sister, Debra.
April 7, 2009 | By Lauren Beale
Update: Scary Spice, a.k.a. Melanie Brown, has sold her Hollywood Hills home for $3.14 million after only seven days on the market, according to the Multiple Listing Service. The contemporary, described in MLS lingo as "ultra chic," has four bedrooms and four bathrooms in 3,476 square feet. The home, purchased in 2007, was remodeled for $1 million, the MLS said, and had been listed at $2,999,999. The home has a saline pool, waterfalls and a state-of-the-art entertainment area. advertised it as having a "twilight open" house.
August 31, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
He didn't exactly make a killing, but "Dexter" star Michael C. Hall has sold his house in the Hollywood Hills for $1,937,500. The actor bought the property in 2008 for $1.75 million, public records show. Once a 1933 Spanish-style home with a red tile roof, the house was modernized by mid-century architect Hal Levitt, who used it as his personal residence for four decades starting in 1964. Large windows and a sliding glass door bring light into the vaulted-ceiling living room. The redesigned kitchen, which features Italian tile floors, opens to a patio with a fire pit. The backyard pool is described in the listing as "sleek and dexterous.
December 22, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actress Rose McGowan has purchased a Hollywood Hills area home for about $1.39 million, reports. Public records confirm the recent sale of the nearly 3,000-square-foot midcentury modern house to the former "Charmed" star. Features include a two-story glass entry, four bedrooms and 31/2 bathrooms. An outdoor living area includes a fireplace. McGowan, 38, sold her Los Feliz home earlier this year for $1.775 million. She starred as a villainess in this summer's "Conan the Barbarian.
January 10, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actress and author Victoria Rowell has put her Hollywood Hills home up for sale at $2.599 million. The Beachwood Canyon-area house of nearly 4,400 square feet sits on more than a quarter-acre lot with a swimming pool. Built in 1923, the four-bedroom, 31/2-bathroom Mediterranean features terraces, city, canyon and mountain views and Italian-style gardens with mature trees and privacy hedges. The house includes a library, a media room, a family room, an updated kitchen and a breakfast room.
December 11, 2009 | By Lauren Beale
Celebrity stylist Andrea Lieberman has sold her Midcentury Modern home in the Hollywood Hills for $1,800,625. Designed for indoor-outdoor living, the 1957 house has walls of glass, polished concrete floors, fireplaces in the living and family rooms, an eat-in kitchen and a swimming pool with patio and deck areas. The home's clean lines belie the seller's penchant for plaid. There are two bedrooms and two bathrooms in 2,566 square feet. Lieberman is known for having dressed such stars as Gwen Stefani and Jennifer Lopez.
March 17, 2014 | By a Times Staff Writer
Singer Chris Brown is expected to appear in court Monday after authorities last week revoked his probation and arrested him.  Brown's arrest warrant specified no bail and a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Monday said she believed the singer, who was arrested Friday, remained jailed through the weekend. PHOTOS: Chris Brown's Hollywood Hills home The arrest warrant was for an alleged probation violation in connection with Brown's 2009 conviction for assaulting his then-girlfriend Rihanna, authorities said.
March 13, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Zac Efron has put his chic home in Hollywood Hills West up for sale at $2.849 million. Originally designed for the Case Study Program by Rodney Walker, the home was eventually built in 1947 and has been updated with an industrial vibe. Features include walls of glass, two bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and 2,424 square feet of living space. The concrete floors in the open-concept house are heated. There is an infinity-edge swimming pool on the nearly third-acre lot. Efron, 26, became a teen heartthrob in the films "High School Musical" and "Hairspray," as well as the TV series "Summerland.
February 28, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Robin Thicke isn't quite ready to give up on Paula Patton, if his recent actions are any indication. The singer, whose separation from his actress wife became public with a joint announcement Monday, expressed his intentions to the crowd at his Thursday concert in Fairfax, Va. "For y'all that don't know, me and my wife separated, but I'm trying to get my girl back," he said on stage . "She's a good woman. " Previously, caught on video at Washington, D.C.'s Dulles International Airport, he told a TMZ cameraman that he was "just trying to get her back, man. " All that's in line with reports that it was Patton, not Thicke, who drew the line when it came to initiating their split.
January 27, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
Actor Adrian Bellani has listed his house in Hollywood Hills West for sale at $2.195 million. The Modern-style home, built in 1964, was once part of a compound owned by talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres. The 2,267 square feet of living space has vaulted ceilings, dark wood floors and walls of glass that open to a patio area. There are three bedrooms, two bathrooms and a three-car garage. The master bedroom features a balcony/deck as do several other rooms in the hillside home.
October 30, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
What's it like to be cheated on, especially under Hollywood's microscope? Liberty Ross is sharing her own experience, which came when then-husband Rupert Sanders was captured on film in mid-2012 necking around town with his "Snow White and the Huntsman" star Kristen Stewart. The affair would go on to demolish both Robert Pattinson's relationship with Stewart and Ross' marriage to Sanders, despite public apologies from both guilty parties. "It was horrible," Ross, 35, says in the December issue of Vanity Fair.
September 26, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Jackson Rathbone, who plays a vampire in the “Twilight” movie series, has bought a home in Studio City for $1.2 million, The Times has confirmed. The seller was electronic music pioneer Erez Eisen, who bought another house for $820,000. Set in the Colfax Meadows area, the ranch-style home Rathbone bought includes a recently built professional-grade recording studio with a voice booth. The 2,500-square-foot home, built in 1938, has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. There's a lagoon-style swimming pool with a tropical vibe, according to Trulia , which also reported that Rathbone recently sold a Hollywood Hills home for $1.75 million.
January 9, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Film editor Bud S. Smith and his wife, sound editor Lucy Coldsnow-Smith, have sold their Hollywood Hills home of more than 40 years for $880,000. The hillside storybook cottage-style home, built in 1926, is surrounded by patios and gardens. Features include a step-down living room with high ceilings and a fireplace, two bedrooms and a separate one-bedroom guest apartment. Smith was nominated for Oscars for his film editing work on "The Exorcist" (1973) and "Flashdance" (1983)
August 23, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Chris Brown's latest Twitter rant isn't going to earn him any friends in the district attorney's office, which he called "racist" while appearing to proclaim his disdain for the law. Brown was tagged last week with an additional 1,000 hours of community service - that's 125 days, to be done within a year - related to his five-year probation for assaulting then-girlfriend Rihanna in 2009. The additional hours were a result of prosecutors' contention that the hip-hop star had fudged the reporting on service hours allegedly performed in Brown's home state of Virginia.
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