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June 2, 1991
The '80s are over, aren't they? We are evolving into a society marked by an enhanced concern for the environment and a renewed commitment to the values of thrift and prudence, aren't we? Yet the Real Estate section persists in dragging us back to the days of greed and excess in its weekly feature, "Hot Property." Why devote space to the excessive housing requirements of this or that actor when, confronted with a worsening economy, thousands of Angelenos are either hanging on to their homes by their fingernails or have lost their grip entirely.
December 8, 2001 | BOB MIESZERSKI
For the first time in her life, Xtra Heat has lost two races in succession. The 3-year-old Dixieland Heat filly has hardly lost any luster, though, considering how well she ran in the Breeders' Cup Sprint at Belmont Park and the Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial at Laurel.
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.
June 3, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Oscar-winner Sandra Bullock has purchased a Beverly Hills-area estate for $22.95 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. Set on more than 4 park-like acres and surrounded by an expansive lawn, the stately two-story house looks more East Coast than Westside. The main house, built in 1940, has a screening room, a library, a basement, five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Grounds include a swimming pool and a pool house, and 270-degree views run from city lights to the ocean. Among previous owners of the house is Hard Rock Cafe cofounder Peter Morton, who sold the property late last year for $15.5 million, according to public records.
October 5, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Actress Jane Seymour and her husband, director-producer James Keach , have listed a house in Sherman Oaks for sale at $2,195,000 or for one-year lease at $5,900 a month. The traditional home was built in 1960 for Keach's parents, character actor-director-producer Stacy Keach Sr. and his wife, Mary, who both died in 2003. The family home was put on the market for the first time in 2005. Then it was listed at $2.6 million to buy or $7,900 a month to lease. The gated house and detached guesthouse, in the upscale community of Longridge Estates, contain four bedrooms and four bathrooms in 3,320 square feet of living space.
October 28, 1990
Sorry, I'm also among the readers who resent celebrity silliness in my face very Sunday. We are "celeb-ed" to death in L.A. and "Hot Property" is an embarrassment. Get real, Real Estate section. LOIS DRAKE Redondo Beach
January 15, 2006
Is there any other subject "Hot Property" can represent besides celebrities and where they are living and for how much? Does this insignificant information need to be the front cover story of importance for this town and the Real Estate section? Is this the best you guys can do? We're waiting for something better. AARON GREENE Santa Monica
January 29, 2004 | Paul Brownfield, Times Staff Writer
Hollywood & Highland, which features downtown views, five levels of parking, three levels of shopping, movie theaters and a place to host the Oscars in about 500,000 square feet, has been sold for $200 million, which is somewhat less than its onetime estimated worth of $650 million. While the mall is not a Mediterranean-style villa, architectural experts say there is no reason it cannot some day become one, particularly if the buyer sees the place as a fixer.
September 29, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Rock drummer Keith "Lucky" Lehrer has bought a remodeled Hollywood Hills home for $3.2 million. Designed for entertaining, the house was built in the late '60s and has an oversized living room, three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms in nearly 3,700 square feet of living space. The master bedroom suite includes a fireplace, a spa tub and floor-to-ceiling windows. The wooded property of about a third of an acre has a limestone swimming pool and a Shangri-La-style side yard with a spa and outdoor kitchen.
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