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REAL ESTATE
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.
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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
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.
REAL ESTATE
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
HOME & GARDEN
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.
REAL ESTATE
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
HOME & GARDEN
July 24, 2010 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Try not to get too excited, but "Curb Your Enthusiasm" star Cheryl Hines and her husband, producer Paul Young , have put their gated Brentwood home on the market at $4,249,000. The Mandeville Canyon-area estate, built in 1951, sits on about two-thirds of an acre with mountain views and a swimming pool. The renovated Cape Cod-inspired house has an open floor plan and was designed for indoor-outdoor entertaining. The detached guesthouse includes a kitchen. In all, there are six bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms and more than 4,900 square feet of living space.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 2014 | By David Colker
Former Los Angeles Times reporter Ruth Ryon, who created the highly popular and enduring Hot Property column on celebrity real estate, died Friday at a hospice facility in Redondo Beach. She was 69. The cause was complications of Parkinson's disease, said her husband, George Ryon. For Angelenos, some of whom visit homes for sale even if they're not looking to buy, Ryon's column quickly became a guilty-pleasure must-read. The first column, which appeared Nov. 25, 1984, led with Johnny Carson buying a house in Malibu for $9.5 million, at the time the most ever paid in that area for a single-family home.
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