April 2, 1989 |
I have been a strong enthusiast of the Real Estate Section of the Los Angeles Times for the past 25 years. I felt that it has always exhibited a very high degree of professionalism and good taste. However, I have always been perplexed by the "Hot Property" feature. This is the kind of news that belongs in the entertainment section or somewhere else! I feel there is much more going on in this Greater Los Angeles area that is more newsworthy than these kinds of articles.
HOME & GARDEN
June 12, 2010 |
Oscar-winning actress Penelope Cruz has listed a Sunset Strip-area home at $3,695,000 that is as intriguing as she is. The Balinese modern one-story has intricately carved entry doors that open to a courtyard with a fountain. Another set of double doors lead to the open-plan interior, which has bamboo floors, skylights and French doors along the back. A living room, a dining area, a breakfast area, an office, three bedrooms and 3 1/2 bathrooms lie in more than 3,300 square feet.
December 8, 2001 |
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.
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
January 25, 2011 |
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.
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
October 5, 2010 |
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.
HOME & GARDEN
June 3, 2011 |
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.
November 2, 2011 |
Chickenfoot bassist Michael Anthony has sold his home in Glendora for $1.77 million. The custom-built Tudor, which the musician bought new in 1989, sits on more half an acre with a beach-entry saltwater swimming pool and hidden rock slide built into the hillside. The 7,100-square-foot home features a double-island kitchen with a 140-gallon fish tank, guest quarters with a separate entry and a six-car garage. There are five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. Anthony, 57, played with the rock band Van Halen for two decades starting in the mid-'70s.
January 29, 2004 |
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.