January 4, 2013 |
Songwriter, singer and former "American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi has sold her home in Studio City for $6.3 million. Built in 1923, the 7,600-square-foot French chateau-style house was renovated and expanded by DioGuardi and her husband, home builder Mike McCuddy. The five-bedroom, 6.5-bathroom home sits on 3 acres with an infinity pool and a hot tub. Features include a 23-foot-tall stone fireplace, herringbone walnut floors and a sauna. DioGuardi, 42, was on the panel of "American Idol" for two seasons starting in 2009 and a judge on "Platinum Hit" in 2011.
September 16, 2011 |
The Westlake Village estate of TV producer and writer Bill Bickley, whose credits include "Happy Days" and "The Partridge Family" from the 1970s, is on the market at $4,395,000. The 2.5-acre property includes a 7,000-square-foot house with five bedrooms and eight bathrooms, a nine-car garage and an infinity pool. Bickely's extensive body of work includes hundreds of episodes of series such as "Step by Step" and "Family Matters" in the 1990s. Public records show the house last changed hands in 2004 for $3,585,000.
November 6, 2012 |
Actor Albert Brooks has sold the former Merv Griffin estate for $6.275 million. The 2-acre-plus property had been priced at $6.995 million. The listing says the property is in upper Bel-Air, although the Los Angeles Times Mapping Database considers the location to be Sherman Oaks. The 5,100-square-foot single-story house sits off a circular motor court. Features include wood-paneled ceilings, expanses of windows, four bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. There is a tennis court, an infinity pool with a spa and mature landscaping.
HOME & GARDEN
February 17, 2011 |
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)
July 19, 2013
Set behind a wooden gate and marked by towering palms, this Spanish Revival-style home sits on a quarter-acre of beachfront with a courtyard, an infinity-edge pool and a waterfall spa. Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook the 100 feet of frontage along the Redondo Beach bike/pedestrian walkway and the sand. Location: 717 Esplanade, Redondo Beach 90277 Asking price: $14.25 million Year built: 2000 House size: Four bedrooms, eight bathrooms, 7,028 square feet Lot size: 11,508 square feet Features: Wood-beam vaulted ceilings, 22-foot-tall entry foyer, tile stair risers, wrought-iron banister, library, five fireplaces, gym, office, balconies, radiant-heated deck with cooking area, swimming pool, patios, three-car garage About the area: In the first quarter, 52 single-family homes sold in the 90277 ZIP Code at a median price of $914,000, according to DataQuick.
HOME & GARDEN
August 27, 2011 |
Actor Matthew Perry has bought a newly built custom house in the Sunset Strip area for $8.65 million. That might explain why he put his West Hollywood condo up for sale last month at $2,995,000. At his new home, walls of glass in the main living area and master bedroom open to an outdoor dining room, alfresco living room, a synthetic lawn and swimming pool. Steps lead from the infinity pool down to a theater, which has velvet seating for nine, a $12,000 projector and 2-inch-thick underwater pool windows.