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November 27, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Pop star and singing competition judge Britney Spears is a Thousand Oaks homeowner, public records now show. The property came on the market in August at $8.5 million and was withdrawn from the Multiple Listing Service within a month. A withdrawal is a tactic sometimes used to hide celebrity home purchases. The sales price was not disclosed. The Mediterranean-style house, built in 2010, is in the Lake Sherwood area. Features include pocket doors, limestone and oak floors, beamed ceilings, two offices, a temperature-controlled wine cellar, a home theater/bonus room, five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and 8,456 square feet of living space.
April 15, 2012
This gated Mediterranean-style mansion in Bel-Air centers on a dramatic round hallway off the entry. Wrought iron handrails ring the second level, and the hall is topped by clerestory windows and decorative glass. Location: 2244 Weybridge Lane, Los Angeles 90077 Asking price: $9.75 million Year built: 2001 House size: Seven bedrooms, seven bathrooms, 10,828 square feet Lot size: 37,369 square feet Features: Projection room, den, wine room, office, bar, gym, spa with sauna, indoor and outdoor fireplaces, infinity pool, six-car garage, motor court About the area: Last year, 147 single-family homes sold in the 90077 ZIP Code at a median price of $1.8 million, according to DataQuick.
Madonna's Castillo del Lago, her famous former home near the landmark Hollywood sign, was the inspiration for the design of this house, known as Casa de Lila. Built in 1994, it looks as if it is from the 1920s. The designer wanted the multilevel house to be one of the Hollywood Hills' few trophy properties. Using astrology, he created the home for what he deemed perfect viewing of the moon, the stars and the city below.
April 26, 2013 | By Lauren Beale
Of all the magnificent houses in the Los Angeles-area for sale right now, La Villa Contenta in Malibu is a front-runner for the grandest indoor pool. Recently reduced to $54 million and encompassing about eight acres, the Mediterranean estate was built in 2002 and imbued with a formal old-world style. Yet underlying the design is a tremendous sense of fun. How else can one explain the skylight-topped indoor swimming pool ballroom with colorful ceiling medallions, wall murals, ornate chandeliers, columns and French doors that slide away?
April 12, 2014 | By Lauren Beale
  P ink is taking another shot at selling a home she owns in Sherman Oaks, this time priced at $3.499 million. The three-time Grammy winner, who sang "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" at the Oscars this year, listed the gated property at $4 million three years ago or for lease at $8,500 a month. She ended up with a tenant instead of a buyer. The two-story home has been leased out for as much as $10,000 a month. The Spanish-style house, built in 1946, features hand-hewn double entry doors and a two-story foyer.
January 3, 2014 | By Paresh Dave
The manslaughter case against German architect Gerhard Becker was novel from the start. Los Angeles prosecutors charged that Becker built a Hollywood Hills West mansion with such disregard for public safety and building codes that he should be held criminally liable for the death of a Los Angeles firefighter who was crushed by 1,000 pounds of ceiling while battling a blaze there in 2011. Becker, 49, was set to go on trial for involuntary manslaughter and faced up to four years in jail.
April 20, 2008 | Ann Brenoff, Times Staff Writer
Kenny Chesney must have gotten word about the Malibu dress code: It's baseball caps, dude, not cowboy hats. What other possible explanation is there for the country music legend to have bought a house in the Carbon Canyon neighborhood for $7.4 million in February and then promptly re-listed it for sale at $7.95 million? The home, which was listed at $7.5 million when Chesney bought it a nanosecond ago, has expansive ocean views.
November 28, 2004 | Ruth Ryon, Times Staff Writer
Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell have purchased a Pacific Palisades home for close to its asking price of $4.5 million, according to public records. The actors bought a gated, traditional-style estate with five bedrooms and 5 1/2 bathrooms in about 6,000 square feet.
December 27, 2010 | By Lauren Beale
Actress Katey Sagal and her husband, writer-producer Kurt Sutter, have sold their Hollywood Hills compound for $3.77 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The 1937 traditional-style house sits on more than half an acre with mountain and city light views. There is a library, a great room, a gym, vaulted beamed ceilings and five fireplaces. Within about 7,000 square feet of living space are six bedrooms and eight bathrooms. The gated compound has a separate office, a guest apartment with a kitchen, an infinity pool, a sports court and mature trees and landscaping.
November 2, 2011 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Bebe Stores founder Manny Mashouf has put a Sunset Strip-area home on the market at $4.65 million. The 5,200-square-foot home opens to a backyard infinity pool, spa, fire pit and outdoor kitchen. The contemporary Mediterranean features cathedral ceilings in the living room, ocean and city views, four bedrooms, 41/2 bathrooms and a four-car garage. Public records show Mashouf bought the property in 2006 for $4.264 million. The clothing store magnate bought it for use by one of his children, who has moved to San Francisco to launch an anti-aging water called Fix, according to listing agent Susan Del Prete of Nelson Shelton & Associates.
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