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January 4, 2013 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
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 The property came on the market in August at $8.5 million and was withdrawn from the Multiple Listing Service within a month.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.
November 6, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
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.
July 1, 2012
A waterfall cascades from an infinity pool to mark the entrance to this Malibu contemporary. The waved copper roof plays off the Pacific, which can be viewed from most rooms including the living room, where underwater windows also provide a look into the swimming pool. The details Location: 31533 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu 90265 Asking price: $3.995 million Year built: 2010 Architect: S.K. Das House size: Four bedrooms, four bathrooms Lot size: 1.71 acres Features: Three fireplaces, 15-foot ceilings, wired for surround sound, white oak kitchen cabinets, Viking appliances, breakfast area, elevator, 1,700-square-foot deck off the master bedroom, 2,500 square feet of lawn, palm trees, native shrubs and plants, orchard and herb garden.
May 24, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Broadcast syndication company head Byron Allen seems to be doing his part to help the Westside real estate market. The stand-up comic and TV show host bought an estate in Beverly Hills for $17 million and is now listing a place in the Hollywood Hills West area for $8.995 million. The contemporary mansion he bought sits behind gates on more than an acre. A two-story entry leads to a living room with retractable floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to an infinity pool and a terrace.
May 21, 2012 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
With work set to begin soon on a $1-billion luxury hotel in downtown Los Angeles, developer Korean Air revealed some details about the tower that is expected to dramatically alter the city's skyline. The skyscraper will be the second-tallest structure in Southern California at 70 stories, only slightly shorter than the US Bank Tower office building, said Yang Ho Cho, the chairman of Korean Air. The design is still a work in progress, but guests are expected to be whisked by high-speed elevators to the lobby on the 70th floor, where they will check in. The top floor will also have a restaurant, bar and infinity swimming pool.
May 12, 2012 | By John M. Glionna, Los Angeles Times
Among all the special places inside his sprawling 10,700-square-foot mountaintop home, Daniel Coletti savors the vibe inside the living room most. It's a luxury dreamscape distinguished by mammoth walls of glass and Idaho-hewn stone. At night, he gazes out past the blue waters of an indoor-outdoor infinity pool and onto a vast citywide vista capped by the shimmering lights of the Strip. "It's like looking at a fire," his wife, Natalie, said. "You can't turn your eyes from it. " The property has another unique feature: Offered at $13.9 million, it's the most expensive residential listing in Las Vegas.
May 1, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Former Countrywide Financial Corp. chairman and chief executive Angelo R. Mozilo and his wife, Phyllis, have sold their house in Thousand Oaks for $2.9 million. Countrywide helped fuel the boom in risky subprime loans that led to the foreclosure crisis. Federal prosecutors shelved a criminal probe of Mozilo last year after determining that his actions in the mortgage meltdown — which led to a $67.5-million settlement against him — did not amount to criminal wrongdoing.
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.
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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