December 10, 2013 |
Dole Food Co. Chairman and Chief Executive David H. Murdock has put his mansion in Bel-Air on the market for $30 million. Built in 1927, the American Colonial Revival classic is entered through a gallery with 14-foot arched ceilings and parquet and walnut plank floors. The main house features two offices, a sun room, a wet bar and a spiral freestanding staircase. Also on the 1.5-acre property are a swimming pool, a pool house, a guest house, a detached garage and a greenhouse.
HOME & GARDEN
October 25, 2010 |
Update: The Santa Monica estate that was the home of late film star and singer Kathryn Grayson for 65 years has sold for $7.7 million. It came on the market at $8,995,000 and was in escrow within three weeks. The Elmer Grey-designed English Tudor, built in 1926, sits on more than an acre with views of the Riviera Country Club golf course. Throughout the house are rounded archways, hand-crafted leaded-glass windows and English oak paneling. The living room features stained-glass windows, a minstrels' gallery and a cathedral ceiling.
May 24, 2012 |
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.
February 26, 2013 |
The current luxury real estate market is redefining “extravagant.” First, a 8,930-square-foot house on nine acres in Northern California found a buyer for a state record-breaking $117 million. Then word came that financier Gary Winnick is quietly asking $225 million for his trophy home on an 8.4-acre knoll in Bel-Air. Now, a Beverly Hills estate is being offered for lease at $600,000 a month, dwarfing the $150,000 a month asked for summer months at Malibu's finest properties or the $100,000 a month paid by singing legend Michael Jackson for his last residence in Holmby Hills.
September 10, 1987 |
Is everybody suddenly down and out in Beverly Hills? It would seem that way from a new study that lists the country's 50 most expensive suburbs but somehow doesn't include Los Angeles' ermine enclave. Authors of the report say that, far from intending to slight Beverly Hills, they have handed the city its highest honor. Beverly Hills, they contend, is just too expensive, too exclusive, too rich and too famous to meet criteria of the survey.
April 4, 2014 |
No sooner did the mountain move -- the $125-million Fleur de Lys chateau listing that held the price peak in the Southern California market sold this week for a record-breaking $102 million -- than another pinnacle popped up to take its place at the summit of the price spectrum. Reentering the fray at $135 million is what's known as the Beverly House, built by local banker Milton Getz in the 1920s and known as the onetime residence of publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst and actress Marion Davies.
January 8, 2012 |
Actress-producer Jodie Foster has sold her gated Beverly Hills estate for $8.3 million, public records show. Climbing roses and red brick accents give the seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom compound an East Coast vibe. The listing described the style as Cape Cod and Connecticut. On nearly an acre, the compound contains the 1949 main house, a two-bedroom guesthouse, a tennis court and a swimming pool. No panic room, however — to borrow the title of her 2002 film. Foster, 49, stars in the recently released film "Carnage.
June 21, 2013 |
Hoping to make contact with a buyer Academy Award-winning actress Jodie Foster has listed a home in Hollywood Hills West for $6.399 million. The Spanish-style house, built in 1935, features a step-down living room with a cathedral ceiling, a screening room, a study, a courtyard swimming pool, five bedrooms, six bathrooms and 6,060 square feet of living space. Foster, 50, gained recognition for her starring role in "Taxi Driver" (1978) at age 13. She won Oscars for "The Accused" (1989)
April 19, 2014 |
Actress Anjelica Huston has parted with the five-story contemporary live/work home in Venice that she shared with her late husband, sculptor Robert Graham, for $11.15 million. The 13,796 square feet of loft-like space, some 200 feet from the sand, includes a 10,000-square-foot art studio that was used by Graham, a dance studio, a gym, a library/study, a media room, an office, three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The home and studio share a central courtyard shaded by a coral tree.
HOME & GARDEN
March 9, 2010 |
A Beverly Hills house with a decades-long string of celebrity owners has come on the market at $15.9 million. Designed by Roland Coate and built in 1934 for producer David O. Selznick, who won a best picture Oscar for "Gone With the Wind," the traditional house has a two-story entry, a formal living room, a walk-in bar in the family room, library and dining room fireplaces, a billiards room, an office and two maids' quarters. The dining room features original Greek keystone-shaped marble.