August 1, 2013 |
The Veronique and Gregory Peck estate has come on the market in Holmby Hills for $24.995 million. Set on 1.3 acres, the 1932 house sits at the end of a long driveway and features the original marble-walled foyer, vaulted ceilings, five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and 9,000 square feet of living space. The updated kitchen, with a separate service kitchen, has French doors that open to the grounds and swimming pool. Peck, who died in 2003 at 87, won an acting Oscar for his starring role as Atticus Finch in “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962)
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.
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)
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.
HOME & GARDEN
December 17, 2010 |
Real estate developer George Santo Pietro has sold a Beverly Hills Post Office-area mansion he built on spec for $23.5 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The 24,595-square-foot Italian-style villa sits on more than 2 acres in gated Beverly Park. The nine-bedroom, 15-bathroom house features a two-story-high living room, a wine room and a theater. The master bedroom suite has two sitting rooms. The grounds include parking for 40 cars and a swimming pool. Built in 2007, the sprawling mansion was originally listed at $50 million.
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.
June 13, 2013 |
It's the battle of the big-bucks beaches. Malibu's celebrity-studded Broad Beach appears to be engaged in a throw down of sorts with billionaire bastion Carbon Beach to the east. Several properties have come on the market within the last month that will require diamond-encrusted pocketbooks to purchase. At $57.5 million, the most expensive Malibu listing now in the Multiple Listing Service is the Frank Gehry-designed Borman estate set on more than an acre. The site has 160 feet of Broad Beach frontage, an ocean-view tennis court, a lap pool and a spa. A steppingstone path through lawn leads to the sand.
December 1, 2011 |
Consultant Shary Nassimi and his wife, Esther , have listed their 6-acre Malibu estate at $15 million. Shary Nassimi, with Nassimi Consulting and Gjenius Productions, envisioned the home for his family. Features include a 28-foot-tall foyer, a wine cellar, a gym and a swimming pool. A heated central loggia connects living spaces for large-scale entertaining. The subterranean garage has room for up to a dozen cars and extra storage. A 300-square-foot pantry and walk-in refrigerator sit near the elevator.
February 15, 2012 |
Every week, some celebrity-connected or luxury properties of note just don't quite make it into the Hot Property column. Among recent near-misses: The Sunday Home of the Week may have looked vaguely familiar as it was a film location for last year's “Atlas Shrugged Part 1,” which used the rebuilt Victorian home in Piru for some scenes. An estate that recently closed at $21.75 million in gated Beverly Park is leading the big-sales-so-far-this-year race in Los Angeles County among properties on the Multiple Listing Service.
September 1, 2002 |
This Little Holmby house was redesigned by Michael Maltzan, who spent seven years working for Frank Gehry before opening his own office in 1995. In June, the temporary home of New York's Museum of Modern Art, which was designed by Maltzan, was completed. The building in Queens includes features such as a series of block letters on the roof that slide into focus, forming the letters M-O-M-A.