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.
June 24, 2012 |
Actor-comedian Jim Carrey has listed his place in gated Malibu Colony at $13.95 million. The two-story contemporary beach house features an open plan living room, family room, dining room and kitchen that lead to an ocean-facing deck. There are fireplaces in the living room and master bedroom for a total of five bedrooms, 51/2 bathrooms and 2,866 square feet of living space. A spa sits on the rooftop deck. Carrey, 50, has starred in such films as the "Ace Ventura" movies, "The Truman Show" (1998)
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)
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.
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.
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.
February 21, 2014 |
Eric Schmidt, the billionaire executive chairman of Google, has bought the Veronique and Gregory Peck estate on L.A.'s Westside for $22 million. Set on 1.3 acres, the 1930s French chateau sits at the end of a long driveway and is surrounded by a flat lawn, mature trees and lush gardens. The neighbors include heiress Petra Ecclestone, White House interior designer Michael Smith and the Playboy Mansion. Designed for grand-scale entertaining, the 9,182 square feet of living space features the original marble-walled foyer, vaulted ceilings, formal dining and living rooms, an office, a bar, four fireplaces, seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms.
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.
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.
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.